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Whale Watchers Cafe

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CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
+1 805-927-1590
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good14%
  • Average22%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible41%
2 weeks ago
“Refreshment Stop”
4 weeks ago
“Very expensive”
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant was able to stay open during the slide reconstruction because the workers stayed here and patronized this business. It is expensive for the value being out of the way. We came as a foursome. The clam chowder was good, lots of clams....More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideally located for a refreshment stop and break during drive down Big Sur - small restaurant and a coffee shop next to the gas station. Allegedly you can sometimes see whales off shore (the clue is in the name) - didn't this time

Thank Howard-Moon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove by on the way to Big Sur. The peppermint licorice tea was surprisingly good. Pastries were fresh and atmosphere was cozy.

Thank Gloria N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We played over 60 dollars for a meal with 4 miserable shrimps and a rare salmon. As I told the waiter he took it away and after a while I get a knew one. This time the skin was totally burned and the sides I...More

Thank Wull123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here as we traveled up the coast to San Francisco. We ordered a salad and sandwiches that were okay, nothing special. My daughter ordered the salmon, which was terrible. This cafe was much too expensive for the quality of the food that we...More

Thank KarenM1_10
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The salads we ate was paltry, without taste and expensive! Don’t stop there just because it’s the only place, save your money and your stomach! you can find better places

Thank Simone G
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We were hungry after a long drive and at least I was expecting something decent or just not too bad but this is actually terrible. There were couple of burgers and one of them was a whale burger. I ordered it because I was hungry...More

1  Thank Jeon J
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was a disappoint. We were very hungry after stopping and viewing all the beautiful views of Big Sur, We received very slow service, and the food was adequate at the most . The fish was okay, the calamari was very small and the...More

1  Thank susanakhoondan
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

While we didn’t feel totally welcome when we walked in, our waiter soon warmed up. His service was good and the food was what you’d expect. I didn’t read reviews before stopping, because we were too hungry to care.

Thank Acrenename
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped here because we weren’t willing to risk it being the better part of an hour to get to another restaurant. Mistake. We were asked if we wanted to sit inside or out, then handed a menu and told to sit anywhere. It was over...More

Thank Leadville98
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1590
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