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Sebastian's Cafe

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442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-3307
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Oakhurst, California
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is mostly a wine bar but the cafe offers some really good hamburgers and awesome fish and chips. It can get really busy but they have added more outdoor seating. The old post office is still active and the original store has been around for over 100 years. Parking is very limited.

Thank wrldtrvlers
San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I stopped in after a visit to Hearst Castle and was shocked by just how good the burger was. I had read a bunch of good reviews but I was honestly just hungry and wanted something to eat but was blown away by the quality of the burger. The restaurant itself is small but there are some areas for outside... More 

Thank maddiesc22
Waipahu, Hawaii
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Seven of us ate lunch there and all of us loved our meals. I had the rockfish sandwich, others had the hamburger. All were very pleased. Just a short drive from the Elephant Seal Rookery or the Hearst Castle. Moderate prices, great quick service. Only one restroom which has a slow line at times. Beautiful location.

Thank carring55
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to eat! Burgers so big that I wish I would have shared. We took outs to go and brought it down to the beach a few miles up the road. Got the avocado bacon burger and it was scrumptious! Yummy.

Thank Angelfire1234
Vaxholm, Sweden
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The chef asked us if we wanted Hearst beef or "the regular one with antibiotics". Weird question, but apparently some people prefer meat packed with chemicals. We opted for Hearst beef and the burger we got was massive, tasty and fresh. Highly recommended.

Thank LondonOlof
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453 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Despite its inauspicious, if historic, exterior, Sebastian's puts up a great lunch, with the option to enjoy it outside, You stand in line to order and wait for them to call your number, but the burgers are large and onion rings tasty and crisp. There are multiple other items on the menu, and it's a great place to relax and... More 

Thank Gus B
York, Pennsylvania, Usa
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The other reviews on the price/amount of tacos made me choose the salad. It was delicious! Sit outside and enjoy the view! A little pricey, but no other options

Thank Jane D
Fallbrook, CA
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

It was probably the size of my hand and I ate it all. A rare treat for me but it was so tasty. Most of the people were having fish around us but I read many reviews about the burger and had to try it. The fries were a perfect accompaniment to share and the wine tasting room is over... More 

Thank Onecrazykitty
Port Macquarie, Australia
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Generous sized meals, served fresh and quickly for a lunch stopover on your way along the coast, or if you're visiting Hearst castle.

Thank Tom D
Helotes, Texas
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234 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is an old 1852 building. Plenty of area to eat inside or outside. Menu is simple and the food tastes great. Had the fried rock fish and chips and a fish taco. Only disappointed that there was one taco for the $7 price. There's also a winery and post office inside. Definitely a must stop to take in the... More 

Thank Utah-Indy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-3307

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?