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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%
  • Average23%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible41%
3 Mar 2018
“Please help Gorda with your custom!”
1 week ago
“Great lunch at this end of the road cafe”
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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 1 week ago

We hiked and stayed nearby Whale Watchers Cafe recently. We had a regular burger and fish burger and both were very good. To top it off, we actually had two humpback whales frolic right off the coast in front of the cafe for almost the...More

Thank Troy K
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Gorda is located at the extreme southern end of Highway 1 in terms of the road closure due to a huge landslide. You can not access it from the south (ie, from Ragged Point). These poor folks are struggling for customers, so we made the...More

Thank juliewren2001
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Terrible place. Incredibly overpriced ($4.50 for a draft coke which wasn't even a full cup). The female behind the bar was the rudest person we have met on any trip abroad. How she is still there despite reviews is beyond me. Please don't make the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were so warmly welcomed for dinner at this cafe and the staff attend to us with great care. I had the special which was calamari, abalone-style and completely delicious. My husband had the vegetarian fajitas also delicious and a very generous portion. We sat...More

Thank Cat_and_Rob
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.

1  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.

1  Thank Pilgrimsbridge
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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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