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“A Constant Favorite”
Review of Sandbar & Grill

Sandbar & Grill
Ranked #21 of 301 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Monterey, California
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Constant Favorite”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I've been eating at - and enjoying - the Sandbar & Grill for almost 18 years. The food is always delicious and freshly-prepared. They have excellent daily specials, but one of my constant favorites is the calamari "tubes & tentacles" with prawns and artichokes. I love the ambience: it's casual and comfortable, right on the water at the Monterey Harbor. Service is always good. What's not to like?

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food good service”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Came for a late dinner on the recommendation of the hotel's front desk because the restaurant was within a walking distance from the hotel. We were not disappointed.

The restaurant was busy, but they found a table for us. We both ordered fish and chips, and the food was excellent. And fresh. Friendly service, good wine, nice ambiance, reasonable prices. Can't attest to the views because it was already dark.

If I am back in Monterey, will visit again. Highly recommend.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank tatiana_g
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good spot and good food”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

This place is on the other wharf, not the main attraction wharf... It is a cool spot right on the water with a great atmosphere. Our server was friendly and the food was good. I had the calamari steak with lemon, capers and butter sauce. My wife had the sand dabs. My calamari was excellent, just the right texture and good sauce. My wife thought the sand dabs were a little bland. Overall this was a good spot and think most people will enjoy their meal here.

Visited September 2012
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Thank jerryj12
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Santa Rosa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting Locale”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

On the wharf, down the stairs, among the fishing boats. Average food (mostly fried), reasonable price, great bar, excellent but not fast service. The magic hour (an hour before sunset) is the perfect time to arrive for a nice view table. Order a bottle of wine, have an intimate conversation (unless you sit at the bar) and take your time. The ambiance is better than the food.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Gary C
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Oklahoma
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had heard this was a local place. The food was okay, but not stellar and the noise level was crazy loud. We couldn't wait to get out of there. Flies were in a cloud in the center of the restaurant. My thoughts were we hit it at a very busy time as we had friend who love the place.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Kloklahoma
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