On a recent stay in Carmel, CA friends planned a visit to Monteray's Fisherman's Wharf. They treated us to a glass bottomed boat ride after we ate at Isabella's. Even though it was November it was just barely warm enough to sit outside. Being from northern IL, we rarely have an opportunity to eat lunch with the ocean all around us.
We were under a bit of a time constriction and our waiter kept things on track. None of us had eaten at Isabella's before. The chowder was a disappointment. The rest of the food was OK. It may have had to do with being served outside. We throughly enjoyed the atmosphere outside.