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Old Fisherman's Grotto

39 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
831. 375.4604
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Ranked #26 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Scott Street
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Monterey Peninsula, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have had really great memories here as a kid with my family.I do think with complete honesty that this place used to be better when I was a child.The last time I had went there with my family we all had thought that the quantity and quality of the food was not as good as it used to be... More

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Springfield, MO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Nicely located, wonderful views, great menu - except a bit light on appetizer selection - and that's what your coupon will be for. A bit pricey. But everything here will be.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at the old fisherman's grotto during our visit to monterey and we celebrated my dad's birthday here. The restaurant is beatiful and looks like a distinguished sea restaurant of the 40es with vintage furniture. We took the fried calamari for appetizers. They were great, lightly fried but very crunchy, accompanied by ketchup and a lovely bernaise sauce.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A bit dark, more apealing for dinner than lunch, but we really enjoyed the food and dessert (amaretto) was sensational.

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Norfolk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Really nice looking restaurant. They just don't seem to have the customer's interests at heart. Had a meal on one night stay in Monterey. The restaurant is really nice decor & should have great potential. Served by waiter called Iman. We had complimentary voucher for free starter from hotel we were staying in. Iman told us we had to choose... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We have been recommended this place by our hotel and it was absolutely a delicious dinner. We were looked after by Brian, who was extremely professional and welcoming without being intrusive at all. We really enjoyed our main course, the king salmon and the lobster..the fish was fresh and well presented and both the risotto were so tasty. Delicious! Wine... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were given a voucher for a free appetiser when we passed one lunch time so booked a table for the evening. As usual I had Oyster, Dave had a free Calamari starter. I had Crab Salad for main (not the best of the trip but still very good), partner had Surf and Turf with a Lobster Tail - really... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I love shellfish and ordered lobster. The waitress recommanded the redwine. Normally I go for Pinot Noirs from Russian River Valley, but sometimes you just have to try something new. We had been driving US46 through Paso Robles and saw there was a big wine district. And now in this restaurant the waitress recommanded a Zinfandel called Dark Star. And... More

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Gdansk, Poland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had a lunch at this place, generally famous for its crab chowder; the crab chowder was really delicious; unfortunately the second course - seafood linguini was very average - just a few pieces of shrimp, fish etc. and not spicy at all although it was to be puttanesca; could be much, much better for the price;

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Northfield, MN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Early dinner, upstairs window seating! Wide variety of food selections. The food was very fresh & very tasty! A fantastic experience!

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Additional Information about Old Fisherman's Grotto

Address: 39 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831. 375.4604
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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