Loved the service and the
Loved the service and the food mussels and oysters were phenomenal
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great menu, wonderful service.
Great menu, wonderful service. Drinks were very small. Seafood slightly under cooked, but overall experience was great.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic, with the best Gluten
Fantastic, with the best Gluten Free menu ever! I would absolutely recommend to friends!
Service was outstanding!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful seafood and friendly too
Excellent place for a delicious seafood lunch on a brisk spring Sunday. The waiting staff were diligent and lovely to talk to. There was a good kids menu and I could hardly choose from the dishes on the varied lunchtime menu. My husband is English therefore tried out the fish & chips (excellent). I had mussels in a delicious leek / cream / white wine broth (also excellent). I could have easily selected one of the seafood chowders or fresh fish options. The venue is not upmarket nor too casual. Just very cosy and inviting. Good for couples or groups or kids who just love their seafood. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to This restaurant
We went to This restaurant because we wanted good food and a good place for kids. And it was both! They were very accommodating and the food was very good! Will def go back when we were in the area!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with a group
We went with a group from out of town and everyone throughouly enjoyed their meal! Glad we took them to Flaherty's!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always The Same
The food (Sand Dabs this time) and service has always been the same...very good to outstanding! One of my favorite places to eat.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made the reservation at Flaherty's after checking their gluten-free menu online. But to my pleasant surprise, my server told me to check the regular menu and she would see if she could have it made gluten-free. Having all those options available to me was wonderful.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service
Been here several times over the years. One of the concerns was food allergies of the nephews . Flaherty's was able to accommodate as needed, no problem. Kids loved their modified burger order and modified chicken strip order.
The adults had a nice time with good food and good service, too.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
No Non-sense Seafood Find
Loud, crowded, somewhat tight accommodations, but very good food. Great place to grab a quick lunch, not the type of place you would linger in.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good over the years
Always good over the years that we have been going there. The seafood is always fresh. We never go to Carmel without stopping there.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
So friendly to my dog!
Wonderful lunch, loved the lobster bisque! But the best part was their welcoming nature for my small dog. I picked this place because others had written that it was dog friendly, it is hard to travel with your dog some days. Thanks to the staff, our lunch was perfect!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food -- service surprise
Food = outstanding. Everything from the entree to wine to dessert was tasty and presented well. Service from bussers and hostess, also outstanding. The place is very cozy with a happy vibe. You practically sit with the parties next to you, which would not have been a problem, except we were treated to overhearing our server wax eloquent (and loudly) about how she (a local from Pacific Grove) wanted to move to TX b/c TX has conservatives and she was tired of living with liberals...Wow. So completely unprofessional. In addition, her interactions with us were awkward and she went out of her way to tell us how tired she was. We were tempted to tip minimally, but as bleeding-heart liberals wanted the outstanding busser appropriately paid.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed this restaurant, a
Enjoyed this restaurant, a good old fashioned seafood place with lots of options. Transparent fish philosophy. Enjoyed meeting the owner.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my Favorite Seafood Places
One of my favorite seafood places in town. I would definitely come back here anytime. I love the food it is always great. On my last visit here I had the lobster chili with avocado and cornbread. How can you go wrong with that combination? I also had some fresh oysters with their special sauce. Loved it!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A treat for Gluten Free options.
They brought gluten free warm bread to start and the cesar was delucious. The clam with linguini had a yummy sauce and the gf pasta was average. I was too full for dessert but they offer 5 GF options something I rarely see. It was a lively dinner.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was having a hard time deciding what to get and the server helped me choose some fish, sand something, and it was a great choice. I wish I could remember her name but she was very nice and helpful.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Gluten-free Experience!
