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“Fresh well prepared food, not your average bar.”
Review of Fernwood Grill

Fernwood Grill
Ranked #16 of 23 Restaurants in Big Sur
Cuisines: American
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Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fresh well prepared food, not your average bar.”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant has that relaxed Big Sur type setting. It feels like an old saloon. It is very woody inside but the food is very fresh and very well prepared. However, if you prefer food that is not at all unique, i would not suggest eating here. The grilled veggie wrap uses brown rice, for example. The mixed green salad was adorned with figs and goat cheese. The caeser could be dressed with a home smoked lox. Get it? We loved it.

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English first
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food, great place”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

The food here is excellent and the portions are huge. We started with the hummus & pitta and it was pretty much a meal on its own. Appeared to be freshly home made, we took half away in a box for the next day. Our mains were burritos, and they were delicious, again freshly made and tasting superb. They were far too big but we both kept going because they were so good. Our waitress was great, she kept us informed on a slight delay in our meals being ready ( we had arrived just after a large group of hungry walkers) and was very friendly and chatty - thanks to Liz. Prices are very good too. Great value.

  • Visited July 2012
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“What a great find!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had stopped up the road at the Big Sur Bakery/Restaurant only to find that they weren't serving food. We are so glad that we found this place instead. The menu was quite impressive and it was easy to see that the chef loved good food. It had an interesting choice of food and we settled on the sliders with a side of fries. There was more than enough for two. There's also a little store connected and it is also a Motel which mainly seems to cater to bikers of all kinds and people hiking in the area. Really quaint, excellent food!

  • Visited July 2012
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ooky57
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185 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Unexpected oasis”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

On our way down to LA from San Francisco, stopped at the first place we found for breakfast and what a find. Sat at the old school counter and had a delicious huge bowl of oatmeal with fruit and brown sugar, my better half claasic eggs over easy and sourdough toast.

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Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very understaffed but decent food”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We ate dinner here one evening and I definitely have mixed feeling about it. The wait staff were friendly but you could tell they were completely stressed to their limit. There were maybe two waitresses for the entire place. I felt bad for them and made sure to leave a nice tip even though we waited for what seemed like forever for our food to arrive. The food itself was good though. I had a BBQ pork sandwich and was very happy with it so no complaints there. Just hire some more servers!

  • Visited January 2012
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