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Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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APPETIZERS‏‏
oysters on the half shell
fresh west or east coast oysters balsamic shallot vinaigrette
$market
baked brie and roasted garlic
ciabatta crisps‏‏‏ / seasonal fruit chutney
$8.95
castroville artichoke
fire roasted, steamed hot, or served cold / dijon mayo / corn and black bean relish / slaw
$9.95
crispy local calamari
seasoned / aioli / cocktail / tartar sauce / corn and black bean relish / slaw
$12.95
sesame-crusted seared ahi tuna
thinly sliced sushi grade / avocado / seaweed salad / ginger / soy sauce / wasabi
$13.95
pacifc fried oysters
(4) panko crusted / corn and black bean relish / slaw / aioli / cocktail sauce
$13.95
bbq oysters
(4) large and freshly shucked garlic butter / parmesan cheese
$14.95
eastern inlet clams
steamed in garlic / shallots / leeks / pesto / butter / white wine / clam broth / clams / mussels or combination
$15.95
penn cove mussels
steamed in garlic / shallots / leeks / tomato / butter / white wine / clam broth
$15.95
dungeness crab cocktail
house cocktail sauce
$16.95
SMALL PLATES
trio of sliders
lobster salad/ bay shrimp / crab salad and flaherty’s slaw
$11.5
potato pancakes and smoked salmon
creme fraiche‏‏‏ / caviar
$8.95
heirloom tomato pizza
roasted garlic, caramelized onions
$13.95
grilled prawns $16.95
free range grilled chicken $15.95
organic vegetables $14.95
SOUPS & CHOWDERS‏‏‏
flaherty’s signature clam chowders
creamy new england or manhattan red
cup $5.95
bowl $8.95
san francisco sourdough bread bowl
$12.95
flaherty’s traditional cioppino
prawns / scallops / fresh catch / clams / mussels / calamari / crab / simmered in a rich roma tomato broth
$18.95
clam chowder and house salad
bowl of our signature soup
$12.95
award winning lobster bisque
artichokes / tomatoes / parmesan
cup $9.95
bowl $11.95
oyster stew
washington oysters / spicy cream / touch of sherry
$16.95
monterey bay fish stew
fresh fin fish steamed in rich tomato broth
$16.95
west coast crab chowder
sweet corn / potatoes
$13.95
SALADS
classic wedge with shrimp
maytag bleu cheese crumbles and dressing / candied walnuts / peppered bacon / tomatoes / red onions
$12.95
without bay shrimp $9.95
flaherty’s mixed greens
cherry tomatoes / two bean salad / balsamic dressing / n.y. russian / country ranch / bleu cheese
$6.95
seafood mediterranean
marinated calamari / bay shrimp / balsamic vinaigrette / feta / olives / cucumber / tomatoes / roasted peppers / red onions / avocado
$15.95
flaherty’s seafood cobb
pacifc crab / bay shrimp / hard-boiled egg / peppered bacon / maytag bleu cheese / tomatoes / avocado / romaine / louie dressing
$18.95
classic caesar salad
salinas valley romaine / parmesan reggiano / roasted garlic croutons / classic caesar dressing
$10.95
grilled prawns $16.95
free range chicken $13.95
ahi tuna $16.95
dungeness crab $18.95
dungeness crab louie
crab folded in louie dressing / cucumbers / tomatoes / romaine / hard-boiled egg / olives / avocado
$18.95
SANDWICHES‏‏‏
sandwiches include flaherty’s slaw choice of our famous fries or caesar salad
amazing brioche crab louis melt
cheddar melted over west coast crab
$16.95
our famous fries
caesar salad
original new orleans po’ boy
crispy panko crusted fried oysters / house po‘ boy sauce / tomatoes / lettuce / onions / grilled roll
$14.95
our famous fries
caesar salad
grilled ahi tuna sandwich with caesar salad
center-cut (generally cooked medium rare) / arugula / tomatoes / red onions / asian vinaigrette / la brea roll
$16.95
our famous fries
caesar salad
lobster louie blt
peppered bacon / pesto-mayo / baguette
$16.95
our famous fries
caesar salad
fresh fish sandwich
arugula / tomato / grilled roll
$market
our famous fries
caesar salad
bay shrimp louie sandwich
arugula / tomato / la brea roll
$15.95
our famous fries
caesar salad
crispy calamari
battered and fried / flaherty’s tartar sauce / lettuce / tomatoes / grilled roll
$13.95
our famous fries
caesar salad
house ground hamburger - black angus ground steak
pickle / l+t / red onions / brioche
$11.5
cheddar $+0.95
jack $+0.95
bacon $+0.95
avocado $+0.95
our famous fries
caesar salad
california chicken club - regional classic
peppered bacon / monterey jack / avocado / lettuce / tomatoes / grilled roll
$13.95
our famous fries
caesar salad
BRUNCH ALL DAY
pacifc crab and avocado omelette
monterey jack / spinach / red onions / heirloom tomatoes / arugula salad / potato pancakes
$14.95
smoked salmon omelette
potato pancakes / arugula salad / heirloom tomatoes
$13.95
crab cake benedict
poached eggs / potato pancakes / spinach / hollandaise sauce / wolferman’s english mufn / fruit
$15.95
FISH & SEAFOOD‏‏
wild caught sand dabs
flaherty’s rice and veggies / lightly dusted with sourdough bread crumbs / beurre blanc
$16.95
english fish and chips
flaherty’s tartar sauce and slaw
$15.95
pan roasted wild salmon
flaherty’s rice and veggies / lemon aioli
$market
seafood sampler
fried / crispy / crunchy / fish and chips / coconut shrimp / scallops / calamari / clams. gluten free available
$market
FRESH FISH
seabass
petrale sole
true cod
salmon
catfish
ahi tuna
swordfish
halibut
trout
red snapper
PASTA‏‏‏
linguine with eastern clams
sauteed in olive oil / garlic / shallots / fresh herbs / diced tomatoes / pesto / white wine butter sauce
$16.95
sausage $+2
classic prawns italiano
garlic / shallots / marinara sauce / capers / pinot grigio / wild mushrooms / artichoke hearts / black olives / imported pasta
$18.95
pacifc crab and cheesy-spinach gnocchi
homemade /‏‏‏ tomatoes / basil cream sauce
$16.95
linguine pescatore
sea scallops / prawns / clams / mussels / garlic / capers / artichoke hearts / mushrooms / black olives / sherry / broth
$18.95
SPECIALTIES
seafood tacos with black beans and rice
(2) tacos served with avocado salsa / fresh cabbage slaw / cilantro pesto. other fresh seafood available
signature fresh fish tacos $13.95
crab tacos $16.95
flaherty’s fish bowl
blackened fresh fish / red and yellow bell peppers / black beans / specialty rice / avocado salsa / flaherty’s slaw / served in a bowl
$15.95
bistro steak and fries
arugula salad / maitre d’ butter
$16.95
coconut shrimp and fries
spicy orange sauce / flaherty’s slaw / pacifc crab and fire-roasted
$16.95
artichoke quesadilla
jack and cheddar cheese / avocado salsa / caramelized onions / green chilies / black beans / sour cream
$16.95
Sponsored by: Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazingly Fresh Oysters!
1. Amazingly Fresh Oysters!
"oysters were fresh (Kumamotos), loved their fish and chips"
J3BD
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2. Award Winning Chowder
2. Award Winning Chowder
"The New England clam chowder is "THE BOMB" "
BarbaricDerek
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3. Great Service,Cozy Atmosphere
3. Great Service,Cozy Atmosphere
"They have always exceeded our expectations. Great place to eat at"
Silvia p
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About
Both restaurants, in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, have been creating daily specialties for almost three decades. At Flaherty's our fish is fresh, caught wild, and are of the highest quality. Our fresh fish is delivered to us daily, sometimes two or even three times a day. At Flaherty's, you will experience a small town, comfortable, family atmosphere, where quality ingredients and quality preparation come together with quality service.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed April 7, 2020

