48510 Hwy 1, Big Sur, California 93920 USA

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Opens Fri 11:30a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • 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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First of all; this is not the first time I've eaten here. We've eaten here many, many times. So time for a review. I will be breaking this review into a few different areas: Scenery: 5 stars. They... Read more

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Kelly L.

Such a picturesque spot if you're in Big Sur looking for a beautiful view with your breakfast or brunch. They have a huge fireplace in the middle of the restaurant with a lot of wood-textures... Read more

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Brad L.

"Nepenthe" has been my email address for 21 or 22 years. Somewhere along the line, I learned there was a restaurant by that name in California, and I filed it away in my memory. Earlier in 2022,... Read more


48510 Hwy 1
Big Sur, California
93920 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Bar
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Drive Through
  • Outdoor Seating
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