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Big Sur River Inn Restaurant

) #10 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
46840 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9507
+1 831-667-2700
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“potato skins” (5 reviews)
“blt” (12 reviews)
“apple pie” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
46840 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9507
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1 - 10 of 449 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a large group of 12. We were seated right away, made arrangements before we arrived. Service was fast and friendly. We all ordered water to drink. I had the Angus Hamburger with blue cheese and a side salad. Other options include fries or sweet...More

Thank RustyWater
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very unfriendly waitress and food was ok but not worth the cost. Apple pie was undercooked and VERY pricey

Thank X7513DWcarolr
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was here with my family to enjoy the day but was given bad hospitality. We had come here to support Big Sur businesses as this community has been hit hard with the Sobranes Fire of 2016 and with 2017 land slide. I cannot support...More

Thank MommaJac
Reviewed 5 days ago

Where else can you have your drinks (and food) while sitting in chairs in the river? We had our meal in the outdoor area right next to a redwood. Food was very good; one item was as described but not our preference. One drink wasn't...More

Thank djlund999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very bad burger: we asked for medium it was very overcooked. Also it was one piece if bread and one piece of meat, basicly thats it. If you want cheese or bacon or sg else its an extra which makes it way overpriced for the...More

Thank Istvan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really good meal here and then cooled off by paddling in the river that runs through the grounds.

Thank Keith_Pr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and you have nice scenery while sitting on the deck overlooking the river. We ordered steak and salmon for dinner. The steak was a sirloin and cooked as ordered. The salmon was still moist and did not have a fishy taste....More

Thank Jkcummings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been in this placee for a couple of years.. Today on a coastal ride up hwy 1 we decided to stop for breakfast/lunch...it's clean and has a rustic look. We sat in wooden chairs on the river that runs behind the restaurant really neat!!!...More

1  Thank Nellie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast. I had the eggs Benedict, and my husband had the portabella Benedict. We should have picked one and shared. Delicious, but big. The inn was pretty and the waiter very nice.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The to order tacos from the general store are awesome. Loved catching a quick Lunch chilling my feet in the river. Dinner was surprising good quality with wine and fish. Loved it.

Thank dziran
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Robin B
9 May 2017|
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Response from Chip144 | Reviewed this property |
I did not know they had that sorry. Try calling restaurant.
Dori Z
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
  • Food
  • 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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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: 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
  • E-mail
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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