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Big Sur Roadhouse

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47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
+1 831-667-2370
08:00 - 14:30
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently ate several meals at Big Sur Roadhouse during my stay at Glen Oaks. It's conveniently located near the hotel and serves delicious food to tired travelers and hikers like myself! While the menu is somewhat limited in options, I am not a picky eater and enjoy well made food. I had the Pulled Pork sand which for lunch... More 

Thank hmgreen123
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My breakfast at Big Sur Roadhouse was one of the best I had during a 12 day California roadtrip. The adorable roadside restaurant is adorned with plants and flowers inside and on both patios. The decor and design of the place ties in so nicely with the beauty of Big Sur and is the perfect ambiance for an early morning... More 

Thank Erica C
San Jose, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Glen Oaks and this was conveniently beside our resort. I guess the resort is affiliated with this restaurant. Guests have free coffee and donuts if they want. They only serve breakfast and lunch. We had breakfast there and service was very good. I see some locals hang out over there and they knew each other which... More 

Thank kcamd2001
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed at Glen Oaks across the street which while there you receive free donut at the "roadhouse" the donuts were warm and fresh made. We came back later that day for lunch was fantastic. The fries are absolutely amazing.

Thank Soccerguy18
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the "Roadhouse" while staying at the adjacent Glen Oaks Lodge. We're not "donut people," but the fresh, homemade donuts were terrific. Coffee was great. Excellent, tasty breakfast menu. For lunch, very good menu and beers on tap. Staff is low-key and friendly and they played good tunes. Nice hangout spot.

Thank Eric L
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Charming restaurant for freshly baked donuts or grab lunch in this setting of comfy couches, woodburning fireplace, and outdoor seating.

Thank zina594
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice place to grab a bite, nothing spectacular about the food but the surrounding area is gorgeous. You order food upfront, grab your own utensils, drinks, and seat where you'd like. Your food is then delivered to your table.

Thank Neerellyn H
San Jose, California
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182 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A nice place to eat. When you enter, you order at the counter then find a place to sit. They will bring your food out, but you will need to get any condiment items yourself at a table near the counter. I had the Huevos Rancheros, delicious, my wife had the bacon and eggs also very good. They also have... More 

Thank daveb914
Pasadena, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience but forgot they are a restaurant. Very few people actually were served any food within 45 minutes and sometimes food never came. They ran out of one of our choices and never mentioned it. There system was to wait for guests to ask what was happening and then apologize for running out of food. I would be surprised... More 

Thank L3790XHdavidm
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We came up to the Roadhouse as guests at the co-owned Glen Oaks Lodge. Guests receive free coffee and one donut apiece each morning. The walk up to the Roadhouse from the Redwood Grove cabins was short, steep, and stunningly beautiful, by the river and redwoods. The Roadhouse itself is also very beautiful and cozy, with a fire, comfortable tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
American, Healthy
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
  • Public Transportation: During the summer months, MST Transit offers bus service to Big Sur. The bus stops right at the Big Sur River Inn! For schedules and more information, visit www.mst.org
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2370
The Big Sur Roadhouse features delicious California cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. In keeping with our Big Sur ethos, the seasonal menu is filled with locally sourced organic ingredients. Also, not to be missed, San Francisco designer Steve Justrich's "homegrown modernism" has transformed the Roadhouse into a truly unique and fitting environment for dining in Big Sur. Please stop by for coffee, a glass of wine, a snack or make a reservation for a full meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?