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Old Fisherman's Grotto

39 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
831. 375.4604
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Ranked #22 of 257 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
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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Everett, Washington
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128 reviews 128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had dinner here last night around 9p. Nice dark cozy booth by the window. Food and wine were both good and they were offering 25 percent off bottles of wine. Service was a little slow and when we asked about our appetizer the waiter admitted he forgot to put the order in! Before heading into the... More

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sonoma county
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant as well as the Fish Hopper are owned by the same family, The Shake's. Consistently good quality seafood and service. Both locations offer great views of the Monterey bay.Their sandabs are melt in your mouth good. As for the clam chowder, not a lot of clams. There is a lot of creativity in the presentation of the dishes.The... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went to this restaurant because we had a discount voucher provided to us from the whale watching tour and of course the free taster sample of chowder that enticed us at the door. A free entrée of calamari also helped seal the deal (which was also delicious!). Great quality and highly recommended.

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Derby, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place doesn't seem like much from the outside, but on the inside it is very romantic and a great place for your last meal before you head out of town! The chowder is delicious. The services is excellent. The food is plentiful and I would recommend this place for a very nice meal.

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Redding, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Went with a few friends for dinner this week. We started with calamari, then on to a cup of chowder, and then the Captain's Plate. The food was great, decent service and a pretty cool location. We sat upstairs, which I would think was a better view. The water, however, was absolutely disgusting. Not sure what was going on...but awful.... More

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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After whale watching - saw 60-70 humpback whales - we stopped at Old Fisherman's Grotto for a late lunch. We were hustled at the door with a free sample of their clam chowder. This immediately sold my wife but I wasn't ready. The guy offered us a free appetizer and that made the sale... so the lesson learned is to... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We looked and the menu and were impressed, but the sign out front sealed the deal. "No Strollers, No Booster seats and people with loud children will be asked to leave." Now that might upset some people, especially if they have unruly kids, but there is nothing worse than paying top dollar for a good meal and having it spoiled... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After a long day at Point Lobos, my husband and I were both famished. We wanted a casual seafood place to eat and found several on the pier so we thought we would try this one. (And yes, they lured us in with their tasty claim chowder.) After a 30 min wait to be seated, we finally got our table,... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Found on trip and went along without a reservation, the staff told us a table would be 20-30 and gave us a pager (great system). We walked along the pier and within 20 mins the table was ready: candle lit, overlooking the sea, cosy. We had chowder and the Fisherman's wharf combination plate- both delicious! We ordered a bottle of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We dine at the restaurant after a whale watching tour. We tried to make reservation with open table but it was sold out. However at the entrance, the hostess gave us a beeper and told us that there was 1:00 hour waiting. We waited while shopping and walking the pier. The wait was finally 30 minutes. Excellent fish (flaunder). Steak... 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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