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“Nice Seafood Find”
Review of Sand Bar & Grill

Sand Bar & Grill
Ranked #50 of 308 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Sand Bar is located on the wharf, with parking on wharf. Looks like it has been around for many years.
Reviewed July 16, 2014

While walking around Monerey Pier someone mentioned this place to us. He had been there the day before and just had drinks and appetizers and he said they were great so the food has to be good.
He wasn't wrong. My husband had the prawn/scampi pasta which was loaded with seafood, I had the crab club which was also good. They had another sandwich which was like a crab melt and I wish I had order that, I saw someone trying to eat it and it was a lot of work but well worth it. Crab club had lots of crab and bacon but it was a club. I have to start ordered things that are different then the same or safe things to eat.

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Thank altonjk
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ate there twice - dinner and lunch.
At dinner: Sand dabs were very good; would have been better something other than a side of pasta; do not recommend the chowder -- pasty and blah. Cioppino was OK; house salad was nice. Crab salad entree was excellent. Decent wines by the glass.
At lunch: halibut special of the day -- very nice.

Setting enjoyable -- watching boats and a novice group of sailors and the sun's reflection on the water.

We were fortunate with parking and were able to park within 20 feet of the restaurant both times. After 8 pm parking on the pier is free; during the day was fairly reasonable for the area.

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Thank txky2
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Tables were full but there were a few seats at the bar. The host said you can order a full dinner at the bar and we did. There was a good bartender and helper. Very fast service for drinks and food. We had fish and chips, huge order, and scampie, 8 shrimp plus pasta. Cost was reasonable and we will go there again.

Thank steve s
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Fresh grilled halibut in roasted tomato sauce, special of the day. It was paired with fresh green beans and Polenta. We all had the special of the day and everyone came away from the meal very happy.

Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. Price is not outrageous and the wine list is reasonable.

Steep funky dissent under the wharf #2 but it was a pleasant surprise once you enter a very welcoming restaurant. Warm cozy bar full of people having fun. We were offered perhaps the best seat in the house. Great Wharf view.

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Thank Dan G
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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I wasn't impressed with this local seafood restaurant. Online reviews gave me high expectations which were ultimately met with a long wait, unfriendly and unwelcoming server, and above average but over priced food. Parking sucks in the area and will cost you about $1.50 an hour if you can find a spot. (First hour will be spent waiting for a table.) I'd pass and go someplace else. Plenty of fresh seafood restaurants to choose from in the area.

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