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“We had a great dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Fisherman's Grotto

Old Fisherman's Grotto
39 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
831. 375.4604
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Ranked #26 of 261 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $25 - $40
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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“We had a great dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant on Friday night. The place was packed but we could still get a nice table by the window where we could enjoy the view. The service was great and the goods was very delicious. We tried special menu of the day and wasn't disappointed. We loved our food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Clam Chowder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were looking for a restaurant to taste the famous chowder and we did not make a mistake. The service and the food were really good. The clam chowder simply awesome.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good place for delicious fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We went there in a group of four. Nice dark lit interior, very good service and reach enough but readable menu.

At the beginning we had salads, which were just a mix from the supermarket. But then everyone ordered different type of fish and all of them were fresh and delicious (my favorite sword fish and tuna). Accompanied by Pinot Grigio from Sonoma Valle they made our day! Desserts were American style with deep fried cheesecake as a star.

So I would recommend to stay with the fish and do not experiment further. But this is definitely a place to come back!

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“Very good food. Regret we could not order more.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We made a reservation for this restaurant for a Thursday night dinner. Upon arrival we were promptly seated by the window with a view of the bay as we requested upon making a reservation. They offered a free simple appetizer and we've got fried calamari and fried artichoke hearts. None of these was remarkable. For a drink I ordered Top shelf Bloody Mary which was really good and my wife had a Lemon Drop which was equally good. Before the main entry we decided to share a cup of clam chowder and it was by far better most of the chowders we ate in New England where we live. There were two main entries on the menu which I wanted to try - Bouillabaisse and a seafood paella. Both portions were big according to the server and we decided to share the paella as we were already pretty full with the seafood from the lunch. Paella was interesting, not excellent but very good. I wish I could try their Bouillabaisse but we were leaving the next morning

  • 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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“Great Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Whow what a treat some great Seafood in beautiful surroundings with great views. I opted for the Grilled Artichoke and Calamari as a starter followed by The Fisherman's Wharf Platter which was half Dungeness Crab, Grilled Shrimps, Scallops and Crab Cake, served with sweet corn risotto and sauteed organic vegetables. It was delicious and perfectly cooked. The service was excellent and well worth the visit. there is so many restaurants to choose from on the pier, but this choice was right for me.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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