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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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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2,958 reviews
1,543 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 109 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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77 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 sallyannsligo
Green Valley, Arizona
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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
Long Island, New York
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165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here our first night staying at the lodge. Our waitress was very nice and was running all the tables so she was a bit frazzled. We felt bad. Our food was very good. We got steak and chicken and it was all tasty. The views are great of the water and mountains.

Thank Mariel D
Campsea Ashe, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the lodge over night so ate at the restaurant. We ate early around 5.30/6 as we wanted an early night and a chance to see the sunset without being rushed as the restaurant finished at 7.45pm! The service was very friendly. We sat in the window to see the view but the flys are a real... More 

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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, 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?