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“Horrible experience”

Whale Watchers Cafe
Ranked #19 of 22 Restaurants in Big Sur
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
1 review
“Horrible experience”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Food ok but to expensive. The place was dirty. The waitress was not friendly at all. She ruined the whole meal with her behavior and ended up adding tips to the cheque without asking first.

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Walden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nasty!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Without a doubt worst food ever after traveling for nearly 40 years and around the world! Food was dry and very much over cooked. 2 adults and 2 kids and no adult beverages over 96.45 for nasty food hateful waitress and owners were rude and arrogant because they are the only dump to eat at within 40miles either direction and no phone service to check reviews. Remember Nasty when you think of stopping here!! Very clear the California health dept hasn't been there in a while!

  • Visited July 2014
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not worth the stop; even for the view.”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I stopped here out of convenience on our way driving up Highway 1 to Monterey. Out of our entire 2 week vacation, this was the worst place we ate at (including park food at Disneyland). You could tell that service was a low priority since they knew people will keep stopping here due to their location. Our first server was rude and kept insisting that if we were going to order coffee that we should leave go over to the espresso stand next door (even though we were just sitting at the bar and were planning on ordering food). It wasn't until we interacted with the second server that we were actually able to order a shot of espresso (which ended up costing $4). We ordered the calamari which was rubbery, burnt, and bland. Total waste of time and money. Also be prepared for dirty looks if you ask to use the restroom.

  • Visited July 2014
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County Meath, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great view!”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a very picturesque restaurant. From here there are fabulous views out over the Pacific Ocean. The food is just ok. It's edible but nothing to write home about. This place is perfect for a quick stopover while driving Highway 1, not much else.

  • Visited May 2014
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great stop on the Big Sur...good service, good food and great views! Saw some whales too! Next to a gas station and a general store.

Visited July 2014
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