Best American Restaurants in Monterey

Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1304)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(49)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Turn 12 Bar And GrillTurn 12 Bar And Grill
(139)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(111)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2020)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Hog's Breath Inn - CarmelThe Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel
(89)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(528)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(927)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(301)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(557)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(347)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(62)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(757)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(223)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(96)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(104)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Best Italian Restaurants in Monterey

Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
(257)
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Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
TusCA RistoranteTusCA Ristorante
(236)
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Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(380)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Favaloro's Big Night BistroFavaloro's Big Night Bistro
(406)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
(1199)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
(1431)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Tre LuneTre Lune
(422)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1667)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(970)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(1981)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(911)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(829)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(175)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(748)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(541)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(483)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(383)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
CadizCadiz
(615)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Popular restaurants in Central Coast

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Japanese Restaurant Goshi
(119)
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo
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Californian | San Luis Obispo
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(91)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
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(133)
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(129)
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Monterey Restaurants

Old Fisherman's GrottoOld Fisherman's Grotto
746 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

We had clam chowder and abalone which were outstanding. Exceptional service. Didn't expect to have a fine dining experience on the Monterey Wharf. Will be returning to this nice destination. More

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Montrio BistroMontrio Bistro
2412 reviews
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Californian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Service was great, food was awesome...what more could you want? More

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The Whaling Station SteakhouseThe Whaling Station Steakhouse
747 reviews
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Steakhouse | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

It was our 26th Anniversary and a special celebration. The Whaling Station never lets you down, always a first class experience and well worth the indulgence. More

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Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
1304 reviews
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Celebrated our anniversary and went back twice More

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Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaEstéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
201 reviews
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Spanish | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

This is a gem! The food is only outdone by the service. Probably the best BONE IN rib eye I’ve had in a very long time. Also impressed they had my favorite liquor, Drambuie!! The service was the cherry on top. Kianna and Kalani made my dining experience outstanding. Don’t let this one slip by. More

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Sardine FactorySardine Factory
2512 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Service was incredible. Staff helped me to organize a surprise for my sister. Thank you very much. More

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EpsilonEpsilon
181 reviews
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Greek | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Astoundingly good food. Excellent for vegetarians dining with carnivores. The dolmakides were phenomenal. Service was friendly and familial. Loved it. More

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the C restaurant + barthe C restaurant + bar
623 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent food. Service was average, but would definitely come back. More

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Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
257 reviews
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Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

I was in town for a conference. I had pasta with sausage and saffron broth, which was delicious. I made a reservation to return two nights later. More

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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & BarSchooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
1013 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Incredible views, service and atmosphere The appies were great and the entrees rocked. Maybe the best dining experience I’ve had in Monterey. Brought my own 08 Silver Oak and they treated it like their own. Incredible desert too More

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Chart House Restaurant - MontereyChart House Restaurant - Monterey
3623 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Brought my Canadian friends here for a special dinner and they love it as much as we do. They ran out of the fish for the Special of the Day but gave us the option to substitute another kind of fish. Amazingly it turned out so tasty. We always have a great experience with this Chart House. More

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Fish HopperFish Hopper
1665 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

The food was delicious starting with the clam chowder to the seafood pasta and bone in ribeye that was cooked perfectly. In addition, we had great service. We plan on coming again next time we're in Monterey. More

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Turn 12 Bar And GrillTurn 12 Bar And Grill
139 reviews
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

We have our favorite dishes here and they never disappoint! More

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Domenico's on the WharfDomenico's on the Wharf
474 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Delicious meal. Great service. Received food pretty quickly. Outstanding views. Scallops with bacon very good. Delicious creme brûlée. More

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Scales Seafood & SteaksScales Seafood & Steaks
106 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Everything outstanding. Carlos was our waiter and was phenomenal as well as the rest of the staff. Highly recommend! More

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Louie Linguini'sLouie Linguini's
134 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Quick service, tasty food. Went there for my daughters birthday and they brought her out a little treat. Beautiful views of the water. More

