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Monterey, CA
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All reviews clam chowder seafood fisherman's wharf whale watching free samples souvenir shops sea lions lots of restaurants cannery row san francisco nice walk walk around great place to visit monterey bay boats stroll grotto
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I grew up in pacific grove and monterey. Took my family on a vacation to see family and friends. A must to see is the fisherman’s wharf and the sea lions . A great place for family .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Abuela6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place! You van watch the otters and sea lions while having lunch at one of the wonderful restaurants. You can't go wrong with the clam chowder! Alot of gift shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glenda4724
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here and went through the stores. Its more of a tourist trap but walked through the wharf and found a cup of coffee as it was morning when we went. It was just an ok experience as I found it run down....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J0hnPM10
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurants that we visited were all very good. We had wonderful seafood there. Always fresh. try all the different clam chowders and pick which one you like the best.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DennisM3833
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to stroll and take photos! Fun seeing the salt water taffy machine. We walked up onto the deck at the end of the wharf and saw sea otters playing in the water! Amazing to watch them!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Crewof7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the pier and tasted every clam chowder sample before making a very educated decision on where to eat lunch. The views from Fishermans wharf are beautiful. We saw a few sea animals in the water, and had a great time walking around. Worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aileen3riley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must stroll if visiting. Lots of good fresh seafood. We know good food and even in its tourist sitting the prices are fair and I couldn’t complain about anything we’ve eaten. Sharp contrast to Cannery row where our food dollars were mostly wasted.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank bumanglags3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a walk on the wharf & visited the fresh seafood market at the end. Would love to have more time in Monterey would definitely have bought fresh fish to grill from there . Prices seemed reasonably & fish looked great

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Colleen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drop by every few years and head out quickly. The downtown across the tunnel is nicer. Traffic is tough too. Great hikes and walks to take instead.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Old Fisherman’s Wharf when we are in the area and want to have lunch or dinner plus spend an additional hour or two looking in the stores for candy or souvenirs. Several restaurants on Old Fisherman’s Wharf offer samples of their Boston clam...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 28, 2017|
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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
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Response from LQGuy | Reviewed this property |
This is a dense area. In high season (roughly May through October) it's over-run with tourists and can be difficult to navigate on foot. I imagine a wheelchair adds an extra layer of difficulty with that. The boardwalk is... More