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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
+1 831-667-2377
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“paella” (29 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (51 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in what appeared to be an old forest cottage. The wood burning fireplaces were lit, creating a romantic, cozy atmosphere. Service was excellent, the food was served quickly and...More

Thank breeb1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, and they now accept credit cards. We were there just prior to Christmas, it was cool outside, but toasty inside. Excellent service.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Deetjens and had dinner the night of our stay & breakfast the morning after. It seems to be a lot more popular for breakfast which wasn't a surprise since our server at another restaurant said Deetjens is where the locals go for...More

Thank beekac
Reviewed 5 December 2017

While its sometimes hard to break out of just staying at Post Ranch for your entire time there, Deetjen's is worth the trip. Its so comfortable and warm and "homey" and the food is very good.

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

There are no words for the amazingness of their breakfast. From the stuffed French toast, to the pancakes, or Eggs Benedict every morsel is a dance in your mouth of happiness and yumminess. Fresh eggs, orange juice, and fruit every attention to detail is given....More

Thank dianea97
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We enjoyed two meals here while staying at Deetjen's; dinner during our first night's stay and breakfast to kick off our second day. Both were excellent. For breakfast, I highly recommend the granola (homemade) with berries. We both ordered special menu items for dinner and...More

Thank Abram R
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a very old and unique place to dine in Big Sur! Originally a Stage Coach stop, it has a charming atmosphere and great food! Never had a meal we didn't like.

Thank bennettg988
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We drove past this restaurant; my husband had been to it before, and when we got to a state park several miles down the road, we realized he had never seen it. The restaurant is beautiful and the eggs were very good. I think they...More

Thank GoodKarmaTraveler
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Entering the restaurant is like taking a relaxing step back in time. The food is excellent and dining in this wonderful and unique ambience is a relaxing and joyful experience. If one is visiting Big Sur, Deetjen's should not be missed.

Thank dkbuck2016
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Ambience is the key word...all seats in each diner a unique view of Deetjen's Restaurant. I've had countless meals there, both breakfast and dinner....when alone, sitting at the bar is my favorite. If you are in Big Sur, a meal at Deetjen's is memorable.

Thank Ellen W
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2 December 2016|
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Response from ShanaRS | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, DeetJens says they love pets but requests that you do not bring them on the property. So I guess in your case, this place would not be pet-friendly. If you are looking for a pet-friendly place to stay in... More
Karen D
24 April 2016|
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Response from Gabriela V | Reviewed this property |
Didnt make reservation and found a table...dont know if its that higly recomended (unless its a weekend brunch time)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2377
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