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The Grotto Fish Market

42 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-372-3769
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (14 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
42 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here a couple times and was never disappointed. Friendly staff and a really nice place to go and eat. We had the crab salad for lunch one day which great and then had a the grilled prawns and these were the dogs! Would...More

Thank Tappy-WestSussex
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the historic walk onto Fishermans Wharf, This has the look and feel of a Sushi Bar with some views out onto the Marina. All the dishes I observed were 5 star presentations. I had the Ahi Tuna Avacado tower. Excellent! Fresh oysters and the...More

Thank Marka66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here with the family. The food was delicious and the service was awesome! The poke is amazing, some of the best I have had. The ahi was so fresh and they were very generous with the portions. Love it!

Thank Carlos G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly staff and awesome food. We ordered grilled shrimp, oysters and crab salad. All the food we ordered are delicious and fresh. We definitely go back this place! Made my day after long bike!

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived late around 9:30pm and it is still open. The waiter is very professional and provided a few recommendation to us. The starter (pretzel crab meat) is very delicious. We ordered steak with lobster tail and sea bass. The only issue is I could...More

Thank Jeffrey_Teh_2000
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The food and service are always good at the Grotto - get a window table and watch the harbor seals and diving shore birds in the little lagoon below the bronze of the Fisherman's wife. The chowder is awesome but just get a cup to...More

Thank Gregg P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I bought a large clam chowder ($15), and it was generously portioned so that I could split it with 3 people. Bought delicious sourdough rolls for (.50) each. Very casual, and it was a third of the price of eating at the pricey touristy restaurants...More

Thank 911Traveler007
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

After traveling all day, this place caught our attention. Not only is it a come-as-you-are type of place, but the seafood was done very well! We had the clam chowder, tropical seafood salad with ahi tuna, and crab claws. Listening to the "barkers" advertising their...More

Thank mnlakesgirl2
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Enjoyed our meal of clam chowder, variety of oysters on the half shell for $2 a piece, calamari and raw blue fin tuna poke bowl!! YUMMY!!! The local craft beer from Big Sur was GREAT!! Loved it!!

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for a weekday dinner in January. It was fairly easy to get a table for 6 with two babies. The restaurant is located right in the middle of cannery row. The menu is very large, full of every kind of seafood dish that...More

Thank cacheng88
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-3769
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