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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
Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend coming here if you are with your partner, very romantic spot for some dinner. We arrived about half an hour before sunset and the views were stunning. They were very busy and we had to wait half an hour for our table. Once seated the waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. The food itself was okay, overpriced, but... More 

Thank Lorcan B
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were seated next to a family of 12. The waiter gave all his attention to this table and we got terrible service. For a $200 lunch one would expect to not have to wait 15 minutes for a drink order and have to ask four times for mayonnaise that was ordered the first time with a sandwich. The chicken... More 

Thank Mary W
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful views on the cliffs, overpriced food. The place has really bad acoustics, the restaurant was 1/4 full and still very noisy. The food: We ordered the Caesar salad with grilled prawns - store bought lettuce with 2 cherry tomatoes, no flavour or nutritious. Calamari strings - a little soggy but really nothing special about them, store bought dressing.

Thank ShaniWan
Saline, Michigan
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you look at a visit to Rocky Point Restaurant as being more about a fine view (actually, an awesome view) than fine food, you will appreciate it more. The food here is lackluster but not terrible, and the same can be said of the wine list. But, it's priced like fine dining. This is off putting when you open... More 

Thank DeeWhyte
Lafayette, California
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549 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had intended to head further south to Big Sur for lunch - but stopped at Rocky Point due to the road closures further south. It turned out to be an excellent decision. The restaurant sits on a beautiful point a few miles south of Carmel with spectacular views of the coast. The facility itself is attractive,... More 

Thank LightFighter
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant not so much because we were hungry, but more for the fact we wanted to eat with a great view of the coast. It was Easter Sunday lunchtime and we managed to get a window seat without any problem, but I think we got lucky as people were having to wait when we left. I can't... More 

Thank Richard D
Rocklin, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've driven by here so many times on drives along the coast and don't know why we never stopped. We were looking for lunch places as we planned to drive down to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to see the Waterfall. We found Rocky Point on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We got there a bit... More 

Thank Islands4me22
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167 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our reservation was made weeks before for five o'clock so we could watch the sunset. Unfortunately that didn't happen due to it being a cloudy day. It wasn't raining nor windy so sat outside. OMG. What a view. I see why it's called Rocky Point. The restaurant is literally on a rock overlooking the ocean. Who needs food? Several people... More 

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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is stunning. We pulled up at 11:00 AM about a 1/2 hour before the restaurant opened. It was an overcast blustery day with intermittent light rain. The restaurant maintains a series of trails that run along the cliffs; so we hiked around and took numerous photos of the pounding surf, rocks and view. Once the restaurant opened we... More 

Thank Robert E
Carmel Valley, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property has seen its ups and downs but they seem to have it all together now. The crab cakes are spectacular! Great view and good service.

Thank Brandon W

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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