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Rocky Point Restaurant

393 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Scenic View (15)
  • Waterfront (10)
  • Good for a Date (9)

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This Big Sur icon has been a dining and drinks tradition for over 60-years (est. 1947) Located just off the famous “Scenic California Highway-1" (12 minutes drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea) Rocky Point Restaurant is located a short 2 hrs. South of San Francisco. It is the ideal stop for tours originating from Los Angeles or San Francisco heading up or down the Coast. A Feast for All The Senses -Great food and Spectacular Views- Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean as you sit perched cliff-side; either inside through panoramic windows next to a cozy fireplace or outside on our open-air deck. Catch a glimpse of playful sea-otters, dolphins, seals, and even whales. Some have even spotted large fins cutting the waves, as great-white sharks cruise the kelp beds. We invite you to pay us a visit and enjoy Californian hospitality! The freshest seafood (right out of Monterey Bay), Steaks, Salads & Fresh Vegetables (grown locally), Full Bar and Award Winning Monterey County wines.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation

Hours of Operation: Daily 11:00am-9:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 624-2933
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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
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or making an impression for a corporate event, Rocky Point Restaurant can accommodate your private dining needs.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (866) 681-7508
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Please contact the restaurant
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Cross street
Rocky Point Rd.
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Parking details
Rocky Point has its own parking lot supporting our patrons. Free Parking
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Occasional Acoustic Sets
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Good place to have a half day of relaxing! Great sea view.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The crab sliders and hamburger were great. The chicken sandwich , the chicken was thin and very dry. The person in my party should have sent it back, but she did not want to make an issue so only ate half. The staff is very nice, sure it could have been resolved. Beautiful location.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great ocean view on a beautiful sunny day, sat outside soaking up the sun and watching the whale spouts, worth the 20 min drive from Carmel. Food was average for a local oceanfront restaurant (had Crab Salad Sliders, prime rib sandwich). Waiter couldn't get the kids plain burger right, kept coming out with other stuff on it which the kid won't it after it's "tainted" (a pickle is touching it, I can't eat it!). There was a sign in the lobby saying they weren't serving cocktails until after 5:00pm, which seemed odd for a place that does drinks with a view much better than their food.

Iamacook (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

This restaurant is ALL ABOUT THE VIEW! Go for an amazing view of the sunset. The food is fine/good. There is something for everyone here. The restaurant has a charming feel to it. But the main draw is that gorgeous view. There is not a restaurant for miles that has such a unique spot - and rocks by the water you can climb around. Great for photos!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The host took us to a dirty table, she got a towel n sweep the crumbs from the table to the table placemat n put back on the we left that table n went to sit on the bench table outside where it was much cleaner. It's Christmas but wasn't even busy. Service is very slow, they forget to bring us hot sauce when we asked for it. Food was delicious. View was beautiful.

vipTravelLover (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Rocky Point never disappoints. My husband and I had a fantastic lunch on the outside terrace. Spectacular, dramatic ocean view, attentive service and excellent menu. Definitely worth the 20 min drive along HWY 1 from Carmel.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious food and very friendly staff. Austin is the most fun and special waiter we have ever met..

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

A belated birthday lunch/brunch for a friend was the occasion. It was a gorgeous day and we sat outside enjoying the spectacular and breathtaking views of the ocean. The brunch was delicious and our server, Austin, was friendly, fun and attentive. I love this special place and I would highly recommend it for any and all occasions.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was insanely overpriced. 12$ to have your fries switched out for onion rings(on top of the original price for your entree)Redeeming qualities were the view and our service. Austin was truly a gem. Funnny thoughtful and attentive. Food wasn’t great but the view is worth the drive for at least a glass of wine.

Barbster (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing. I arrived about 30 min before sunset, got my table with a view, ordered a drink and then enjoyed the drink while walking around enjoying the waves and the sunset. WHAT A VIEW!!! I then went in to enjoy dinner and the remained of the sunset, and as twilight ended the lights lit up the rocks so I could still enjoy the crashing waves!!!

Luvfood (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Have been here many times to take visiting friends and family on our way down the coast to share our spectacular CA coastal views. I like that they have security guard who will not let you in driveway unless you have reservations. Also, they do not answer their phone, so make reservations online. All staff are very nice, and super efficient, and you can sit on patio with your dogs. Just need to say do not order the bloody mary unless you want it virgin. They didn't put vodka in any of ours. We should have ordered a bottle of wine instead.

vipJULIA (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Too bad we had to cancell our Thanksgiving lunch here because no vegetarian option available. We came on Friday and the weather was great and the butternut squash soup and pasta pomodoro were great.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

The deiensly relaxed atmosphere, outstanding food , fabulous views and excellent service make this the best restaurant on the central coast !

vipOpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Go for the view not the food. Preferably before sunset

vipGreat (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Great views and worth coming for at least a drink to see and experience the CA coast