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Rocky Point Restaurant

36700 Hwy 1, Carmel, CA 93940
(831) 624-2933
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Ranked #56 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $30 - $80
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

With their location overlooking the Bixby bridge and a beautiful cove, the scenery is second to none. We were there in the late afternoon and saw flights of Pelicans swoosh by and whale spouts too. The food was pretty good. Just a little pricey for the portions but we left full and happy. The waitress service was excellent, and she... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We only had drinks but the view is fabulous and we'll worth stopping for a few minutes, even if not eating. Service was great!

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Pebble Beach, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I chose this beautiful newly refurbished restaurant for our wedding anniversary lunch. We were not disappointed. The ocean view is the best on the coast and the food is outstanding. All ingredients are locally sourced, totally fresh and bursting with flavor. Service is attentive and gracious. We are locals and are grateful to the new owners for... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I really wanted to eat somewhere right along the coast. We were told about the Rocky Point Restaurant by a local. Drove out which it is a beautiful drive to the restaurant. We were sat right away outside so we could watch the ocean, but got no service. We wanted a drink and an appetizer and got... More

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Carmel, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had an excellent lunch at the beautiful Rocky Point Restaurant. The food was super fresh, tasty & the menu has many great choices, lovely salads & entrees, the berry crisp dessert & chocolate mousse most delicious. The prices are moderate considering the stunning view. The service was very adequate. If you remember the old Rocky Pt, you will be nicely... More

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Carmel, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are visiting the Carmel, CA area, make sure you go to the Rocky Point Restaurant! This historic property, perched on beautiful rocks overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has recently been refurbished by new owners. Drinks to dessert, the food is impressive. Oysters are fresh daily, served with a raspberry/onion vinegar..fantastic!. The herbed tomato basil soup (no cream...yeah for the... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place is the only place in the planet with this view. You have to stop there and get a bite, a cold beer, or glass of wine. I had the seared tuna plate with a delicious potato salad. It was delicious, toped off with an incredible view. You can not go wrong by stopping here.

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Fremont, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Usually the service at restaurants with views is the reverse of the excellent views. Not so here. The service was very good, the menu was good and the wine list, better than expected.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had a late lunch on a beautiful afternoon. Our waiter was terrific and the food, especially the crab sliders, excellent. A wonderful place to linger over a bottle of wine and enjoy the wine in a much less crowded atmosphere than nearby Nepenthe ( which, I hasten to add, I also enjoy!)

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Monterey, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's still a beautiful property. The staff is outstanding too, very nice very caring too. I remember way back when all they served at Rocky Point was a huge piece of meat and a baked potatoe, well you could also get a salad. Thus was in the late 1970s. The view was the same. A picturesque setting for a Father's... More

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