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Rocky Point Restaurant

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36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724 (Palo Colorado Cyn)
+1 831-624-2933
11:30 - 20:00
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Thu - Tue 11:30 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. The day was unexpectedly sunny and we were very happy to sit outside. The food was great-I had a halibut sandwich with an apple slaw and my dad had a delicious looking hamburger. Service was attentive and friendly so I highly recommend. The frustrating part is the parking. The parking lot is crowded with people... More 

Thank Jen K
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Rocky Point Restaurant, We made our resevations on Open Table and were seated at a wonderful table with views of the Pacific Ocean and Big Sur area. There was also a delightful warm fire burning int he fireplace, It was a cool rainy February day. One of the diners also had a delightful small dog with them.... More 

Thank mini
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Escargot!!! My goodness what was that? I mean I had escargot in Paris, but this place is taking it to next level. When you just sit by that view, it is just spectacular! When you watch that serenity and rough shores of beautiful Pacific Ocean, you don't care about anything in the World! It just takes you into your nicest... More 

Thank Chad T
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a fly drive, into Los Angeles, drove along the Big Sur, across Bixby Bridge and stopped here for a late afternoon meal. It's on the edge of a cliff, so the views are the best I've seen for a restaurant in a ling time. Food was amazing, we ate so much, the desserts were mouthwatering were ordered 12... More 

Thank Varun M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off on way through Big Sur and had a lovely lunch with great views. The calamari strips and turkey sandwich were very nice. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Sm0
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views of the sea front and the bridge at distance for great afternoon pictures. Great restaurant atmosphere and, more importantly, excellent well-served portions for light eaters to share and to enjoy more variety and easiness on the stomach after a very tasty meal. Burrata, Paella and....sticky toffee pudding - which was the best I had. Special compliments to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do while to watch the sunset when visiting the Carmel/Monterey area. Food is good and a great place to have a happy hour!

Thank debbiesue04
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You really come to this restaurant for the views. The food was surprisingly good - we had the both fish sandwiches and the burger. Overlooking the raw coastline and walking the private trails pushes this place to top marks. Was not so crowded when we went and we were seated immediately.

Thank skftravels
San Jose, CA
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten here many years ago, when the food and service were uninspired. We decided to give it another shot, and are so happy we did. The view is incredible. We requested and were granted a balcony seat on the deck. Our server, Austin, was awesome. Very friendly and coached us to the favorites on the menu. The calamari... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to have dinner here because of the view. And very happy when our food arrived and found it to be delicious as well. We stopped for a lunch and enjoyed the crab cake and calamari dishes. We had a great attentive waiter and a hello from the manager. After lunch we walked the grounds. This place is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
    (Palo Colorado Cyn)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit stops one mile north of Rocky Point Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-2933
Rocky Point Restaurant is open at 11:30 am to sunset. Please call 831.624.2933 for additional information. Rocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel, a mere fifteen-minute scenic drive, on 36700 Highway 1, between Carmel and Big Sur, offering spectacular views of the sea and shore from all window tables. We are open every day - all day. Our guests may enjoy whale spouting, sea otters and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our ocean terrace or in our lounge, or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean. After sunset, our powerful floodlights illuminate the rocks and shore. Please call for reservations.

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