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Rockfish Harbor Grill, Monterey, CA

Rockfish Harbor Grill

4.3
4.3
59 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are excited to transform Monterey Bay's best location into the newest, freshest, seafood restaurant. Enjoy an all-new ambiance, waterfront tables, and exciting menu items!

For more than one hundred years, fishing has been a vital part of Monterey’s economy. Monterey’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf with its colorful shops, seafood markets, and flavorful restaurants, is a reflection of that history. Rockfish celebrates Monterey’s fishing tradition and enjoys the Wharf’s most expansive, panoramic views of the working harbor.

Stop by and enjoy a cocktail and our stunning views at the restaurant’s bar and lounge. Our ambiance is casual California and it’s suitable for visitors of all ages. Come see for yourself. You’ll be glad you did!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 324-4375

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Let Rockfish Harbor Grill make your party a memorable one. We have wonderful options for group dining menus: https://rockfishmonterey.com/group-dining

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (831) 372-7562

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Scenic View

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Scenic View

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  1. RF

    RickF

    Baja California Sur

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very Nice inside. Great Views of the Bay. Service was excellent. Somewhat expensive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    While easily one of the best locations on the pier - the food was exceptional! Would go again if in the area!
  3. AC

    AdriC

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our hostess was lovely, but our server was inattentive. We had a beautiful view of the harbor. The food was okay it just seems like there wasn’t much craft involved. To be honest I expected a little more attention to detail. We went there because we wanted to be on the water but next time we are in Monterey we will probably go someplace else.
  4. SH

    SHETAL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I did state in the reservation that it was my husband's birthday and expected a cake slice at the end of his dinner, so that was disappointing. We did, however, get a nice view from our table. Appetizers were great (garlic cheese bread and fresh clams). Dinner platters were not impressive to be honest. My husband and father ordered the Fisherman's platter and literally got 1 (stick fish) piece of fish, 3 shrimp, and the rest calamari. And it was all breaded! My fish was okay. I had the mahi mahi special which hardly had any salsa on it with plain tasting mashed potatoes. My daughter did enjoy the clam chowder bowl and my son enjoyed his cheeseburger. My husband got sick later that night and I felt sick when I woke up in the morning (never get a special). Service was impeccable. Staff was very attentive. We are local and went here for the first time. Honestly not sure we would return for the price ($$$), you might as well go to the Grotto. Sorry, but nothing special about this place.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks with great staff.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!!
  7. TD

    TonyD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate lunch and had the most tender calimari and roasted oysters. The food was so good we returned for dinner of various seafood the next night, which did not disappoint.
  8. PG

    PhilipG

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The setting is quite pretty with great water views. The food was average. The servers were pleasant but not attentive. All in all it felt that you’re paying more for its setting on the water and location in a tourist area than for food quality.
  9. J

    Jwayen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed the food and drinks, and enjoyed the beautiful view of Monterey bay while dinning at Rockfish Harbor. Our friendly and cheerful waiter checked in with us regularly to make sure we got what we needed. I highly recommend this place.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience and are thankful the staff was flexible!
  11. KZ

    KZSPA

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It took 30 minutes to have our order taken. Food was average. Our table had a spectacular view.
  12. b

    boiselj

    Boise

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice dinner to finish out our long weekend in Monterey. We enjoyed our food and the kind and attentive care we got at dinner.
  13. AT

    AnneT

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful harbor and ocean view from huge windows in a very attractive newly remodeled restaurant. Great food and excellent service. The fish tacos and shrimp Louie salad were delicious. We watched sea lions and otters play in the harbor and boats passing right by the window. It’s the perfect place for lunch on Fisherman's Wharf!
  14. T

    Terpfan

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As locals, this is our favorite place to eat. Good food and service and best view anywhere. Great deserts too.
  15. KR

    KeithReding

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Cioppino was great. So was the clam chowder.
  16. j

    joethepro

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place at the end of the wharf. Terrific wine and views of the seals and harbor. Food was excellent. Service was above normal. We had waiter and supervisor abs manager check on us. Perhaps we were too loud!
  17. M

    Matt

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience and a good meal. The staff was great. The service was great. The food was great.
  18. V

    Visitor

    Sacramento

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicely remodeled with an open feeling. Varied menu.
  19. DN

    DericN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding, the view of the harbor was wonderful. I had The Best seafood cioppino I’ve had in a very long time, Outstanding. My wife and I will definitely revisit this restaurant every time we are in Monterey
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time and we really enjoyed it. The sand dabs were fantastic!
  21. NM

    NickiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to book online. Friendly, efficient service and exceptional food.
  22. FD

    FourDiners

    Seattle

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I’ve dined at Rockfish Harbor Grill several times now in the last six months. It’s location at the end on the Monterey Fisherman’s wharf gives it a great view of the sailboats in the harbor and of the commercial wharf next door. Their special cocktail selections are worth trying. Food is consistently good but not particularly outstanding. Seafood is properly cooked. Service is good and meets my expectations for a restaurant on the tourist wharf. It’s been a great place to meet friends for dinner. Overall it’s a good choice for those who like seafood and want to meet on the wharf.
  23. C

    Cindy

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was decent, I liked the crab and artichoke gratin. One of our entrees arrived cold, and when they brought it back out, it was tepid at best. I didn’t bother sending it back again. The staff was friendly, but I wouldn’t come back. Feels like a tourist trap with “just ok” food.
  24. TW

    TammyW

    San Joaquin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The wait staff continued to fill out iced tea glasses. A perfect lunch!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My fiancée and I were ignored by at least four servers who passed by our table after being seated. Yet, they had plenty of time to attend to everyone else who sat down in our section after us. We waited for about 10 to 15 minutes and left. No water, no silverware was even brought to our table. This was our first and last time going to this establishment.
  26. BK

    BruceK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was fair at best. Fish was not all that fresh. Service was fair. Some confusion between server & helper.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!! They were so sweet & gave us the best view when I mentioned my parents were coming from the east coast. Food was incredible!!
  28. N

    Napafoodie1

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food - Great view of Monterey Bay and nearby boats
  29. MH

    MartinH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    After being seated it took about 20min to get a drink order. Once we got the drink order, we also ordered an app which came out fast but it was greasy. Dinner wasn't that great eater, salad was over dressed, potato's were over garlic and fresh was over cooked and the veggies were over oiled. There were also lots of fly's in the restaurant.
  30. MA

    MAUREEND

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I were extremely happy with Rockfish Harbor Restaurant. The food was excellent, along with the staff. Our experience at Rockfish Harbor Grill Restaurant was memorable. Thank you staff at Rockfish Harbor Grill Restaurant.
  31. KJ

    KyleJ

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was fun and engaging. The food with all the different items made it difficult to decide, then came the specials and we all 4 ordered a special. Was there at night so no real view of the ocean. But was 100% worth going.
  32. K

    Kristi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love this newer restaurant! Ever since Scales closed at the warf, I was unsure that there would ever be a restaurant like it there again. Well, the Rockfish is fantastic! I feel that it’s good value for the food quality, the restaurant is beautiful and, most of all, the staff there is wonderful! If you have the time, it’s worth the visit.
  33. B

    Britt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! We got the Cioppino and the Fisherman’s Platter. Both were very good. Their Fried Calamari is the best I’ve had. The staff was very friendly and on top of it. Definitely recommend eating here when you visit Monterey!
  34. AJ

    AJUts

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service, beautiful view - couldn’t ask for more!
  35. AC

    AnitaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice and quiet, servers were nice and helpful. Food was delicious and so was the mango margarita. Will be back with my children.
  36. FV

    FamilyVacation

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Dinner calamari steak and top sirloin were delicious! The drinks - pear martini, Mezcal-tini, Bloody Mary were excellent! Our server was amazing to bring us cheesecake with a candle as we celebrated Valentine’s and anniversary! Our view of the boat harbor was pretty cool as the sunset! Great service to the restaurant’s team!
  37. RH

    RuthH

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Casual atmosphere and good food, served in moderate portions at a reasonable price. Will keep in mind the next time we plan a date night, like all restaurants on the Wharf, reservations are a definite must!
  38. PC

    PCHEESE

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Warm, welcoming staff; interesting, well-prepared dishes; cool ambience---back corner window on the bay for our anniversary! And bless our waiter at the end of the night for his patience and meticulous attention to helping us settle the bill with an Open Table awards credit and two gift cards!
  39. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice harborside ambience at the end of the wharf. Tequila tasting flights.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great place on the Wharf that everyone should try!

FAQs

Rockfish Harbor Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 324-4375.

Rockfish Harbor Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 59 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 8 times today
Google Map for Rockfish Harbor Grill

101 Fishermans Wharf # 1 Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 324-4375

  • Private party facilities

    Let Rockfish Harbor Grill make your party a memorable one. We have wonderful options for group dining menus: https://rockfishmonterey.com/group-dining

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (831) 372-7562

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