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Aramark Hearst Castle Cafe

750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good25%
  • Average46%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (10 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:15All hours
American, Fast food
$$ - $$$
750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although it appears nothing is inexpensive in central coast California, this cafe at the visitor center of the Hearst Castle in San Simeon has an impressive cafeteria styled luncheon spot. We recommend you plan on using this for convenience, timing, and good fare. There is...More

Thank lsihrofhhisc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Castle Cafe's food is just OK - they have some hot meals and prepackaged sandwiches. They are expensive for a simple meal but they have a captive audience - you are either going on a tour or coming back from a tour. (As they...More

Thank Tedanne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very good and not to expensive. Ate after the tour of the house, before heading to San Francisco.

Thank Clinical R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We had about 25 minutes between the end of the Film Show and our first pre-booked castle tour and thought we would have plenty of time. We had to wait 15 minutes for our "fast food" burgers and only just managed to finish our snacks...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is an outrageously expensive ARAMARK restaurant...the food is below average and served with a scowl. We had one Cheeseburger and one Pulled pork sandwich with nothing to drink TOTAL BILL with TAX $28.19 US really!!! I would not eat here and pay airport like...More

Thank brodie52
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had a hot dog and fries. They were both good, but not remarkable. But the food was not as bad as other reviewers had indicated. And there really aren't too many other option unless you drive back to Cambria. Free refills on fountain sodas.

Thank lfabian47
Reviewed 18 February 2017

After a great tour around the Grand Rooms and the indoor Roman pool, when we got back to the visitor center we went to the Aramark Cafe for lunch. Two Jumbo beef hot dogs, one soda and one perrier water was $27. It was tasty...More

Thank Kevan W
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We arrived before our tour time so we had lunch from the cafe. The hamburgers are very good and I also liked the soup.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I was not expecting much but the menu variety and quality of food surprised me. I got a personal cheese pizza and it was cut into 4 huge slices. It was very good and filling. My daughter got the cheeseburger and it was good also...More

Thank lauren_bergen
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Pleasant lunch on the patio, but after eating two fries I thought I might have to run to the toilet. I think they were using last summer's oil. Caesar salad was fresh.

Thank Hollyrik
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
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