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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)
(831) 624-2933
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I had lunch here while driving the coast highway. The food is delicious, the views breathtaking and the service outstanding. Austin waited on us and made wonderful suggestions. A perfect experience all around.

Thank Cheryl L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here twice and both times was lucky enough to get great weather. Sat on the side outdoor deck the first time and the back deck the next. Both had good views but I prefer the "vibe" of the side deck. The food was average but I heard they got a new chef and the food has improved.... More 

Thank Di C
Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu is varied and each dish is perfectly prepared and displayed. You can't beat excellent food and an excellent view.

Thank J O
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad place to visit. The views are splendid, even on a cloudy grey day as it was when we were there. The restaurant is high above the sea and rocks and would have great sunsets. It was busy with lots of people there from the Pebble Beach Concours which was the reason given... More 

Thank Tim K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely lunch with fantastic views which set you up for an awesome drive down the Big Sur. A little prices but worth it for the ambience and also the great wine choices. Great photo opportunities as well!

Thank Simon B
antioch, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel on the ocean side. Its sign is unobtrusive and easily missed. We had lunch there on a weekday in August. Business at the restaurant appeared slow because the Soberanes fire was licking its way south through Big Sur and the nearby Los Padres National Forest. Although there were many servers... More 

Thank rockys_friend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 1130 am for our reserved lunch after a magnificent coast line drive. Definitely a journey as wondrous as the destination. Perched above a breathtaking shoreline, this fine but casual dining experience boasts a creative menu, museum quality plating, and 5 star service. Vegan, seafood and traditional American fare was served quickly and expertly while we gazed spell... More 

Thank Catherine H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must on big Sir. Excellent lectionary. Great staff. This place gets marks only for the location and the ambience created.

Thank UdayMumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view at Rocky Point is spectacular. There is seating inside and outside, but no matter where you sit, the view is amazing. The grounds are also delightful and only available to patrons. The food was very good, with some higher priced seafood options (I had seabass $30=) and lower priced casual options, such as burgers (my husband enjoyed the... More 

Thank Caitlin W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my husband as part of a California road trip, we stayed a couple nights in Carmel. As many others have stated, the views are beautiful! It was a really windy night so we were a little disappointed to have to choose to sit inside - the tables set up outside, along with the adirondack love seats etc... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
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
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-2933
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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