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Monterey Restaurants

A photo of Turn 12 Bar And Grill restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(250)
$$$$
• American • Monterey
Booked 5 times today

Due to limited seating during this time we are only accepting phone in reservations.Our outdoor patio is open and we are doing take-out.Turn 12 Bar and Grill waved the green flag on October 1, 2013. The modern and sporty decor surround a spectacular 50 foot custom zinc bar top with tire tread...

A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Monterey restaurant
4.5
Awesome(5065)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Monterey
Booked 50 times today

Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants...

A photo of Scales Seafood & Steaks restaurant
4.3
Awesome(305)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 3 times today

SCALES on historic Fisherman’s Wharf features fresh seafood, steaks and pasta, with beautiful views of the Monterey Harbor. Indulge in an exotic cocktail in our lounge or a fine wine from our extensive cellar. SCALES blends ambiance, customer service and award-winning international creations....

A photo of The Whaling Station Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1454)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Monterey
Booked 17 times today

The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station Steakhouse, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 49 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steakhouse” seriously...Select your USDA Prime cut of the USA’s finest beef from a silver tray or...

A photo of Melville Tavern restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(61)
$$$$
• American • Monterey
Booked 9 times today

Wood Fired Pizza • Burgers • Beer • Brunch Melville Tavern has a wide variety of menu items. Burgers, pastas, seafood, salads, ribs and dessert. Melville Tavern takes pride in a unique dining experience either in our main dining room or our outside patio while enjoy a large menu of beers and wines....

A photo of Montrio Bistro restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3597)
$$$$
• Californian • Monterey

Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, Montrio Bistro offers a comfortable yet classic dining experience, featuring fine European inspired-American cuisine. For the past 25 years, Montrio has worked to showcase sustainable seafood, fine quality meat, and Monterey County’s best produce in all of...

A photo of Tarpy's Roadhouse restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2291)
$$$$
• American • Monterey
Booked 25 times today

Relax in this 1917 Roadhouse and enjoy creative, Five Star American Country Cuisine. The wood-burning grill provides wonderful flavors for the freshest seafood and prime steaks. Set on five landscaped acres, the patios and extensive gardens provide a refreshing backdrop for hearty sandwiches,...

A photo of Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(418)
$$$$
• Spanish • Monterey
Booked 12 times today

Estéban Restaurant: Best Spanish Cuisine & SeafoodWe offering Curbside Pick Up To-Go & Home Delivery Service through DoorDash. Up to date hours: Open nightly from 4:00pm - 8:00pmGift Certificates available and do not expireEstéban Restaurant carries on the Munras family tradition of culinary...

A photo of Abalonetti Bar and Grill restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(314)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 3 times today

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...

A photo of Sardine Factory restaurant
4.5
Awesome(3632)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 24 times today

Every city has that one can’t miss restaurant, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 2, 1968, The Sardine Factory’s cachet has made dining in our historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons....

A photo of Schooners restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1664)
$$$$
• Californian • Monterey
Booked 80 times today

Schooners, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring sustainable seafood and approachable, contemporary American cuisine. The ideal location for celebrating the Central Coast and the spectacular coastal region, Executive Chef Jerry Regester's commitment to fresh,...

A photo of Fish Hopper restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2692)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 31 times today

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, combined with world class dining on historic Cannery Row within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Newly renovated, The Fish Hopper, once an original sardine cannery building, offers spectacular views of the beautiful Monterey Bay from every...

A photo of Cafe Fina restaurant
4.4
Awesome(255)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 11 times today

We personally welcome you to Café Fina. My family and I have been serving diners on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf since 1989. We specialize in Italian cuisine, make our pastas and raviolis in house, grow our own seasonal organic home-grown vegetables, and serve a variety of only the freshest seafood...

A photo of Domenico's on the Wharf restaurant
4.2
Awesome(847)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 24 times today

That friendly salutation is an invitation to dine with us and enjoy exceptional bayside ambiance, gracious service and delicious food. Our entire staff here at Domenico's On the Wharf has extended a warm welcome to locals and visitors for more than 35 years, and we proudly present the best seafood...

A photo of El Torito - Monterey restaurant
4.0
Excellent(441)
$$$$
• Mexican • Monterey
Booked 37 times today

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home. Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu...

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.

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.

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