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Sand Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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Wharf #2, phone 831-373-2859, Monterey, CA
+1 831-373-2859
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sand Bar Restaurant was recommended to us in a chamce conversation in Maui and we are so grateful for the tip because we wouldn't have known it was there otherwise. It is in an obscure place on the commercial pier and was buzzing! Obviously well-known with the locals and regular visitors. We managed to get in after a little... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this locals joint. The clam chowder was fantastic and so were the sand dabs. Not one chewy clam. It feels like you are dining on a house boat. Friendly service.

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Thank Cathleen4
Crestline
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194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Got a tip from an uber driver to Terry this place since it's good and reasonably priced. The menu was filled with everything seafood. The oysters were good and the clam chowder is in my top two favorites. Hubby tried the sand dabs, a little soggy but still good. Server messed up our order and forgot my scallop order. Would... More 

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Novato, CA
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place is on Wharf #2, the commercial wharf, so we might have missed it if friends had not told us about it. The restaurant is actually below and to the side of the wharf. It is an active restaurant which was full both times we went on this trip. The restaurant has an excellent view of the boats berthed... More 

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San Francisco, California
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place isn't fancy, but it has some pretty good food and fairly reasonable prices for the area. We will return.

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Thank PalapaBound
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place was recommended by a local that we met in a store and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was friendly.

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Thank Debra D
Sydney
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were recommended the Sand Bar & Grill by the hotel manager where we stayed. He said he liked to eat there as it was not too touristy. The staff were lovely and the food was absolutely delicious. It is out on the pier so you are able to enjoy the sunset overlooking the sailing boats moored in the marina.... More 

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Thank Julie F
Salinas, California, United States
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234 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Bar area is a little small but full of people to chat with - lots of locals. View of the water and boats. Very relaxing.

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Clovis, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Was erroneously told they offered trifle by a server at a nearby restaurant, which is why I visited for dessert. They did not offer trifle, so I settled on strawberry shortcake. Their strawberry shortcake was good, but the shortcake didn't seem fresh. Service was friendly and prompt. Great view sitting directly on the harbor.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Had a lovely evening meal and had a nice table window but no sea otters came to see us. Had a wonderful crab salad and the best crab I have had for ages.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf #2, phone 831-373-2859, Monterey, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2859
Description
Sand Bar is located on the wharf, with parking on wharf. Looks like it has been around for many years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?