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Big Sur Lodge Restaurant

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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-3100
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Petaluma
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a late start and intended to go to Deetjen's for breakfast. For some odd reason they were not serving patrons that weren't also guests because they were training staff. Just saying - poor timing! They're closed from noon to 6 and had plenty of time for that. Serving guests is an important part of training. Anyway, after stopping... More 

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Weston, CT
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Really fresh food, really great service, and the most amazing views! What a wonderful way to start the day!

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Thank Erin K
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Lodge for 2 nights and enjoyed the location, our room and the hikes in the area. On our first night, we had dinner at the hotel's restaurant. We experienced poor service (15 minutes to get a drink, waiting too long to order, specific orders were incorrect, etc) and very average food quality vs. price. I would... More 

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Thank GDebes
Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great Location, party of 3, we repeatedly advised server that one party member could not eat cheese, guess what... the dish in question was smothered in cheese... I did call server... she just shrugged her shoulders and walked off. the other dishes were cold and sloppy, as for the toilets.. disgusting.. summed up the overall experience. Staff attitude and hygiene... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This lodge is situated in a scenic state park. The restrooms were out of order, which were on convenient. We sat outside for lunch. Our meals arrived cold. One of my family specifically requested no cheese, due to a food allergy. When her meal arrived it included cheese. We mentioned it to the waitress but she did not apologise or... More 

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Dana Point, California
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We were very disappointed with the food. I had a blt: lots of L, small slice of T, and undiscoverable B on white bread. Wife had a salad that was 99.9 percent lettuce. Service was terrible too. Too bad, it's a nice facility with a patio surrounded by pines.

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Singapore
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Turning off the Pacific Coastal Highway, we had planned to do the hike to see Pfeiffer Falls. However, it was a rather wet day and we decided that we didn't want to risk the possibly slippery conditions up- and downhill with our young children. So, it was a simple decision to drop in at the lodge restaurant instead for a... More 

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Guest_Services_Inc, Guest Relations Manager at Big Sur Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

ianwyi- Thank you for your wonderful review! Thank you for bringing your family to dine at the Big Sur Lodge Restaurant. We are happy to hear that you liked the food and service. We hope that you will be back hiking and dining with us again soon! More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We were staying at Big Sur Lodge so we decided to try their food. We didn't expect anything. I ordered Big Sur short ribs and it came out incredible. They charged $10 for a corkage fee so it was a perfect dish to pair with our choice of wine. And the staffs was nice and friendly.

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Thank Skatalun
Guest_Services_Inc, Guest Relations Manager at Big Sur Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Skatalun- Thank you for your terrific review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and staff at the Big Sur Lodge Restaurant. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Tyler, Texas
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272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped and had lunch here after hiking and it was decent. We just had a few sandwiches and it was quite expensive. It was refreshing sitting under the big trees sharing lunch with the wildlife.

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Thank WildHaireHiking
Guest_Services_Inc, Guest Relations Manager at Big Sur Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

dosmething2- Thank you for dining at Big Sur Lodge Restaurant after a morning of hiking. We are glad that you liked the sandwiches and had fun sitting outdoors. We wish you a Happy Summer ahead! More 

Poway, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening in a great State Park with Redwood Trees and a river running through it. Andrew was the manager and he was super attentive, very personable and a great reflection on the rest of the staff that were outstanding as well. There's a lot of competition in Big Sur and if you want casual beautiful dining I'd recommend giving... More 

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Guest_Services_Inc, Guest Relations Manager at Big Sur Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Annualbarreltasting-Thank you for dining at the Big Sur Lodge Restaurant. We are happy to hear that you liked the setting and the service provided by Andrew and his staff. Thank you for your excellent review and for recommending us to other travelers. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?