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When we dine at a restaurant multiple times, I normally don't publish separate write-ups for breakfast and dinner, but in the case of San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill, I felt separate articles were warranted, as the dinner and breakfast experiences were so vastly different, they almost could have been enjoyed at different restaurant.

Photo:  Thursday morning, October 16, 2014 was so beautiful, that we elected to sit outside, and enjoy the sunshine, the delicious food, and the ocean view, from the patio, in front of the restaurant.

Photo:  The dining room is comfortable, clean, large and spacious.  We were seated at a table near the window, and as we looked outside on this gorgeous, sunny morning, we decided to dine outside and enjoy the sunshine, and the ocean view.  We grabbed our menus,  and told the staff we'd be outside.  It was a good move!

Photo:  The breakfast menu isn't extensive, but it covers most bases, and offers something for every taste.  Oddly, San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill is open for breakfast and dinner, but not lunch, which is a combination that I haven't seen very often.  The bar is open for lunch, so no worries.  If you're interested in showcasing your singing abilities, the bar offers karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights.

Photo:  We weren't the only diners on the patio enjoying the beautiful sunshine, as our gracious server, Eric, brings our breakfasts to us with a smile.  

Photo:  We're ready to enjoy our breakfast on this beautiful, sunny, Thursday morning.  Note the ocean view in the background.  The building in the middle background is the Cavalier Restaurant, where we've enjoy many delicious meals during out stay at the Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, across the street, to the left of the restaurant.

Photo:  Sharlene enjoyed "Eggs Florentine," along with home style potatoes.  The menu describes "Eggs Florentine" as "Toasted English muffin, topped with two poached eggs, spinach, sauteed, fresh mushrooms, topped with our own creamy Hollandaise sauce."  Sharlene loved it, and I acted as "taste tester" and I loved it too.

Photo:  I decided to go the south-of-the-border direction, and enjoy a "Mexican Scramble."  Basically, it's chorizo and eggs, topped with avocado, and served with fresh salsa, two corn tortillas, and a choice of hash browns, or home style potatoes.  I went the hash brown route, but after looking at Sharlene's home style potatoes, I wished I'd gone that route instead.  Also, it would be nice if the choice offered refried beans, but San Simeon is in California and not Mexico.  I absolutely LOVED my breakfast, as it was cooked perfectly, the ingredients were fresh, and the breakfast was simply delicious!

Back in 2013, we enjoyed dinner at San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill...

When you're staying in the small, picturesque town of San Simeon, there is nothing like a great burger after enjoying the day on the beautiful Central California coast.  San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill is only a 5-minute walk from our hotel, so we took the short walk across the street, to feast on "California Burgers" on this early Sunday evening, February 24, 2013.

Photo:  The dining room is very large and comfortable, and tonight, only a few tables were seated.  San Simeon tends to see a slowdown of tourists in late February.

Photo:  Our waiter brings our orders of "California Burgers" to our table.  Sharlene and I rarely order the same thing, but to both of us tonight, burgers sounded like a great idea.

Photo:  Thanks, Mr. Waiter, for snapping our photos.  As an appetizer, we received a basked of warm, freshly-baked bread, and butter, which really started out the meal.  Note that I'm enjoying a beer, and Sharlene is enjoying a glass of wine, which is great, as our hotel was just across the street, and we didn't have to drive.

Photo:  My "California Burger" which started out with a large mound of fries, cooked golden brown on the outside, and chewy inside, just the way I like them.  The burger patty was placed on a large toasted bun, and included lettuce, tomato and onion for garnish.  Of course, what made it a "California Burger" was the fact that it included cheddar cheese, bacon and avocado.  Like the fries, the burger was cooked perfectly, and we enjoyed every bite of our burgers.

San Simeon is a small town, and there are only a handful of restaurants in town that serve a quality, sit-down breakfast, and I can truly say that San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill serves a delicious breakfast!  If the morning is as gorgeous as today was, you owe it to yourself to enjoy your meal outside, on the patio in front of the restaurant, as the dining is comfortable, and the view is spectacular.  If you're in interested in enjoying a quality breakfast in the only restaurant in San Simeon that offers a sit-down breakfast outside, stop by San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill.

San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill
9520 Castillo Dr.
San Simeon, CA 93452
805 927-4601


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