One of the most popular road trips to take in the US is along the Pacific Coast Highway, Highway 1. People come from all over the world to enjoy the beauty and serenity of its many roadsides stops. While you may be taking this trip to enjoy the winding road, beautiful landscape and the roar of the ocean, Highway 1 offers so much more than just views. From Big Sur to Santa Barbara, there are dozens of amazing restaurants to choose from. Pristine Agency invites you to take a closer look at a few of our favorites.
These are some of the most popular places to stop for a quick bite, or a more leisurely meal, and are travelers as well as locals’ favorite spots.
A great place for breakfast is Schooner or Later in Long Beach. One of the local favorites is “The Mess”. Word of advice, get here as early as possible, as the wait can be long later in the morning.
Another amazing place for breakfast is Tupelo Junction in Santa Barbara. They have something to delight any palate from crab cakes to pumpkin waffles.
Mama’s in San Fran is a great breakfast spot, but is tiny, and gets packed early. You can’t go wrong with their eggs Bene.
Looking for a little lighter fare? The Crab Cooker in Newport is a great spot for shrimp cocktail. They also have an abundance of great seafood options for the more hungry.
For a sweet tooth don’t miss McConnell’s Ice Cream in Santa Barbara. You will not be disappointed with their Churros Con Chocolate or the Salted Caramel.
To end your day with a delectable dinner, check out the Black Cat Bistro in Cambria. It’s a high end dinner spot, and their scallops can’t be beat.
If you still have room for dessert head over to Linn’s Bakery, also in Cambria. A slice of their Olallieberry pie is something you will likely want to write home about.
Touring Highway 1 is on many bucket lists. The scenic beauty is easy to take in and there is plenty more to see and do in the many coastal communities along the way. What’s always hard is everyone picking a place to eat. Make these destinations, a few of the many stops you don’t miss along the way.