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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%
Travelers talk about
“crab sliders” (19 reviews)
“french dip” (15 reviews)
“burger” (55 reviews)
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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 weeks ago

The views from Rocky Point are amazing, and it is a great experience to enjoy on your trip to the coast. The food is good, but you come for the views and experience. We had a nice lunch and then enjoyed cocktails on the grounds....More

Thank CBrackett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, you should definitely eat here at least once. This and Nepenthe have the most breathtaking views of any restaurants I've been to in California. Yes, you will pay for the privilege ($100 for lunch for 2 with glasses of wine and tip) and...More

Thank avodoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view overlooking craggy cliffs set with an array of coastal flowers, sea birds and crashing waves and stunning deep blue and azzure sea was stunning. We sat outside, it was sunny and sheltered from the wind, the food was ok and with a,little more...More

Thank KyleThomasGimpl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my experience, restaurants that have amazing views usually have really mediocre food and service, because they can fill up based on the view. For that reason I was really hesitant to visit with our large group of 8, including 2 children. We had a...More

Thank lucyandethel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a late lunch, and our server, Selena, couldn't have been nicer! She was so attentive, but not in an annoying way. We knew going in the food would be pricey, and that we were going for the view mostly, so we knew...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Crab Benedict at brunch but it was flavorless. Couldn't taste the crab. Service and view were good but I would not go back. Very expensive ie $26 for Fish and Chips.

Thank WaltGrantsPass_OR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All that I can say is, don't go for the food! We go there for the view and to sit out on the veranda. That is as good as it gets. Wonderful!! Back to the food. My wife had the prime rib sandwich and I...More

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is just amazing. The burger was tasty and the service was good! But the best is to take a tiny hike to the shore and enjoy the sea view!

Thank Frowin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped on way to BIg Sur For a quick lunch , my driver insisted we must check the view out . He is absolutely right , the restaurent is situated in the best possible location for a spectacular view of the bay . The...More

Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Excellent choice of menu, great service and food although we just had a snack. Great views and there was a wedding underway in the gardens. Great place to stop on the way down Route 1.

Thank Adrian S
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I am planning a 60th Birthday celebration for my husband at Spanish Bay Inn and found your restaurant and thought how lovely it was and wondered if I could make a reservation (outside, if good weather .. inside by the window, if coolish) now? It would be for the 19th April around 7:30 pm for 2. I only ask because we are coming from the UK, flying into SFO that day and it is difficult calling from here because of the hour differences. Thank you.
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
We are looking at a double queen balcony room since king balcony is sold out. Will the queen still have two inside lounge chairs? We could choose king patio but it seems upstairs may be better as long as the room is identical with the queens. Also, have they discontinued the evening reception hour? Thanks!!!
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, 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
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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