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Aramark Hearst Castle Cafe

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750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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08:00 - 15:15
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:15
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a great tour around the Grand Rooms and the indoor Roman pool, when we got back to the visitor center we went to the Aramark Cafe for lunch. Two Jumbo beef hot dogs, one soda and one perrier water was $27. It was tasty but not cheap. We sat outside as the weather was great, but beware of the... More 

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Thank Kevan W
Carlsbad, California
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived before our tour time so we had lunch from the cafe. The hamburgers are very good and I also liked the soup.

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Thank Karen W
Omaha
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I was not expecting much but the menu variety and quality of food surprised me. I got a personal cheese pizza and it was cut into 4 huge slices. It was very good and filling. My daughter got the cheeseburger and it was good also and came on a lightly toasted bun. They also list the number of calories next... More 

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Thank lauren_bergen
Bellevue, Washington
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282 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Pleasant lunch on the patio, but after eating two fries I thought I might have to run to the toilet. I think they were using last summer's oil. Caesar salad was fresh.

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Thank Hollyrik
Washington, Missouri
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food wasn't bad but was way overpriced. We were in a hurry and this was the most convenient place to grab something to eat

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Thank Mark W
California
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was good, but overpriced. The outdoor seating comes with wasps and aggressive crows. There is no food or drink allowed on the bus up to the castle, so finish up before you get on the bus.

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Thank ahling33
Brecon, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The food was ok and you had the option of eating outside but the wasps put paid to that for us! There is not a lot of choice nearby so this is the obvious place to eat after a morning spent touring the "castle".

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Thank G_EvansWales
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Pricey and not great quality. Bypass the option of you can. Food and service below standard. McDonald's a better option.

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Thank Allen M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

After our tour we wanted to eat before we got on the road. The café has several choices that are not usually on a cafeteria menu, home made chili, pulled BBQ pork and garlic mac and cheese. We were pleasantly surprised.

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Thank MLE0904
Laguna Beach
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

In house food is notorious for high prices, slow service, and cold food or poor quality.. None are true here, the menu accommodated several cultures, the food was fresh, hot, and not unreasonable in price. All a real surprise for a state run facility, the contractor is doing a great job.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:15
Monday
08:00 - 15:15
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:15
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:15
Thursday
08:00 - 15:15
Friday
08:00 - 15:15
Saturday
08:00 - 15:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon

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