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48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
+1 831-667-2345
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (198 reviews)
“beet salad” (43 reviews)
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48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s not often I get out to Nepenthe’s, it is a treat. The view never disappoints but honestly the burger I got was super disappointing. The flavor itself was not bad but dang, it made me wonder why on earth they would have such mediocre...More

Thank GreenGoddess777
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped at Nepenthe for lunch while driving along Highway 1. The food was probably average, but the view and atmosphere there are worth the visit. I would go back again!

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed yesterday

Nepenthe is very popular with wonderful views. A choice of eating inside or outside. The food is good and it is especially fun to go with friends or fun to make new friends. Staff is kind and helpful, go and enjoy!

Thank dkbuck2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You cannot beat the beautiful views at Nepenthe’s; Stunning is an understatement. Stop and have a bite and spend a little time in the gift shop. It’s sure to please everyone in your group.

Thank Starlet62
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome. Great food, wonderful staff and the most breathtaking view. Do not miss out on eating here!

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love this little Bohemian stop along Highway one. It is super laid-back and fun with breathtaking views of the ocean. We had the shrimp Po boy and it was delicious. They have an extensive wine list. I highly recommend making this a stop.

Thank Airstrip1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a waste! Could be such an amazing foodie place but this location takes advantage of its beautiful location to charge maximum for minimum efforts. Think $20 for a BLT sandwich (supermarket bread), $10 for a basket of fries (better at mcdo). Poor ingredients, poor...More

Thank MrsTruffleDog
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here after a good hike and the views were great. Nice place to grab some food and beverages and relax.

Thank Debaroo2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nepenthe was the most common recommendation received when we told anyone we were headed to Big Sur. We stopped by for a drink overlooking the view and were happily satisfied by good service, a comfortable first look over the breathtaking views of the place, and...More

Thank chelseykirk1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you’re visiting Big Sur This is one of those iconic places which you should know this at all I highly recommend us especially for its panoramic views and it’s the closest you can get to looking at the world with a Birdseye...More

Thank koolD187
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4 April 2018|
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Response from BillyTeddy | Reviewed this property |
Car or Car or Car. Renta auto as suggested. Middle of Heaven and worth the rental $....DOUBLE check HWY 1 road closures. Spring rain can bring challenges to that HWY.
22 February 2018|
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Response from forevergypsy60 | Reviewed this property |
Yes as stated by previous reply party's of five or more. Request seating out door if possible on either the large front patio or the back patio. Bon Appetit! I don't give the food high ratings but you cannot beat the view... More
17 February 2018|
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Response from 77Zeke | Reviewed this property |
The menu online is accurate with only a few daily specials. I think that I recall salads topped with a protein. It's a wonderful place. I hope that you enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2345
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Highway 1 is open both north and south to our location in Big Sur. Northbound travelers will need to use Nacimiento-Ferguson Road through Ft. Hunter Liggett Military Reservation to access Highway 1. Southbound travelers can proceed south of the Monterey Peninsula directly to our location.
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