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Big Sur Maiden Publick House

American, Bar, Pub
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Big Sur at the Big Sur River Inn, Big Sur, CA
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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boston, MA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to have lunch on your way South towards Big Sur's attractions. Adequate food, very nice hosts who accommodated a special diet. The view is spectacular, and we saw whales spouting and frolicking seals while we ate our lunch meals. I had the smoked turkey sandwich (it wasn't smoked turkey...) with a delicious fresh avocado, and... More 

Thank fizzywa2er
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This place was recommended by our campsite host - in terms of it being within walking distance. It was a bit of an adventure in the dark but we were pleasantly surprised. They have a great selection of beers to work your way through if that's your thing and a good looking menu. I only had a salad but it... More 

Thank Natflash
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the campsite down the road and stumbled upon this place - well it was recommended by the camp host. Anyway great food! We had the shepherd pie and the Irish dip. Delicious!! We also had the artichokes. I think the highlight would be the the guitar/bass duet. Loved it!!!

Thank zanderwalsh1
Duluth, Minnesota
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Enjoyed watching a ball game here with family while on vacation in Big Sur. Prices are fine for the area, bartenders were friendly. Good beer selection.

Thank Aaron B
Sacramento, California, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great selection of beers, prices on par with most establishments. Good atmosphere. A definite stop if you're in the area.

Thank Ruben R
Kirkland, Washington
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167 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Another stop on our California vacation road trip. The servers were very friendly and helpful. It wasn't obvious to us as we came in, but families are welcome inside, even though it has the feel of a bar. There is outside seating, and we opted for this on the warm night we stopped in. The three of us shared the... More 

Thank USAPappa
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Nice pub atmosphere, great selection of beers, good portion size, good value. Would highly recommend.

Thank CCC_Partner
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

An excellent local place which serves great comfort food at prices which come in at a fraction of the other local establishments - all of whom seem to be pitching at the $40/main market. Maiden Publick house is a relaxed, informal bar atmosphere with a particular talent for burgers and craft beers. It is located immediately off highway 1 in... More 

Thank JonesOD
Fort Collins, Colorado
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185 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is my kind of place, it's earthy, the food is great, and the staff are wonderful! What more could you want? Did I mention the Funk Factor? This little joint rocks, it's not the first time I've been here, or the last. I love this little pub, and you will too! I wish I'd saved to bartenders name, I... More 

Thank MarathonManiac1
San Clemente, California
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231 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

First time stopping here, normally we go to Big Sur Taphouse but heard about this hidden gem and had to make it a stop for lunch on our drive up the coast. good selection of beers and good menu. Ordered burgers , GF got the Blue cheese cant remember the name and I got the Pfeiffer with BBQ, bacon and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Big Sur at the Big Sur River Inn, Big Sur, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: 8316672355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?