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“Expensive and horrible tasting food”

Whale Watchers Cafe
Ranked #20 of 23 Restaurants in Big Sur
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had the vegetarian burger and a cheeseburger. Both were not good at all and very expensive. We sat inside. There were quite some flies. Toilets are not clean. Would never recommend going here.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's ok. There's not much choice on the drive down highway 1 which is a fantastic drive. We stopped here as we wanted a snack and use the restroom and it was the only thing about.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place has a fantastic view and, as it normal, prices are hiked. I am quite accustomed to paying more for views and getting very average food - it's the price you pay and for a good view like this you are going to pay for it. However in this case the food was below average and the prices extraordinary. Hence very poor value for money. If you are staying at the motel next door (pretty good I thought for what it was) then you'll have no option but to eat here. If you have a choice, drive further on as there are many better places.

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1  Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way from SF. Place has no wifi connection for guests. I ate chicken soup, which was definitely made out of powder concentrate, tasted artificial and was very expensive, 12$.. Also had pasta marinara, which was let's say ok. Next to the cafe is small grocery shop, with ridiculous prices for everything. I recommend to stop here only in case of emergency.

1  Thank Pitr F
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Was quite disappointed in this eatery. The waitress was not pleasant and the fish was Rotten. The grounds surrounding the café is quite clean and unique but I wouldn't plan to stop for dinner.

1  Thank Cindi K
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