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Catch, Carmel, CA

Catch

4.6
4.6
446 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Welcome to Catch!.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 624-5659
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Cross street
    Ocean Avenue & Lincoln St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 446 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Value

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

446 Reviews
  1. Jana

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming staff and delicious food and wine. Will return whenever I visit Carmel. An unexpected treat.

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  2. Robert

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurant in Carmel By the Sea. Great value. Friendly staff. We will come back.

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  3. Picodigio

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crusted sea bass and the shrimp raviolis were delicious.

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  4. 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
    We really enjoyed Catch. Our meal was excellent and the service was great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. We’ll definitely be back.

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  6. DaveG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, good. The clam chowder was not as warm as it should have been, and it took quite a while to get the main course(s) from the kitchen, but the food was tasty and the ambiance was nice. Overall a good experience. We would eat there again.

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  7. Nopretension

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    While the people initially welcoming us were friendly and helpful, it took over an hour for our food to arrive. And the food was mediocre at best. They also have a guy occasionally playing live music, walking around and serenading people. I never like that. I always feel like I have to sit there and listen to him when I was in the middle of the conversation.

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  8. fran

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, very enjoyable for our anniversary

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  9. JenniferP

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem. Everyone is welcoming and the food was fantastic and plentiful.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most memorable dinners we have had in a very long time Definitely looking forward to coming back :)

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  11. MJBC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional restaurant AGAIN! Catch is our new favorite restaurant in Carmel by the Sea. Our server Florencio provided outstanding service. He pampered us the entire evening. Dennis and Mario also do an exceptional job caring and serving the customers! We both felt like we were really valued and they were happy to serve us. This was our second time to this restaurant and quality, service, tasty food, ambiance and value are at the highest level again. There are a lot of wonderful restaurant options in Carmel by the Sea, but Catch is our one restaurant we never want to miss when we visit. Thank you Florencio, Dennis and Mario for making our experience exceptional and filled with a lot of wonderful memories. We really look forward to a return visit!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, service and atmosphere. Nice decorations.

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  13. kmm7

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the minute you walk in the door until the time you depart the overall experience was excellent. The staff is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable and the food was wonderful. It is now on our list of top choices when deciding where to go for dinner.

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  14. KristaC

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food. Highly recommend the surf and turf and also the crab/lobster risotto.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for our marriage/honeymoon and tried several spots in Carmel. The food was delicious and the Crab Cakes were Amazing! The service was great! After our meal we were treated with a serenade by a lone guitar player… a great finishing touch! Highly recommend!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Portions were way bigger than we expected so that was a delight to know we were getting our monies worth! The complimentary champagne and caviar was a wonderful surprise and made us feel special. We loved the guitarist/singer that played a couple times while we were there. Servers were very polite. We really enjoyed our experience and can’t wait to go back.

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  17. Kate

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is wonderful and the price is right. Nice décor.

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  18. MichaelL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a solid seafood restaurant with great prices for Carmel. We both had the sautéed calamari steak, which was actually done francaise…a bit heavy for our tastes. Still, after dispensing with the crust, it was great!

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  19. GlenB

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our entree’s were wonderfully prepared. Great ambiance and service.

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  20. mcpowell3710

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Carmel with great prices. Highly recommended

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience at Catch. We both had the surf and turf. The steak was one of the best we’ve had recently. The lobster was delicious. Service attentive but subtle. It was excellent.

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  22. LaurenA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my favorite restaurant... wonderful food and atmosphere

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure at Catch. We seem to always arrive early, they always take cadre of us. A must when you’re in Carmel-by-the -sea. From the complementary champagne and caviar to the calamari steak appetizer to the lobster and drinks!

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  24. JamesH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing restaurant and vibe, right in the heart of Carmel by the Sea! The staff is super friendly and attentive but not smothering. We had crab cakes, calamari steak and the Kampache fish - wow!! The ambiance is beautiful and calming - like one is under water. I would go back to The Catch anytime ... truly wonderful! If you get a chance say hello to Bashar - he is an amazing person, restauranteur and Oud player!