The staff at Flaherty's was incredibly welcoming and provided excellent service. Their attentiveness to providing gluten free food was the best experience my husband and I have ever had. We were amazed and so thankful ~ they paid attention to every detail of the food and conveyed they were glad to make the food accommodating for whatever was needed. We would absolutely recommend Flaherty's and we will definitely go again. The food was excellent!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Time
Eat here with my buddy and some appetizers. I ordered steak calamari strips which are so tender they almost melt in your mouth. My buddy ordered some baked oysters which are so large they are the size of a steak and also melt in your mouth. We couldn't even finish our entree because the appetizer portion was so good and delicious. Best seafood restaurant in town!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come here once year (for 28 years) when we're in Carmel. The food is still very good, but not as good as in the past. We were there while a big group was dining, and they were loud, so that took away from the ambience a bit.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone at our table was happy with their seafood. This is a busy, informal eatery, so we sometimes didn't get enough attention (had to wait and remind for a bread basket).
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at Flaherty's twice
We ate at Flaherty's twice while in Carmel........at the bar & enjoyed everything from the food, ambiance, service. The bartender was terrific & even though the restaurant was extremely busy, especially the first night, staff were friendly, accommodating and the food and service was terrific!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood in Carmel
I've been visiting Carmel and every visit, I have dinner at Flaherty's. A transcendantly wonderful seafood meal.!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our meal. The lobster
We enjoyed our meal. The lobster bisque was outstanding as was the crab encrusted halibut. The grilled artichoke was over cooked and actually burned rather than charred. The salads were good. The paella was OK but we have had better. The salmon was excellent. We would go back for the bisque and the halibut and the salmon, but skip the artichoke and the paella.
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant was very busy, but the service was excellent. They kept us updated on the progress of our meal.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a truly delicious dinner here. We were looking for outstanding seafood and we were NOT disappointed!
The calamari steak appetizer was delicious- served piping hot and with an excellent texture- a great start! This was accompanied by a very yummy bread bowl- and our charming waitress graciously offered to refill it- we declined, as we needed to save room for dinner.
I had the 1/2 portion of wild salmon- it came with a maple glaze- Our waitress had this put on the side and I am so glad she did! The salmon was flavorful and moist all on its own- I sampled the glaze and it was quite good- but the salmon alone was perfect. My husband had Striped Sea Bass- in a port reduction- he said it was simply the best.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little seafood restaurant
We booked for dinner whilst staying in Carmel for a couple of nights. I follow a wheat-free vegetarian diet and was extremely well catered for. If you are coeliac, they will prep your food separately.
Fried oysters were amazing and the GF chocolate torte was to die for!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our Favorite In Carmel
My wife and I found this restaurant some years ago. The food is great. The service wonderful and the seafood is always fresh. It is our "go to" dinner venue in Carmel. They even were most accommodating to my wife who is on a strict no fat. No oil diet.
Flaherty's keeps delivering a wonderful dinning experience.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had dinner here with a couple of friends before the Graham Nash concert at the Sunset Center. The service was great. The food was very good. Our table and seating was cramped. The noise level was very high. it was Saturday night. Overall it was a good experience. We had the lobster melt, the seafood Cobb salad, the grilled salmon and the lobster tacos. No complaints. Also I had a very nice gin martini straight up with two olives. I would like to try lunch here.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. You sit
Food was very good. You sit close to the next table but the food was worth it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
In case you were wondering..
Flaherty's is a great spot to eat but one needs to know that there are 2 sides to the restaurant with an alley way of tables outside, in between. One side is more formal with white tablecloths, while the other side has a more relaxed atmosphere. We'd made reservations for 5:45 (had an early play to attend) not realizing the formal side didn't open until 6 PM but they were most accomodating and the food was great. We will go back.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb food and service
Carmel has so many good restaurants. Flaherty's has been a staple of Carmel for as long as I can remember, but a long time since I've been there. That's a shame on me. The food was superb, a paella that will serve as lunch the next day and a cod in wine sauce that both of us shared. Meals are priced right for the quality but not wallet-busting. We both recommend it as a special place out.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Seafood Grill
Classic seafood house with many choices and few surprises. As good as the seafood is my husband is enamored with the Reuben they serve as a lunch special often. The house cured pastrami is amazing. The pan fried oysters we wonderful as were all the specials we had in our group of 5 for lunch. Many choices good for a group. Tight quarters though when they are busy.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM