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Monterey, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

If you stop in Monterrey you have to go down to the old wharf. Clam chowder, and bring a sweater and have a great walk

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kirsten T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice walk and you get to try the most amazing chowder from different restaurants. There are places where to buy tickets to go whale watching.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bab C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun place to visit, look out over the harbor, pick up some trinkets and/or enjoy one of the many restaurants. Our favorite restaurant was Old Fishermans Grotto. We thought the food was fantastic and the service staff were great.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank W1707GDjeffm
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can get a pancake bigger than your plate. Walk around and see all the fishing boats. Very relaxing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pink store at the entrance to the wharf called the Harbor House. Great Ladies. There hearts are very comforting. My wife bought some gifts for my son. And told them it going to be our Anniversary. They gave my wife a small gift. Wow...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank desending
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the retro feel of the place, old fashioned and a happy vibe. Had a lovely half hour watching the boats leaving, the seals lounging about and of course trying the clam chowder.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Joasi23
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bunch of restaurants and souvenir shops. A lot of clam chowder to sample.The food was great tasting, but shop around before picking one

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring a sweater or buy one at the shops. It can be quite cool walking down the wharf. My favorite place to eat is Crabby Jim's.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank campingangel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice during our weeklong stay at Pacific Grove. Both times we had drinks and lunch while overlooking the water. There are many restaurants here to chose from and both of the ones we visited had delicious food. I’d like to try all of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dantr999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We moved from California 10 years ago and looked forward to our old haunts and the Wharf is one of them! Wife felt cold and wanted a new jacket, whci she found for $19.95!!! Several of the restaurants enticed us and all looked good. All...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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June 15, 2019|
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Response from desending | Reviewed this property |
1. Visit Monterey Aquarium. 2 Old Cannery. 3 Atos. 4. Carmel. The winery to many to name. Check Big Sur Camping. But it might be full. And crowded with people. So plan on staying the night there to rest. And relax a... More
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if any special events will happen on New Years Try the web search.
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
There are two different places the main pier and then there's a pier little bit farther north they fish off of both of them and because it's pier fishing almost anytime