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Old Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
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Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (231 reviews)
“seafood” (150 reviews)
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Monterey, CA
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"clam chowder"
in 231 reviews
"seafood"
in 150 reviews
"fisherman's wharf"
in 215 reviews
"whale watching"
in 170 reviews
"free samples"
in 29 reviews
"sea lions"
in 140 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 61 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 52 reviews
"fishing boats"
in 18 reviews
"san francisco"
in 51 reviews
"cannery row"
in 110 reviews
"nice walk"
in 31 reviews
"walk around"
in 19 reviews
"monterey bay"
in 36 reviews
"stroll"
in 103 reviews
"taffy"
in 23 reviews
"grotto"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

food is amazing, best filet and lobster anywhere - beats SF, and their pinot noir is a bit pricey but they have an extensive array of reds and the only place to carry my favorite

Thank Teresa A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a real tourist, but sometimes that is ok. It is beautiful, has great bars and restaurants and the shirts and sweaters are inexpensive in case you didn't plan for the cool ocean breezes. In a two mile round trip walk on flat ground...More

Thank BGericke
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good seafood and not trendy. We had rented bikes to ride there and were able to see harbor seals close by resting and swimming.

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cold and windy (but what can you expect in January) but we enjoyed the area. We saw some wildlife and enjoyed the walk.

Thank cactus140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun time, typical tourist area but nice outting, food, and friendly people. Lots of food options and suvoniers. It's fun to walk the wharf and have dinner overlooking the bay. Try it!

Thank Lorrlee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfront and lots of activity on this wharf. There are many regular beach type/souvenir stores. There are also many restaurants that are vying for your business by handing out samples and coupons for free appetizers. It felt a little strange and high pressure, but...More

Thank ksez1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Fisherman's Wharf had been on my bucket list for years. I wasn't disappointed. It has everything. Touristy shops, awesome stuff to do, really fantastic food. Amazing views. We started early ..wandered a couple of hours, took a tour into San Francisco, and came back...More

Thank malpal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If staying in Monterey, would be good to eat. But as a day traveler, the hassle of parking and food smells not worth the views.

Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey has several pay parking lots located nearby.... As you stroll out onto the wharf, many of the restaurants hand out small samples of their clam chowder to lure you into their establishment This place is good for a few fours...More

Thank lwj
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a dozen great dinning and bar establishments along this warf. The fishing and whale watch adventures are someof the best south of San Francisco.

Thank Paul H H
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Roxanne G
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.
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kj1234
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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Diana P
June 29, 2016|
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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
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