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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
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is just amazing. The burger was tasty and the service was good! But the best is to take a tiny hike to the shore and enjoy the sea view!

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Thank Frowin
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped on way to BIg Sur For a quick lunch , my driver insisted we must check the view out . He is absolutely right , the restaurent is situated in the best possible location for a spectacular view of the bay . The service and food is good , not really that critical . We had burgers ,... More 

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Thank 69tiger888
Bedford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent choice of menu, great service and food although we just had a snack. Great views and there was a wedding underway in the gardens. Great place to stop on the way down Route 1.

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Thank Adrian S
Reston, Virginia
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of course was great, suggest making a reservation even for lunch because by the time we left at 12:30 is was packed. You will pay for the view. We spent over $75 and didn't even order wine. Suggest before you leave walk over to the view off the lower parking lot. Service was excellent. I like it when... More 

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Thank Barry G
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit to this landmark, family owned establishment. The manager Amy, has hired an amazing staff of top-notch quality. My fish was absolutely amazing. It was as fresh as anything I have ever had in Seattle, Hawaii, Caribbean etc. The chef says it is brought in fresh every single day. I have been to this restaurant on... More 

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Thank Seattle-Black
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reputation is well earned. The spectacular location location location on the Monterey coast overlooking a rocky shore is just the beginning. Every table is next to or within a row of the windowed walls. The food was excellent. We shared a seafood (crab and bay shrimp and a prawn) cob salad. We tested the blue cheese dressing (to choose... More 

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Thank Palmer R
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had dinner here. As mentioned by most reviewers the view here is spectacular. The food was decent. Our server, Austin was great. He had really good energy and when we asked him to take a picture of us, he went out of his way to pick out a really good, scenic spot. I really appreciate that kind of service.

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Thank mrousseau09
Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Rocky Point for a light lunch on our way along Highway 1. The first thing to be clear on - the views and the scenery are stunning. We sat out on the terrace in the sun looking out at the ocean which was wonderful. In terms of the restaurant, it doesn't quite match the incredible view. When we... More 

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Thank James O
Hebron, CT, USA
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fine. The wait-staff friendly, but don't kid yourself. This is all about location, location, location. Come for lunch nad spend the afternoon on the terrace overlooking the Ocean. It is a $$$$ view for $$ - good value.

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Thank David-from-CT
Atlanta
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is like a baby in nature's cradle. Awesome dining experience at sunset. This cliff restaurant with its elite gentry is perfectly romantic and uber. Elaborate menu options and excellent seating in open under the sky over the mountains by the sea. To all those love birds, this is perfect place to propose and get engaged. There are several decks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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