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Rocky Point Restaurant

36700 Hwy 1, Carmel, CA 93940
(831) 624-2933
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Ranked #49 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
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Price range: $30 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Palo Colorado Cyn
Transit: Monterey Salinas Transit stops one mile north of Rocky Point Restaurant
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.
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

After a drive through the Big Sur area on Highway 1, my husband and I and two other couples stopped at Rocky Point Restaurant in Carmel. Our outside table gave us an amazing view of the ocean while we enjoyed drinks and/or ice cream on the deck. While I can't vouch for meals, what we had was very good. This... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took our family here for dinner this month and had been there prior to this as well. While I appreciate a lovely sunset, I think I would return for lunch to take in the sunshine and blue waters during the day and avoid the blasting sun in my eyes in the evening. It's also warmer, although there are plenty... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

writing this mainly in view of the numerous negative write-ups we had seen before going to this place regarding the service - we are glad that we went despite those! service was warm and gracious. whales flipping back to back while we had a grandstand view from our table was an added bonus :-)

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have been to this restaurant every year for the past 4 years on our vacations to Monterey . The view is wonderful. But this year has left me with the "I will never give a dime to this establishment attitude". We went there on Saturday 9/6/14. We ordered 2 bowls of Clam chowder, a burger, a salad and a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was an impromptu stop but what a find! We ate outside for a late lunch overlooking beautiful views of the ocean. The menu was nicely varied for everyone and all of the meals were above our expectation with beautiful plating and extras. Service was excellent, water glasses were never left unfilled. We did not have reservations but we were... More

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Meyreuil, France
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204 reviews 204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Rocky Point is beautiful, and the perfect setting for a restaurant at the top of the Big Sur. Not only that, but the food is very good and the atmosphere drop-dead-gorgeous. Although their burgers are highly recommended, we opted for a dinner menu of fresh oysters and clam chowder to start, followed by a filet mignon and the daily fish... More

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Bella Vista AR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stopped after our drive on HWY 1 up from Cambria , and what a good call!! First-the view is outstanding, and just melts you away. The food was exceptional and unique - I had the clam chowder and oysters on the half shell with a local chardonnay - Talbott 2012 Kali Hart, Monterey - All outstanding in taste and presentation.... More

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The view really is fantastic, but the food has gotten much better and is reason enough to go. Try the burger, night or day.

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Irvine, CA
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193 reviews 193 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to this restaurant 3-4 times over the past 30 years. It was a consistently mediocre steak and seafood restaurant with a nice view. To my great surprise, when we dropped in last week, the place had completely changed. It has been totally redecorated and has a small menu of fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared with great skill.... More

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Rockaway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had lunch here at Rocky Point. This was the highlight of our trip to Carmel. The restaurant is located at an absolutely gorgeous spot overlooking the sea. It is beautifully landscaped with breathtaking views. Be sure to bring your camera. The food was very good, similar to Basil in Carmel by the Sea, if not same chef/owner. Our meal... More

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