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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 4 days 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 5 days 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.

Thank AJD102017
Reviewed 6 days 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.

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

1  Thank 610Mary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The California coast is beautiful, but often difficult to see. This restaurant combines food with a fantastic view of the coast. The food is ok, but the view alone makes the trip worthwhile. It's best to make reservations and call ahead to make sure the...More

Thank jazzups75235
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both the restaurant and the decks have great views of the ocean and shoreline. We went here with family for a dinner, and we were hoping to see the sunset. However, there was not a direct sunset view at this time of year. We were...More

Thank karen t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad we drove by this restaurant on our way down to Big Sur, and then came back to dine here on such a beautiful day. Sitting high up on the point with such a magnificent view was worth every penny spent on meals....More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this restaurant! The food, the ambiance, the location, the view and the staff are perfection. Love coming here for an early dinner to watch the sun set over the coast of Carmel. There is no more beautiful coastline in the world. You can see...More

Thank kjhatmaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has something for everyone...enabling all to enjoy its spectacular views. We had a nice lunch here. The prices are high; however, you are paying not only for the food & service, but also the setting. The dress is casual and there are picnic...More

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