Monterey Peninsula has so many different restaurants to choose from throughout its three main cities. Some of the most well-loved restaurants are listed here below, based on the city.
The Flying Fish Grill is the epitome of Carmel, California. Started by Tina and Kenny Fukumoto, the restaurant is romantically lit with subtle Asian decoration throughout the building. The food offered on Flying Fish Grill’s menu very much sums up Carmel. Choose from salmon, lobster, noodles, beef, vegetables, halibut, and all of the wine you can imagine. The restaurant was even once featured on The Rachael Ray Show. Do not miss the opportunity to taste a bit of Carmel fame!
The Old Fisherman’s Grotto fits in so well in Monterey. The Grotto has been around since 1950 and has been family run ever since. Due to its tenure in the city, the restaurant has grown to be one of the most well loved places in all of Monterey. The Grotto offers delicious wine, mouthwatering seafood, and a definite family feel. Their clam chowder is often voted as the best in the city. Check it out!
Passionfish is a restaurant that prides itself on creating food from the heart. Passionfish only uses fresh and local ingredients, chosen on a daily basis from small farms and farmer market’s. They offer a wide variety of wine, as well. All meat, seafood, and produce are sustainably harvested, truly making Passionfish a “green business.” One of the best parts of Pacific Grove, check out Passionfish the next time you are eating out.
Carmel Mission Inn3665 Rio Road, Carmel-by-the-SeaAverage Rating: 25 / 30 view details
L'Auberge CarmelMonte Verde Street & 7th Ave, Carmel-by-the-SeaAverage Rating: 27 / 30 Price: Very Expensiveview details
Restaurant 1833500 Hartnell Street, MontereyAverage Rating: 26 / 30 Price: Expensiveview details
Mission Ranch Restaurant26270 Dolores Street, Carmel-by-the-SeaAverage Rating: 27 / 30 Price: Expensiveview details
Casa Verde Inn2113 Fremont Street, MontereyAverage Rating: 20 / 30 view details
Ambrosia India Bistro565 Abrego Street, MontereyAverage Rating: 24 / 30 Price: Moderateview details
El Torito600 Cannery Row, MontereyAverage Rating: 22 / 30 view details
Whole Foods Market800 Del Monte Center, MontereyAverage Rating: 24 / 30 Price: Expensiveview details
Red House Cafe662 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific GroveAverage Rating: 27 / 30 Price: Moderateview details
Stillwater Bar & Grill1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble BeachAverage Rating: 26 / 30 view details
Crazy Horse Restaurant1425 Munras Avenue, MontereyAverage Rating: 23 / 30 view details
Monterey Fairgrounds2004 Fairground Road, MontereyAverage Rating: 24 / 30 view details
Cantinetta LucaOcean Avenue & Dolores Street, Carmel-by-the-SeaAverage Rating: 25 / 30 Price: Expensiveview details
Planet Gemini Taqueria & Club2110 Fremont Street, MontereyAverage Rating: 23 / 30 Price: Inexpensiveview details
SUBWAY®Restaurants640 Del Monte Center #16, MontereyAverage Rating: 24 / 30 Price: Inexpensiveview details
Gianni's Pizza725 Lighthouse Avenue, MontereyAverage Rating: 25 / 30 Price: Moderateview details
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.720 Cannery Row, MontereyAverage Rating: 24 / 30 Price: Moderateview details
Passionfish701 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific GroveAverage Rating: 27 / 30 Price: Expensiveview details
Old Fisherman's Grotto39 Fishermans Wharf, MontereyAverage Rating: 25 / 30 Price: Moderateview details
Benihana136 Olivier Street, MontereyAverage Rating: 25 / 30 Price: Moderateview details