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Rocky Point Restaurant

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36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724 (Palo Colorado Cyn)
+1 831-624-2933
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An extensive menu, both food and dessert. Friendly staff and amazing food. I can't wait to come back and explore the menu more.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate late lunch there today. Food was great and the view was all the other reviewers say. Our waiter Kevin was fantastic. I had the French Dip. After lunch we walked the trails around the cliff and it was beautiful, it reminded us of Scotland. They have lights around the cliffs which tempted us to go there in the evening.... More 

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Russells Point, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove down here last week before heading back to Carmel and Santa Cruz for the day. The fairly short drive South of Carmel was SO worth it. The setting, inside and out, is fabulous. We went outside and sat in some Adirondack chairs while we waited for our lunches to be prepared. A big bonus was that the burgers... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a unique place in the area full of small vista points and tremendous private properties. Here you will not only have a good lunch or dinner but you will also enjoy the perfect views of the Pacific Ocean and the impressive cliffs. There's a terrace which is great in a sunny day. Service is good may be with... More 

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had never been to this restaurant until yesterday. We drove down the coast south of Carmel and stopped for a late lunch. The restaurant is perched on the top of a cliff-like ridge and offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean both north and south. We split a Caesar salad and a fabulous burger, while we... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a reservation for the latest seating, which is usually at sunset. Venture down the trail to grab some photos of the view. It's absolutely fantastic. Advanced photo tip: Perfect op to use 3 stop hard edge Grad ND filter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this on our most recent trip to Monterey since the road to ventana/post ranch was closed due to a collapsing bridge. This place has a great view of the coast and the bixby bridge. Lots of outdoor seating and adirondack chairs to lounge while taking in the sun and view. Food is pretty standard -- think sandwiches and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the short drive south from Monterey to Rocky Point restaurant, for lunch. Three of us were seated immediately, without reservations. I had a delicious burger and my friends had the grilled chicken sandwich. Generous portions, nice presentation, STUNNING VIEWS of the coast.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place on the ocean. Staff great and the food was wonderful. My sister and I were visiting a cousin who lives in Carmel. We loved this place so much we ate there twice in our 5 day visit. We went during happy hr ommended to a friend and his wife who were going to be going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from this restaurant are not to be believed they are so great. And surprise! The food is good too. And so is the service. This place is a well run fountain of hospitality. We had a seafood chowder here to die for. The restaurant has been here since 1947, so the latest and greatest have all dined here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
    (Palo Colorado Cyn)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit stops one mile north of Rocky Point Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-2933
Rocky Point Restaurant is open at 11:30 am to sunset. Please call 831.624.2933 for additional information. Rocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel, a mere fifteen-minute scenic drive, on 36700 Highway 1, between Carmel and Big Sur, offering spectacular views of the sea and shore from all window tables. We are open every day - all day. Our guests may enjoy whale spouting, sea otters and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our ocean terrace or in our lounge, or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean. After sunset, our powerful floodlights illuminate the rocks and shore. Please call for reservations.

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