Where to eat between Big Sur and Malibu

This food trip itinerary gives you restaurant recommendations for places to eat over 5 days. Starting from Big Sur, you can leave at 11:20 am and drive for about 10 minutes to the first stop.

48510 Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA
(831) 667-2345
$$$
  2309 reviews
American restaurants (New style)
11:30am to 10pm
Day 1. Arrive at 11:30 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
71895 Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA
(877) 424-4787
$$$
  49 reviews
American restaurants (New style), Sushi
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Arrive at 2:10 pm. Explore the area for about 3½ hours. Double check the opening time of 5:30 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 5 minutes.
Pacific Coast Hwy
Big Sur, CA
(805) 927-1590
$$
  271 reviews
American restaurants (Traditional)
7:30am to 9pm
Arrive at 7:30 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 10:50 am. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
9155 Hearst Dr
San Simeon, CA
(805) 927-3872
$$
  450 reviews
Mexican restaurants
11:30am to 9:30pm
Day 2. Arrive at 11:30 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
4095 Burton Dr
Cambria, CA
(805) 927-5007
$$
  1943 reviews
American restaurants (New style)
4:30pm to 9:30pm
Arrive at 1:40 pm. Explore the area for about 3 hours. Double check the opening time of 4:30 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 30 minutes.
1001 Front St
Morro Bay, CA
(805) 772-2123
$$
Arrive at 7:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 7:00 am. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
1001 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 783-1001
$$
Day 3. Arrive at 7:20 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
197 Pomeroy Ave
Pismo Beach, CA
(805) 773-4653
$$
Arrive at 9:40 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 5 minutes.
2575 Price St
Pismo Beach, CA
(805) 773-0000
$$
  2355 reviews
Seafood restaurants
11am to 9pm
Arrive at 11:50 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
125 N Thompson Ave
Nipomo, CA
(805) 929-3686
$$$
  2266 reviews
Steakhouses
1pm to 10pm
Arrive at 2:10 pm. Eat for about 2½ hours. Enjoy the rest of the day. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 6:20 am. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
550 Bell St
Los Alamos, CA
(805) 344-3000
$$
  659 reviews
Bakeries, Cafes, Sandwiches
7am to 4pm
Day 4. Arrive at 7:00 am. Eat for about an hour. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
1531 Mission Dr
Solvang, CA
(805) 688-2867
$$
  2708 reviews
Breakfast & Brunch, Burgers, Sandwiches
6am to 3pm
Arrive at 8:20 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 5 minutes.
1557 Mission Dr
Solvang, CA
(805) 691-9444
$$
Arrive at 10:30 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
600 N Milpas St
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 564-2626
$$
  3914 reviews
Mexican restaurants
11am to 9pm
Arrive at 1:10 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
119 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 966-4418
$$
  3027 reviews
Seafood restaurants
11am to 10pm
Arrive at 3:20 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
60 S California St
Ventura, CA
(805) 567-4400
$$
  2394 reviews
Seafood restaurants
11:30am to 10pm
Arrive at 5:50 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
259 W Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, CA
(805) 388-5556
$$
  2263 reviews
Seafood restaurants
11:30am to 10pm
Arrive at 8:20 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 7:00 am. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
1497 E Thompson Blvd
Ventura, CA
(805) 648-1422
$$
Day 5. Arrive at 7:20 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA
(818) 540-2400
$$$
  2234 reviews
American restaurants (New style), Salad, Sandwiches
11am to 10pm
Arrive at 10:10 am. Wait for about 50 minutes. Double check the opening time of 11:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.

Reach your destination in Malibu around 1:10 pm after eating at 19 restaurants over 5 days. If you were to drive nonstop, it would take about 5 hours driving roughly 266 miles straight to Malibu. Looking for more restaurants? You can choose a category below if you want to do an entire road trip full of American restaurants (New style), Sushi, American restaurants (Traditional), Mexican restaurants, Fish & Chips, Seafood restaurants, or more. Enjoy the journey!

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