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Big Sur Roadhouse

47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
+1 831-667-2370
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“strip steak” (3 reviews)
“donuts” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Healthy
$$ - $$$
47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
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1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here on our second morning stay in the Big Sur. we had the egg muffin and omelette both delicious! It's a shame the place isn't open in the evening for dinner service.

Thank Becs_M83
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I recently ate several meals at Big Sur Roadhouse during my stay at Glen Oaks. It's conveniently located near the hotel and serves delicious food to tired travelers and hikers like myself! While the menu is somewhat limited in options, I am not a picky...More

Thank hmgreen123
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My breakfast at Big Sur Roadhouse was one of the best I had during a 12 day California roadtrip. The adorable roadside restaurant is adorned with plants and flowers inside and on both patios. The decor and design of the place ties in so nicely...More

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Glen Oaks and this was conveniently beside our resort. I guess the resort is affiliated with this restaurant. Guests have free coffee and donuts if they want. They only serve breakfast and lunch. We had breakfast there and service was very...More

Thank kcamd2001
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed at Glen Oaks across the street which while there you receive free donut at the "roadhouse" the donuts were warm and fresh made. We came back later that day for lunch was fantastic. The fries are absolutely amazing.

Thank Soccerguy18
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the "Roadhouse" while staying at the adjacent Glen Oaks Lodge. We're not "donut people," but the fresh, homemade donuts were terrific. Coffee was great. Excellent, tasty breakfast menu. For lunch, very good menu and beers on tap. Staff is low-key and friendly and...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Charming restaurant for freshly baked donuts or grab lunch in this setting of comfy couches, woodburning fireplace, and outdoor seating.

Thank zina594
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice place to grab a bite, nothing spectacular about the food but the surrounding area is gorgeous. You order food upfront, grab your own utensils, drinks, and seat where you'd like. Your food is then delivered to your table.

Thank Neerellyn H
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A nice place to eat. When you enter, you order at the counter then find a place to sit. They will bring your food out, but you will need to get any condiment items yourself at a table near the counter. I had the Huevos...More

Thank daveb914
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience but forgot they are a restaurant. Very few people actually were served any food within 45 minutes and sometimes food never came. They ran out of one of our choices and never mentioned it. There system was to wait for guests to ask...More

Thank L3790XHdavidm
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2.38 km away
Point Sur State Historic Park
139 reviews
6.19 km away
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5.63 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Noel Z
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
28 July 2015|
Response from Melissa M | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Noel. Yes, we do allow dogs in our outdoor patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
  • Public Transportation: During the summer months, MST Transit offers bus service to Big Sur. The bus stops right at the Big Sur River Inn! For schedules and more information, visit www.mst.org
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2370
  • E-mail
The Big Sur Roadhouse features delicious California cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. In keeping with our Big Sur ethos, the seasonal menu is filled with locally sourced organic ingredients. Also, not to be missed, San Francisco designer Steve Justrich's "homegrown modernism" has transformed the Roadhouse into a truly unique and fitting environment for dining in Big Sur. Please stop by for coffee, a glass of wine, a snack or make a reservation for a full meal.
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