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Whale Watchers Cafe

) #18 of 19 Restaurants in Big Sur ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
Box 1811 HC 67, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 805-927-1590
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Overview
  • Excellent5%
  • Very good13%
  • Average23%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible41%
2 Jun 2017
“over priced, over sold”
23 Apr 2017
“Great View, but Average Food”
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American
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LOCATION
Box 1811 HC 67, Big Sur, CA 93920
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 2 June 2017

cute little dinner looking place and in a good spot right off HWY 1, but the food taste like something from a hospital cafeteria and it took forever for us to get food.

Thank Kyle P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Stopped here during a drive up the PCH, there's not around on that drive and this is an decent place to stop off. You do get a great view with your food. There's nothing special about the food here. I had a sandwich with some...More

Thank Dipesh P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Loved this place. We were driving the San Fran to LA trip when we came across this gem. We sat in the window, had lunch and felt the warmth on our faces from the last of the days sun shining in. Definitely go back when...More

Thank BootsGalore
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were here in January 2016 for breakfast on our way through, nice cafe with beautiful views. Food was a little pricey but yummy.

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 9 January 2017

There aren't many options cruising down the PCH around the Big Sur area. That being said, there are options about 30 minutes North or South of "Gorda Springs" that are more reasonable on pricing. The cafe is situated on a beautiful cove that is well...More

Thank Aaron_Trentacosta
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped on my way up the coast. Paid $4.00 for a cup of undrinkable coffee. And they don't have cream. (No, Nestle edible oil products are not cream) The place is well-outfitted: maybe they spent all their management $$ on fountain plants and patio tiles.

Thank Pilgrimsbridge
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This was by far the most expensive breakfast we have ever had and trust me it was nothing special at all, an amazing setting but that's it, make sure you take a picnic and spend your dollars elsewhere 🐳

Thank doll729
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this cafe for lunch during the day trip to Big Sur. Have to say the service was poor - we waited 15 minutes before we were asked to order. The food is only ok and slightly overpriced. Not recommended unless you have...More

Thank Wei C
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were very hungry when we found this place and found the food tasty. Our server was very friendly and helpful, also. The toilets are outside and are used by everyone who stops there - not just the restaurant patrons - and they were pretty...More

Thank MLTtraveler
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place is an OK tourist stop on PCH if you don't mind being ripped off. The breakfast was just fine, there is not much you can get wrong with a standard American Breakfast - it was Denny's standard. But wow, $120 for 4 people....More

Thank Wilmcotewanderer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Box 1811 HC 67, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1590
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