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“Cliche Museum Cafe”

Aramark Hearst Castle Cafe
Ranked #7 of 11 Restaurants in San Simeon
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

While I enjoyed the organic ice tea, at $4 they should have given me a lecture on it's history! The bigger problem is that the cafe was not staffed correctly and both stops for drinks took a long time to check out.

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Food was decent. A burger, two slices of pizza, one soda, and a beer was $30. The chips that come with your burger are pretty yummy!

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Our family arrived early before our tour time to get some dinner, but the grill there had just closed. I was unable to find the café times listed online; we had checked before we left the hotel and just decided to "wing it". We got sandwiches, fresh cut up fruit, chips, and waters and we sat in the large room with the tables and chairs by the observation deck. We were close to the bathrooms and the free exhibit, and my grandson had a squished penny made. We got our family portrait taken, and we bought the package after the tour.
The gift shops were closing before our tour time, so we bought some stuff there, too. So it was very relaxing and convenient to have the Starbucks deli there. The restaurants near the castle are very limited, so the convenience was worth it.

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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Visited Hearst Castle recently. Visitors are shuttled from the visitors center to the Castle. Personal autos are not allowed.We took the Great Room tour as we were first timers. For $25.00 you tour several downstairs rooms & get unlimited access to the gardens. The tour was informative and the guide very knowledgeable. We look forward to returning and taking one of the other tours available.

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Thank au2traveler
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Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

Tip: bring your own food and eat it after the visit (no food in the castle area) or go to another place

Note: This restaurant is the only option available.

Cons: slow service, pricey frozen food (check my pics)

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Thank HelenaGuerra
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