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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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Silver Spring, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped here for lunch yesterday after a beautiful morning spent at Point Lobos admiring the great scenery and walking the trails. We got a table by the window with the most breathtaking view of the Pacific and the coastline. The crab cake sliders we're delish! An added bonus for my husband was that they had GF rolls, so he... More 

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went to this restaurant, for lunch, on the recommendation of the proprietor at the B&B we were staying at in Carmel. The day was beautiful and it was warm for December 23rd (72 degrees) so we sat outside. I had a salad and a Bloody Mary and my wife had a burger and wine. The food was excellent and... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went for Sunday brunch with with local residents and were so impressed. We sat outside and watched the migration of whales. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The wait staff was very attentive. However, the view is just wonderful and hard to find anywhere else. We were there at opening and had our choice of tables. As we... More 

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Pacifica, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My family enjoyed Christmas dinner here. Used OpenTable to make the reservations. Recommend the Boston Clam Chowder, very flavorful without being too spicy, and the crab cake, on a bed of diced tropical fruit, for appetizers. Loved the Tempura Jumbo Prawns with a side of crispy string fries for an entree.Staff were very friendly and the service fast. The place... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 4 of us enjoyed every moment, we were shown the brunch menu. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. Appetizers were good, loved the cheese plate. They have Anchor Steam on tap if your a fan. Cioppino is listed as being spicy hot, my wife asked if they do it not... More 

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Palos Verdes
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The restaurant is nice, right on the cliff overlooking the Big Sur coast. The food is average restaurant fare, far from gourmet. A nice spot for lunch if you're not expecting exceptional food. The staff is efficient and pleasant.

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Carmel, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Hey Locals.....Under new ownership/management/chef. The views are spectacular...inside/outside. Now they have a new patio with firepit tables...perfect for before or after dinner cocktails. The food has made a huge change. Really good now. This has been a hidden gem for years. If your driving down the coast from Carmel/Monterey to Big Sur, or visa-versa, stop here. I PROMISE YOU, you... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were traveling along the Pacific Coast Highway and saw this restaurant. It was lunch time so it was the perfect time to stop. We were seated outside on a beautiful clear day. The view is absolutely amazing. We were all in awe of the beautiful blue ocean and rocks! Our meal came quickly, and the presentation looked amazing. I... More 

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Liberty Lake, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It would be nice to visit this restaurant during the day when the views would be amazing and the menu is more reasonable. I had the Ahi, which I sent back once because it was completely cooked through (a cardinal sin). The second round was better but still a little over cooked and not that good for the price. Another... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Other reviewers have it right. The setting is so spectacular you don't mind spending a few extra dollars per person (that's right - about $10-$20 a couple) for your meal. Where else can you eat along the Big Sur coast and not stop smiling over the view and setting. Food was also excellent but you come for the setting and... 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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