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Sandbar & Grill

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9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-373-2818
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orange County, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going here for years and this is the best meal I've had in a long time at Sandbar. I had this calamari to start that was phenomenal. It was larger pieces, not just the small tubes, which made it a great meal. The clam chowder had great pieces of meat in it and was just creamy enough. Overall... More 

Thank Alyssa C
San Diego, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a terrific restaurant right on the pier, very atmospheric bobbing along with the boats while gulls circle. Food is just what you would expect. The crab louis is delicious, too bad they overcook the eggs. The restaurant is small so beware of loudmouthed, obnoxious guests with no manners, it makes for a miserable experience.

Thank LaJolla3160
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went there for dinner. We liked it because it overlooked one of the marinas. The food was outstanding as was the service. Our server was quite amicable and very knowledgeable. The items we were not familiar with were explained to us by Andy. We had never heard of Sand Dabs. Very tasty as was the rest... More 

Thank Gary D
Walnut Creek, California
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for dinner, it is a small restaurant which looks over the marina. About 1/2 the restaurant is a full bar. Maybe 14 tables. Food was average but not outstanding. Artichoke was undercooked. Fried Calamari were soft not crunchy. Clam chowder was better than average but served luke warm. If you are in the area it is not a... More 

Thank Lovetobehomeagain
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first discovered this treasure on Old Fisherman's Wharf two years ago and keep going back. It's small and "divey" and sits right on the marina. The bar area is as big as, or bigger, than the table area. I don't think they have anything on the menu that isn't good. Fast service, good drinks and great seafood. I think... More 

Thank brightspot84
Rocklin, California
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I apparently mistook the Utility Wharf for the Fisherman's Wharf on a trip to Monterey last weekend. We were walking around a bit tired, hungry and wondering where all the restaurants were and an older gentleman walking by said "eat at Sandbar, it's great". I asked him what he had and he said the sand dabs, which... More 

Thank great49er
Beijing, China
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660 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden off of the 2nd wharf, this is a terrific lunch spot with very friendly staff and reasonable prices for delicious seafood. The dungeness crab is outstanding

Thank Jon1796
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to Monterey for years as just recently took notice of this place. It's tucked downstairs off the 2nd, more "unassuming" wharf, and when we heard some diners raving about it, we had to check it out. We had the calamari appetizer, which was superbly flavorful; the special of the night--a sea bass with an amazing sauce; and... More 

Thank HoneybeeLady
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favorite place we found in Monterey. Unique location on the side of Wharf 2, wonderful food, good service and reasonable prices. Great for lunch.

Thank Danielle M
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were traveling through Monterey and stumbled upon this place at the Fisherman's Wharf. I had the fresh crab louie salad and a crisp Chardonnay. We also had a fried Calamari appetizer (delicious...tender, not like Florida calamari which can be tough). Christina was a terrific server/. The view was of the marina was unparalleled. Nice, easy lunch spot. Would recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
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: 9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2818

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?