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Domenico's On the Wharf

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Tue, 4/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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A local favorite since 1981, Domenico's On the Wharf specializes in fresh sustainable seafood, including local Monterey Bay spot prawns, wild sockeye salmon, and Alaskan red king crab. The restaurant also features an award-winning wine list and beautiful views of the Monterey Harbor. In addition to its standard menu, Domenico's On the Wharf provides vegetarian, children's and banquet menus. The restaurant is pet-friendly and offers a menu for its canine friends.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Staff were really nice, as was the location but the food was really average for the price. We paid £120 for 1 drink, starter and main each - which took nearly three hours in total - definite tourist trap

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank tessj992
Reviewed 6 days ago

A really pleasant restaurant, we ate lunch here on the way to SFO from LA on a Route 1 roadtrip. My wife and i shared the fish tacos (delicious) and our son ate the chicken pesto sandwich (which I helped finish and was super tasty)....More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank alexander_lakey
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I ate at Domenico's on the Wharf last week when we were traveling to Monterey. There was quite a wait to get in. Once we got seated it was very very crowded and noisy in the restaurant. I could barely hear my...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank jewel4dug
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh boy.. first of all the his area is just tacky and touristy. Walking down the wharf, you will see many of the restaurants have promoters outside touting the best Clam chowder in Monterey. It’s probably all the same, made by the same company. We...More

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

Don’t go to Scales or Fishermans Grotto, go to Domenico’s, the food is superior. This place was fabulous. My husband had the King Crab ravioli, I had the seafood Alfredo, and my daughter had the linguini with clams. All were excellent. Scallops were cooked perfect....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jilln40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on just food, would have given 4-5 as food was good. One of the best wedge salads ever, good fresh crab and shrimp salad, good clam chowder. A cold wind was blowing when we arrived and we requested a warm area. They had their...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 491melm
Angeli M, Owner at Domenico's On the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 491melm, We are disappointed to hear that your experience with us wasn't up to par. We will be looking into your feedback, as our servers are usually very accommodating and attentive to guests needs. We do apologize and we hope we get another chance...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip, we didn't eat. We have eaten here. When you are on the wharf by the eateries, they will be out front, hustle going on but not in a shady way. They will have their specials advertised, display plates, and often some of their...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ShannonA1388
Angeli M, Owner at Domenico's On the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI ShannonA1388, Thank you for sharing your experience with us we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Join us again for happy hour all day in the lounge. hope to see you there!

Reviewed March 17, 2019

A group of about 20 of us took our niece her for her birthday celebration. The food was great and though we were split into two tables, we had excellent seating right by the water providing us a wonderful view while dining. The wait staff...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dcrawford221
Angeli M, Owner at Domenico's On the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi dcrawford221, We are ecstatic to hear that you had a wonderful time with us, Thank you for choosing Domenico's and we hope to see you and your family again the next time you're in town!

Reviewed March 16, 2019

We had lunch here which consisted of snapper, mashed potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Everything was very tasty and well cooked. Two different waiters attended us and both were very friendly and attentive. If you get a table at the window, you get an excellent view...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank vincemc
Angeli M, Owner at Domenico's On the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi vincemc, Everything about this review makes us happy, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us. Thank you again and we hope to see you on your next visit.

Reviewed March 7, 2019

We come here every year when in Monterey , what a jewel, overlooking the marina, great food, great atmosphere. We will be back again

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank davidcA4478EO
Angeli M, Owner at Domenico's On the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi davidcA4478EO, Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

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Michael H
February 6, 2018|
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Response from Angeli M | Property representative |
Hi Michael, Our local Monterey Bay Calamari is still on our menu, it is served fried with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon. Hope to see you in soon!! Thank you for asking. Angeli
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