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Rocky Point Restaurant

36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
+1 831-624-2933
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab sliders” (24 reviews)
“french dip” (15 reviews)
“cheese bread” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an unexpected treat on a drive down the coast. Our server Salina was phenomenal and gave us tips on how to enjoy the coast while we were there - taking advantage of the trails just in front of the restaurant. My husband got...More

2  Thank Jenna R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The prices were inflated because the view was spectacular but the quality of the food was poor. The $19 hamburger was relatively tasteless until I put a lot of catsup on it. The chowder was okay. The outrageous charge was for 1 Hot Water Svc...More

Thank Willo P
Reviewed 2 days ago

You go to Rocky Point to watch the waves crash against the rocks, the sunsets, the shoreline. It is also a fairly short and lovely drive along the cost south of Carmel. The food is very tasty, although I have gone there just to have...More

1  Thank Bev K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove south from Carmel to the barricade about 25 miles south. Road is out due to landslide (we knew that) and turned around to head back looking for a place to eat. This is a jewel...location on the ocean cliffs, beautiful scenery and awesome...More

1  Thank jbrantmeier
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is a security guard stationed at the entrance road who asked if we were going to have lunch. It's understandable because I'm sure they get plenty of people who go for the view and take away parking for restaurant customers. Anyway, there is plenty...More

1  Thank CaAngie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to stop for lunch when driving along Hwy 1 near Carmel. Beautiful view seen from every table - inside and out. Great waiter, Austin, was super friendly and very attentive. My husbands prime rib sandwich was excellent. My crab salad sliders were missing...More

1  Thank Julie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to have lunch there, and saw so many people were there, too. The service is great, view is unforgettable, food is excellent,, the price is a little bit overpriced, but worth it. Like most people said here, it'll add a positive note on...More

1  Thank yafen4
Reviewed 1 week ago

situated on a sea side cliff, this place is magic..the views from the restaurant of the sea is breathtaking..you come here with your better half or your friends you are guaranteed to have a real good time with some soulful discussions..they have open sitting as...More

1  Thank rpszone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and the view was spectacular!! Great place to stop on the coast for lunch. Highly recommend.

1  Thank V8262PPmichaelt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such an under utilized restaurant with amazing views, and a friendly laid back atmosphere. Service can be a touch slow, but let's face it, this is place in the middle of no where facing the Pacific Ocean, where you should kick back, take...More

1  Thank Becky S
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March 1, 2015|
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Response from Márcio C | Reviewed this property |
I am just a client of the restaurant. I would suggest you to send an email to the place. About the restaurant, it has a spectacular view of the pacific ocean. You would not regret. I think in april will be warmer than in... More
January 14, 2015|
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Response from RockyPointRestaurant | Property representative |
Please accept our apologies for any confusion. Rocky Point Restaurant is a full service restaurant for all dining guests. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to accommodate overnight guests. Please visit many of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs 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, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions
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
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
  • E-mail
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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