We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Big Sur Restaurant

££ - £££
Diner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-5258
Today
07:30 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 215: English reviews
Greeley, Colorado
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since the Big Sur Restaurant is next door to the Silver Surf Motel, my family and I ate there twice. The waitress was welcoming and very pleasant to talk to. There were very few patrons, however, probably because the prices were a little high. The food, though, was excellent.

Helpful?
Thank profwrite
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place. Be ready for a wait. Or, book ahead... it's crowded. Sat and ate, watched whales down in the ocean...

Helpful?
Thank Tony H
Level Contributor
50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The servings were large, the service was okay, the menu seemed overpriced, and the food was fine. The restaurant resembles a school cafeteria.

Helpful?
Thank sapoypato
Rialto, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced for what you get. Didn't like the fish & chips. It didn't taste right to me. Husband got a burger, which he devoured.

Helpful?
Thank Nix321
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great lunch......try the onion soup....yummy while staying in San Simeon. Next morning had another great meal at breakfast....thanks John for your awesome service! Prices are great and so is the food....

Helpful?
Thank flzdmpm03
Moore, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My family and I were staying nearby for a spontaneous overnight trip the night before Thanksgiving. We decided to eat at Big Sur because of is trip advisor rating, as well as the fact it was very close to our motel. When we arrived it was around 6pm and there was hardly anyone there. The menu seemed over priced to... More 

Helpful?
Thank flyingradish
Level Contributor
51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The service was fast, and the food was good. They also have vegan burger with mushroom. We also had breakfast there but vegan options were limited. On the other hand, a vegetarian has no problem.

Helpful?
Thank Katerina M
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We order red snapper and we couldn' t eat it. It was not fresh or even fresh frozen, it didn't taste as fish at all. It was inedible and tasteless. A friend order baby ribs and they were ok. To expensive to get this food. I wouldn't come back or recomended to anybody.

Helpful?
Thank alalc
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My sister had the pasta and I had the ribs. Great service. I loved the fact that the vege were crunchy (I'm low carb), the ribs were tasty and my sisters pasta (I had a tiny bit of it) was amazing. I love the atmosphere of this place. It's homely and reminds me of the diners in the Balkans. Just... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Utah
Level Contributor
130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Silver Surf Motel told us to try this place and gave us a 10% off coupon, A Burger for $16? A omelette for $16, steak for $26....Nope, go elesewhere

Helpful?
Thank UtahDaytripper

Travellers who viewed Big Sur Restaurant also viewed

San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
 
San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County
 

Been to Big Sur Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-5258

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Big Sur Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?