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Whaling Station Steakhouse

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763 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
+1 831-373-3778
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Los Gatos
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After hearing about The Whaling Station for years - we finally went. Wow! Great atmosphere, easy parking and unbelievably fantastic food. Friendly, professional service. We went with the Beef Wellington - cooked to perfection - crust crispy - just delicious. Came with mashed potatoes with crispy fried onions on top and spinach with bacon. Creme brulee for dessert and off... More 

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Clovis, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I very much enjoyed our meals, Steak & Halibut. The food was very good to excellent. We were greeted warmly at the door and were seated next to a window even though we had no reservation. Jum, our waiter, could not have been more kind and attentive. Despite some negative reviews I have read on this site,... More 

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Thank Tom-Gail
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I arrived in Monterey on our anniversary. We decided to go to The Whaling Station Steakhouse for dinner. We were delighted with our experience. The staff was very helpful, extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. Prepared to perfection. Generous portions. Desert was wonderful. Fantastic overall experience.

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Oakland, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mushroom soup was delicious, so was the desert- Pavlova. But the most important item I ordered - the cowboy rib-eye was significantly sub par. The meat wasn't masterfully cooked like other steakhouses do it routinely, didn't have the crusty outer layer with soft interior, perhaps they don't know how to manage heat while grilling steaks, also the meat was... More 

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Thank Olasek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had steak and the stuffed salmon special. Both were done to perfection. The apple cobbler was great too. The service was excellent. It's a little pricey, but worth it.

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Carmel, California
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have lived in the area for years and have never been to Whaling Station. I am also a big meat eater so a steakhouse appeals to me. Located right in canary row its convenient. To start the interior was less than impressive. Not how I imagine a steakhouse. Seafood, maybe? Coffee shop, well a bit better. Now the food.... More 

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San Diego, California
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754 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Everything here was cooked with love. There was not one thing we ordered that we did not like. They have a great kids menu too.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We found this place through a friend. He vouched this place was the place to eat. It didn't get the fanfare of other restaurants but wasn't to be missed. Our first night in Monterey we ate here and it was amazing. I got the Pancetta-Wrapped Sea Scallops on a roasted corn puree to start and the Dungeness Crab Risotto with... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The food, wine and service was excellent. Top notch. I was not disappointed in anything that we ordered.

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Carlsbad, California
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Looking for a nice place for dinner, our hotel referred us to one but on the way we passed The Whaling Station Steakhouse. We stopped to look at the menu and it caught our attention. Yes, you're in Monterey and this is a steak house but these have seafood too. It was awesome and the best bar menu I've ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 763 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-3778
Description
The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 40 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steak House” seriously... See the restaurant’s dry-aging room, select your USDA Prime cut of dry-aged beef from a silver tray, your Prime, Prime Rib from the antique 1930’s silver carving trolley, and enjoy your Caesar Salad being tossed tableside. An award winning wine list and full spirits bar complement your dining experience. Serving Dinner and cocktails from 5pm daily. THE BAR at The Whaling Station has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly. Parking in our private lot. A private banquet room is available.

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