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    Nepenthe: Best View in America

    by lucythedog Written Apr 6, 2005

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    nepenthe is 56 years old and sports the best view in America outside of Alaska. The people there welcome you like you are a long lost cousin. the bartender, Paul, i think is one of the reasons ya keep coming back. they go out of their way to accomodate you. REAL, genuine service , not fakey stuff.

    Favorite Dish: The steaks are superb, the fish is awesome and the appetizers are fun and one of the best wine lists in california

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    Rocky Point Restaurant: Crab Sandwiches on a cliff

    by Callavetta Written Mar 9, 2004

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    Just south of Carmel, along the route to Big Sur, a sharp turn off the road will bring you to Rocky Point Restaurant. You can dine inside, along ceiling to floor windows, protected from the elements. Or you can do what we did, and eat outside with the salt breezes on your skin, the sea smells in your nose, and the sea otters dancing in the water below you.

    Favorite Dish: We had the Bixby Sandwiches, named after the famous Bixby Bridge; crab and avocado on sliced sour dough. Very Northern California! The accompanying cole slaw was made with a light balsamic vinegrette and raisins and was excellent.

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    Expensive food

    by alenkap Updated Sep 13, 2002

    There are only few restaurants in Big Sur. We didn't eat in any of them, but from what I gather, they tend to be rather expensive. We bought our food at one of the small convenience stores, but it was still rather pricey. If you're on a really tight budget, I suggest you buy your food before driving into Big Sur.

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    No favorites... but you don't...

    by Krystynn Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    No favorites... but you don't have to worry. There are quite a number of lovely eateries around the Big Sur area. Just choose the restaurant/ cafe/ joint that catches your fancy and ENTER!

    We, however, stopped by Cafe Kevah for a quick bite.... If you adore al fresco dining, this is the place for you since you'd be seated outdoors... and whilst chomping on your salad, go ahead and gasp at the spectacular beauty of the Pacific Ocean right before your very eyes. ;-) Enjoy your meal!

    P.S. We chose this cafe because we've seen so many advertisements about this place... and my verdict? Absolutely true!!! At least I'll give top marks for the ambience.... Very Nice!

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    Rocky Point Restaurant: Marvelous Dining Experience

    by razorbacker Written Mar 30, 2009

    The food is great, but the setting and ambiance is what it's all about. Any meal would be delicious in this panoramic vista.

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    Ragged Point Restaurant. Food...

    by JeanCooke Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Ragged Point Restaurant. Food is excellant. Great outdoors or indoor seating. Anything on the menu is excellant. Can be a bit pricey but worth it.

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    Hogs Breath, Carmel, owned by...

    by JeanCooke Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Hogs Breath, Carmel, owned by Clint Eastwood. If you are lucky, you can see him or other movie stars dining outdoors. Fireplaces are situated near tables to burn off the chill of Monteray Coast.

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