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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 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
Reviewed May 11, 2017

The view of course was great, suggest making a reservation even for lunch because by the time we left at 12:30 is was packed. You will pay for the view. We spent over $75 and didn't even order wine. Suggest before you leave walk over...More

Thank Barry G
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

This was my third visit to this landmark, family owned establishment. The manager Amy, has hired an amazing staff of top-notch quality. My fish was absolutely amazing. It was as fresh as anything I have ever had in Seattle, Hawaii, Caribbean etc. The chef says...More

Thank Seattle-Black
Reviewed May 7, 2017

The reputation is well earned. The spectacular location location location on the Monterey coast overlooking a rocky shore is just the beginning. Every table is next to or within a row of the windowed walls. The food was excellent. We shared a seafood (crab and...More

Thank Palmer R
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Recently had dinner here. As mentioned by most reviewers the view here is spectacular. The food was decent. Our server, Austin was great. He had really good energy and when we asked him to take a picture of us, he went out of his way...More

Thank mrousseau09
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited Rocky Point for a light lunch on our way along Highway 1. The first thing to be clear on - the views and the scenery are stunning. We sat out on the terrace in the sun looking out at the ocean which was...More

Thank James O
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The food was fine. The wait-staff friendly, but don't kid yourself. This is all about location, location, location. Come for lunch nad spend the afternoon on the terrace overlooking the Ocean. It is a $$$$ view for $$ - good value.

Thank David-from-CT
Reviewed May 4, 2017

It is like a baby in nature's cradle. Awesome dining experience at sunset. This cliff restaurant with its elite gentry is perfectly romantic and uber. Elaborate menu options and excellent seating in open under the sky over the mountains by the sea. To all those...More

Thank Anupam S
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Did not like the food: my Roasted Half Chicken was made of a leg , a thigh and a drumstick...and I accepted it. Never accept unacceptable food. The views are great, though.

Thank CHogas
Reviewed May 3, 2017

One of our favorite places in the world. Rustic but feeling of warmth with fireplaces in each room including outside patio's at ocean's edge also having fireplaces. The bar area is our choice because of the view and attention you get from one of the...More

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