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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

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48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
+1 831-667-2377
08:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stayed at the inn. We had dinner both nights and breakfast. The meals were big, gourmet and delicious. We enjoyed the dining room ambience at night. breakfast was a delight with big blueberry pancakes and a intimate garden feeling dining experience.

Thank Kira O
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Quaint and cozy and full of history. The walls are covered with articles and photos of Big Sur's rich and beautiful history. Take a quick hike in the canyon area and enjoy the incredible coastal redwoods. The food is home cooked delight and delicious every time!

Thank Erinrafa2014
Atherton, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Do not eat here if you even remotely enjoy good food. Please read my detailed review of overall experience.

6 Thank Shannon O
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I love Deetjen's for breakfast. The coffee is delicious and the eggs always perfectly cooked. There is not much more to say except the breads are wonderful as well. A warm tidty place with a great staff.

Thank Jeanne R
Rio del Mar, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Deetjen's is a gem in Big Sur. Quaint, rustic, Yes, but cozy and charming. food is always good. Beautiful dining room. No electronic signals, but isn't that what a get away is all about? I have been going here to 20 yrs. A special place to take friends....

Thank warbler44
Valletta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

If one loves wood especially Redwood Giants come to Deetjen's You can reach out of your room and hug one, well maybe about 15% of one as they have a 25+ foot circumference. Built in the Thirties when California Route 1 was being built. Those damn Scandinavians know Mother's Nature's hangout when they discover it. Pioneers!

Thank DoubleDee2020
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The rustic atmosphere and candlelit tables make for the perfect romantic or social outing in Big Sur. Every picture and artifact is a conversation piece. The food is delicious and the wine is superb. I ordered the mushroom soup and black cod and it was to die for -- and I had leftovers for lunch the next day. Will definitely... More 

Thank shaunissima
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,510 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Authentic romantic cabane, in a nice lovely diningroom, menus are delicious, in an nice atmosphere, outsite romantic vegetation, friendly service, excellent wine; one of the best foodstore for gourmets.

Thank Manuela L
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have been going to Deetjens for over 25 years and it has maintened its charm, authenticity and food quality.

Thank Jan181965
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is one of the MOST ROMANTIC spots to dine. The food is delicious and the eclectic dining rooms are just so lovely. The food is gourmet and expensive. This feels like you are dining in a different century and a perfect place for proposing or celebrating an anniversary.

Thank Kathryn O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?