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Sebastian General Store

442 San Simeon Rd., San Simeon, CA
+1 805-927-3307
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Great Lunch

After touring the Castle, we wanted to make sure the Hearst Corporation wasn't going broke so we... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Steven N
via mobile
Great food!

Was told by a docent at the Hearst Castle that the good was good here. Since Hearst Castle... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sebastian's in Old San Simeon Village, across Highway 1 from the entrance to Hearst Castle, is a well-known casual eatery. Serving up the very best Heart Ranch burgers, salads and sandwiches - guests from all over can enjoy a bite to eat on the deck with an ocean view or inside the cafe with historic photographs of the Hearst Ranch and Castle. Our historic building has been a general store in the village since 1873 when Leopold Frankl opened one to sell supplies to whalers, miners, dairy farmers and those who transported products in or out by ship.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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442 San Simeon Rd., San Simeon, CA
+1 805-927-3307
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

After touring the Castle, we wanted to make sure the Hearst Corporation wasn't going broke so we ate lunch at Sebastian's. not to be corny, but they serve Hearst Ranch raised beef. Only grass fed beef and I could tell a difference. We split onion...More

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Was told by a docent at the Hearst Castle that the good was good here. Since Hearst Castle supplies the beef, we decided to give it a try. We had the tri-tip sandwich with onion rings and a hamburger and fries. Both were excellent. There...More

Thank g0lfm0m1
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I always wanted to rent one those apartments next to Sebastian's, I've been going by there ever since I was little, fishing, eating, and and even using the post office. It would nice if there was a apartment open for rent. Phil

Thank seabreast2002
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We came here because I was dying to find some Hearst Wines and this was the best place to find it! The tasting room added on to the cute little hamburger stand was the best. Simon was our guy in giving us our wine tasting...More

Thank Jojobeanm14
Reviewed 22 November 2016

After our Hearst Castle Tour we stop here to grab lunch. The day before we did wine tasting in Paso Robles and our driver recommended it to us. It was a Sunday and this place was buzzing when we rolled into the parking lot ...good...More

1  Thank Yougotmeatvacation
Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you are driving past to/from Big Sur, you MUST stop here. I read a review of this place on a random article and thought we'd check it out. I ordered the Beef sandwich and my wife the burger. The beef sandwich was the best...More

1  Thank Landog99
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food was tasty, service was quick, seating was not an issue and we got to see and hear horses while we ate. The bacon, cheeseburger was very tasty and reasonably priced. My favorite was the BBQ chicken salad, it was amazing. Highly recommend this place....More

Thank Karol H
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place is right across from Hearst castle and is a nice place to go in between or after tours. They have a wine tasting area and you pick up your food at the window. I got the fish taco and my gf got the...More

1  Thank Mariel D
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It sounds like from those that historically go here it's just not the same. We came for the famed tri-tip and were disappointed. The beef wasn't well seasoned at all, and the large slices were chewy and hard to bite through. They were a little...More

Thank wanderlust_liz
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stopped here for quick lunch. The burgers were amazing and excellent french fries too. The prices were reasonable for the big portions you get.

Thank jawjgw
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