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Abalonetti Bar and Grill

4.0
213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:00pm

Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(831) 373-1851
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Del Monte Ave
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Parking details
Large waterfront parking lot near entrance to the Wharf.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 213 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
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4.5
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3.8
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FRGC (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very nice server, but a lot of large parties to attend to, so we got lost in the crowd. Food was fine, but everything felt hurried and rushed. Even took a long time to get change. Chalked it up to a busy President ‘s day weekend. We would give this another try.

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Loved the waiter! He was great our drinks were never empty and the food was perfect! We left very happy and very full! I wish I could have taken all the bread home! I highly recommend eating here.

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vipChefDolly (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic staff, straightforward menu with classic flavor, fresh. The antipasto plater is a must as are the variety of calamari.

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5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Went for valentines, had the lobster and abalone! So incredibly amazing, both dishes. Staff was courteous and helpful. On point in every way... and the view is fantastic. Don’t let the other restaurants hustle you! Keep walking till you see the blue building!

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Rocque (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Classic, been consistent forever... They do squid right!

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Frank (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Typical of the restaurants on the Wharf. Decent seafood, decent prices. Service was excellent.
My wife had Halibut which she really liked-large portion cooked perfectly. I had fish and chips-thought they were quite average. We shared a calamari appetizer - also disappointedly average considering this is their specialty. Overall a decent experience, enhanced by attentive service.
I would try again and order differently.

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LocalfromPrunedale (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good and reasonable priced meal. We ate from the Local menu.

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vipNapafoodie1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We have been coming here for years (we live in the East Bay 680 corridor). It is a very dependable restaurant with excellent and moderately priced food and wine. A few days ago I had the very best grilled Alaskan halibut of my life. It was one of their specials and it rated 5 stars. It was topped with a savory lemon capers butter sauce and accompanied by fluffy and tasty rice and perfectly made Al Dente vegetables. I know the Warf is considered touristy but don't underestimate the seafood offered at the local restaurants. Besides, who doesn't like to eat on the Monterey Bay!!??

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vipeatinginCarmel (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

fun location, good apps, below average calamari, no taste whatsoever. Service super friendly and helpful.

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kathy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

My husband said the halibut was the best he can recall eating. I had excellent calimari. We loved the food and have been eating at Abalonetti whenever we visit Monterey. Highly recommended.

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vipYogini (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Lovely spot among the crowds. Great service, and nice lunch. Fantastic sardines!!!

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UncleDale (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Meh just meh. Would have rather gone somewhere a little nicer and spent a little more at the price we finished with. Oh well it was ok. But just ok.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Awesome place to hit while in Monterey from out of town

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

one dish did not come till 30 min after all the others, thought he forgot to order. a waiter shoud always come to the table and say its on the way, or whatever, to let the diner know it still is working. Not a word was said. when the mussels and clams dish came it was a very small order which is surprising for this restaurant. would not order that dish again.

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