Abalonetti Bar and Grill

4.2
383 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Abalonetti Bar and Grill is one of the original restaurants on Monterey's Historic Fisherman's Wharf. Famous for Monterey calamari, we now feature more than 20 different preparations from local squid processed in-house. With ample ocean views, the Wharf's largest waterfront pet-friendly patio, a full bar, cocktail menu and local wine list, Abalonetti has been a favorite of locals for decades, providing a fun and casual waterfront dining experience.
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vipJanetW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Joe, was wonderful. He did an awesome job recommending dishes. The food was really good. My husband especially enjoyed the salmon special which was stuffed with crab and shrimp. Joe was great at accommodating our group that included a vegan and a person with a disability.

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MegT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They brought a water bowl to our pooch. They didn't rush us. And the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always friendly. Food is consistently good.

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anniversary
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent experience overall. The parm crusted rockfish was so good. Good value for a tourist area. I would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was great. I had the albalone and it was terrible. It was over breaded and the breading was soggy. The albalone was extremely hard and rubbery. Very disappointed and was charged $46.95 for the dish

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vipSouthBayFoodie
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abalonettis never fails, always great. Just a casual family dinner on Saturday for 5 of us to catch up. Everyone was very happy with their choices. We ended up going back next day too ... for some clam chowder. My favorite choice on the wharf. Ignore the tourists and enjoy the nice patio and view!

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vipPamS
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Abalonetti. The was very friendly and welcomed us as we entered with our dog. We received a nice table out on the patio. The food was delicious,especially the Sicilian Bread Salad.

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vipMelanie
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our server didn’t seem happy to be there but his female back waiter was very polite and kind. The food was good but nothing special so overall, not impressed.

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PaulB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food at reasonable prices. Many good pasta and seafood dishes to choose from, and the service was very good. I have been coming here for many years, and have never been disappointed. It is on Fisherman's Wharf, so it is fun to walk the wharf
and checkout the views of Monterey Bay.

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NCD2014
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waiter was outstanding. We requested outdoor dining but had to eat indoors.

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JenB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended this place, and it was perfect for our family. The service was attentive and friendly; outdoor seating with views of the water, and the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner and nice view of the water.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler was as awesome waiter, great food, beautiful view of the water.

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FrogoBaggins
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent as always. Abalonetti's is always our first meal when we come to Monterey and it never disappointments.

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vipMrsGov
Sacramento
71 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server David was exceptional. Lead us to the best menu items!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good atmosphere

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ShirleyD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Two of us got sick from the food and waitress was very sweet but forgetful; forgot to bring drink order and food dispersed to wrong persons etc

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Assuming this is the post pandemic norm, the service was less than available.

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vipDanaM
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the waiter to the clam chowder and the sanddabs and fresh vegetables and the salmon stuffed with crab shrimp and scallops , we loved it all

JA
JAT12
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Tomatoes on Caprese salad were green and inedible. No worthily wine or bourbon selection.

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SusCern
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ablonetti and have been coming here for years. Good service and great calamari always!!

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vipSweetieroo
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best seafood ever, and I have eaten seafood all over the world. The pasta with shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari is extraordinary.

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vipSheb
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a tough time for Resturants
This was good for a casual meal. Wine by the glass list could improve

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vipBAM58
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. Prices were reasonable compared to other restaurants in the area.
I had sand dabs for the first time - delicious! My husband had the rockfish which was also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make a trip here everyone we are in Monterey. Often when a restaurant is in a touristy spot you are left disappointed. Not here the menu is unique. The service has always been good and was this time. We had the stuffed Salmon special and it was delicious. Prices are reasonable for the location. Give it a try

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great clam chowder and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was good, and the atmosphere was perfect for this locale. My husband and I had a really nice time! I definitely recommend reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came quickly, service was impeccable. They were very accommodating to suggestions and help options! 20/10 would recommend, would dine again!

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JoelF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good and service outstanding. Outdoor dining is available for the covid wary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it Great food and Joe is the best server in the business

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vipRichardA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Have been here often. First time the food disappointed.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here before and it is always great. From atmosphere to the food and service it is top notch in my book. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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LloydG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff and service. We ate outdoors which had glass or plexiglass walls to break and severe sea wind and heaters if needed...very pleasant!

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vipMeme
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great tuna, salmon, calamari. Appetizers were just ok.
Not a good Old Fashion but the waiter’s suggestion for a Chardonnay was a very good choice

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DougB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Mediocre food.
Waitress was too pre-occupied with other guests.
For the price and quality go somewhere else.

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DianaF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we come to Monterey we come here for dinner. The Marty Special is the bomb. Great food and service

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Sammie15
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was awesome.

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GerryG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and waiter were both amazing. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining and wonderful service. The food was amazing!

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vipBobM
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My table was ready when I arrived for my reservation. The outside area was fine. The menu claimed the calamari appetizer is the best in Monterey. Alas, instead of rings and tentacles from baby squid, the dish is calamari steaks cut into 1"x2" chunks which are then breaded and deep fried. They were OK, but not what you typically expect. The menu should be more specific. I was disappointed.

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Abalonetti Bar and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 373-1851.

Abalonetti Bar and Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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