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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Shauna C
Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove from Monterey to Big Sur to eat brunch here. We loved the stuffed french toast as well as a variety of eggs benedict. The atmosphere was terrific and very quaint. Would love to go back just the two of us.

Thank Susie M
Lake Arrowhead, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good combo breakfast as well. Good food & loved the Grateful Dead on the stereo. IF you stop...take the 30 minute stroll through the big trees. It will not disappoint!

Thank altaman55
Westport, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are traveling through or staying in big sur, deetjen's is a must. the food is good but its not about the food at all. its about the experience. the views are truly outstanding. you sit along a cliff and look out at the pacific ocean and the mountains while eating your meal. we stayed for two hours because... More 

Thank ascanlan
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying at one of the cabins here and decided to give it a go. The dinner prices are higher but not unheard of for the area. I believe many of the meals are seasonal. I ordered a pasta dish with shrimp. The shrimp was quite over cooked but not super rubbery. My wife ordered a vegetable pasta that... More 

Thank Jason C
Palo Alto, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Don't be fooled by the old, quant building, the food is modern and outstanding. The service is gracious and friendly. We had both dinner and breakfast, and highly recommend both.

1 Thank LNSchmidt
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really interesting restaurant. The ambience is great, so many interesting and special pieces around. The menu is good, quite varied and different to other places in the area. The service is excellent and they really care that you enjoy the evening. Very good drinks list is available. If you are looking for a good night out this... More 

Thank Richard R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Deetjen's is a wonderfully quant and friendly restaurant. The Eggs Benedict is outstanding and the service is excellent. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Best food I have tried in Big Sur. Enjoyed the quality of this food in a beautiful location under the redwoods. Makes you feel like you are on a relaxing holiday in the woods.

1 Thank Isa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Charming restaurant atmosphere. I had the seafood paella. It was excellent and could serve two. Nice place to have a romantic dinner.

2 Thank Theodore W

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?