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Scales Seafood and Steaks

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Wed, 4/24
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Cup 8
Bowl 13
Sourdough Bread Bowl 15
Add Dungeness Crab Meat 6
Award Winning Clam Chowder
Made from Old Fisherman's Grotto Award Winning Recipe
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (5)
Chilled Lemon Poached Prawns and Cocktail Sauce
Crab Cakes
Dungeness Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli and Balsamic Reduction
Crab Mac & Cheese
Oven Roasted Dungeness Crab with Our Aged Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Scales Seafood Sampler
A Fabulous Starter! Two Grilled Shrimp, a Crab Cake and Fried Calamari
Whole Roasted Garlic and Garlic Bread
Roasted Garlic with oven toasted Ciabatta Bread with Garlic Butter and Parmesan Cheese
Oysters Rockefeller (3)
Pacific Oysters topped with Spinach, Bread Crumbs, Bacon, Herbs, Cheese and Hollandaise Sauce
Steamed Clams
Steamed then simmered with Garlic, White Wine, Butter and Parsley
Crab Meat Tower
Layers of Avocado and Dungeness Crab Meat tossed in Lemon Dill Aioli and Fresh Mango
Grilled Artichokes
Castroville Artichoke marinated in Balsamic Vinaigrette, served with Lemon Dill Aioli
Firecracker Prawns (4)
Crispy Beer-Battered Prawns with Avocado Mousse and Papaya Compote
Proudly Using Tanimura & Antle Greens and Local Organic Produce. Add a Cup of Chowder for $5
Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna & Coconut Prawns
Kona, Hawaii Ahi Tuna Seared to Rare, Salinas Valley Organic Mixed Greens, Fresh Fruit, Avocado, and Sweet Chili Vinaigrette
Add Grilled Chicken 5
Add Prawns 7
Scales Classic Caesar
Romaine, Parmesan Cheese with Caesar Dressing, served with hot toasted Garlic Bread
Cobb Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast, Salinas Valley Organic Mixed Greens, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Bacon Crumbles, Chopped Egg and Tomatoes with Ranch Dressing
House Baby Spinach Salad
Tender Baby Spinach tossed with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette, crumbled Sonoma Goat Cheese, Red Onions and Candied Walnuts
Pear & Gorgonzola Salad
Poached Pears served over Salinas Valley Organic Mixed Greens, tossed with Balsamic Vinaigrette and topped with Candied Walnuts and crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
Shrimp Louie Stack
Lemon Poached Shrimp, Salinas Valley Organic Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Deviled Eggs with Thousand Island Dressing
Crab Louie Stack
Dungeness Crab, Salinas Valley Organic Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Deviled Eggs with Thousand Island Dressing
All of our seafood comes from sustainable sources, and is harvested in a manner that does not harm the environment. We are an Associate Partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. Add a House Salad or Cup of Chowder to Any Entrée for $5
Swordfish Veracruz
Kona, Hawaii Swordfish, Veracruzana Sauce with Creamy Risotto and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Market Price
Wild Salmon
Apricot-Jalapeño Glazed Wild Salmon, Roasted on a Cedar Plank with Creamy Risotto and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Macadamia Crusted Halibut
Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Organic Vegetables and Tropical Fruit Sauce
Pacific Sand Dabs
Sand Dabs Lightly Breaded in Panko, Lemon Caper Sauce, Tomato Relish with Caramelized Onion Risotto and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Fried Shrimp
Beer-Battered Prawns with French Fries, Served with Tartar Sauce and Cocktail Sauce
Grilled Ahi Tuna Stack
Kona, Hawaii Ahi Tuna, Sesame Crusted and Seared to Rare, Sweet Chili Sauce and Fried Lotus Root with Creamy Risotto and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Fish and Chips
Beer-Battered Cod with French Fries, served with Tartar Sauce and Malt Vinegar
Shrimp Scampi
Large Shrimp sautéed in Garlic, Tomato, Butter and Lemon. Served with Caramelized Onion Risotto and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Tender Monterey Calamari Dusted in Seasoned Flour, Deep-Fried to a Golden Brown, Served with French Fries, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and Lemon
Grilled Scallops
Ginger-Lime Beurre Blanc, Toasted Israeli Couscous and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Surf and Turf
5 ounce Filet Mignon covered with Mushrooms and a 6 ounce Lobster Tail, served with a Twice Baked Potato
14 Oz Boneless Ribeye
Topped with Herb Pound Butter on Twice Baked Potato and Grilled Asparagus
14 Oz Certified Angus Beef New York
Tender and flavorful, Charbroiled to perfection, topped with Herb Pound Butter. Served with Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
10 Oz Filet Mignon
The very finest cut! Tenderloin Charbroiled with Green Peppercorn Demi-Glace and Onion Rings. Served with Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
12 Oz Maple Soy Skirt Steak
A delicious cut of tender Beef marinated in a Maple Soy Sauce, with Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Breast sautéed with Mushrooms and Wine. Served with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Chicken Picatta
Seared Chicken Breast, Capers, Fresh Herbs, Butter, and White Wine over Pappardelle Pasta
