Restaurants in Big Sur
Big Sur restaurants have a lot to offer. They are perfect for a romantic getaway. Restaurants in Big Sur offer outdoor dining and a wide selection of choices.
The Nepenthe has been opened since 1949 and is a quintessential Big Sur restaurant perched between the Saint Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. You cannot go wrong requesting a table on the patio, as the Nepenthe is known for its stunning views. The spot is open for lunch, dinner and appetizers, and their specialties include the Ambrosia Burger and berry pie.
If you’re looking for an unpretentious atmosphere, excellent California cuisine and local flair Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant is the perfect place to dine -- for any meal. Throughout the day, one will find a variety of items from a wide assortment of pastries for breakfast; their famous breakfast pizza served at brunch or maybe some grilled pork shoulder for dinner. And if one falls in love with the food – like publisher Judith Regan did – there is the “Big Sur Bakery Cookbook.”
Order dinner of rack of lamb or duck breast with a cherry-port reduction at the restaurant in the classic 1930 Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn.
The bacon-and-egg topped “breakfast pizza,” available on weekends, is worth the drive from anywhere.
Enjoy an “Ambrosiaburger” on the terrace of a house reputedly once owned by Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.
Diners gaze out on the Pacific Ocean and rocky headlands from the Post Ranch Inn’s restaurant, Sierra Mar, perched on a secluded cliff 1,200 feet above the surf in Big Sur.