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Sand Bar & Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Sand Bar is located on the wharf, with parking on wharf. Looks like it has been around for many years.
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Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
American, Bar, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Television
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

We all really enjoyed fish n chips, seafood quesadilla, clam chowder and calamari. Friendly staff and cozy place. Great views of the boats and water.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jenabaintheworld
Reviewed February 19, 2019

The sand dab appetizer was very good as well as the seafood quesadilla was very good also. Price is half what is usual around the wharf. And the pours were generous.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Harald H
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Prices for appetizers are in the $10-$20 range with dinners starting at $17 and upwards. Very expensive for the portion size and service. This was touted as a locals only place on the wharf and felt like it. The chowder was good, herby. The steamed...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank zeilerprod
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I found this place based on reviews for clam chowder. He loves it so we tried it based on that. Very nice view, good service, we had the brunch specials and he added a bowl of clam chowder. He had some at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank courtneyhM5051DX
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We had a beautiful dinner! The margarita was top notch! The calamari was so tender and delicious. We also had the fried shrimp! Great! The staff is wonderful and funny! Had such a great night!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank debrajhughes
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner, but it was nothing remarkable. We did call ahead for a table, but still had to wait 15 minutes or so. There was no real option for sandwiches for dinner - just salads and entrees.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 424patricks
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Had 2 appetizers: sand dabs and calamari. The calamari was not what we expected as there were no tentacles or tubes. The breading was heavier than expected. The sand dabs were very good but was a tiny portion. I also had a cup of clam...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kiladog
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Usually visit Sand Bar and Grill on our yearly visit to Monterey, as we enjoy the relaxed vibe, the cozy atmosphere, and the right-on-the-water-views. And the food and service always great! Stopped in for lunch today, very crowded because a Saturday, so we opted to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jennygirl57
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Always a great go to. Had one of my favorite local wines on the list and very little mark up over what i get it for at the winery. Fresh fish and fun times always.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Glenn D
Reviewed May 22, 2018

We wandered in here after the 17 mile drive. Convenient walk from the parking lot. It does have stairs, so it is not wheelchair accessible. Cute little restaurant with harbor views. We saw seals swimming around while we were eating. The waitstaff was very informative...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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