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“Poor service; poor excuse” 1 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 #43 of 148 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.
Hilo, Hawaii
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Poor service; poor excuse”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Yes, customers came in at a steady flow filling up this restaurant. We were the second group in. Waited and waited to be served our meal. 4 groups got served before us and they arrived and ordered after us. The waiters excuse, "we are getting smashed." We ordered chowder and sandwich, excuse not accepted.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and very happy with the advice. It is a very busy spot so reserve ahead. Awesome service and friendly staff!

Visited October 2013
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restauranteurCarmel, Owner at Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thanks for recommending us! I'm delighted to hear you experienced friendly and attentive service. Hope you get a chance to dine with us again soon!

All the best,
Kenneth, Owner
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San Francisco, California
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“Casual seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Wanted to have a light dinner, got a reservation since it was a busy weekend. Had a Crab Louie salad and it was really good, filling, plenty to eat. Their bread was great, this sweet cranberry bread was addicting as our waitress Victoria pointed out. She was a sharp, witty and excellent.
My husband had clam chowder and it was really good, not too creamy and salty.
Casual place, entrees looked expensive, but our meal was very satisfying. Wine list was a little limited especially by the glass, but I was able to get a tasty Pinot Noir.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 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, November 1, 2013
Happy to hear you enjoyed the Crab Louie salad! We prepare it with fresh crab so that the flavor really pops. It's nice to know you appreciate it. I'll be sure to let Victoria know you appreciated her as well. Hope to see you and your husband back again soon!

Take care,
Kenneth, Owner
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Henderson, Nevada
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“Perfect ending to a perfect day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We joined dear friends for our final dinner in Carmel. What a good choice we made out of the many establishments in Carmel! We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our server was Nicole and there are not enough superlatives to describe her friendliness, helpfulness, and recommendations. The food was excellent. Our friends had the filet and raved, my husband had prawns which he enjoyed and I loved the seafood Cobb salad. We were not going to have dessert until we saw the dessert menu!! YUM! Nicole saw that I received raspberry sauce over my homemade vanilla ice cream!! Now THAT is a way to end a meal! Will most definitely return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 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, November 1, 2013
Hi Judy,

I'm thrilled to hear we were the perfect ending to a perfect day! I'll be sure to let Nicole know you appreciated her exceptionally warm and helpful service. I hope to see you again the next time you're craving seafood!

All the best,
Kenneth, Owner
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Toronto, Canada
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“A Bit Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were drawn here by the crowds and promise of fresh seafood. Our food wasn't bad, but it was mediocre. My tuna was nicely seared, but the texture was flabby and the accompanying noodle cake seemed to be made up of bits of leftover pasta of different shapes. My husband's seafood pasta was ok, but he found it bland. Dinner service is very fast and we were out of there in well under an hour. We would not return - there are much better choices in Carmel.

  • Visited October 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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