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“Good food but pricey”

Lucia Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 23 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 1, 2014

There is nowhere else to eat, so its a captive audience. The food was actually really good, just pricey, & I was annoyed with the tip automatically added, which I didn't realise til after I'd signed the check. I wouldn't have tipped quite so well, as the service wasn't that good. Breakfast was just a little disorganised at the start, I think the guests were ready before the staff, so it took a few minutes to get everything out. An American guy was getting a bit agitated over this, but it was fine. If there's not a fork out...go and get one!
View over the ocean is great (if the mist isn't in), but the main reason for my 3 stars is the automatic adding of a large tip

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Food was ok, not enough local fish
Price was outrageous, but we had a window seat for the sunset.
Staff was friendly but not enough to deal with the whole room of people

Thank Mevac114
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We drove north up the coast and stopped here. We were looking for a place that had a great view and we found it here. We shared the Reuben sandwich and thought it was delicious-but pricey. 73 degree weather, cold local beer-Firestone DPA, and a view of whales of the coast. It was a nice stop. Next time we'll pack a lunch and stop at one of the view points. But....if you don't have a packed lunch-stop here.

Thank AzWicks
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pack a lunch when traveling thru Big Sur. The fish and chips were greasy and overcooked. Greatly overpriced. Nice view, but not worth the price of this lunch.

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Thank Frodo1945
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lucia is a spot that your first thought is to just keep going as the best part of this restaurant is hidden from view when your on the highway. On a clear day it is a great spot to have lunch on the outdoor patio as the view is fantastic. The portion sizes a large enough to split, the fish and chips are quite good as are the salads.

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Thank Patrick M
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