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Big Sur River Inn Restaurant


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Spinach & feta benedict $12.95
Crab & avocado benedict $14.95
Smoked salmon benedict $14.95
Eggs Benedict
Poached eggs, canadian bacon, hollandaise, wolferman’s English muffin, rosemary country potatoes
Two Eggs Any Style
With​ rosemary country potatoes and toast
Fresh Fruit Parfait
Fresh seasonal fruit layered with crunchy organic granola and creamy nonfat yogurt
Ben's Breakfast Sandwich
Scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, on a wolferman’s English muffin, rosemary country potatoes
Huevos Rancheros
Corn tortillas topped with two eggs, cheddar cheese, house made salsa, rice and beans
Lox and Bagel
Tomato, lettuce, red onion, cream cheese, capers
Home Baked Biscuits & Pork Sausage Gravy
House made gravy, rosemary country potatoes
Raisins $+6.25
Brown sugar $+6.25
Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Bananas, walnuts, strawberries, blueberries, raisins, brown sugar
Pure Squeezed Odwalla Juice
Apple Cider
Gizdich ranch
Other Juice
Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa
Iced Tea
Chai Tea
Chocolate Milk
Organic, fair trade, shade grown
Single $3.75
Double $4.25
Short stack $8.95
With two eggs $10.95
Tall stack $9.95
With two eggs $11.95
Buttermilk Pancakes
Short stack $9.95
With two eggs $11.95
Tall stack $10.95
With two eggs $12.95
Banana Walnut Pancakes
Short stack $9.95
With two eggs $11.95
Tall stack $10.95
With two eggs $12.95
Berry Pancakes
Nutella and fresh strawberries $+2.95
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
Served with rosemary country potatoes and toast
Turkey and Swiss Omelet
Carved turkey, swiss cheese, hollandaise sauce
Fiesta Omelet
Chorizo, green bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, house-made pico de gallo, sour cream
Spanish Omelet
Marinated olives, green & red bell peppers, onion, tomatoes
Captain Cooper Omelet
Spinach, mushroom, onion choice of swiss, cheddar, feta or bleu cheese
Redwood Camp Omelet
Spinach and ricotta cheese
Smoked Salmon Omelet
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
Little Sur Omelet
Swiss cheese, ham, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms
Substitute toast for English muffin, biscuit, or bagel 1.25
Substitute toast for biscuit and gravy 3.00
Pork, turkey, veggie
Ny Steak
(1) Egg
(2) Eggs
Rosemary Country Potatoes
Sourdough, wheat or rye
Wolferman's English Muffin
Renew your spirit at the full service restaurant and bar at Big Sur River Inn. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast, lunch or dinner in the historic dining room or outside on the deck, the lawn or along the bank of the Big Sur River. Have a seat on one of the bent willow chairs in the river and let the smooth current cool your feet as you enjoy the best Big Sur lunch around. What sets us apart from other Big Sur restaurants is our 100-year-old tradition of locally grown fine food, friendly, efficient service and warm hospitality. And yes, we still serve the original homesteader’s version of "Hot Apple Pie!"
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food! We stopped here for a quick lunch while exploring nearby parks. Everything was fresh and tasty!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank erdman910
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is spacious, with lots of indoor eating—some tables are next to a fireplace—or for outdoor eating in a big patio overlooking a small river. There are also quaint, secluded cottages across the street, so you can make it a nice, romatic evening with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank milack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Big Sur River Inn and dined at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The food was delicious, although a little over priced. The service was good during both dining experiences. The restaurant is cozy, it has the feel of a mountain lodge.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank erinherbert22
Reviewed 8 February 2019

I was there for lunch on a Saturday and expected it to be mobbed, but there were only a few other tables going. Service was friendly if a tad on the slow side — my waiter spent at least five minutes taking an order from...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rbdancer52
Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

Our waiter “Tony” was a delight. The menu choices were deep and all of the food was well prepared and beautifully presented. A bit pricey....but, this is the valley of the price gougers after all........

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alithevo
Reviewed 12 January 2019

We came here for my daughter's 17th birthday dinner. She was craving lemonade since we had been hiking all day. The lemonade was made from a mix and $5, ridiculous. We ordered a wonderful green salad with apples, walnuts and blue cheese. I would order...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KarenEph320
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

From outside, the sign says Country Comfort Food...When we walked in, it is totally unexpected and welcoming with updated decor, good food, river in the back patio area. Overall great experience especially when we had spent a day in the cold exploring.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mariajanuaryhb
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Nice place and area, not cheap. Same dishes more expensive than other better places. Worth the visit if you are around Big Sur around lunch/dinner time: by Pfeiffer Beach, for example.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RamonFP1
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Beef loaf and Lamb Stew, are both well done, served generous with nice puree and crisp green beans pan fried, nice local draft beer. And people is welcoming even on a busy Christmas day.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Belot_Family
Reviewed 25 December 2018

We stopped here for lunch. Very cute place, nice staff, and beautiful location. I thought the prices were a bit high, but the food was good. We weren't too hungry so we split the chicken sandwhich and a salad with lemon vinegarette. Even though we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robin V
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Response from Chip144 | Reviewed this property |
I was there Saturday. Call the restaurant.
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Response from Chip144 | Reviewed this property |
I did not know they had that sorry. Try calling restaurant.
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We are usually a small party and have not encounter this situation. Best to call and ask.
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