Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

4.1
1181 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We know good seafood, we know how to buy it and we know how to prepare it. Unlike most restaurants (even the best of them) where fish is often a secondary item on the menu… at Flaherty’s it’s all about seafood.
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vipKimP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were a large party, food was not hot when served and taste was mediocre. Might have been a different experience for a smaller party. We did get a private room, which was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was not that great. I pretty much did not eat anything

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MikeS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good service was good enjoyable evening

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vipKahunapete
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Great oysters.

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vipLynal
Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love every dish we try. Service is always friendly and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Had a reservation no real process or honor of the online reservations. Owner sat people without seeing others who had been waiting and did not ask the host. Food quality extremely poor. Seafood was basically like frozen fish in a location that would be expected to have fresh high quality seafood. Paid 28.00 for a small bowl of lettuce and awful small pre-seasoned shrimp and dried out crab. Disgusting. Shame as it was the most costly meal the entire visit to Carmel. Avoid this tourist trap with poor quality and valued food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good location in downtown and nice wine list, however would not eat here again. Sat outside and all the tables (we needed 4 for our party) were wobbly or broken and sat at an angle. Food was mediocre, staff seemed annoyed.

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Countrywanderer
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleased with Flaherty's for dinner. We sat outside and I had the seafood paella, which was very good. Since the seating was part of the temporary outdoor seating area, they had heaters to keep patrons warm. Service was very good and costs seemed appropriate for food and portions. Since we were using sidewalk seating we were captive to whatever is going on with cars, but this street was calm while we were there. There were additional outdoor seats for couples in other spaces somewhat removed from the seat and ample indoor seating. Overall, a great choice for seafood dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is good but the restaurant looks worn out. We’ve been here several times over the years and the food has been consistently delicious. The service is always hit and miss. The tables feel sticky, the restrooms aren’t cleaned regularly and the restaurant looks dirty. I wish the management would pay more attention to the details.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster BLT should be a feature!!! It’s delicious!

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AdisaB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing fresh food. It's our thirt time to have lunch here, and we love it !

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was far below expectation

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vipBryanC
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff was so awesome, the food was so awesome, and the restaurant was exceptional!

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vipjag1
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

The restaurant seemed to be more concerned with seating walk ins rather than those with reservations. I observed this happening repeatedly while waiting for our table. We’d arrived earlier than our reservation time because we were walking by after shopping. We were told we could not be seated early which was understandable. We told the host we’d return at the reservation time which we did. When we checked in the host said “Oh, you came back” in a rather grouchy, unwelcoming voice. We were rather taken back. Eventually, we were seated. We saw our server once when she took our order and once directly after to check on us. We had to ask for our bill after waiting quite some time. The food was fine, but that’s all.

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vipVaclavR
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was good. Not great, but good. I have been to Flaherty's a few times through the years, and this visit was just okay. The server was very good, but the food was just "good", which for Carmel-by-the-Sea is not really a good thing. But they have been really good in the past, so I will go back. The steak was just average, so I guess I will just stick with seafood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Hope to visit again soon.

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KarenJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the lobster bisque which was outstanding! We ate here 2 nights it was such amazing food. I had the halibut dish which was so delicious! My husband had lobster ravioli. We enjoyed oysters both nights as well. Great service from Brandon the second night even though they were short staffed. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Owner has an attitude. Found the staff and quality of food mediocre. My group had been there 3 nights over the past week. 2k at least. At the end of our trip as a single - tonight -I show up with a reservation. After I checked in, He started whining about servers calling in sick by text -implying I was being demanding for asking to sit and get some water. He took walk ins before me intentionally because I was alone- another insult. Being rude to a customer with reservations when a tribe of walk ins ascends is uncool. It's hospitality right? With hands on hips barking "don't you know who I am?"and telling me he has better places to be. This little man knew how to yell, diminish and patronize. Not a good look for a restauranteur who doesn't.care about repeat customers #sad #greed#entitled#shouldntinterfacewithcustomers

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a pleasant outside venue and the food was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and accommodating.

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Ohwk
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Didn’t get any service til we’ve been seated for 15 minutes, waitress made the excuse that she’s helping another wait staff… gave us our first drink on the house…… after the damage is done. Remember 1st impression last. If she came to us early on and said what she’s up against, we would have understood, we don’t need a free drink, we can afford, yea it is nice what she did in payment foe us waiting! But even the food took too long to be served, good thing it was worth waiting for. Btw, this is not our 1st time here in this establishment. Just think if you’re the client and you wait that long before you at least get acknowledged.

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kck4tennis
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good place for nice selection of seafood. Good wine selection by the glass. Nice dog-friendly outdoor seating. Avoid the "alleyway" seating, which is pretty dark and claustrophobic.

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Happydiner18
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were greeted by a gracious waitress and seated by a cute window facing the street in Carmel. We both ordered and enjoyed fish & chips for a late lunch. The fish was very fresh with a crispy coating. The French fries were delicious with a delicious seasoning on them. We look forward to returning to Flaherty’s!

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vipRobert
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, great time. We loved the atmosphere when we walked in the door. The menu has a lot to offer. We had paella and crab cakes. The food was fresh and cooked perfectly. We'll be back next time in San Diego.

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01dew01
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual setting. A little too much ambient noise.

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vipTina
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a bit slow but overall acceptable because they are low on staff. The only thing we didn’t like was the chowder. I’ll pass on that next time.

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shelleyf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great. especially the cioppino and fish tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were seated very quickly but the service went downhill from there. I never received my appetizer or beverage and couldn't flag down anyone for assistance. The food was pretty good but the lack of service ruined it for me.

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JenniferC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value due to the fact we got a Groupon for the oyster and drinks. Otherwise, might not be.

The seafood Paella is excellent. The seafood mixed grill is so so, and clam chowder has way too much potatoes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow and our meal was late. Some of the food was cold and greasy. Overall not a fan!

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vipbonapetit408
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rodney provides excellent service and even made special martinis for us. It was a delightful dining experience. Highly recommend the clam chowder. we will be back...

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Enjoyagoodmeal
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and was seated within 10 minutes

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vipFlyinFastDude
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They made the dining room into a make shift office with cheap curtain, post covid . Been coming for decades!

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vipKailaR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We have been here multiple times and have the same experience every time. Food is pretty good, our server was great but the mana

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved oysters and seared Ahi Tuna. Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were sat in an aisle way where the servers & patrons constantly walked through, it felt like sitting on the aisle seat of a plane.

When food finally began to arrive at the table, we were met with nearly frozen butter for the bread to start things off.

Next, we were served barely warmed Clam Chowder. After a bite of the chowder, it was sent back. We paid for the pop that was drank & exited the establishment.

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VinceL
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cippino is a must. The service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great clam chower and great views!

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Apecrazy
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent. The food was delicious and the right amount. The crabcakes were fresh and tasty. The salmon was not salty and the ahi was perfectly seared will come back. Thanks

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Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 1181 OpenTable diners.

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