Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

4.3
684 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am
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Phone number
(831) 625-1500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
On Site Catering for private company (two rooms available)

Menu can be fresh fish or meat or poultry (all free range)

We will adjust the menu to your liking - our talented chef can provide any type of meal.
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Private party contact
800-435-4576: (800) 435-4576
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On 6th Ave. between Dolores & San Carlos
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Parking details
Please allow 15-20 extra minutes before your reservation to find street parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 684 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Years ago I met the owner one afternoon and complained that I could not get paella during a recent lunch I had with my sisters. He gave me his card and said it will be available to me anytime. Just give him a call if I have any problem. I have not had a problem since and I get it every time. Great place for everything and well done.

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AU
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This year the restaurant was not as good as our previous visit. Some of the staff we encountered were not as professional as years past, and the restaurant is looking shabby. The food was very good and the service was as expected.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the seafood Curry.....absolutely to die for! Amazing flavors and what a great treat while on vacation!m I split hot with a friend and we both had individuals salads....absolutely perfect without gorging!

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VM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Waitress was exceptional to dietary needs and remembering the details of it

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g
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Our reservation was for the restaurant with the aquarium, but we were directed to the other restaurant. We ate at the building on the left last year and it was wonderful. I asked the server about the two restaurants and she replied that the menu was the same, so we stayed. The server was not very attentive. Two of us ordered the Manhattan clam chowder. It was plain, had a few small bits of clam, a few chopped pieces of salary and a piece of fat with a sliver of ham—not sure it was. My shrimp cocktail was not fresh, but O.K. The other meals were bland. Service was sporadic. Our meals were mediocre, at best. The wine was good. We were so disappointed! Last year, we raved about the food and service.
Maybe I should have been clearer with the hostess about my reservations, which she did not check but, I made them on line and it was clear where we wanted to dine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dishes and atmospheres.

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MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

GREAT meal and great service -- and the oysters are to live for! X

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JV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great but noisy environment so it is wonderful if you just want a yummy meal

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GC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The guys did an outstanding job to accommodate a big group at the last minute

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JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The waiter was great. Attentive respectful helpful. The food was disappointing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome restaurant!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Good for a no frills dinner - great fish

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I tried this place for lunch, and unfortunately had a bad experience. It may have been a one-off, but my meal tasted like it was made the day before and frozen. The prices are fairly steep for what is actually delivered. Made reservations thinking it would be busy and ended up showing up to an empty restaurant. Underwhelmed and overpriced.

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RK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was so disappointed. Traveling with a party of 6 so my job was dinner reservations. Service was slow, food came out cold and then over cooked when reserved. There are many other places to eat in Carmel

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SG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood was good and the service was even better.

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H
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We had a large group for a birthday party and the
served was friendly and efficient.

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JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not our first time there. We always make a reservation when we are in town for vacation. Our server was very well informed on the dishes and made a great recommendtion. We’ll be back !

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J
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We spent my husband’s birthday in Carmel and had lunch here. We were both interested in oysters, me the raw kind and he the fried kind. We were not disappointed! The restaurant had a small but nice variety of fresh oysters and I enjoyed a dozen Fannie Bays. My husband had a cup of the lobster bisque and it was full of large chunks of lobster. We then also had some fried oysters which were very good but HUGE. We prefer smaller oyster for frying. Our server was excellent! He was attentive but not annoying, pleasant and efficient.

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MS
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Slow wait staff. Meal was served super fast. Almost like the staff was pushing us out. Place was 20% occupied at 8 PM. We should have gone elsewhere. Much better places than this in Carmel

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F
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waiter was pushy and implied that anything but the specials was not really good. So we ordered specials. Husband wanted grilled halibut, but waiter told us it would be dry so he had the salmon, which was ok, but not great. I had sole, which had some kind of crusty inedible parts on the bottom. I didn't perform surgery to determine if it was bones as I was on date, but stacked it up on side of plate. Other parts of meal were fine. Probably won't go back, as I think you can do better for seafood in Carmel or Monterey.

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K
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flaherty's is AMAZING if you are gluten free! I got gluten free fried calamari, fish and chips, and a dessert! There is a separate GF menu and the staff is very knowledgeable. We sat at the bar I can't remember her name but the bartender was very friendly and attentive despite being slammed! I can't wait to be back in the area to come back!

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TM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

It took over two hours to get our food. The wait staff was nice and pleasant, but severely understaffed in handling the load. Not their fault and they felt bad about it, but there is no excuse for that level of delay when we had an actual reservation for dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Seafood options were good. Kids meals don’t get the same kind of attention from the kitchen and can totally ruin an experience. I wish they would pay closer attention to preparing the kids meals.

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T
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I were on vacation and were told about this restaurant. Seafood was great and service was attentive but not overbearing.

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SS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent!

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T
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The host was very accommodating in finding better seating where my date and I could talk. Everyone was friendly and the waitress, Jan, could not have had a better personality. The food was excellent. The only think lacking, and that which was not critical to the enjoyment, was the limited wine selection.

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FC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a few times when we visit Carmel. Food and service always great!

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LT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Flaherty's and had a wonderful experience. We were with our dog and had a very comfortable table outside next to a heater that kept us nice and warm. The food was delicious and the service very friendly and attentive. We plan to return on a future visit to Carmel.

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DV
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paella to die for.... the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about wine. It was like going to a friend's restaurant. Our best experience in Carmel to date!

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LH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Service was particularly very nice and friendly local girl. She was terrific!!!

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RQ
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love coming here whenever we visit the coast. The food is great and service was good although the food took a while to arrive. Recommend it to our friends often.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated right away with a reservation and our server Kaitlyn was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient

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CL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Menu looked great. Food was not. I took way to long for food to come out.

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GS
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. However the tarter sauce was imploding with tarragon. Asked if chef could whip up some regular plain tarter sauce (Aioli with onion, dill pickle, garlic etc. ) nada. :-(. Dry fish and chips = no joy

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F
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was prompt and server attentive. Food was flavorful..Hubby ordered Cioppino and raved. My seafood salad was large serving and tasty. Would definitely recommend

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ZB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. Enjoyable meal in casual, non pretentious setting.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

GREAT FOOD! WONDERFUL SERVICE! But can be a tad noisy on weekend nights

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JD
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Key Lime pie anywhere, including anywhere inFlorida!!

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Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was undercooked especially vegetables so hard they were inedible. Calamari sloppy and poorly cooked. Worst of all the restaurant was excessively noisy with loud tourists with their even louder children. Won’t go back. The waitress tried her best to improve the experience. But they need fewer tables, have a kid free dining area and take more care with the food preparation.

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SG
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I made an open table reso for the dining room but somehow ended up in the oyster bar.. it was Very loud and we were placed at a two person table attached to another two person table crammed up next to the bar.. I should have made them move us. anyhow the waitress who was also the bartender was remiss on checking on us after our meal was served bc she was so busy but then apologized in a kind way. The food was good but a little bland.. I prefer Phil’s in Moss Landing for this type of food and loud atmosphere.. not what I expected in downtown Carmel.. thought I was going to a more quiet seafood restaurant.

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