Add a House Salad or Cup of Chowder for $5
Seafood Paella
An Array of Shrimp, Clams, Fresh Fish, Lobster, Bay Scallops, Spicy Spanish Chorizo with Saffron Rice
Papa Shake's Cioppino
Prawns, Half Dungeness Crab, Clams, Bay Scallops and Fish, Simmered in Our Rich Marinara Sauce, served with Garlic Bread
Fisherman's Wharf Platter
1/2 Dungeness Crab, 2 Grilled Shrimp, 1 Grilled Scallop and Crab Cake. Served with Caramelized Onion Risotto and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Captainʼs Plate
Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops and Salmon broiled with a Lemon Herb Sauce. Served with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Sautéed Organic Vegetables
Market Price
Whole Crab
Market Price
King Crab Legs
Market Price
Whole Lobster
Twin 6 Oz Lobster Tails
Fresh Pasta Made Daily
Linguini Isabella
It's named after our Mom so you know it's the best! A Bounty of Bay Shrimp, Chopped Clams and Scallops Simmered with Fresh Tomatoes, Green Onions, Garlic, Butter and Cream over Linguini Pasta
Add Prawns (Each) 3
Add Chicken 7
Fettuccini Alfredo
Fettuccini tossed with a traditional Alfredo Sauce
Eggplant Parmesan Over Vegetables and Pasta
A variety of fresh Sautéed Organic Vegetables and Penne Pasta tossed in Marinara Sauce
Seafood Puttanesca
Penne Pasta sautéed with Salmon, Shrimp, Scallops, Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, Anchovies and fresh Herbs
Linguini & Clams
Whole Clams and Linguini in a Garlic Butter Sauce
Lobster Ravioli
Scales' House Made Ravioli Stuffed with Cold Water Lobster, Topped with Spinach and Mushrooms in a Light Saffron Sauce
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Authentic Italian Cooking! Spaghetti Pasta and Italian Meatballs tossed in a rich Marinara Sauce
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a reservation and mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary. When we arrived, they had a corner table overlooking the water with candles and rose petals waiting for us! The food was great and our waiter was the best!!! They gave us an...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Grwaycas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in to celebrate an anniversary while in town from DFW. Rock Cod was amazing, as was the service and view. Second day we wanted to try another restaurant but everyone in the area has similar menus. So we decided to stick with what...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tubby_KA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’ve eaten at many places on the Wharf but we really liked our experience at Scales. It has more attention to detail in the food preparation and service than most. A plus is the generous spacing between tables so conversation is easier. It has a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Anonymous1945
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had window seats looking over the harbor at this very nicely designed restaurant. Everything was terrific - salads with homemade balsamic, calamari that melts in your mouth and outstanding seafood entrees. Service was fast and very attentive.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 604DonM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait 20 minutes for a table but it was Saturday evening and it was worth the wait. Friendly service. Clam chowder is to die for; apparently it has won best chowder award for 14 years! I had the calamari for a main meal,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 54phillipk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OUTSTANDING! Scales was recommended to me by a friend. It was incredible! The View was fantastic. Our waitperson GABRIEL was extremely professional and made the evening memorable. THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC! The halibut is the best I ever had. Lifelong memories! OUTSTANDING!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Brady R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We choose Scales because we were hungry but not so hungry we were willing to pay the high prices in some of the restaurants on the wharf. The menu prices at Scales were reasonable. What was surprising was the abundant portions and great taste. Very...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank BeachSeekers123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food tasty ( but not exceptional ) and very nice service, but when I returned home I found the waiter had overcharged me $6 over the menu price for my entree. I was very disappointed in him and wonder if this is the restaurant's policy....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank titolito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a tourist area so was skeptical. Crab Nd lobster was well prepared. Salad with crab was fresh and tasty. View was good.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bethk471
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since the restaurant is located right on Monterey Wharf, maybe the town’s biggest tourist attraction, my expectations were modest. What took us inside was the clam chowder sample outside the front door which was terrific - rich, creamy and chock full of clams. We were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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