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48510 Highway One, Big Sur, California 93920 USA

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Thu 11:30a-10p
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  • Outdoor
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“Food & Drink in CA”

Nepenthe Restaurant is a family owned enterprise which includes a Restaurant, Cafe (Cafe Kevah) as well as a Gift Shop (The Phoenix Shop.) Built by the Fassett Family, the restaurant opened its doors in 1949. Still in the family over six decades later, the restaurant, cafe, and gift shop continue to serve the visitors to Big Sur with pride. Nepenthe Restaurant serves lunch every day of the year from 11:30 - 4:30. We serve dinner from 5:00 - 10:00 every day except Thanksgiving & Christmas. Cafe Kevah is now open 9am-3:30 pm.The Phoenix Shop is open 10:30 to 7pm seven days a week.

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Tatiana Danger

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  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 805 Helpful
March 27, 2016
Rated 4.0

If you're in the mood for some decadent cliffside dining, head to Nepenthe Restaurant, request a terrace seat and order the Ambrosia Burger and chocolate cake for dessert.

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March 07, 2015
Rated 5.0

Wonderful long-time Big Sur establishment. Nepenthe Restaurant has good food, incredible views, and very relaxed atmosphere. The Phoenix Shop is full of interesting items from Big Sur and all over the world - books, jewelry, clothing, home items, body care, etc., etc.. A must stop in Big Sur.

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Natalie Akers

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  • 373 Reviews
  • 123 Helpful
March 31, 2016
Rated 4.0

A touristy Big Sur scenic restaurant with cliffside dining. The view is no joke, but then again if you're driving Big Sur you're probably used to it. This place is visited enough that if you just stop in without getting a table you won't be a total weirdo. I pulled it off.

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48510 Highway One
Big Sur, California
93920 USA


Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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