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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

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££ - £££
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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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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love Deetjen's for breakfast. The coffee is delicious and the eggs always perfectly cooked. There is not much more to say except the breads are wonderful as well. A warm tidty place with a great staff.

Thank Jeanne R
Rio del Mar, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Deetjen's is a gem in Big Sur. Quaint, rustic, Yes, but cozy and charming. food is always good. Beautiful dining room. No electronic signals, but isn't that what a get away is all about? I have been going here to 20 yrs. A special place to take friends....

Thank warbler44
Valletta, Malta
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If one loves wood especially Redwood Giants come to Deetjen's You can reach out of your room and hug one, well maybe about 15% of one as they have a 25+ foot circumference. Built in the Thirties when California Route 1 was being built. Those damn Scandinavians know Mother's Nature's hangout when they discover it. Pioneers!

Thank DoubleDee2020
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks 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 shaunissima
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2,936 reviews
1,531 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic romantic cabane, in a nice lovely diningroom, menus are delicious, in an nice atmosphere, outsite romantic vegetation, friendly service, excellent wine; one of the best foodstore for gourmets.

Thank Manuela L
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Deetjens for over 25 years and it has maintened its charm, authenticity and food quality.

Thank Jan181965
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the MOST ROMANTIC spots to dine. The food is delicious and the eclectic dining rooms are just so lovely. The food is gourmet and expensive. This feels like you are dining in a different century and a perfect place for proposing or celebrating an anniversary.

Thank Kathryn O
Sheridan, Wyoming
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 5 November 2016

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 

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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?