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Old Fisherman's Grotto
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Ranked #12 of 306 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Scott Street
Description: 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 in local vineyards. AAA 3 Diamond Rating, Monterey Peninsula Chamber "Business Excellence" Award Winner. 2010 1St Place "West Coast Chowder Competition", "Best Chowder" Monterey County for 12 consecutive years , Winner "Best Calamari" three consecutive years in the Monterey County's Weekly Magazine "People's Choice Award". No high chairs. No strollers. No booster chairs. Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners and as such not permitted in the dining room.
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is so yummy. Their clam chowder is delicious & I love their creme brulee'. You can't go wrong when dining here. A little pricey but well worth it>

Thank Lynne C
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

My daughter in law found this restaurant on Yelp and it did not disappoint. The seafood was done perfectly, and was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends who go to Monterey.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Awesome food and very friendly service. Will be back again. It is a little pricey but you have to consider the location, the amount of food you receive, and the quality of food. No Budlite on here but Millerlite was a great substitute.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Having checked out the restaurant on Tripadviser, we specifically made a reservation for dinner at the Grotto. The waitress attended to our every need and the meal was as wonderful as had been recommened on Tripadviser. The manager- owner was very welcoming to all guests and spent some time chatting to us about our travels. He was glad to hear that we had made a special effort to dine at his restaurant. We really enjoyed the seafood, the ambience and service.

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Thank Helen W
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

The Macadamia Nut Halibut dish was fantastic and our table on the second floor by the window made for a great romantic evening. A nice way to wrap up a quick get away trip for my wife and I. We will definitely be back when we head to Monterey again.

Thank Travel_4_Relax_N_Fun
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