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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 good13%
  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible41%
2 weeks ago
“Good for Kids while in Big Sur”
2 weeks ago
“great views”
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7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was travelling down PCH1 while visiting Big Sur and stopped here for lunch. The restaurant does have ocean views and had a decent menu for those travelling with kids. Mostly a pass thru food spot for tourists and locals. Food and service was good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RollTideRollAZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped for a quick lunch during a drive down the coast, not really worth the time. overpriced food lacking the quality to back it up.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ailton D
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Stopped here on drive back to San Francisco. The location is superb and that is what gets 1 star and the other was for the service which was ok but not really deserving of the 20% mandatory service charge! Four tuna sandwiches served with fries...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank G7893BLjamiep
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Liza W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Howard-Moon
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gloria N
Reviewed 23 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wull123
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 379simoneg
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
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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