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  25. ChristineS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Started with oysters, which were okay. We wish they had a few different oysters to choose from, but they had only one kind. A little disappointed with the oysters. Both mains were excellent - cioppino and calamari steak. Service was outstanding.

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  26. CheZ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, from the calamari to the lobster tails. Service is excellent and ambiance is great.

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  27. EvelynL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a quaint, cozy restaurant. The attention was great until the arrival of the food and drinks. The staff was consistently friendly, but their professionalism fell short. When I requested a glass of white wine, I was served rose. Fast forward to dessert, I ordered a carajillo but received Baileys instead. As for the food, nothing stood out; the lobster was bland, and the halibut was significantly overcooked. However, we did enjoy the potatoes au gratin and the chocolate cake.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this charming restaurant in Carmel by the sea! My fiancé & I was just celebrating our new engagement that happened that day & we received complimentary caviar & champagne to help us celebrate! The food, ambiance, decor & live musician helped us celebrate our special occasion even more! We’ll always remember this special dinner at Catch on New Year’s Eve , which was a great way to ring in the New year 2024!! <3

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  29. bill

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good but not a great fine ding experience

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was super, food was excellent, great location. They made our 29th anniversary special. We will be back.

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  31. LaurenA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Musician playing nice guitar music Wonderful helpers and waiter s

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  32. JessicaD

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a most enjoyable romantic dinner with my husband.

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  33. Darroc

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. The food was excellent. I highly recommend this place.

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  34. nickex

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended anytime. Dalia is very friendly, welcoming and accommodating.

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  35. AliceM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service! Will come again, for sure!

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  36. MichaelH

    San Joaquin

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding and our server was very pleasant. The food dishes needed to be slightly hotter, but the overall flavor was very good. We will definitely return for another dining experience at this restaurant.

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  37. DanielG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it..!! ,..,............................ ......

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  38. Ellen

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful, for example we were given a small glass of sparkling wine and a spoonful of caviar as we were seated. The bread was top notch. The shrimp appetizer was good, just surprised at the $19 for 4 shrimp; the rest of the food was priced well. They had a good wine selection, not very marked up, so that was a nice surprise too. Lovely decor and ambiance. No vegetable with the main course, potato was good, salmon was not seasoned at all. I asked for salt, but was not asked about why. The saffron sauce was bland and thick. The impression was a bland meal at a wedding, not at all worthy of a fish restaurant on Ocean Avenue in Carmel. It didn't taste bad, just very bland. We did not order dessert. A guitar player walked around and stood by our table for a bit at the end of the meal. He sang and played well, but it gave the impression of a mariachi player at an upbeat Mexican restaurant (which I love), but it felt like he expected a tip, and after a disappointing main course, we just wanted to leave. Had he sat in a corner playing and singing, I would have loved it. May be I am wrong/inexperienced, but I have never been to a nice (fish) restaurant on the coast and had a musician come and stand by my table (he came by twice). Overall, I can't recommend this place, unless the chef ups his game - fat, acid, salt!

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  39. MJBC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional restaurant! Don’t miss this restaurant when you come to Carmel. Our server Jamaiza was outstanding! She pampered us and provided excellent recommendations. Dennis greeted us as we entered the restaurant. He was fabulous along with Mario. This restaurant will be on our ‘must go’ list on our next trip to Carmel! The singer was also wonderful. Thank you so very much for a memorable and wonderful experience!

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  40. TriciaE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant. Ambience was good. Good service. Food was so so. My husband had sand dabs which was decent. Nothing special though. I had roasted chicken that was so dry I couldn't even cut into it. Augratin potatoes and vegetables were good. Probably wouldn't eat there again.

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FAQs

Catch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 624-5659.

Catch is rated 4.6 stars by 446 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Catch

Ocean Avenue & Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ocean Avenue & Lincoln St
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 624-5659
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