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The Whaling Station Steakhouse, Monterey, CA
The Whaling Station Steakhouse, Monterey, CA
The Whaling Station Steakhouse, Monterey, CA
The Whaling Station Steakhouse, Monterey, CA
The Whaling Station Steakhouse, Monterey, CA

The Whaling Station Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
2295 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station Steakhouse, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 50 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steakhouse” seriously...Select your USDA Prime cut of the USA’s finest beef from a silver tray or enjoy our slow-roasted USDA Prime, Prime Rib. An award-winning wine list and full spirits bar compliment your dining experience. Serving Dinner and cocktails from 4:30pm daily. The Bar at The Whaling Station Steakhouse has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly. Parking in our private lot.
A private, 50-seat banquet room is also available.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Prime Rib
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 373-3778
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    David Stember - 36 years
  • Private party facilities
    The Whaling Station offers private dining for groups of 16 to 50. Having a birthday, special event or party please contact us directly to reserve or get additional information.
  • Private party contact
    The Whaling Station Staff: (831) 373-3778
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Cross street
    Prescott Ave.
  • Parking details
    Enjoy free parking in our private lot. Valet parking available on Friday and Saturday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,295 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Steakhouse

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for business meals

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

2,295 Reviews
  1. MarkL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started with cocktails ordered 5 appetizers. Panchetta wrapped scallops,calamari,crab cakes,carpaccio and prawn cocktail. And a bottle of Mum’s champagne. All were delicious. For main coarse 12 ounce prime rib yum with a glass of Justin Cabernet. To finish our meal we had two pavlovas. Great meal great service great time.

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  2. LisaL

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing! Great attention to detail. Very disappointed that we got charged $5 each to change spinach and mashed potatoes to asparagus and fries. $10 is a lot for substitutions.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our female server was absolutely amazing! She knew how to provide personalized service and make a true connection with her guests, which is rare thing these days. She also made sure the birthday girl always had a full glass of bubbles. The back waiters were also super professional, quick, and hospitable The food, of the highest quality, quickest timing and delivery of appetizers to the table ive ever seen. Entree’s truly beautiful and tasted amazing. If I had to complain about something… I guess my beef wellington was med instead of med-rare, but it did not at all detour me from devouring it. However birthday girl’s short rib was the star of the show, beyond tender, seasoned perfectly, rich and amazing reduction. This is a fun, energetic, slightly loud, amazing steak house, this is a must, and wont be disappointed. OVER ALL 9.5/10 and thats a 5 star review for me.

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  4. KDob

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and everyone wished us a happy anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I feel that the price was right for a top quality steak meal. Unlike other steakhouses which offer everything a la carte, their steaks are served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. You can also purchase additional side dishes. The prime rib egg rolls are a fantastic appetizer.

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  5. Partyof5

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steaks…everything was perfect. It was quiet, food was excellent as was the service. This will become a regular stop each time we are in the area. It was that good.

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  6. FrancesH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been going to the Whaling Station for years and it is always excellent. Friendly staff, good service and the food is very good.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as usual, fabulous service and excellent food. Our waitress was such a gem!✨ I also appreciated they minded my special request on my reservation and didn't sing happy birthday to me. Can't wait to visit again!

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  8. JenandErik

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very bad service. Rude bartender. Dinner service was slow. Steaks were not hot.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was over the top excellent. Food was amazing! Everyone there helped sing happy birthday to my wife; employees even those who came out to eat at the restaurant. 11/10

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  10. JayA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here and we loved it. Service was top notch and the food was excellent.

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FAQs

The Whaling Station Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 373-3778.

The Whaling Station Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 2295 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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Whaling Station Steakhouse

763 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Prescott Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Prime Rib
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Enjoy free parking in our private lot. Valet parking available on Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Stember - 36 years
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 373-3778
  • Private party facilities
    The Whaling Station offers private dining for groups of 16 to 50. Having a birthday, special event or party please contact us directly to reserve or get additional information.
  • Private party contact
    The Whaling Station Staff: (831) 373-3778
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