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Popular Restaurants in Monterey

If you're a first time visitor to Monterey, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Monterey.

What are some good restaurants in Monterey?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Monterey.

701 Lighthouse Ave Pacific Grove, CA

(831) 655-3311
Katy's Place
Mission St. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant
422 Tyler St Monterey, CA
Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
6th Ave Carmel, CA
Old Fisherman's Grotto
39 Fishermans Wharf Monterey, CA

(831) 375-4604
The Crown & Anchor
150 W Franklin St Monterey, CA

(831) 649-6496
Restaurant 1833
500 Hartnell St Monterey, CA

(831) 643-1833
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
720 Cannery Row Monterey, CA
The Sardine Factory
701 Wave St Monterey, CA
Shake's Old Fisherman's Grotto
39 Fishermans Wharf Monterey, CA
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
400 Cannery Row Monterey, CA
Lilly Mae's
700 Cannery Row Monterey, CA
Pierce Ranch Vineyards
499 Wave St Monterey, CA

(831) 372-8900
Compagno's Market & Deli
2000 Prescott Avenue Monterey, CA

(831) 375-5987
Montrio Bistro
414 Calle Principal Monterey, CA

(831) 648-8880


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"I agree with Krista about Passionfish."  See More

"There are endless great places to eat there, but two of my favorites are: Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant & Patisserie and Katy's Place."  See More

"If you like Greek, eat at Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant and walk around the surrounding "old town" district or walk down to the water."  See More

"This suggestion isn't terribly upscale but I would also check out Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar."  See More

"I personally adore Monterey - if you have extra time there, make sure you grab a bread bowl of clam chowder at Old Fisherman's Grotto on the wharf!"  See More

"Restaurant 1833 has received national acclaim; it won a James Beard award in 2012."  See More

"There's also a ton of great restaurants on Cannery Row, including the original Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.!"  See More

"For something in Monterey itself - I've always been a big fan of The Sardine Factory (very cool greenhouse) and Shake's Old Fisherman's Grotto on the Old Fisherman's Wharf."  See More

"1) Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar - Cannery Row: If you only have one night for dinner, this is where you should go."  See More

"If you want a pre-dinner snack, go to Lilly Mae's for cinnamon rolls."  See More

"You can buy a bottle of wine at any of the wine tasting rooms (Pierce Ranch Vineyards is a personal favorite) and bring it to the Carmel Beach City Park."  See More

"Compagno's Market & Deli Directions Address: 2000 Prescott Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 Phone:(831) 375-5987"  See More

"I work in downtown Monterey and would recommend Montrio Bistro which is on Calle Principal right in the heart of downtown."  See More

Where can I find out more about Monterey?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Monterey locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Monterey.

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