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TusCA RistoranteTusCA Ristorante
236 reviews
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Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Dinner was exceptional! The wood fired pizzas were incredible and service didn’t miss a beat! More

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El Torito - MontereyEl Torito - Monterey
96 reviews
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Mexican | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Awesome place to eat. I recommend the chicken fajitas and the spicy mango margarita. More

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Abalonetti Bar and GrillAbalonetti Bar and Grill
214 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

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

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California Pizza Kitchen - Monterey - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - Monterey - PRIORITY SEATING
2 reviews
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

A well sized booth for a party of six allowed everyone to join in on the conversation. More

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Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
49 reviews
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Sand dab sandwich was delicious! More

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Lopez Restaurante y CantinaLopez Restaurante y Cantina
48 reviews
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Mexican | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Props to this restaurant for being cool when my 6 year old was totally losing it. They were so awesome. I'd will totally return when I'm back in town. More

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Vizcaino Waterfront Food + DrinkVizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink
32 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

we were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful cioppino loaded with shellfish, salmon and white fish. Sauce was just superb! Husband had beef barley soup which he loved. We were staying at the hotel and didn't want to go out in the rain and wind. Beautiful 4th floor setting with huge windows overlooking Monterey Bay as well as their own beach with crashing waves. Once the sun goes down, the lights of Monterey come on and all so very pretty! Service was very good as well. We have dined here many times over the years when we were staying at the hotel and the hotel has changed hands several times. We always wonder why the restaurant isn't busier. It's such a beautiful setting and food is very good. More

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The Club RoomThe Club Room
420 reviews
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Breakfast | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Purchased Travelzoo for this. After reading other reviews (last year) we were quite confused and thinking of passing. However, we were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the food very much! The crab cake was great and the scallops were delicious. My date had the Osso Bucco and it was tremendous. In fact, it was soo much food that we took the dessert with us for later. This hotel is revamping and the restaurant will be moved to the atrium area with live trees - can't wait for this relocation. It sounds like a win-win. More

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Monterey Diners' Choice Winners

Monterey's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Whaling Station SteakhouseThe Whaling Station Steakhouse
747 reviews
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Steakhouse | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

It was our 26th Anniversary and a special celebration. The Whaling Station never lets you down, always a first class experience and well worth the indulgence. More

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Montrio BistroMontrio Bistro
2412 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Service was great, food was awesome...what more could you want? More

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Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
1304 reviews
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Celebrated our anniversary and went back twice More

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Sardine FactorySardine Factory
2512 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Service was incredible. Staff helped me to organize a surprise for my sister. Thank you very much. More

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Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaEstéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
201 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

This is a gem! The food is only outdone by the service. Probably the best BONE IN rib eye I’ve had in a very long time. Also impressed they had my favorite liquor, Drambuie!! The service was the cherry on top. Kianna and Kalani made my dining experience outstanding. Don’t let this one slip by. More

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Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
257 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

I was in town for a conference. I had pasta with sausage and saffron broth, which was delicious. I made a reservation to return two nights later. More

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Louie Linguini'sLouie Linguini's
134 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Quick service, tasty food. Went there for my daughters birthday and they brought her out a little treat. Beautiful views of the water. More

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Chart House Restaurant - MontereyChart House Restaurant - Monterey
3623 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Brought my Canadian friends here for a special dinner and they love it as much as we do. They ran out of the fish for the Special of the Day but gave us the option to substitute another kind of fish. Amazingly it turned out so tasty. We always have a great experience with this Chart House. More

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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & BarSchooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
1013 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Incredible views, service and atmosphere The appies were great and the entrees rocked. Maybe the best dining experience I’ve had in Monterey. Brought my own 08 Silver Oak and they treated it like their own. Incredible desert too More

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EpsilonEpsilon
181 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Astoundingly good food. Excellent for vegetarians dining with carnivores. The dolmakides were phenomenal. Service was friendly and familial. Loved it. More

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