These are few of the most reliable and popular places to eat in Big Sur:
- Nepenthe: By far our favorite dining spot in Big Sur, this place is Quintessential California. The ambience more than makes up for any shortcomings in cuisine. Do not miss an opportunity to dine on their patio. Near Ventana and Post Ranch Inn.
- Big Sur Lodge: Indoor and patio dining along the Big Sur River in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
- Big Sur River Inn: Breakfast, lunch and dinner served by a big stone fireplace or patio overlooking the river. In Big Sur village.
- Cielo: Beautiful views, expensive. At Ventana Inn.
- Deetjen's Big Sur Inn: Breakfast and dinner in a charming setting.
- Sierra Mar: Located at Post Ranch Inn, this restaurant is rated quite highly