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Rocky Point Restaurant

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American, Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood
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36700 Hwy 1, Carmel, CA 93940 (Palo Colorado Cyn)
Monterey Salinas Transit stops one mile north of Rocky Point Restaurant
(831) 624-2933
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Rocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel, a mere...
Rocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel, a mere fifteen-minute scenic drive, on 36700 Highway 1, between Carmel and Big Sur, offering spectacular views of the sea and shore from all window tables. We are open every day - all day. Our guests may enjoy whale spouting, sea otters and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our ocean terrace or in our lounge, or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean. After sunset, our powerful floodlights illuminate the rocks and shore.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Scenic view

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  • 56
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  • 32
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unforgettable setting

Right on the bluff overlooking the rocky shores, Rocky point has a setting that is unforgettable. Just North of Big Sur, about 10 minutes from Carmel. It is an elegant restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Portions are generous, prices are quite high. Worth stopping for an appetizer, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Grandpa284
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Berkeley, California
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  • Scenic view
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Berkeley, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Right on the bluff overlooking the rocky shores, Rocky point has a setting that is unforgettable. Just North of Big Sur, about 10 minutes from Carmel. It is an elegant restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Portions are generous, prices are quite high. Worth stopping for an appetizer, and spending time admiring the view.

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Sonoma, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped off for a Sunday brunch on our way to Big Sur and the scenery, the drinks, the food and the service were excellent. A great spot to take it all in!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We came up to this point after driving 1 from Morro Bay the location and the food were exceptionable and the waitress was very helpful as well highly recommend this place

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California Hot Springs, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has been through a nice remodel. I think this area of America is truly one of the best........... Keep it open without development :). The restaurant has a nice menu and on a clear night will have amazing sunset views. GO!!!

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Watsonville, California
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80 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Ate here with friends and had a nice corner window table in bar room. Gorgeous ocean and Bixby bridge views. Calamari appetizer was generous portion and so light. Beet salad and Caesar salad very good. We had scallops, prime rib, ciopino , and ahi tuna... All delicious and prepared as ordered. Skip was waiter and was so friendly and nice.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The mussels were ridiculously good and everything else we ate was fabulous. All the wait staff were friendly - Sabina was adorable and really helped us! This restaurant is literally out on a rocky point of land with waves rolling in and breaking on the rocks below the deck on 3 sides. We watched the sun go down into the... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Rocky Point, a few miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, is one of our favorite stop off points when traveling Highway 1 north or south. We've been several times and have never been disappointed. It was quite windy and cold during this latest stop in, but we really wanted to eat outside and found that the lower level was not at... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A true find, thanks to our innkeeper. Stopped for lunch. Window seat with unbelievable view. Had the burger, well done. And it was. Fantastically done. Applause. Waiter Sam provided attentive service. A truly wonderful experience I will remember. We will return if we are ever fortunate enough to be in the vicinity!!

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Clark Fork, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I feel this restaurant is best at lunch when the view is unobstructed by fog. Good food, Good Service.

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Bellevue, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Absolutely amazing views, fabulous food, great service. Awesome spot for photos. It was super windy when we were there, otherwise it would be awesome to sit outside and soak in the sunshine and gorgeous coast scenery. We were there on a Wednesday and right when they opened -- which was smart, because the cars quickly piled in soon after.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36700 Hwy 1, Carmel, CA 93940
    (Palo Colorado Cyn)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit stops one mile north of Rocky Point Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-2933

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Rocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel, a mere fifteen-minute scenic drive, on 36700 Highway 1, between Carmel and Big Sur, offering spectacular views of the sea and shore from all window tables. We are open every day - all day. Our guests may enjoy whale spouting, sea otters and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our ocean terrace or in our lounge, or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean. After sunset, our powerful floodlights illuminate the rocks and shore.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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