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Sardine Factory

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701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016 (Prescott)
+1 831-373-3775
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a place to go for dinner our first night in Monterey that was not touristy. From the moment we walked in, the host staff was rude. After sitting by the host stand waiting for our table to be cleared, they never came to get us. They showed us the table ahead of time so we new it... More 

1 Thank Dhunt35
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue is ok but I thought and expected the food to a lot better than it was and so was a little disappointed, however, if you are lover of fine wine the choice is phenomenal.

Thank AndyMPEngland
Atwater, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is s hidden gem! The decor is amazing and the staff is incredible! The food was the best salmon I have ever eaten! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Jen E
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delightful evening in the Captain's room at the fabulous Sardine Factory for New Year's Eve. The room was enchantingly decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed the scampi rigatoni, salmon topped with crab dinners along with a side of jack cheese mashed potatoes. Each entree were truly scrumptious! We would order them again. I have not been here for years... More 

Thank gkeil
SardineFactory1, Customer Service at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

Dear gkeil, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Sardine Factory, and thank you for your five-star review. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! More 

Maumee, Ohio
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I was so looking forward to having dinner here and after all of my visits to Monterey I left wondering what did I miss in all the accolades? Or did I just order the wrong thing? Don't get me wrong, the restaurant is simply beautiful. The atrium, where our table was located looks like something you would see in the... More 

1 Thank pattyann0724
SardineFactory1, customer service at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

Dear Pattyann, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are saddened to hear that our food fell short of your expectations. I will pass your comments on to the Chef, Management and Owners. Please consider allowing us to serve you again in the future. More 

Pebble Beach, California, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

A tourist restaurant. The food is OK, but it is not notable. All in all, it is a typical tourist restaurant with nice atmosphere. Pricy for what it is.

1 Thank JEFF1943
Oakland, California
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is renowned for the wine. Ask to take a tour of the cellar if you can. It's quite an experience! All the seafood and steaks here are excellent. You can't go wrong.

Thank Neville V
San Ramon, California
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184 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We selected the Sardine Factory for my birthday dinner and were not disappointed! We started with a glass of wine in the bar which was cozy and received attentive service from the bartender. If we were in the mood for just happy hour food, the bar menu is fairly extensive and everything that was served looked really good. On to... More 

Thank Shirley S
SardineFactory1, Customer Service at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

Dear Shirley S., Thank you for choosing The Sardine Factory to celebrate your special occasion and for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your delicious food and great service. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here for the first time last night. Great experience with friendly staff, delicious food and drinks. You'll pay for this pleasure, but if you want to splurge, its a good investment. Started with lobster ravoli appetizer (23), we split a Monterey chopped salad (16), which was excellent, i had the house favorite filet served with mashed and broccoli....first... More 

Thank Dawb99
Las Vegas
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Very unique atmosphere at this joint...several separated dining rooms and a lively bar scene complete with a Lounge Lizard on the piano. Several guests (couples) were dining in the bar area for the entertainment. We were seated in the atrium which presents decor straight out of the 70s and that includes our waiter's mustache. Service was almost too attentive. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
  • Public Transportation: MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-3775
Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel at home and every guest feels like a celebrity. The Sardine Factory's cachet has made dining in this historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. The award winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Beef; winner the AAA Four Diamond Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for over 25 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?