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Big Sur River Inn Restaurant

46840 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9507
+1 831-667-2700
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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46840 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9507
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had breakfast here and be careful it's a lot of food...you'll need the hike to work it off. Dinner was good and hearty as well.

Thank Debaroo2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our last night in big sur! The service was friendly and quick and the menu was full of choice ! We both had really enjoyable meals ! It’s a lot more relaxed than some of the quaint places in big sur...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was staying here a couple of days and went early one morning for breakfast. It was chilly out and I sat by the fireplace. Service was friendly and prompt. The breakfast was wonderful, tasted great and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It turned out to...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for dinner and breakfast. Dinner was just average, but the breakfast was wonderful! Sit outside if possible.

Thank dlg127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know how I missed this place a few years ago when I visited Big Sur for the first time but I am glad to have found it this year! An unassuming, simple and delicious stop for lunch with very friendly staff. A perfect...More

Thank sjam2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Idyllic place, friendly welcome and extraordinary food ; I recommend the huevos rancheros with chorizo : a real delight !

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent dining experience. Sitting on the back deck, listening to the flowing water is very relaxing. In the evening after the sun goes down there are heaters that will keep you toasty.

Thank Kay P
Reviewed 25 April 2018

RACIST!!! The waiter took our order pleasantly enough, but had the nerve to ask if we were on one check. That's completely understandable, IF he was asking everyone else the same question. Sat and watched them seat several other people, some in groups, and we...More

Thank rachealmartinez
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat, food was excellent, as well as the service. Sit outside and look and listen to the river. When the water goes down, relax in their chairs with your feet in the river. Very relaxing.

Thank Kathy Svic S
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We came here at hiking there at the park, the food was great a little pricey but good. The staff there was friendly and got my order out quickly. It is family friendly, they also have a coffee shop and little convenience store there as...More

Thank Jennessyhennessy
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Chip144 | Reviewed this property |
I was there Saturday. Call the restaurant.
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9 May 2017|
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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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4 October 2015|
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Response from 607happytraveler | Reviewed this property |
We are usually a small party and have not encounter this situation. Best to call and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46840 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9507
  • 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: +1 831-667-2700
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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!"
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