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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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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 today via mobile

Truly spectacular location along Route 1. Make sure you know where to turn because not overly well marked. Great place for lunch if you are visiting Big Sur and has both great indoor and outdoor seating as well as some trails that go in front...More

Thank jadon06
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was fabulous. Service was great - thanks Skip! The restaurant is mostly glass so you have a beautiful view of the ocean and of the sun setting. We loved it.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to enjoy a nice view of the Big Sur coast, have some good food and enjoy a fun night out. Rocky Point exceeded every expectation. The views are amazing- you can hike around trails, go out on the point, and watch the waves...More

Thank jpsfl1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by this beautiful place for lunch. We sat outside with wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean! Lunch was a bowl of clam chowder and crab cakes. They were delish and well worth the wait to eat there. The wine wasn't bad either. Highly...More

Thank Kalyse G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our second visit to this out of the way Restaurant. I had the grilled tuna and it was very tasty. Husband had ribs--enough for two meals. The views are amazing, so stopping for a cocktail outside would also be an option.

Thank Debskalk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I did a last minute trip to California, and stayed in Carmel for three nights. We found Rocky Point on our drive down to Big Sur. We loved everything about the restaurant...the views are beyond description! The sunsets were amazing, the food...More

Thank JanaRoper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views of ocean and coast line. Found service to be excellent and the food enjoyable .While expensive we rate this experience very worthwhile.

1  Thank AJD102017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the food is good but not great and most of it is overpriced - - but you are definitely paying for this amazing and spectacular view! How often do you get to dine with this view?!! There was plenty of free parking for customers....More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No one can argue that the view and ambience isn't spectacular. Our calamari strips were over fried and I could barely taste the calamari. My wife ordered the curry vegetables but she had very little curry sauce. My crab sliders were superb.

1  Thank GeneralGene
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stopped here for lunch.We drove past it and planned to eat lunch further south, but with the road closed we turned around and came here! So glad we did!!! Lunch was delicious! Their New England Clam Chowder is the best! Awesome salads, delicious grilled...More

3  Thank 610Mary
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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
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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
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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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