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“Nom nom nom” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
On 6th Between San Carlos & Dolores, Carmel 93921, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 1500
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Ranked #39 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: At Flaherty's...Fish is Everything! We know good seafood, we know how to buy it and we know how to prepare it. Unlike most restaurants (even the best of them) where fish is often a secondary item on the menu...at Flaherty's it's all about seafood. Here, you will experience a small town, comfortable, family atmosphere, where quality ingredients and quality preparation come together with quality service. We also include gluten free items in our menu to provide all of our customers with the best service possible. It's who we are...come and experience seafood like it was meant to be.
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16 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nom nom nom”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We tried quite a few of the appetizers. While in the area, we wanted to try the sand dabs and though it was not on the menu as a starter, they were kind enough to create one for us. Our favorites were the calamari & tuna and salmon tartare (I still think longingly of it). We had fresh oysters too and my sister (who likes them) assures me they were good- they're just never going to be my favorite.

It's located downtown so parking can be a trick, but we were right next to the front window and it was fun to watch the town stroll by.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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restauranteurCarmel, Owner at Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thanks for recommending us on TripAdvisor! I'm happy to hear you and your sister enjoyed all the appetizers you tried. Hope to see you back again soon!

All the best,
Kenneth, Owner
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“Always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have been here many times and, on this visit, enjoyed dinners here on two different nights. Hardly gourmet but lively with a wide choice of seafoods, well prepared and presented. Limited wine list but the selections are quite adequate. If you don't mind being squeezed in amongst a lively and often noisy clientele, then you should try Flaherty's. Recommended. We will return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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restauranteurCarmel, Owner at Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thanks so much for recommending us! I'm glad to know you've enjoyed fresh and delicious seafood every time you've visited. That's the goal! I sincerely appreciate all your support, and I look forward to your next visit.

Best,
Kenneth, Owner
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Carmel, California
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great attempt to redeem after a bad meal several years ago.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After years of going not having gone to Flaherty's we tried it again to horrible results. But the manger gave us a card to come back and have a meal on the house. We've held the card for two years and finally went back, we are locals. We gave the card to the waitress right away and everything was wonderful. Prompt service, hot food and a surprise dessert to share. Was it an excellent experience yes but was it because of the card? We'll find out on our next visit which won't be two years from now.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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restauranteurCarmel, Owner at Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you so much for giving us a second chance. I'm delighted to hear that everything was wonderful this time. We have learned from our mistakes in the past in order to better serve our customers in the future. Looking forward to your next meal with us!

Take care,
Kenneth, Owner
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“Must have hit it at the wrong time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Mediocre food and service. Ate here at the bar late in the afternoon. One bartender was running the whole operation. There were only about 10 customers, but when one guy was handling drinks, taking orders, delivering orders, handling checks, bussing tables, etc., it was not a smooth operation.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The freshest seafood & dog-friendly too :-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Carmel River Inn recommended this restaurant to us and gave us a coupon as well. The waitresses could not have been sweeter or the food fresher. I asked for a simpler preparation for my scallops and they were happy to oblige. The sauce on my mates salmon was exquisite and our veggies were 1st steamed & then roasted & tasted wonderful. They had lil' dog biscuits for our Golden. We were seated in an area out of the breeze and it had heaters available as well. It was an enjoyable experience for all of us and we will definitely be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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restauranteurCarmel, Owner at Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you Ahlia! I'll be sure to let the staff know you appreciated their friendly and helpful service. Hope to see you the next time you're craving seafood!

Best,
Kenneth, Owner
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