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Sebastian's Cafe

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442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-3307
11:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Only one word for Sebastian's Burger!! YUMMY! Having a 'thing' for a great burger I always search for a burger joint when at home (in St. Louis, MO my favorite burger can be found at Stacked) and when traveling/vacationing. While price for a burger is 'steep' at $12+, they are incredible. Burgers are cooked to perfection, topped with a great... More 

Thank KCJ715
Las Vegas
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141 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Hot and delicious. Sebastian's is something of a local legend, owned by Hearst Corporation. Indoor and outdoor seating and some seating overlooking horses grazing in a pasture. Reasonably priced. Small souvenir shop attached.

Thank JRinLasVegas
Placida, Florida
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great way to try the grapes from the Hearst property by partaking in their wine flight tasting at the wine bar! There's also a small walk up/order window for salads, burgers, etc. Very cozy w/a few tables inside and some seating outside as well.

Thank JeepGirlVA
Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The staff were helpful, and the burger was good, not the best I ever had. Fries were hot, cooked right there and they were good enough to split our order in two baskets, as one burger is large enough for the two of us. Not fancy, with seating inside and outside.

Thank Mr_B_Ottawa_Canada
San Jose, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Hearst Castle for my bday weekend. Since this place got good reviews, we decided to check it out. We had two kinds of cheeseburgers, rockfish sandwich, fries and onion rings. Kids had the chicken fingers. Burgers were bland. So whoever stated this was the best burger they have ever have is overrating this joint. Maybe it is... More 

Thank kcamd2001
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We happened upon Sebastian's Cafe when searching for Hearst Winery. Since it was lunch time, we decided to eat at Sebastian's. We were cautioned the burgers were huge so my wife and I split a burger. This burger has to be one of the best in the world. If you stop by this quaint little cafe, do yourself a favor... More 

Thank VetteGuy
Avila Beach, Ca.
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went to see the Sea Lions about 10 miles north of San Simeon - amazing sight. Hundreds and hundreds of sea lions and their pups. Returning to Cambria we stopped at Sebastians- heard they serve a mean burger and boy do they. My wife and I shared the burger and an order of onion rings and we were very happy!... More 

Thank AndiamoBrian
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

By far the best burger we have ever tried. Found this place on trip advisor when in California and decided to try it as it had amazing reviews. I have to say that it did not disappoint! The burgers were freshly prepared there and tested amazing, the fried were so delicious and it was very reasonably priced (in fact cheaper... More 

Thank NikkiNCL
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Sebastian's Cafe is rustic with no frills - but it serves a great chile and pepper jack cheeseburger. My husband and I split the burger and were pleased that the kitchen served each half in its own basket. We also had an order of onion rings, which were very good. The Cafe is expensive ($13 for our burger - sides... More 

Thank NevermindCA
Platte City, Missouri, United States
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153 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stopped here for some lunch after visiting the Hearst Castle. The menu has a lot of offerings but we went with the hamburger. The hamburger was huge ( one is enough for two people!) and was made from Hearst beef. Great stop for a meal!

Thank js_mo_50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-3307

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?