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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
+1 831-667-2377
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“paella” (29 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (50 reviews)
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All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
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1 - 10 of 444 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed two meals here while staying at Deetjen's; dinner during our first night's stay and breakfast to kick off our second day. Both were excellent. For breakfast, I highly recommend the granola (homemade) with berries. We both ordered special menu items for dinner and...More

Thank Abram R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old and unique place to dine in Big Sur! Originally a Stage Coach stop, it has a charming atmosphere and great food! Never had a meal we didn't like.

Thank bennettg988
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove past this restaurant; my husband had been to it before, and when we got to a state park several miles down the road, we realized he had never seen it. The restaurant is beautiful and the eggs were very good. I think they...More

Thank GoodKarmaTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entering the restaurant is like taking a relaxing step back in time. The food is excellent and dining in this wonderful and unique ambience is a relaxing and joyful experience. If one is visiting Big Sur, Deetjen's should not be missed.

Thank dkbuck2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambience is the key word...all seats in each diner a unique view of Deetjen's Restaurant. I've had countless meals there, both breakfast and dinner....when alone, sitting at the bar is my favorite. If you are in Big Sur, a meal at Deetjen's is memorable.

Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No reservations unless large group. Parking is tight and very limited. But this is one of the better food restaurants. Eggs Benedict, fresh blueberry pancakes. Good coffee. Seating is tight and crowded though.

Thank trra
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Love it since 1970. Big Sur is magic. Stayed in many gorgeous places. With many more amenities. But this is special for the soul.

1  Thank judy b
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stayed at the inn. We had dinner both nights and breakfast. The meals were big, gourmet and delicious. We enjoyed the dining room ambience at night. breakfast was a delight with big blueberry pancakes and a intimate garden feeling dining experience.

Thank Kira O
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Quaint and cozy and full of history. The walls are covered with articles and photos of Big Sur's rich and beautiful history. Take a quick hike in the canyon area and enjoy the incredible coastal redwoods. The food is home cooked delight and delicious every...More

1  Thank Erinrafa2014
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Do not eat here if you even remotely enjoy good food. Please read my detailed review of overall experience.

13  Thank Shannon O
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2 December 2016|
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Response from ShanaRS | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, DeetJens says they love pets but requests that you do not bring them on the property. So I guess in your case, this place would not be pet-friendly. If you are looking for a pet-friendly place to stay in... More
Karen D
24 April 2016|
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Response from Gabriela V | Reviewed this property |
Didnt make reservation and found a table...dont know if its that higly recomended (unless its a weekend brunch time)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2377
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