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Big Sur River Inn

3.8
3.8
69 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
The restaurant at Big Sur River Inn offers a great meal and cold drinks to top off a great day out in the woods. With beautiful Big Sur, California serving as the backdrop, diners are greeted with a menu that includes such breakfast items as organic eggs, buttermilk pancakes, house omelets and many others. Each is served with juice or coffee as you order. For lunch or dinner, Big Sur River Inn is filling as well. It cooks up a variety of burgers to order, each served on a fresh baked bun and topped with a mountain of ingredients of your favorite condiments and vegetables. Big Sur River Inn also has a full bar, making it a fitting place to gather with friends and family for a few evening cocktails.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Daily 8:00am-11:00am Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:30pm Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 667-2700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Big Sur
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available right in front of the restaurant, and in additional locations on both sides of Highway One.
  • Public transit
    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
  • Entertainment
    Sunday afternoons at the Big Sur River Inn are a long standing tradition in Big Sur… Live music on the Riverside Deck featuring the best in all kinds of jazz, with some of our favorite folk, zydeco and world music mixed in.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 69 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 0.9Value

NoiseModerate

69 Reviews
  1. Pretzie

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening. Cool weather, Very courteous servers. Good food. sit by the river.

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  2. richardp

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    excellent jazz music on Sunday afternoon on outdoor deck

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  3. DMJ13

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good and plentiful , the staff friendly and attentive. For us it hit the mark!

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  4. gkay

    Miami

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun trip to unique setting. Nice ride down coastal road from Monterey. Decent food and service, worth the trip

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  5. emmanuel

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I wouldn't go back for the food but definitely go back for the atmosphere.

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  6. Dani

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremley slow service with cocktails. We could have spent more money on drinks, but first cocktail was delivered right before our meal.

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  7. Wineau

    Western NC

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's hard to beat the location, right on the Big Sur River. Very laid back & casual; reminds us of the 60s & 70s. Food is good with lots of salad choices. Sitting in the Adirondack chairs in the river is hard to beat!

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  8. TomC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was plentiful and delicious. My son loved the lamb shank, my vegetarian wife loved her salad. I enjoyed my salad with grilled chicken. Food was fresh and well presented. Service was a little uneven but not bad by any stretch. Server felt hurried. But it hit the spot after driving all day up from Santa Barbara

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every staff was so friendly and welcoming. The food was amazing especially the desert. I'm looking forward to dining again at River Inn soon!

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  10. JennieM

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    While the view is nice and food decent, the service and wait time needs to be improved. It took way too long for our food to come, and the wait staff wasn't very attentive.

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FAQs

Big Sur River Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 667-2700.

Big Sur River Inn is rated 3.8 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Big Sur River Inn

46800 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Big Sur
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Daily 8:00am-11:00am Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:30pm Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking is available right in front of the restaurant, and in additional locations on both sides of Highway One.
  • Public transit
    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
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Sunday afternoons at the Big Sur River Inn are a long standing tradition in Big Sur… Live music on the Riverside Deck featuring the best in all kinds of jazz, with some of our favorite folk, zydeco and world music mixed in.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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