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Old Fisherman's Grotto, Monterey, CA

Old Fisherman's Grotto

4.7
4.7
1394 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Nestled on the historic Fisherman's Wharf, overlooking the picturesque Monterey Harbor, Old Fisherman’s Grotto is a must-visit dining destination. Renowned worldwide for its exquisite cuisine, impeccable service, and charming ambiance, the Grotto offers a culinary experience like no other. Our menu showcases fresh seafood sourced sustainably, USDA prime beef, and an extensive wine selection with over 200 choices recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine. With a commitment to providing an intimate dining atmosphere, we enforce a zero-tolerance policy for excessive noise levels, ensuring a pleasant experience for all our guests. We kindly ask patrons to keep noise levels moderate to respect others' dining experiences.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch and Dinner Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 375-4604
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Juan Ponce
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Cross street
    Scott Street
  • Parking details
    Details: Public parking adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf<br /><br />Additional Details: no highchairs, booster seats or strollers.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

1,394 Reviews
  1. Wonderful

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing seafood, great service. Beautiful experience!
    Old Fisherman's GrottoResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the amazing review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and service! come see us again for another great experience we would be thrilled to host you!

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  2. Jared

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience, we came in for a 6 month anniversary dinner, I had requested a table with a view of the water and they had it reserved and ready for us. Jaime was an amazing waiter, he took great care of us, constantly checked in when we needed things and even brought us a free piece of amazing cheesecake for the table for the anniversary. The food was amazing, their chowder is a must-have, no matter what else we're ordering, the calamari was perfectly crisp and our steaks were perfect as well. I've always loved coming to the Old Fisherman's Grotto, and this experience made me love it even more, I will definitely be back.

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  3. dons

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it here second time this week wish we lived closer. Great food and people. Always the best
    Old Fisherman's GrottoResponded 2 days ago
    always a pleasure having you all in! cant wait to see you again!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best ribeye i have had out of all the restaurants around here!
    Old Fisherman's GrottoResponded 4 days ago
    We're happy to hear you enjoyed the rib eye! hope to see you again soon!

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  5. JudieB

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience: good, service, value, ambience all excellent
    Old Fisherman's GrottoResponded 3 days ago
    Hello Judie, We are thrilled to know you had a great experience at The Old Fisherman's Grotto! We hope to host you again soon!

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  6. LynnH

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed macadamia encrusted halibut, coconut prawns, seafood trio, steamed clams, and key lime pie. All were excellent! Halibut came with generous amounts of green vegetables and yams. We had a nice bay view, and service was friendly and attentive. I I’ll definitely return when visiting Monterey.
    Old Fisherman's GrottoResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Lynn, Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and received exceptional service. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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  7. LauraV

    Phoenix

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal with fabulous staff. The food was incredible, my husband got the seafood special with salmon, beautiful crab legs and shrimp, he is still talking about it days later. I had the halibut cheek and it was very good. The portions are huge! We started with the burrata and it did not disappoint!
    Old Fisherman's GrottoResponded on April 8, 2024
    Hello Laura, Thank you for sharing your experience! We are happy to know you and your husband enjoyed the food and staff at the grotto! We look forward to having you in again soon!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & wonderful staff! Really made our celebration dinner amazing
    Old Fisherman's GrottoResponded on April 8, 2024
    We're pleased to know we were able to make your special occasion amazing! Thank you for your comments on our food and staff we really appreciate it! We hope t see you again soon!

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  9. oscarn

    El Paso

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has it all, excellent food, great service and nice views.
    Old Fisherman's GrottoResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We're happy to know we were able to provide you with a great dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Husbands Birthday. He received complimentary crème brule, his favorite

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FAQs

Old Fisherman's Grotto is rated 4.7 stars by 1394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Old Fisherman's Grotto

39 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Scott Street
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch and Dinner Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Details: Public parking adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf<br /><br />Additional Details: no highchairs, booster seats or strollers.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Juan Ponce
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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