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Rocky Point Restaurant

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36700 Highway 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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 36
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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
Exceptional view of the Big Sur Coast

Rocky Point is our favorite eatery with an unblocked view of the Big Sur Coast. It is a great place to take out of town guests. We usually go for lunch or early dinner and we prefer to eat on one of the patios although the view from inside the restaurant is excellent too. The restaurant's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
George M
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Salinas, California
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  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped on way to Carmel. Glad we did. Staff was helpful and attentive. Food was excellent. The tiramisu was over the top good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Rocky Point is our favorite eatery with an unblocked view of the Big Sur Coast. It is a great place to take out of town guests. We usually go for lunch or early dinner and we prefer to eat on one of the patios although the view from inside the restaurant is excellent too. The restaurant's atmosphere is casual and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped here on a whim while driving down Pacific Coast highway 1 and it was a gem. It doesn't look like much from the sign on the highway, but once you get into the restaurant the view is amazing from every seat. Besides that, we got to sample some new appetizers from a chef that, apparently, isn't trying to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lunch last Saturday with 3 other people. Out waiter's name was Austin. He was both charming, professional and very attentive. The food was good and the view beautiful. A great place to relax and enjoy the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed. The views are stunning. The head chef came out to check on us and we felt we could just sit here all afternoon. The burger was good as were the crab cake sliders. We had the olive tapenade as an app and rocky road pie for dessert. Delicious! Would definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great food and awesome view for sunset! Every time we are in town we make a point to stop and either eat dinner or pu-pu's and a sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My fiance and I are looking for places to wed and we came here to checkout the facility. The veiws of the rocky coastline are amazing. The food was excellent and the service was great too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Built into the cliffs over looking the ocean, outdoor patio, tiered seating in dining room - all with a view of the ocean - solid glass views - this has always been a stop for us when in the area. We were actually there one visit when the seals were mating below - it was quite a show! Beautiful sunsets... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The waiter felt very protected. Anyone and everyone would want to come to that restaurant no matter what. It's gorgeous out there. There's really nowhere else quite like it to stop, sit, and look out on the drive to Big Sur. The waiter was flat out mean. And didn't care at all. And it still costed a fortune. We saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visiting Carmel over the weekend and stopped at Rocky Point to have a drink and see the beautiful view from their deck. Friendly service and great drinks. The new owners have done such a beautiful job.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36700 Highway 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, 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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