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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 259 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Looking for a spot of lunch after an early morning whale watching trip my partner and I thought we'd give this place a try on the back of a local's recommendation and we are very glad we did. Nice comfortable eating area overlooking part of the bay, friendly and helpful staff but above all the best clam chowder I have... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My husband, 13 month old son and I arrived in Monterey around 730 in the evening and this restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel. We walked to the wharf, in the rain, and when we arrived noticed the sign that other reviewers have pointed out stating "No high chairs, no booster seats, no strollers, etc." We stood there... More 

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Concord, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but once inside it won't disappoint. The food is wonderful and the staff is excellent. Has good views of the water if you are by the window.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

First time in Monterey and was told we must visit Old Fisherman's Grotto, and we were not disappointed. The service was very good, and the food was delicious. It may have been the beast steak I've had. Would definitely return if I find myself in the Monterey area.

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Livermore, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice view. Great location on the Wharf. I was a little disappointed in the portion sizes. I normally visit it's sister store on Cannery Row (The Fish Hopper) Over all a good visit.

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Derby, UK
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139 restaurant reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

First I have to say that we ate with friends who live in Monterey who qualify for the midweek "locals special" which means that you really can't go wrong at this place. $16 each gives you free appetizer, starter, main course and dessert, an absolute bargain. I was expecting the quality or portions to suffer as a result but it... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been coming here since 1997 every time I visit with my family in the Monterey area and have always had a consistently good time. Very good food, especially the fresh seafood, and service where even the least of their servers is above average. A Wonderful, warm, adult atmosphere that is kept that way by a No Crying Children,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our meal here was excellent. The service was excellent and totally worth it. Loved the view and the pier.

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Monterey, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Most of us want a good seafood dinner when he chance to get to the coast. This spot delivers with good food, decent service and typical prices for the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Was here on business and dined alone. They have a children policy which I appreciate. Ordered the shrimp scampi with risotto and vegetables. The risotto was fabulous. I loved the sauce for the scampi and the veggies were good. Shrimp was slightly over cooked but it was still good. Server provided a rose at the conclusion of the meal which... More 

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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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