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Lucia Lodge Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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62400 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9533
+1 831-667-2391
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Bergamo, Italy
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really an amazing view of the ocean... I suggest the (great) fish and chips and the home made burger!

Thank Cassandra009
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97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to eat lunch here on our trip to Big Sur; Unfortunately, Highway 1 was closed at Lucia due to Mudslides in Jan 2017. We stopped to eat lunch on a cool but sunny day. Views were spectacular; food was OK. But the view is worth it ! Will recommend it to friendly & family.

Thank ShivUSA
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Came to Lucia Lodge by chance and were so glad we did. The food was really good cafe level food and the service was very personable. Even better was the stunning view. All in all, a magical little moment on our trip to Monterey.

Thank Alistair T
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I had the fish and chips. Not sure how this was rated in the top 10 in the US. Small fillets in batter for $24. My husband had the turkey Reuben and was very happy. Stop for a glass of wine and enjoy the view!

Thank Katrina F
San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My window table view was unbeatable, and the waitress was friendly, funny, and attentive. I would give those aspects 5 and 4 stars, respectively. Also, delicious French-roast coffee. On the downside, fish-n-chips did not do justice to the fish, which was thin and not enhanced by the batter (tho' nicely crisp). Blackened salmon fish tacos were tasty, yet needed more... More 

Thank catherine05091998
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,155 reviews
1,611 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 589 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

In this aera it's a famous restaurant with an amazing view over the ocean, for a relaxing special moment, super ambiance. friendly staff.

Thank Manuela L
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Take a break from your drive and savor the food, serenity, and view from one of the most scenic dining perches overlooking the ocean in all the West Coast. The ambiance is unparalleled. Before your dinner is served, warm bread and butter are brought to your table. I ordered the Bruschetta before realizing this, but had no regrets since it... More 

Thank Mark A
North Oxford, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Service was nice and the restaurant was not crowded at all, so those were positives. But the menu was very limited and very expensive, and the food was only average in quality.

Thank DoctorKnow85
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78 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stopped here for dinner one evening in October while visiting the Big Sur area, there are really few restaurant choices along this area and as we were passing we decided to eat here, the restaurant opens at 5 for dinner so when we arrived it had just opened. There were not too many options on the menu for dinner but... More 

Thank Ruby K
Green Valley, Arizona
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Since the Nepenthe was just too crowded, we trucked onwards on the PCH and found this wonderful place. The ocean views were awesome, and we opted for their ‘famous’ fish and chips…and yes, they were great! The waitress was very friendly, and the prices were reasonable for this area.

Thank CCMH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62400 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9533
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2391
  • This restaurant is at Lucia Lodge

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