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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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“crab sliders” (28 reviews)
“french dip” (16 reviews)
“cheese bread” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
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 weeks ago

If you go: Sit outside. It was slightly windy so we opted for an indoor table, where it was super hot & there were flies everywhere from windows/doors being open elsewhere. The food was "overpriced Red Lobster" according to my lunch mate. The appetizers were...More

Thank AurorasEnvy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After driving to Big Sur in a thick sea fog we were pleased that had lifted towards Rocky Point so turned in to the restaurant. A security guard was checking cars - obviously travellers would be keen to explore the views but the land is...More

Thank MPD357
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted someplace to have dinner overlooking the ocean and the sunset, and TripAdvisor recommended this restaurant. It's about 10 miles south of Carmel, but it was a nice drive and didn't take too long. The restaurant sits on the edge of a cliff, but...More

Thank BethanieKay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at the RPR with a group of six friends. The menu is on the expensive side for good, but not especially special, food. Service was friendly. The view is spectacular.

Thank TominCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous sunny morning ride to Big Sur followed by lunch here as recommended on Trip Advisor. Four couples stopped for lunch to enjoy the view of Bixby Bridge and the Pacific coast. The sun had disappeared unfortunately and it was cool so we opted to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were coming back from Big Sur and we decided to stop for desserts. The creme brûlée was wonderful and others had the rocky road pie and thought is was fantastic. The view was especially memorable. We were able to sit outside on the patio...More

Thank Annette C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what happened but two years ago this place was fantastic. The view will always be a reason to visit but it certainly won’t be the food

Thank Harold L
Reviewed October 13, 2017

The food was comparable to bad chain restaurants & the prices expensive. Go to Point Lobos to see the view instead & save your money!

Thank newyorkstephanie
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is one very special place to stop for a good lunch. Cannot vouch for the dinner fare but lunch was fine and the views are great. Of course, it is on one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in California or anywhere for...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed October 9, 2017

My wife and I had dined at Rocky Point Restaurant on our honeymoon 44 years ago, and when we made a trip to Carmel last month, we both wanted to return to the restaurant. The food (lunch) was as good as we remembered from our...More

Thank Tom B
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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, 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
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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