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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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 2 days ago

Fantastic venue. Service very good, except the waiters needed cleaner uniforms. Food was ok. but not fantastic.

Thank sshiel2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rocky Point has been through a number of owners and the food was occasionally excellent and generally good. The location cant be beat, the views are superb but even that can not bring us back after the last visit there. The place was packed with...More

Thank AradTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this hidden treasure with breath taking Pacific Ocean view. Nevertheless, with the great power and beauty of the mother nature, within 10 minutes of my arrival, I watched fog "dancing" towards me and the coastline disappeared completely while I felt floating in the...More

Thank HappyGeekyWoman
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have driven past this place for 50 years and finally decided to give it a try. The view is amazing, if very well trodden. The staff was great. I ordered a burger with gluten free bun. The bun came out as hard as cement,...More

Thank MzSandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a gourmet meal go elsewhere. If you want a breathtaking view of what the area is all about this is the place. Food is basic, limited menu, full bar, nice friendly servers, plenty of parking. Great place to have a...More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the best view on the California coast, you might think the restaurant would slack on the food or service. Not!! Such a wonderful dinner (even in the fog) we went back the next day for lunch (much clearer view). Highly recommend!

Thank Rita E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a drive up the Big Sur coastline and were looking for a place to stop for lunch. We spotted the sign for Rocky Point and thought we would give it a try. Great find. The patio was uncrowded and the view was incredible. The...More

Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bixby Bridge was on my bucket list and I finally got to see it in person! However, we were so focused on the drive there that we forgot about lunch. And by we, I mean my husband, myself, and our two kids ages 15 &...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant overlooks the awesome pacific ocean! The food was good as were the waitstaff. The setting was fantastic and the ambiance wonderful.

Thank ggmalcolm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been several times over the past few years and really liked it. Returned more recently in Spring 2018 - what a disappointment! The menu was so bad (basically a poor coffee/sandwich shop style), we had one drink and left without eating this time. Still...More

Thank ronlZ9377WI
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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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 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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