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Rocky Point Restaurant

$$$$
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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  • 55
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  • 32
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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
Most recent review
Breathtaking views

The views are breathtaking from both the indoor and outdoor seating areas. We had read reviews that the service was not very good but that was the opposite of our experience. Everyone we dealt with was very friendly and they all worked together in an efficient manner. The food was nothing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
druid5403
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colleyville
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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colleyville
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131 reviews 131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The views are breathtaking from both the indoor and outdoor seating areas. We had read reviews that the service was not very good but that was the opposite of our experience. Everyone we dealt with was very friendly and they all worked together in an efficient manner. The food was nothing special but much better than a lot of places... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This was a pleasant surprise on our adventure down the PCH! The food was very well done, I recommend the Prime Rib, it was melt in your mouth! And the garlic bread, wow is all I can say. I begged for more! I would also suggest you try the Moscow Minted mule, it was tremendous. Service was also really good,... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to make a stop. We did not eat, but took a glass of wine on the terrace. There were a great view and we saw whales and dolphins.

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San Francisco, California
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41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Make any day a special day by taking in this restaurant, only 15 minutes south of Carmel. It has a heavenly view that can rival any view in the world. However while enjoying this little piece of heaven partake also in its wonderful manna. Our party enjoyed salads, sandwiches, and delicate fish pasta entrees and everyone was delighted with their... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Looking for vast views + excellent food + friendly staff? Well, you'll find it at Rocky Point! As a child my parents would often stop here on our way through Big Sur. Recently my wife and I met my parents here for dinner and I was reminded how great of a location it is. The food, especially the clam chowder,... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Rocky Point Restaurant in Big Sur about 10 miles south of Carmel. Casual atmosphere with spell binding views. Timing is everything....make sure to arrive for sunset reserving either a window table or terrace table. Sit back and be astounded at the changing sunset hues. The menu features both meats and local fish. Wait staff extremely accommodating even taking photos of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nowhere is the view like this: spectacular. The food was very good, and our server was terrific. You can sit inside or outside on the decks, but it was too cool and windy when we were there to sit outside; our inside window view was still amazing.

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Monterey, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rocky Point has become a firm favorite for lunch or dinner watching the sun set. The new owners spent a couple of million renovating the place and did a first class job. Much more comfortable and capacious. The menu is new and interesting with a fresh and tasty selection of appetizers and main courses. It is reasonably priced and the... More 

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Lake Geneva, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

WOW! Want to have everything at one place? Rocky Point is your destination for great food, service and views of sunset. We also were treated to whales just off shore! I had the Seafood Louie salad as my entree and it was delicious. Packed with crab and shrimp, I couldn't finish my meal there was so much food. My husband... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

When we finished a 4-hour hike at Point Lobos State Park on a glorious, sunny day, it was lunchtime, and the very nice docent recommended stopping here on our way to Big Sur. Wow! We might have missed the one sign and hard right turn if we hadn't been watching for it, but what a find. Tucked into a tree-covered... More 

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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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