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Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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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 fun place to visit nice walk walk around monterey bay boats stroll grotto
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Reviewed yesterday

Plenty of shopping and places to eat. We enjoyed walking around and looking at the view as well. Good place for souvenirs.

Thank lynnetravels2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fisherman's Grotto, easily my top pick of clam chowder in California anchors some of the more fly by night restaurants. A fun thing to do is sample all the different kinds of chowder that are offered for free to try and get you in for...More

Thank norcalgnome
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a good place to visit if your hungry or shopping for holiday gifts. We went for the Whale watching trip, but enjoyed the roam around the shops. PLUS it is where “Dock of the Bay” was written by Otis Redding!!!

Thank 747BarryB
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This wonderful area provides lots of entertainment for families and groups. Your selection of food and activities is varied to provide lots of choices. Whale watching, family friendly restaurants and shopping will provide you with several hours of entertainment.

Thank Roxanne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved walking and browsing along this picturesque venue. Lots of history here. Great place do some sailing, or just watch the boats go by.

Thank Barblepa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun experience walking up and down this scenic area. Loved strolling thru the shops and exploring the restaurants.

Thank dianekennedy2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it here. Restaurants excellent. Lunch and dinner. Boat trips excellent. Seals excellent. Otters excellent. We visited during September. Weather perfect. Easy 15 min walk from our Hotel.

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant walk with lots of tacky shops to look in and plenty of tourist trap restaurants. Good for an hours amusement.

Thank phillipdownham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of tacky souvenirs and great seafood restaurants. A fun walk. Also the place you catch the whale watch tour boats. Fun people watching place. We will be back.

Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a very cute little wharf with lots of seafood dining options and a few shops. Check out the Helenite gems at the silversmith at the end of the pier. It’s a very unique and beautiful stone!

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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.
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
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