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The Whaling Station Steakhouse

4.7
716 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 40 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steak House” seriously... See the restaurant’s dry-aging room, select your USDA Prime cut of dry-aged beef from a silver tray, your Prime, Prime Rib from the antique 1930’s silver carving trolley, and enjoy your Caesar Salad being tossed tableside.

An award winning wine list and full spirits bar complement your dining experience. Serving Dinner and cocktails from 5pm daily.

THE BAR at The Whaling Station has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly.

Parking in our private lot. A private banquet room is available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 373-3778
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
The Whaling Station offers private and semi private dining areas for groups of 8 to 50. Having a birthday, special event or party please contact us directly to reserve an appropriate area or get additional information.
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Private party contact
The Whaling Station Staff: (831) 373-3778
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Enjoy free parking in our private lot. Valet parking available on Friday and Saturday.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine
What 716 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was great and our server was very personable and friendly.

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missy (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

The service was fantastic as promised. Food was very good. For a middle income family, it was very expensive. I knew the prices going in, but at the end, not sure I would go again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice restaurant

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RacehlD (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

For the price, the steaks were average. The filet and NY we ordered were cooked perfectly medium rare but were still dry and not juicy at all. The mushrooms were tasty but didn’t knock our socks off and the arugula salad was good but nothing special. It was a fine dinner but way overpriced for the quality.

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vipTiaMia (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Petite Filet Mignon was the best I've ever had anywhere and I've driven all over in search of the perfect steak! Was worth the $54. They even made a sirloin very tasty and tender which is no easy feat in itself. Garlic mashed potatoes were good, but did not care for the uncooked onions & bacon fat in the spinach. Flavors just didn't work out well. Crab cakes were a bit disappointing, severely over cooked and dry. However, they offered the BIGGEST Creme Brulee I've ever seen in a bowl. Two of us had a hard time finishing it, but it was good. Served with a couple raspberries, a strawberry, and whipped cream under the berries as a garnish. Would have loved some extra fruit since it was so big and a little more vanilla flavor overall, but we'd definitely order it again. Service was good. Our waitress was prompt to bring drink refills and the timing of the food coming out was timely as well. We'll be back when we're in the area.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

This place was great! Food was excellent and came out in a timely manner. I will definitely recommend this place and definitely returning. Location is great walking distance to cannery row and out hotel. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Beef Wellington was awesome and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This place came highly recommended as one of the best places to eat in Monterey. It was nicely decorated for New Year’s Eve and had a nice vibe. The restaurant manager was very cordial etc however, our food was nothing to write home about and it was quite expensive. I ordered the full prime rib dinner for 48.00 The spinach was wet and flavorless, the mash potatoes tasted like instant, and the prime rib was ok. Ice had better prime rib at black bear diner.

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DonaPam 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice upscale menu choices, welcoming and warm staff. The food was perfectly prepared and sumptuous.

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vipWeLuv2eatout (Columbus)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. Stakes, seafood and drinks this is the go to place in Monterey.

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