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“Stay away..”

Whale Watchers Cafe
Ranked #20 of 22 Restaurants in Big Sur
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Southern Cal
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stay away..”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Very expensive, hours old, sub-par coffee. VERY sour service -- what's up with these people? Drive down or up the road for another 30 minutes and find another spot for a coffee break. Yikes!

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank lahgeorge
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Denver, CO
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Terrible Service and Snotty Waitresses!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

We only stopped because we were hungry and needed a snack. Food was ok - - service was terrible. I think our waitress was stoned. You only get one refill too - - after you sit there for a while with an empty glass that is. We were looking at the baked goods and one other waitress said "You have to move and clear a path" kinda like my mom would say with a stern tone. The only redeeming part of this experience was the view. Oh and the giant cookie. For three people, it was $75-80.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Mishka014
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Tampa
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Don't even think about it!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Truly awful. Clam chowder tasted like canned. No whales to be seen since a van was blocking the entire view.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Eve14
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Alexandria, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't eat here!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is the first review I have written on anything. The food and service were so poor I had to give warning. The so called "award winning chili" was no better than canned. My order for toast was screwed up twice. We had to ask for napkins and silverware. One of our party never got their order until everyone else was done. Overpriced!!!

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2 Thank Ladydog56
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Katowice, Poland
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163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great view, stop only if you really must”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

The service was OK-ish but the food unforntunately quite awful and overpriced. We had fish and chips which were tasteless, rubbery and the tartare sauce was pretty much a mayo. The view is awesome though.

  • Visited July 2012
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