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Whale Watchers Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American
CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
+1 805-927-1590
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Overview
  • 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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CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA 93920-9801
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stopped for lunch at the Whale Watchers Cafe, attracted by an offer of Artichoke Seafood Salad for $17.95. My wife and I both ordered one with a cup of Clam Chowder and a drink. From the beginning the service was terrible even though there...More

4  Thank Gbrenson
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. It was busy, yet the servers were polite and helpful. We had burgers and Nacho's, which were good! The view out to sea was great, and if we had less time constraints would have enjoyed to have had another coffee...More

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

They have a great view and an average outlet. Service a bit "loose". Coffees not great, cakes good, on the pricey side.

Thank grubhound
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nice area with great scenic views. Unless you like to fill up your car with liquid gold at the neighbors of Whale Watchers Cafe gas station and/or get ripped of while eating lunch at this Cafe, you need to avoid this Cafe and gas station....More

1  Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went there on a Tuesday evening for a late dinner. Not a fancy place, actually a bit dingy, but a nice view. Waitress was very friendly and provided good service. Standard casual bar type food. I had fish and chips. Frozen fish but was fine...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

You can watch perfect ocean view and rest while you are eating your lunch... Staff is kind... There are also gas station which s so important along the Big Sur

Thank zkh1970
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I dined here on a busy Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was crowded, however I was seated immediately. My drink order was taken and a menu provided as soon as I sat down. The drink was provided in a couple of minutes and my order was...More

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Good view of the coast. Fast service, food was good. Prices are a little high, patio with a fire pit. Little market on site for snake.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Whale Watcher Cafe must be in the perfect spot in Big Sur. We were so ready for lunch. So was everyone else. It was busy and there were no seats outside. That was fine, as the inside has it's own charm as well. Hector did...More

Thank myshorepath
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Do yourself a favor and drive past this place. It's a dump in every sense, from the filthy bathroom, to the flies hovering over the food and the greasy-looking waiter sticking his disgusting finger in the small bowl of salad dressing. Ugh. I'm surprised we...More

1  Thank MPSCalifornia
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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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