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Rocky Point Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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36700 Hwy 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Scenic view

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  • 177
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch with an amazing view

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Mel Lee A
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Houston, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Houston, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Minneapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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stanford
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36700 Hwy 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, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian

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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