Seafood Restaurants in Monterey



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  • Seafood, seafood, seafood! You cannot get enough of it at Monterey's restaurants. The Monterey Bay is a veritable breadbasket of fish and shellfish in which local fishermen bring in the freshest catches daily. Area seafood restaurants now the value of providing the best in quality and taste to its customers, and every restaurant listed here goes above and beyond to serve the best fish dishes on the Central Coast.

    The Number 1 ranked Old Fisherman's Grotto knocks it out of the park again and again when it comes to serving the best seafood in the region. Their clam chowder is superb, and simple dishes like the steamed clams, lobster tale and seafood paella let the seafood speak for themselves.

    A very close Number 2 on this Top 10 is Phil's Fish Market. Featured on "Throwdown," the Food Network program that features Bobby Flay going head-to-head with local restaurants claiming to serve the best version of a certain dish. Phil's took Flay down with their cioppino, a hearty seafood stew Phil's struggles to keep stocked. Phil's Fish Market is in Moss Landing, about a 30-minute drive out of Monterey on scenic Highway 1, so it doesn't take the top spot, but its fresh and award-winning seafood is well worth the extra mile.

    The Whaling Station, Number 9 here, is an upscale, old-school steak and seafood restaurant that has customers coming back year after year. It is on the pricey side, but because it serves equally good surf and turf, it's on the list as a people pleaser that offers an awesome dining experience.

    Short of catching your own fish and cooking it on your own stove, all the restaurants here have it all-fresh fish, great cooks, good service and welcoming ambiences.



    Old Fisherman's Grotto

    39 Fisherman's Wharf

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    Phil's Fish Market & Eatery

    7600 Sandholdt Road

    Seafood restaurant and seafood market... read more

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    Chart House Restaurant

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    444 Cannery Row

    Fine dining, casual atmosphere... read more

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    Fish House - Monterey's

    2114 Del Monte Ave

    Seafood restaurant... read more

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    Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

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    400 Cannery Row
    Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

    Pricey nibbles and top-shelf drinks... read more

    Domenico's On The Wharf

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    50 Fishermans Wharf, Suite 1

    Great food, wine and service... read more

    El Palomar

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    724 Abrego Street

    Authentic Mexican seafood... read more

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    Fish Hopper Restaurant

    700 Cannery Row
    (at Prescott St)

    Steaks and seafood... read more

    Whaling Station

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    763 Wave St
    (between Irving and Prescott Sts)

    Top-notch steak and seafood... read more

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

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    720 Cannery Row
    (@ Prescott St)

    Right on the water... read more
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