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Fri, 8/14
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Located on historic Fisherman's Wharf with stunning views of the Monterey Harbor, Old Fisherman's Grotto is a "must visit" restaurant. The "Grotto" has rightfully earned its worldwide reputation for only the finest cuisine in a superb atmosphere and service. Featuring fresh seafood from sustainable sources including Macadamia Crusted Halibut, Hawaiian Swordfish, Ultimate Seafood Pasta, live Crab and Lobster, the Grotto also offers a variety of the finest "Certified Angus Beef". Start with our award-winning clam chowder and finish by indulging in one of our fresh house-made desserts. Enjoy a bottle of wine from our 2014, 2015 Wine Spectator Award Wine list with over 200 selections specializing
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got a whole crab with a vegetable side. Just great and filling too. No place for dessert. My husband was also very happy with his cioppino. Nice decor and view. Recommended for the decor, the view and especially the food. Friendly staff too, it took...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I got take out because we couldnt eat in. I wish we could have because the inside is absolutely beautiful!!! but the clam chowder is amazing. Get it! i also got fish and chips and i thought they were outstanding. I would like to return...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY....RUDE ABOUT KIDS...VERY AVERAGE FOOD Don’t waste your money! Any other place on the wharf is as good or better and welcomes your children.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They are great people working there. With all this COVID-19 they set up some nice outdoor eating areas even some booths. Also how about a full menu. While most restaurants have shortened there menus they have lots of options. My brother in law tried the...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 8, 2020

Old Fisherman's Grotto has been a staple on the pier in Monterey for years. The food is excellent, views are lovely and service was very good. They did a good job of sanitizing tables, and they have plexiglass dividers between the booths. Creamy clam chowder...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 5, 2020

Nice but nothing special. Very crowded impossible to social distance. We walked down just to our restaurant. Probably better to walk in the morning

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed July 3, 2020

Shout out to Brad for being a wonderful waiter! Helpful, informative, and really knew the menu! When our entrees were delayed, he comped us a dessert...and we weren't even complaining about the longer wait. I had a blackened swordfish with scalloped potatoes. Originally the swordfish...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 22, 2020 via mobile

We had the best dinner, atmosphere and server last night. I don’t know if it was because of a holiday and time off from being able to sit in a restaurant, but the food was great! I had a crusted fish with risotto and vegetables....More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 19, 2020 via mobile

Love love love! Food was great service was great. Keeping adequate distance between seating of people. Clam Chowder was delicious. Will definitely be bring some home!!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 12, 2020 via mobile

Barely two dtars. Food was awful. Fried calamari and french fries tasted like they were cooked and lukewarm oil. Absolutely nothing was crispy. I asked for the fries extra crispy. They were extra dark, but they had the consistency of a gummy worm. The only...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Phil L
December 31, 2019|
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Response from Free32697 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they do not allow children there. We were there around 9pm and we didn’t even see children out on the wharf. But you are correct that people allow their own children to behave badly and therefore ruin it... More
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Nancy B
August 18, 2019|
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Response from Kekio W | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, can't help on this one. Maybe call them?
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terric502
June 12, 2019|
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Response from Fofo44444 | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website. Their menu is viewable there. Unfortunately we can't include HTML or website links on this forum. If you can't pull up their website use a different browser.
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