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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
+1 831-667-2377
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“eggs benedict” (52 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
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48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
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Reviewed yesterday

The view is to die for: total view of the Big Sur coast for either dining or an outdoor bar. The food is remarkable. Highly recommended.

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Big Sur Inn is a historical gem. Their restaurant is a treasure. Low ceilings, rustic, haphazard, warm, cozy and comfortable. The menu is relatively simple, the portions are generous and the quality of the ingredients are excellent. It's a bit pricey, but well worth...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dinner here is not fancy or gourmet, but the food we tried was perfectly cooked and nicely presented. There are just a few entrees and we tried the seafood and the lamb. Both were delicious. Prices are moderate especially for the expensive hamlet that is...More

Thank Terril64
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whether it's an earthy mushroom soup in front of a crackling fire or a stuffed french toast breakfast in a quaint historic setting, Deetjens is a pure pleasure every time I visit. Built at the turn of the previous century, it stands just around the...More

Thank sayitwrite
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us in our group traveling down Highway one. Stopped at Deetjens for breakfast. Everyone had a different entree, eggs benedict, eggs with toast, pancakes and french toast. All were excellent and the service and atmosphere were outstanding.

Thank SixtiesHavingFun
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very quaint resturant with a lovely old time atmosphere. Different typle of cuisine but fairly tasty.

Thank Cindi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had driven down Big Sur and were on our way back to Carmel but were running late so we stopped here for dinner. It was a good choice. An old wooden building built we think back in the twenties. It really had old world...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a perfect getaway Deetjen's is. YOu check in and have an incredible meal and the most relaxing sleep possible there in the middle of the Big Sur forest. I highly recommend a visit here.

Thank mogador2004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were staying at a nearby resort and were so happy we ventured out for dinner to find this very special restaurant and inn. The decor resembles old world European style with mismatched furniture and numerous wall hangings and vintage furnishings, adding...More

Thank mavgirl17
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We went 3 times! Twice for breakfast and one beautiful dinner. The food was delicious and the staff incredibly friendly. Everything we ordered was great. Would highly recommend.

Thank Lynn H
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4 April 2018|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
Deetjean's is located south of Nepentha, so from the north there is no problem. Hwy 1 is closed from the south due to the land slide, however there is a road (Nacimento-Ferguerson). It is a winding road that it is best to... More
2 December 2016|
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Response from ShanaRS | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, DeetJens says they love pets but requests that you do not bring them on the property. So I guess in your case, this place would not be pet-friendly. If you are looking for a pet-friendly place to stay in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2377
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