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Rocky Point Restaurant

36700 Hwy 1, Carmel, CA 93940
(831) 624-2933
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Ranked #36 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $30 - $80
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Rocky Point has been a favorite of ours for years. It is now under the direction of a new owner and it is better than ever. The whole restaurant has been renovated, the best being the addition of new outdoor seating. If you are looking for a great place to enjoy quality food and service, that offers wonderful ocean side... More 

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San Carlos, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went for our annual whale watch for lunch, late January.Got there, with reservation, at 11:30 and picked out our perfect outdoor seatof this astounding view.Three of us shared a yummy Mediterranean appetizer with hummus, olives, giant capers, interesting peppers, huge Italian beans and some carrots.With a side of pita this was plenty for apps.Lunch included a very beautiful and generous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I found the totally renovated Rocky Point restaurant to be one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Exquisite meals, California's best wines and a view like none you have ever seen. It is like dining in the middle of a national park on the sunny California coast. Located at the north end of California's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Lived in Pebble Beach since 2000 and we have driven by Rocky Point many times. However, first time stopping today (Jan 17, 2015) while taking dogs for drive down towards Big Sur. Absolutely loved the experience. Pet friendly patio seating of which they provided water dish for the dogs and brought a hot dog off the kids menu. While we... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I stopped in for lunch by accident while driving down PCH and we are very glad that we did! The food was well prepared and delicious, the service excellent and the view spectacular! Would definitely consider going back next time we are in that part of CA!

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us for the view if not especially for the food however we did eat there as traffic going in the other direction was backed up for miles. While the food was nothing to write home about it was certainly good and adequate and the view was in fact stunning. Given the location I think it... More 

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Carmel, California
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32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Has been around for many years....had been ordinary fried seafood forever....a phenomenal view, but ordinary food.....new ownership, new chef, same phenomenal view and a new restaurant....food good, service good as well, and a great stop going north or south to or from Big Sur....

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Houston, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Perched up high by the coast you get a wonderful view of the Pacific ocean. What makes it more memorable is the tasty food that matched the setting. I had the swordfish which was delicious.

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Salvador, BA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It is an obligatory stop on the trip across the west coast of USA. The restaurant is located almost over the sea, with a unimaginable view of the vast sea, the rocks, the Creek and the nature. The service is amazing and the food excelent. I ordered a Clam Chowder soup and I loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This restaurant was very close to where we stayed near Big Sur - it's easy to miss given it's location on the highway so you'll need to watch carefully. Overall, very very pleasantly surprised. The day we visited it was beautiful and warm for the end of November so we sat outside on the balcony. Was really pleasantly surprised how... More 

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Additional Information about Rocky Point Restaurant

Address: 36700 Hwy 1, Carmel, CA 93940
Phone Number: (831) 624-2933
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian

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