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Popular Restaurants in Big Sur

If you're a first time visitor to Big Sur, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Big Sur.

What are some good restaurants in Big Sur?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Big Sur.

48510 Highway 1 Big Sur, CA

(831) 667-2345
Post Ranch Inn
47900 California 1 Big Sur, CA

(831) 667-2200
Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant
Big Sur, CA
Coast Gallery & Cafe
49901 CA-1 Big Sur, CA

(831) 667-2301
Big Sur River Inn
46840 CA-1 Big Sur, CA

(831) 667-2700
Nepenthe Restaurant
48510 Highway 1 Big Sur, CA
Sierra Mar
47900 California 1 Big Sur, CA

(831) 667-2800
Napenthe Restaurant
48510 Highway 1 Big Sur, CA
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
48865 California 1 Big Sur, CA

(831) 667-2377


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur."  See More

"Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant is a great stop for some delicious treats."  See More

"Coast Gallery & Cafe : the rooftop cafe is prime for whale watching and has great food!"  See More

"Big Sur River Inn - - but I think the road is still closed from the Landslide in February - - Esalen - ditto I think Esalen may still be clsoed - re-opening in August."  See More

"Book ahead for a massage/hot tub at Esalen (expensive and worth it), eat/stay at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, or Nepenthe Restaurant."  See More

"I would grab drinks on the 18th hole at Lodge at Pebble Beach and do a lunch in Big Sur at Sierra Mar restaurant which is in the Post Ranch InnHotel (another amazing, but utterly expensive accomodation option)."  See More

"Continuing north on Hwy 1 to Big Sur stop at Napenthe Restaurant (on west side of PCH) for a magnificent view."  See More

Where can I find out more about Big Sur?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Big Sur locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Big Sur.

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