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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“paella” (30 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (50 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here was great. The food was disappointing to me, but maybe it was because I didn't order an egg dish at breakfast. I had the yogurt and granola parfait - perhaps you should pick something else. While it was well-presented, I just wasn't...More

Thank julie248
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Deetjens for a Saturday night dinner. Food was not fussed over or art produced - just honest to goodness well cooked food that was bursting with flavor. The restaurant is full of curiosities - think your “gramdma’s parlor” so adds a real visual...More

Thank Fiona N
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Deetjens is a moderately priced (for the area) restaurant. Nothing fancy, but serviceable. I had the lamb dish for dinner, which was prepared well, but not special. The decor is kitsch, and tables are small.

Thank Beth C
Reviewed February 13, 2018

We've eaten at three of the fine restaurants here in Big Sur, and Deetjen's was as good as any at a slightly more reasonable price.

2  Thank sonnecj
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Sunday and had great service and an even better breakfast. I had a short stack of blueberry pancakes. My husband got the French toast and our son got eggs benedict. All delicious and the coffee was great. Worth the drive.

Thank Robin V
Reviewed January 23, 2018

What great place, service was super, we had a cozy table for two. I had the Paella and my wife had the Ling Cod, both were spectacular, Shared a calamari salad, and a really nice Highland Pinot. Will go back for sure when down there

Thank mmfm012016
Reviewed January 10, 2018

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in what appeared to be an old forest cottage. The wood burning fireplaces were lit, creating a romantic, cozy atmosphere. Service was excellent, the food was served quickly and...More

Thank breeb1974
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The food was excellent, and they now accept credit cards. We were there just prior to Christmas, it was cool outside, but toasty inside. Excellent service.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We stayed at Deetjens and had dinner the night of our stay & breakfast the morning after. It seems to be a lot more popular for breakfast which wasn't a surprise since our server at another restaurant said Deetjens is where the locals go for...More

1  Thank beekac
Reviewed December 5, 2017

While its sometimes hard to break out of just staying at Post Ranch for your entire time there, Deetjen's is worth the trip. Its so comfortable and warm and "homey" and the food is very good.

Thank Mark J
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4 April 2018|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
Deetjean's is located south of Nepentha, so from the north there is no problem. Hwy 1 is closed from the south due to the land slide, however there is a road (Nacimento-Ferguerson). It is a winding road that it is best to... More
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
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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