Had lunch here when visiting Carmel as it was recommended by our hotel. The food was delicious and so massive we could barely eat it all! Would definately return.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

We’ve been to Flaherty’s many times and always have had a great meal. Today we had a bowl of clam chowder and salad. Both were hearty portions! Also ordered was the crab and avocado omelette that came with a delicious Caesar salad and incredible potato...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

We eat here every time we come to Carmel. Great seafood. Great drinks. Great ambience. Small. Get the table in the window if there are 2 of you. You can watch people go by.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Food is great and casual dining atmosphere. Service was attentive, and we easily shared the salmon-artichoke pasta (quite rich actually). Chocolate dessert was scrumptious.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Lovely and cosy place to end your day at. Staff is very friendly and helpful if you need any recommendations, both with the food and the wine. We had seafood (two different kind) and looking at the menu it seemed we would've needed at least...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

We've dined here about 3 times now and always have enjoyed our meals. Each time we have been here, we end up waiting for a waitress. It isn't that they are bad, we believe that they just do not employ enough wait staff here. Our...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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revised, Owner at Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Hello, Next time you coming email me. kspilfogel@earthlink.net

Reviewed March 1, 2020

Listed as top place to get clam chowder in a bread bowl and they were out of bread bowls then the service was poor. slow, inattentive yet there were only 3 other tables with customers.....

Date of visit: February 2020
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revised, Owner at Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Sometimes we get a rush on Bread bowls just call ahead .8316018444

Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Casual dining with tremendous fare. Clean establishment, we were treated by a witty attentive staff. While trying to eat right [every now and then anyway] I was hesitant to “settle” for the Dungeness Crab Cobb with so many great options but our server was spot-on...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

Dinner was marvelous here. The calamari was excellent. The shrimp scampi is excellent. The service is fine but at times seems short staffed. The atmosphere is delightful. It is easy to have conversations in the dining room.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

Food is not good...perhaps it’s tourist friendly...or the only place open in the evening. We were excited to come here for the gluten free menu, but it seemed they just added lots of salt to everything for flavor. My fish was raw, and for all...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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revised, Owner at Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Salt is not our thing . My email is kspilfogel@earthlink.net help me out pls describe what you had. It will be worth your help pls . Gluten free is very popular with us . We have a lot of repeat customers thru our 46 Years.

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