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All reviews clam chowder seafood fisherman's wharf whale watching free samples souvenir shops lots of restaurants sea lions cannery row san francisco nice walk fun place to visit walk around monterey bay boats stroll grotto
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like boats, you should visit Old Fisherman's Wharf...there are plenty. Soak in all the scenery that Monterey has to offer!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank staciaricherson
Reviewed yesterday

we had a good seafood dinner and there were some fun shops on the wharf where we bought a few trinkets. Worth touring around.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ralu25
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All types of restaurants, from snacks to fancy meals. It was nice to see the marina, photograph the people, and try the cuisine.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cedar4604
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in Monterey it is definitely worthwhile visiting the wharf. It is not particularly long or extensive. Nevertheless, there are some nice restaurants (we recommend Dommenicos) and you get very good views of the marina. There are also places where you can book...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of restaurants and shops to keep you entertained as well as boat trips. It's very touristy but it's a good bit of fun and a great place to watch the boats coming and going.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank catp79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to walk along the water and enjoy the views of boats and water and surf. Great restaurant half way down the pier.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jenabaintheworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of restaurants, shops and hotels nearby. Boat excursions use this to push off from. Great to see as the sun goes down.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice for a little stroll if staying locally, lots of places to grab a quick bite and pick a few cheap souvenirs.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ClanClark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wharf is a short walk filled with restaurants. There are also a few shops. Not a lot to do. Good view of the bay.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Traveler76AZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are in the area we always have to stop in here. It's a great walk and yummy treats everywhere. :)

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
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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