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Old Fisherman's Grotto, Monterey, CA

Old Fisherman's Grotto

4.8
4.8
1431 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

11:30 PM


Booked 17 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 1,431 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Service

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for business meals

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for scenic views

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

1,431 Reviews
  1. LauraB

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Pablo our server was amazing. He made our anniversary dinner so very special!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as always. Every we visit monterey this is where we go. We specifically came to monterey this time to come here. Drove two hours for the best clam chowder in the West!

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  3. DBTex

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Old Fisherman’s Grotto. Food and service are always top notch. Never miss visiting for dinner when in Monterey. A must visit for any occasion while you are in Monterey.

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  4. traveldiner

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there, it was a great experience!! If you get to Montrey, a must visit !!

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  5. Reneryl

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are locals in Monterey and we love Old Fisherman’s Grotto for special occasions, or when we want to feel pampered. From the booth seating to the dark polished wood, to the old standards music, it’s a step back in time to elegance and attentive service by professional wait staff. The food is beautifully prepared and presented. Macadamia crusted halibut is one of our favorites. Be sure to start with their award-winning clam chowder. The views of Monterey Bay are gorgeous.

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  6. JoeP

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a refined gem in a touristy area. The food was amazing. Our waitress was amazing and the entire staff worked so well together. If you're in Monterey Bay, check out this place.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old Fisherman's Grotto on the wharf is our favorite place to have special dinners!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is big. The clam chowder and calamari are the best anywhere. The owner is there almost every day. A very well run establishment.

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  9. rodeal

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely awesome, from the hostess, bartender, waiter, busboy but especially the manager. I highly recommend this place, it’s our favorite.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old fisherman Grotto is on my list of favorite restaurant. We had fabulous food service and a beautiful ocean view and couldn’t be happier.

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Old Fisherman's Grotto is rated 4.8 stars by 1431 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 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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