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Restaurants in Big Sur

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Big Sur restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Big Sur restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Big Sur to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Big Sur restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Big Sur.

  • Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The bacon-and-egg topped “breakfast pizza,” available on weekends, is worth the drive from anywhere. More
  • Cielo, Big Sur

  • Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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. More
  • Nepenthe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Enjoy an “Ambrosiaburger” on the terrace of a house reputedly once owned by Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. More
  • Sierra Mar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 a... More

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