Overview:

After a day of sightseeing and exploring the San Simeon coast, fuel up at one of these classic local favorites. From quick and casual, family friendly eateries to fine dining worthy of a date night, taste the best of the Central Coast’s food and drinks at San Simeon. No matter your craving, San Simeon is packed with all your favorite flavors! Whether you are partial to the surf or the turf, prepare to taste the area’s best with fresh local options sourced straight from the coast.

Fresh-off-the-boat seafood, oceanside grills, authentic Mexican cuisine and other coastal-inspired creations all pair perfectly with a day spent near the sea. Temperate climate, rolling hills and rich soils mean luscious wines designed to complete any meal. Swap your glass of wine for an ice cold beer, or a Shirley Temple for the kids. Here at San Simeon, there is something for everyone. Dine in at restaurants with picturesque ocean views or carry out for a more intimate picnic-style adventure. No matter where you choose, rest assured you will be met with an unmatched atmosphere and delectable cuisine. With our guide, we are sure that you will savor every bite.

 

Discover San Simeon Dining

Cavalier Coastal Kitchen

Situated in the beautiful Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Cavalier Coastal Kitchen offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean while dining on classic American cuisine. Nestled atop a scenic bluff overlooking the California coastline, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This family friendly and affordable option proudly serves premium Hearst Ranch Beef, locally caught fresh seafood and other traditional favorites. Have the chef recommend a local wine pairing for a complete experience. It’s the perfect place to unwind with a classic cocktail, a glass of wine or a pint of beer after an unforgettable day of sightseeing.

Cavalier Coastal Kitchen

San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill

Great food and drinks, all in one place. Enjoy ocean views from every table, without compromising quality. San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill is well known for its premium steaks, seafood and diverse selections of wines. This location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as take out/delivery and outdoor dining options. Don’t miss daily happy hours from 4-6 pm or Friday night “Karaoke with Elvis!” 

San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill

El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

With over 40 years of experience, El Chorlito knows how to create top quality Mexican food. Due to its proximity to the beach, you can enjoy the scenery whether you choose indoor dining or ocean view patio seating. Be sure to try their homemade vegetarian salsa, lamb shanks in a mild tomato sauce and famous “Margaritas De Vino” made with Los Cabos Agave Especial. 

El Chorlito Mexican Restaurant

Big Sur Restaurant

Surround yourself with classic coastal dishes and friendly faces at Big Sur Restaurant. You and your family will love the casual atmosphere and generous portions after a day of exploring. Stop by for fresh seafood favorites such as fish and chips, surf and turf, and clam chowder or try one of their popular sandwiches for lunch. This is a great option for anyone traveling with kids. 

Big Sur outdoor

Big Sur Restaurant

Manta Rey Restaurant

Located in the heart of the San Simeon coast, just two miles from Hearst Castle, Manta Rey Restaurant features stunning views of the coastline and the evening sunset. Enjoy fresh seafood, high quality steaks, decadent desserts and a wide variety of local wines. The De Alba family works personally in the restaurant serving their customers with only the highest level of service. We recommend the steamed clams or crab cakes!

clam chowder

Manta Rey Restaurant

Ragged Point Restaurant

Explore creative California cuisine in a unique ambiance at Ragged Point Restaurant. With a dining room comprised of floor to ceiling windows, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset on the edge of the Big Sur coastline or a starlit evening while you dine. A heated dining patio situated next to a gurgling fishpond and lush garden also provide a wonderful outdoor experience. Meals feature fresh, local vegetables and garden-fresh herbs.

Ragged Point Inn Restaurant

Ragged Point Restaurant

Sunset Grill

Starring an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, Sunset Grill offers family friendly dining for breakfast and dinner daily. This grill features a little bit of everything, sure to keep the entire family happy. Choose from a diverse selection of steaks, seafood, sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, pasta and pizza. 

Sunset Grill

Features and Amenities
  • Wine, Craft Beer & Culinary