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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 17 min
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter got the Huevos Con Chorizos and I got the Deetjen Dip. Both were excellent! We ate in the room with the fireplace which was perfect on a foggy morning.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Deetjen's has been an institution in Big Sur for decades. It is now on the Register of Historic places, having been built in the 1930's and added onto over the years. But there is nothing "modern" about Deetjen's. It feels like both going to someone's...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the history of this restaurant in Big Sur and the food is terrific as well! Service was terrific --- thank you Roman! We split the Caesar and each of us was presented with a sizable salad -- it was huge and crisp and...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandpa Deetjen would be so proud of the legacy he left behind, if he was a “pride” sort of person. His Inn is a testament to him and a simpler time, where travelers became family. The Non-profit that runs this historic inn works hard to...More

Thank kwnovoa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a house that has been converted and filled with tables and tasty dishes! Parking is a bit of a zoo and reservations are HIGHLY recommended. The staff shows a lot of hustle and seems very committed to making sure you have a great experience....More

Thank SkynSea4me
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Inn for two nights and had one breakfast and a dinner there. Both were wonderful. For dinner we each had an appetizer and then shared a main. Really sufficient for us and both delicious. We shared the filet and done to...More

Thank David12815
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for dinner after a recommendation and we were not disappointed ! Lovely service and incredible food! We had steak and the fish of the day and it was amazing! It’s very quaint and one of its kind but a must for a...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Had dinner here with our two almost grown kids. It was dressier/fancier than we expected, but we felt OK not being very dressed up! Food was *delicious* - we had a bunch of different appetizers and various meals and it was all great. I did...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 10 June 2018

After a rather pretentious (and expensive) Degustation tasting at Sierra Mar (4 courses and too much food) the previous evening we opted for a more simple experience at Deetjen's. So pretty and cosy and delightful service! We shared a starter and shared a main course...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This truly is a "unique" restaurant. From the exterior, it's the quintessential Big Sur rustic design, enhanced by the cottage accommodations nearby. There is a fascinating collection of quality art pieces of various genres throughout. Eclecticism at its best. The food is superb, from the...More

Thank portlandorer
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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, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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