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Great lunch spot after Hearst Castle!

Everything here was amazing. I had the caprese sandwich which was very good and my brother had the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Sarah H
San Jose, California
via mobile
Great spot to eat near Hearst Castle

We had a quick bite to eat here before our 1pm Hearst Castle tour. It doesn’t look much as you... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Jane T
Melbourne, Australia
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Sebastian's in Old San Simeon Village, across Highway 1 from the entrance to Hearst Castle, is a well-known casual eatery. Serving up the very best Heart Ranch burgers, salads and sandwiches - guests from all over can enjoy a bite to eat on the deck...more
442 San Simeon Rd., San Simeon, CA
+1 805-927-3307
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Everything here was amazing. I had the caprese sandwich which was very good and my brother had the blue cheese burger which he deemed the “best burger he’s ever had”, which is very high praise since he almost always orders a burger.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had a quick bite to eat here before our 1pm Hearst Castle tour. It doesn’t look much as you drive in off the highway, but it’s an interesting and scenic place to sit outside and get a sense of the castle in the distance...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The cheeseburger was Amazing. The burger meat was so fresh you can totally tell it’s grass fed. The view is so pretty there looking onto the little school house with the horses in the background. Definitely visit when you’re on your way up to Big...More

Thank Belgin L
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped for coffee and tea and were intrigued by the sheep milk ice cream. I had the salted brown sugar. It's $5.00 price seemed high, but most food here is a little higher everywhere we went. The cup is maybe only 4-8 ounces, not...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is a charming little outpost on the beach nestled into private ranching lands. Its reputation is widespread so the store/restaurant is packed. The locally grown beef makes for an outstanding burger served with fries. It was plenty big enough to share. Even though it’s...More

Thank AsEyeSeizeIt
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

After touring the Castle, we wanted to make sure the Hearst Corporation wasn't going broke so we ate lunch at Sebastian's. not to be corny, but they serve Hearst Ranch raised beef. Only grass fed beef and I could tell a difference. We split onion...More

2  Thank Steven N
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Was told by a docent at the Hearst Castle that the good was good here. Since Hearst Castle supplies the beef, we decided to give it a try. We had the tri-tip sandwich with onion rings and a hamburger and fries. Both were excellent. There...More

1  Thank g0lfm0m1
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I always wanted to rent one those apartments next to Sebastian's, I've been going by there ever since I was little, fishing, eating, and and even using the post office. It would nice if there was a apartment open for rent. Phil

1  Thank seabreast2002
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We came here because I was dying to find some Hearst Wines and this was the best place to find it! The tasting room added on to the cute little hamburger stand was the best. Simon was our guy in giving us our wine tasting...More

Thank Jojobeanm14
Reviewed 21 November 2016

After our Hearst Castle Tour we stop here to grab lunch. The day before we did wine tasting in Paso Robles and our driver recommended it to us. It was a Sunday and this place was buzzing when we rolled into the parking lot ...good...More

1  Thank Yougotmeatvacation
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