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Aramark Hearst Castle Cafe

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750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
08:00 - 15:15
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a hot dog and fries. They were both good, but not remarkable. But the food was not as bad as other reviewers had indicated. And there really aren't too many other option unless you drive back to Cambria. Free refills on fountain sodas.

Thank lfabian47
Ashford, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a great tour around the Grand Rooms and the indoor Roman pool, when we got back to the visitor center we went to the Aramark Cafe for lunch. Two Jumbo beef hot dogs, one soda and one perrier water was $27. It was tasty but not cheap. We sat outside as the weather was great, but beware of the... More 

Thank Kevan W
Carlsbad, California
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We arrived before our tour time so we had lunch from the cafe. The hamburgers are very good and I also liked the soup.

Thank Karen W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I was not expecting much but the menu variety and quality of food surprised me. I got a personal cheese pizza and it was cut into 4 huge slices. It was very good and filling. My daughter got the cheeseburger and it was good also and came on a lightly toasted bun. They also list the number of calories next... More 

Thank lauren_bergen
Bellevue, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Pleasant lunch on the patio, but after eating two fries I thought I might have to run to the toilet. I think they were using last summer's oil. Caesar salad was fresh.

Thank Hollyrik
Washington, Missouri
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food wasn't bad but was way overpriced. We were in a hurry and this was the most convenient place to grab something to eat

Thank Mark W
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food was good, but overpriced. The outdoor seating comes with wasps and aggressive crows. There is no food or drink allowed on the bus up to the castle, so finish up before you get on the bus.

Thank ahling33
Brecon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The food was ok and you had the option of eating outside but the wasps put paid to that for us! There is not a lot of choice nearby so this is the obvious place to eat after a morning spent touring the "castle".

Thank G_EvansWales
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66 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Pricey and not great quality. Bypass the option of you can. Food and service below standard. McDonald's a better option.

Thank Allen M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

After our tour we wanted to eat before we got on the road. The café has several choices that are not usually on a cafeteria menu, home made chili, pulled BBQ pork and garlic mac and cheese. We were pleasantly surprised.

Thank MLE0904

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
08:00 - 15:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?