Best Seafood Restaurants in Monterey

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Best Seafood Restaurants in Monterey

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The Whaling Station SteakhouseThe Whaling Station Steakhouse
1084 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

We had a large group for a graduation and they did such a wonderful job with our table: our waitress was so attentive, the food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. Definitely recommend for special occasions, birthdays, or just you just want to be classy. More

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

Pretty great place right on the wharf with great views. More

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Montrio BistroMontrio Bistro
3032 reviews
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Californian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Extraordinary. Montrio just keeps getting better and better. More

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Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
1666 reviews
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

I would only mention that we had a private room at Tarpy's. It made all the difference in the world. The regular dining room tends to get very loud. Otherwise, great food, great service , and a wonderful atmosphere as we could (10 of us) could hear each other and participate in the conversation. More

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Sardine FactorySardine Factory
3113 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Thank you for supporting the Nurses at CHOMP. More

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

Best Calamari I ever had More

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

Great food Ample portions Excellent value More

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Scales Seafood & SteaksScales Seafood & Steaks
217 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

The perfect combination of atmosphere, great view and creative, delicious food. More

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

We sat on the patio, which was sunny and lovely. Boss Annas (like a margarita) are the best! More

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Chart House Restaurant - MontereyChart House Restaurant - Monterey
4407 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

We had a wonderful dinner at Chart House! All the staff were so wonderful, especially our waiter who went out of the way to make our night special after finding out we had just gotten engaged! Highly recommend for a lovely meal for any occasion More

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

We had a delightful mother’s day lunch at jacks? They had live music a violin and an accordion which made us feel like we were in Paris. Great food, great service fantastic ambiance! We will be back. 😊 More

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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & BarSchooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
1272 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

The food and the service was great. Some of the portion sizes were a little small for the price but the taste was on point. The grilled oysters were a little disappointing because they were very small and a little too sweet for my liking. I am definitely going back the next time I'm in the area. More

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

We go to Turn 12 for numerous special occasions. It is best for us to get reservations unless we go early. The food is delicious, the servers are attentive and efficient, the decor reflects the owners involvement in the automobile racing community with artwork, actual motorcycles and old steering wheels, that were given to the owner, mounted on a wall. We recommend this establishment to guests and we often take guests to Turn 12. More

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Fish HopperFish Hopper
2118 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

I made my reservation and stated that it was "Date night". When we got there and checked in I asked for a seat in a certain spot so that my wife and I could enjoy the views while talking and eating. The Hostess checked and then stated we had the best seat in the house. As we were going to our seat she also told us to have a great "Date night". I loved that attention to detail. We were seated at the table the furthest out onto the bay. It was amazing. The service was spot on and the food was prepared to perfection. Thank you Fish Hopper staff!!!! We will be back. More

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

Great place! Food and service top notch. Seafood risotto is recommended. Ate there bf Big Sur race well equipped for the customer volume More

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P.F. Chang's - MontereyP.F. Chang's - Monterey
17 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

I grew up eating Asian cuisine and enjoy the options offered at PF Chang’s. The Chilean Sea Bass is delicious, similar quality to the best Chinese seafood restaurants. The only difference? I can get an entire fish at a Chinese restaurant and just a small portion at PFC. I wish PFC portions were bigger. The noodle dishes should be way bigger or perhaps come in a choice of sizes (individual vs family style). More

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Cafe FinaCafe Fina
147 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Our dinner party enjoyed fish dishes cooked perfectly. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. Salads were fresh. More

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The Restaurant at the Monterey Bay AquariumThe Restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
8 reviews
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Beautiful view and so convenient for our aquarium adventure! And the food was fantastic! Unfortunately our server must have been having a bad day. He was slow and very inattentive. More

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

The service was excellent, host, server, chef and manager. The BLT salad was delicious, a great combination of fresh ingredients. We had halibut which was cooked perfectly but the best part of the dish was the brussel sprouts! We could hear the live jazz from the bar but still talk to each other. Highly recommended. More

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

Excellent food and best server ever! Rueben was amazing! More

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

Such a great experience, we came back the next day for lunch! More

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

The view was beautiful and the food was delicious!! More

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Peter B's BrewpubPeter B's Brewpub
74 reviews
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Brewery | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Had a great birthday dinner with family and friends. More

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Big Fish GrillBig Fish Grill
26 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Good food and great service! We'll be coming back for another special occasion next time again... More

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

Their carprese salad is amazing and you cannot get a better view from their window seats of the bay anywhere! More

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Crab House MontereyCrab House Monterey
23 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Very good food - good service - nice location. Overall: recommendable More

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

Service and food was great as always! Waiter was attentive and friendly. More

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

Part of a conference at this hotel. Hostess was helpful in arranging a “quiet” table for us. Food was very good, but wait for customized omelette was too long to partake. Thanks More

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Alvarado Street Brewery & GrillAlvarado Street Brewery & Grill
43 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

We went with a large group and the food and beer were great. I am picky and this place delivered. Try the lamb burger! More

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Monterey Diners' Choice Winners

Monterey's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Old Fisherman's GrottoOld Fisherman's Grotto
815 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Pretty great place right on the wharf with great views. More

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The Whaling Station SteakhouseThe Whaling Station Steakhouse
1084 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

We had a large group for a graduation and they did such a wonderful job with our table: our waitress was so attentive, the food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. Definitely recommend for special occasions, birthdays, or just you just want to be classy. More

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Montrio BistroMontrio Bistro
3032 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Extraordinary. Montrio just keeps getting better and better. More

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Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
1666 reviews
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

I would only mention that we had a private room at Tarpy's. It made all the difference in the world. The regular dining room tends to get very loud. Otherwise, great food, great service , and a wonderful atmosphere as we could (10 of us) could hear each other and participate in the conversation. More

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Sardine FactorySardine Factory
3113 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Thank you for supporting the Nurses at CHOMP. More

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

Great food Ample portions Excellent value More

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

Best Calamari I ever had More

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Scales Seafood & SteaksScales Seafood & Steaks
217 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

The perfect combination of atmosphere, great view and creative, delicious food. More

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Chart House Restaurant - MontereyChart House Restaurant - Monterey
4407 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

We had a wonderful dinner at Chart House! All the staff were so wonderful, especially our waiter who went out of the way to make our night special after finding out we had just gotten engaged! Highly recommend for a lovely meal for any occasion More

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

We sat on the patio, which was sunny and lovely. Boss Annas (like a margarita) are the best! More

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Discover Monterey

For decades, this area of California has been known for the quality of its locally grown produce and fresh seafood taken directly from the Pacific Ocean. This may be why many of the most important up-and-coming chefs in the United States are working in the Central Coast region of California. When you combine that type of talent with the quality of the local ingredients, you cannot help but create a vibrant, exciting food culture. The area is filled with unique restaurants, including some overlooking the gorgeous, golden coastline. Quite a few of the establishments also work directly with local farms and fishers, ensuring the freshness and quality of their ingredients from farm to table. Along the interior hillsides, one will find beautiful vineyards producing deliciously complex wines.

Discover Monterey

For decades, this area of California has been known for the quality of its locally grown produce and fresh seafood taken directly from the Pacific Ocean. This may be why many of the most important up-and-coming chefs in the United States are working in the Central Coast region of California. When you combine that type of talent with the quality of the local ingredients, you cannot help but create a vibrant, exciting food culture. The area is filled with unique restaurants, including some overlooking the gorgeous, golden coastline. Quite a few of the establishments also work directly with local farms and fishers, ensuring the freshness and quality of their ingredients from farm to table. Along the interior hillsides, one will find beautiful vineyards producing deliciously complex wines.