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701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016 (Prescott)
MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
831-373-3775
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel...
Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel at home and every guest feels like a celebrity. The Sardine Factory's cachet has made dining in this historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. The award winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Beef; winner the AAA Four Diamond Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for over 25 years.
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    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious expensive food

I went with 4 adults and one 3-year old. Service was professional. Food was delicious. We ordered both seafood and steak. The server was very child friendly. Our only issue was that food was very expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Chwarden
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Davis, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Mesa, Arizona
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

From the atmosphere to the scallops to the last drop of Viognier the sommelier recommended, this was truly one of the most outstanding meals on the California coast. My friends enjoyed a perfectly seared steak while I enjoyed tender scallops and a fantastic vegetable medley. A cocktail at The piano bar was a great way to end the night in... More 

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Napa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I am sure this place was nice at one time but the staff and management don't know about customer service. There was a long lag between appetizers. Our waiter was no where to be found and after a half hour we asked another waiter for a manager. About 15 minutes later our waiter, food and a manager arrived. They didn't... More 

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Miami Fl.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the Sardine Factory last week with my husband. The atmosphere is always appealing. The service was outstanding but the home made pasta with seafood was memorable! Definitely top of our list when visiting Monterey. Great people watching and very attentive staff. We will be back! Coral Gables, Fl.

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Emmett, Idaho
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I, our adult daughter and her friend, dropped in for a quick cocktail while sightseeing in the area. We had a long list of attractions we wanted to see while in Monterey and this iconic restaurant topped the list. We had enjoyed a "dinner to remember" there in the '70's and wanted our daughter to see this... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As you walk into the restaurant there is an unpleasant fishy smell. It is off putting and when we were seated I could see that the place could do with a good clean and the carpet especially probably needs replacing to get rid of the smell. The food is very expensive and there is a stuffy kind of atmosphere. I... More 

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Davis, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I went with 4 adults and one 3-year old. Service was professional. Food was delicious. We ordered both seafood and steak. The server was very child friendly. Our only issue was that food was very expensive.

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Positives: Wait staff is great. Great old building. Lounge and piano bar are fun. Negatives: decor is dated. Food is ok, but needs a new chef. Gordon Ramsey would love to get in here. Try harder on the food end

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Frazier Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We celebrated a birthday/anniversary, and had a wonderful time. This is definitely a great place for a special occasion, but I'd like to try the lounge sometime as well. They were very sweet in our request for a pretty table (we sat in the conservatory) and even brought complimentary desserts. If you register on their email list, you can get... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food and service here are top drawer!! The QUALITY of the food here can't be beat, nor the flavor. The stand out dish here is the abalone soup-it's a MUST HAVE!! Customer service here excels-thank-you Felix. Not a trendy place, just old fashioned excellence.

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My sister-in-law and I went to the Sardine Factory for dinner. Everything was wonderful. We had Abalone Bisque, it was so flavorful. The chopped salad had shrimp, blue cheese and lots of other good things. Their cheesy garlic bread was real tasty. This is a great place to eat when your in the area. This was one of President Regans... More 

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Additional Information about Sardine Factory

Address: 701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
Phone Number: 831-373-3775
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
    (Prescott)
  • Public Transportation: MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-3775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel at home and every guest feels like a celebrity. The Sardine Factory's cachet has made dining in this historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. The award winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Beef; winner the AAA Four Diamond Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for over 25 years.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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