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“Quick good”

The Grotto Fish Market
Ranked #66 of 299 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Redwood City, California
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Quick good”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Everything we got was delicious. Service was quick. The peel and eat shrimp looked good, but I'm full. I had ceviche with mango it was picante and awesome.

Thank 5150rocks
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177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Quick and Delicious”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

We wandered in here for the good price on oysters and ended up eating poke as well, it was all very fresh and a reasonable price

Thank Linzie C
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Cary, il
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Perfect spot for lunch”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and I ate here twice in the five days we were in the area. My expectations for the touristy Fisherman's Warf were not high, but we felt we had to have a little crab while we were here. This place exceed all expectations. The sevice was excellent with a very attentive staff. On the second day we were here we were also presented with a free appetizer, excellent fried artichoke. Everything we had here was spot on. The crab, ahi poke, smoked salmon and steamed shrimp were all great. On our second visit we had a very nice bottle of white wine for only $15. After looking a some of the prices at the many other restaurants on the pier, this was a great value also. If you are in the area and looking for a great lunch or dinner this is a great choice.

  • Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great, rustic restaurant”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

After a great whale watching tour with Princess Monterey Whale Watching, we stopped into The Grotto for a late lunch and had a great experience. Avoiding the parent restaurant, Old Fisherman's Grotto across the street was definitely a good choice. They serve simple seafood that is great. My husband devoured both his and my specialty clam chowder and loved his half lobster dish. I had the half crab, which was fantastic on its own without the butter sauce and the highlight was the 6 large shrimp that also came with the dish. We also loved the fresh sourdough bread. The wine isn't fantastic, but the drinks are very reasonably priced. Overall, it was a fun experience digging into our seafood and we had great service during our leisurely lunch. This was the best food and experience we had in Monterey Bay. Definitely recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank JDubs605
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New Jersey
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Food fits the bill!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I normally avoid places where their menu is plastic wrapped. We ventured in here a Monday night because except for the table we got , the place was full. This place is not great for its food.....it's great because of the extremely friendly and super efficient staff....you completely forget what is on your plate in front of you. Dannica is a gem here and I hope the owner of this joint acknowledges how fortunate he/she is to have her. She pats the customers on the shoulder, chats and at the same time takes orders,serves food,clears tables, gives out checks....gives orders in the kitchen if something seems to be missing..ALL with a smile to eeeevvvveeerybboddyyyy staff and customers alike. My husband and I had such a great time watching how she clearly ran the place.....probably without even knowing it herself. Will go back....not so much for the food but it is nice to feel welcome.

Visited August 2013
Thank Karen1997
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