COVID-19 Response

Following guidance from the California Department of Public Health and local public health authorities, we are increasing public access and services in a phased approach at Hearst Castle®/Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument®. Before visiting, please review the COVID-19/FAQ tab on the home page. There you will find information and frequently asked questions regarding your trip to Hearst Castle. Updates about the overall Department of Parks and Recreation response to COVID-19, including safety information, are posted on parks.ca.gov. For more information from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department click readyslo.org

Hearst Castle tours and the Visitor Center is currently closed. When we reopen, advanced reservations will be required to visit Hearst Castle and/or the Visitor Center

The Hearst Castle Visitor Center is the only location at Hearst Castle where food and drinks can be purchased.  With several options to satisfy every craving, you’ll find plenty to dig into before and after your Hearst Castle tours here.

Chief’s Galley Cafe

Serving casual international fare and boasting organic locally raised Hearst Beef, our cafe has something for everyone.  The cafe offers self-service soups & chili, and a variety of sandwiches and salads.  Enjoy teriyaki chicken, sweet & sour tofu or pork along with other Asian inspired cuisine made fresh daily.  In the mood for freshly made grilled cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, bacon lettuce & tomato sandwiches?  We have something for everyone including chicken strips & fries for the kids.  Our famous BBQ beef sandwiches are served daily with fresh hot fries.  A variety of items and experiences await you in our cafe.

La Cuesta Coffee Shop & Snack Bar

We proudly brew STARBUCKS coffee in our coffee shop, and offer a full coffee bar menu.  Enjoy freshly brewed Pikes Place coffee or order a freshly made espresso or latte.  We offer both hot and cold coffee beverages.  Fresh sandwiches and salads are made daily, with a host of other snack items for your convenience.

Gourmet Boxed Lunch & Dinner Specials

Perfect for large or small groups, the gourmet boxed lunches and dinner specials from Chief’s Galley Cafe are simple to order and ready when you arrive. View our Boxed Lunch Menu Order Guide and our Dinner Special Guide to see the menu selection and place your order. Boxed lunches are for groups of 30 people or more and dinner specials are for groups of 50 people or more.

Camp Hill BBQ

Camp Hill BBQ is located in the Visitor Center courtyard, usually during the summer months, weather permitting. Dig into grilled favorites, like BBQ chicken quarters, tri-tip sandwiches and hot dogs, plus choose fresh sides, like housemade ranch beans and cole slaw.