Sebastian’s Store is a local favorite where you can find some of the best sandwiches and burgers around. The view and surrounding area is pretty special to boot. The general store is a little drive from our Cambria hotel and very close to Hearst Castle. It is the perfect lunch spot after touring Hearst Castle or enjoying a day at the William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach. Once you’ve finished admiring all the treasures and the magnificent architecture of the masterpiece high on the hill, cross Highway 1 toward the state beach. You’ll stumble upon Sebastian’s somewhat unassuming general store, which has been a landmark since 1852.
The sandwiches and burgers in and of themselves are worth a trip to Sebastian’s Store; the history is the proverbial cherry on top. The store, amazingly, was operated by the same family for half a century! It was recently sold to the Hearst Corporation and the new managing body has been busy putting in a great wine tasting bar. The building is a registered historical landmark (No. 726).
Contact Sebastian’s Store
442 Slo San Simeon Road
San Simeon, California 93452
Cambria Restaurant Hours of Operation
Lunch 11am – 4pm.
This is a lunch spot and it’s usually always busy, so an early (11am) or late (3pm) lunch might be a good call to try to avoid the mid-day rush. The good news is that it’s busy because it’s that good.
Most Popular Dishes at Sebastian’s Store
Seriously, everything on the menu is top notch. Order any of the sandwiches or burgers, veggie or with meat, and your taste buds will be over the moon. Just about anybody that has ever eaten at Sebastian’s Store raves about their meal no matter what they ordered. The sandwiches and burgers are big and should take care of a big appetite after a Hearst Castle tour or a walk around San Simeon Cove.
Cambria Restaurant Pricing
Very reasonable! You get a huge sandwich for around $10.
Sebastian’s Store Reviews
The burgers are made with the grass fed beef from the Hearst Ranch. They are delicious! I have, simply put, never had a better burger in my life. Eating it under an umbrella, on their deck, was a perfect meal before heading up to the Castle.
Sebastian’s is wonderful and a great place to grab amazing sandwiches and either eat on their patio or take to the beach and have a picnic.
Probably the best value in the area. The store is pretty amazing, too.