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Rocky Point Restaurant

36700 Highway 1, Carmel 93921, Monterey, CA 93953
831 624-2933
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Ranked #85 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped here on our PCH trip last week. The views and photos from the restaurant (inside and out) were the best I got during the whole trip (SF to LA). The menu was quite diverse, from casual to elegant. My Club sandwich and salad were excellent, my friend's Shrimp Cocktail great. Don't miss it!

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Castroville, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

One of the top three meals I have ever had in my sixty five years. But the food can't match the view. The best time is to reserve one half hour before sunset then after the sun sets and the beach/rocks lights come on.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Words cannor express how beautiful and scenic this place is. Overlooks the ocean with breathtaking views. Food is okay but you don't go there for the food as much as the view.

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Monterey, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Can't get better than this! Having lunch from the most amazing view in California. I had the luncheon special of the today. A bowl of artichoke cream soup and scallops on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes with vegetables. It was fabulous. The staff was great!

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Sacramento, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous, scenic view of Big Sur, not a bad seat in the house. We enjoyed a delicious burger, steak, and seafood salad, but the winner was the smoked salmon sandwich on brioche. There was a slight mix up with the kitchen, but the management went out of their way to make things right and no better place to spend an... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Luckily we just stopped in and had forgotten about the reviews I read here. The restaurant has one of the best views we saw on the coast. Our meal was very good. We had some very friendly service, maybe these are new owners since the bad reviews here. We really enjoyed it, a nice meal and fantastic view of seals... More

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Kingston, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We happened upon this place while driving north along Hwy 1. Showed up without a reservation and were greeted warmly. It was early and we were trying to catch the sunset. Every table has a great view of the ocean with some seating outside. Since we really weren't hungry for a full dinner, we asked if we could share an... More

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Salinas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

First time back since the new ownership and makeover. Our food was delicious, our waiter was awesome, and of course the view was divine. They were out of a few things, kinda of a bummer and we were disappointed to see it relatively empty of diners on a Sunday night. If you have not been back since its reopening, you... More

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was just reading other reviews and thoughtthatrestaurant must have changed something at the time we visited last week. We had a lunch there. The food was very good quality, theservice quick and corteous. And of course the view was the best ingredient

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was by myself for dinner with no reservations but they were not that busy yet. Luckily I was put next to the window to watch the beautiful sunset even if it was in the back corner. The clam chowder was excellent but the escargot was awful.

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