Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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At Flaherty's...Fish is Everything!

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.

Here, you will experience a small town, comfortable, family atmosphere, where quality ingredients and quality preparation come together with quality service. We also include gluten free items in our menu to provide all of our customers with the best service possible. It's who we are...come and experience seafood like it was meant to be.
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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Paying extra for the bread was a surprise and it wasn’t very good. The scallops were large and quite delicious though.

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AA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

The food was mediocre at best. The food was pre-cooked, and the place was noisy. We’re not going back.

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B
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The service was indifferent and the seafood risotto was very sparse in seafood for a premium price and not well spiced. The ambiance is no better than a diner, altogether disappointed.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Just a visit to Carmel. Nice place and good value.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice, casual seafood restaurant. For a quieter experience ask to be seated in the room without the bar. Highly recommend the cioppino (although it's a huge amount, so could be shared), and the paella. Wine list includes half bottles.

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service particularly impressive and our meal was first class in terms of flavour and portion size.

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The crab cake appetizers were great, but the entrees were not as flavorful as would have enjoyed.

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Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Our meals were all below average at best. We ordered mixed drinks that were not good and the server replaced them. Maybe we went on an off night.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious! Good size portions. Friendly professional service!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Flaherty’s has delicious seafood dishes.

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C
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, attentive and very friendly.
Amazing seafood, so much variety, very fresh and tasty.
Great for families!

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f
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was very good, however the kitchen was very slow in getting us our food. Otherwise all good.

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AE
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Traveling together, we dined herein hopes of getting a great fried oyster for my mother. We were not disappointed, the oysters were large and very nicely breaded and fried. The Manhattan chowder was disappointing. One chewy bit of clam was in my bowl. None in Mom’s.
The service was excellent. The entrees and fresh salads were all good.

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RF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Small space, crowded, expensive for what they offer, food not good

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KR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Needed gluten free for my wife. Waitress knew everything about it, and how it is separately prepared, and also how to change any dish to make it gluten free. Food selection was great, and staff worked very well together with serving.

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TL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We’ve been going to this restaurant for decades whenever we are in Carmel. The man who seats you is consistently grumpy and rudely unwelcoming; which is unusual for this town. Nonetheless, the food is consistently good. The best part of the experience was the young lady who served us. Jennifer was a delight and very professional. We appreciated her genuine courtesy and kindness.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I picked this place because of the large menu and gluten free choices. We were not paying attention and didn't realize we were in the bar not the restaurant. I'm not sure if the food was different. I ordered a grilled artichoke with a filling. It came out as deep fried artichoke hearts. When we pointed it out she said oh yeah we don't have grilled artichokes anymore so I just gave you deep fried. Say What? My husband had paella and it was very good!

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OP
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Flaherty's has REALLY GOOD English fish and chips in a very casual setting. Their menu is extensive.

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m
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extensive menu made choosing an entree difficult. Everything looked delectable and appealing, but our final choices were outstanding. The ambiance was comfortable and added to the overall dining experience.

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LB
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good service
Kind of cramped but it was ok seating
Food was very good!!!
We would definitely eeturn

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Our waitress brought the wrong soup. The halibut was smothered in a brown gravy that overpowered the dish. The dungeness crab salad was way too salty. No special accomodations at all were offered when we specifically noted trhat we were celebrating 3 birthdays that evening, and spent almost $500. I realize not all restaurants offer anything, but some acknowldegement from the chef or the owner, or at least the maitre’d would have been nice. We were given the incorrect check at the end of the meal. Everything else associated with the dinner, was okay.

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, service and value tear to year. Never miss a meal there when in Carmel.

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Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started off with the calamari appetizer and a cup of Lobster bisque, followed with the Salmon and Ahi Tuna entees - both excellently prepared. Finished it off with warmed Pecan Pie a la mode. Kay, our server, provided great service.

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Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flaherty's brags as having the best Cab Cakes in Monterey County, and they do. Great menu with lots to choose from. The good is only upstaged by the staff, many who have been there a long time. The wine list is mostly local wines, not expensive by California standards. I always enjoy going when I am looking for a low key restaurant with great food and a fun and lively ambiance.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service - and options of food choices. Tasted Fresh. Will come back again for sure

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Of all the restaurants in the area I always come back here for consistently great food and service

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FR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a great place for family dinner. I prefer to sit on the barside of the place if no kids but the other side is better when you have kids. Food is good. People friendly.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Hair in my food, and the service was minimal

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere

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BJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wedding next day

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Server Sandra was awesome. Food was mediocre. Limited wine list.

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s
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable dinner. Perhaps a little less efficient service would be appreciated at an evening meal.

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Tahoe
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was just ok. Waited for hostess but rather than sitting us first, she sat friends that came after us, while we waited outside. Server was very attentive and nice. Food was just ok. Had fresh oysters and they were butchered, disappointed. Chucker should have never served them nor the ones that were smaller than a penny.

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Me and my girl ate there Tuesday night,We started with the abalone it was delicious then I had the salmon & my girl had the sea bass they both were perfect The service was top notch highly recommended!

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Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always outstanding. Highly recommend.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great risotto - big portions so be ready to split

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Waitress spilled oyster juice on my wife. The risotto was drenched in butter with no flavor. My wife’s halibut was over cooked and completely dry. This is not a good restaurant

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SM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We actually ate here 3 times during our trip. Food was always good to amazing. Gluten free options are numerous which appealed to my wife. The dining room side is nice and peaceful. The bar side is noisy bordering on difficult to hear the person across the table from you. Waitstaff are very friendly and efficient. Only real negative was we had dinner reservations in the dining room one evening but got stuck in the bar because they seated some walk-ins just before us. That was a major no no on their part.

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