American restaurants (New style) from Manhattan Beach to Big Sur

This food trip itinerary gives you restaurant recommendations for places to eat over 5 days. Starting from Manhattan Beach, you can leave at 7:00 am and drive for about 20 minutes to the first stop.

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA
(310) 450-1429
$$$
Day 1. Arrive at 7:20 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
1018 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 393-2337
$$
  3160 reviews
Burgers, Gastropubs, American restaurants (New style)
12pm to 11pm
Arrive at 9:20 am. Explore the area for about 2½ hours. Double check the opening time of 12:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 30 minutes.
27400 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA
(310) 457-1519
$$$
Arrive at 2:30 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
598 Town Center Dr
Oxnard, CA
(805) 351-4888
$$
Arrive at 5:10 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
1497 E Thompson Blvd
Ventura, CA
(805) 648-1422
$$
Arrive at 7:20 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. Spend the next day visiting local attractions and leave at 3:20 pm. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
131 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 284-0370
$$$
  1650 reviews
American restaurants (New style)
4pm to 8pm
Day 2. Arrive at 4:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
2981 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 898-2628
$$
Arrive at 6:10 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 10:40 am. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
6583 Pardall Rd
Goleta, CA
(805) 770-3432
$$
  1323 reviews
Burgers, American restaurants (New style), Pizza
11am to 10pm
Day 3. Arrive at 11:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 30 minutes.
1557 Mission Dr
Solvang, CA
(805) 691-9444
$$
Arrive at 1:30 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
225 W Bell St
Los Alamos, CA
(805) 344-4400
$$
  602 reviews
American restaurants (New style), Pizza, Salad
12pm to 9pm
Arrive at 4:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 50 minutes.
1200 E Grand Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA
(805) 474-7700
$$$
  1314 reviews
American restaurants (New style)
4pm to 9pm
Arrive at 6:40 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 9:40 am. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
726 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 543-3986
$$
  1766 reviews
American restaurants (New style)
10am to 9pm
Day 4. Arrive at 10:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 5 minutes.
1023 Chorro St
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 540-5243
$$
Arrive at 12:10 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
945 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA
(805) 225-1828
$$
Arrive at 2:30 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 30 minutes.
4095 Burton Dr
Cambria, CA
(805) 927-5007
$$
  2098 reviews
American restaurants (New style)
4:30pm to 9:30pm
Arrive at 5:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 5 minutes.
788 Main St
Cambria, CA
(805) 927-4175
$$$
Arrive at 7:00 pm. Eat for about 2½ hours. Stay overnight. Spend the next day visiting local attractions and leave at 4:50 pm. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
71895 Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA
(877) 424-4787
$$$
  53 reviews
American restaurants (New style), Sushi
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Day 5. Arrive at 5:30 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
48510 Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA
(831) 667-2345
$$$
  2377 reviews
American restaurants (New style)
11:30am to 10pm
Arrive at 8:10 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.

Reach your destination in Big Sur around 10:20 pm after eating at 18 restaurants over 5 days. If you were to drive nonstop, it would take about 5½ hours driving roughly 303 miles straight to Big Sur. Looking for more restaurants? You can choose a category below if you want to do an entire road trip full of Breakfast & Brunch, American restaurants (New style), Burgers, Gastropubs, Seafood restaurants, Comfort Food, or more. Enjoy the journey!

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