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About Rocky Point Restaurant
This Big Sur icon has been a dining and drinks tradition for over 60-years (est. 1947) Located just off the famous “Scenic California Highway-1" (12 minutes drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea) Rocky Point Restaurant is located a short 2 hrs. South of San Francisco. It is the ideal stop for tours originating from Los Angeles or San Francisco heading up or down the Coast. A Feast for All The Senses -Great food and Spectacular Views- Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean as you sit perched cliff-side; either inside through panoramic windows next to a cozy fireplace or outside on our open-air deck. Catch a glimpse of playful sea-otters, dolphins, seals, and even whales. Some have even spotted large fins cutting the waves, as great-white sharks cruise the kelp beds. We invite you to pay us a visit and enjoy Californian hospitality! The freshest seafood (right out of Monterey Bay), Steaks, Salads & Fresh Vegetables (grown locally), Full Bar and Award Winning Monterey County wines.
Carmel, CA 93923
Californian, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Daily 11:00am-9:00pm
Rocky Point Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Occasional Acoustic Sets
Please contact the restaurant
Rocky Point has its own parking lot supporting our patrons. Free Parking
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or making an impression for a corporate event, Rocky Point Restaurant can accommodate your private dining needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (866) 681-7508
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Rocky Point Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Our wonderful waiter, Robert (?) helped us choose food! All staff were very attentive.
My burger was a bit bland and boring but the fries were to die for... crispy/crunchy with flavor. Mom had the crab cake sliders and could only eat one. Brother had chicken "burger" and loved it.
The day could not have been more beautiful--- sun, sun, sun- large ocean view...awesome! (Wait! Of course the restaurant couldn't control the weather and views--- but what a great place.
I was with family but live / romance could have happened that day!!!
I haven't been to Rocky Point in many years. I have to say I was not disappointed when I suggested to my husband that we celebrate our Anniversary a week early here. We made a last minute reservation and enjoyed a very leisurely wonderful dinner. We start out with the calamari which was fried but not greasy and very flavorful. We also had the local cheese and fruit platter and the Justin Cabernet Sauvignon. For dinner I had the Nantucket Sea Scallops. They were pan seared perfectly! They were served with crispy polenta and sautéed mushrooms & spinach. My husband had the Lamb Loin cooked to a medium rare with roasted vegetables. He was more than pleased with his choice. Our waiter, Marco was very friendly and very capable and made our visit that much nicer. We sat out outside and we're treated to whales spouting and breaching. We could not have asked for a more wonderful dinner!
Our server was new and shadowed by a waiter, but he did a great job! The food was average, the view outstanding, but the restaurant needs a serious renovation. For the money we paid it was expected to see updated decor and nice dining tables/chairs. Kind of disappointed
Do not go to this restaurant! It's a long way to drive only to find the restaurant is not open. The entrance gate was locked when we arrived for our reservation! Calls to the restaurant only reached a fast busy tone. And since we were supposed to already be dining we could not change our reservation in OpenTable.
We have been to Rocky Point about half a dozen times now and were generally quite pleased with the food, service, and very pleased with the scenic view. This time, we found that the menu had changed eliminating two of our favorites (szechuan beans and cheesy bread). Our waiter indicated those had been dropped in December 2016 and that many customers requested them but the new cook did not want to continue offering them. I guess it is the cook's preference that wins over the customer's! When we arrived ahead of our reserved time, they indicated no problem, that they assumed everything before the sunset to be the first rotation so our 5:45 pm reservation was in the first seating group. They then proceeded to take us to the room with the bar in it which is very noisy and cold due to the open door for serving those patrons dining outside on the deck. We requested something in the middle two rooms. They then tried to seat us directly across from the waiter station! We finally got a table in the center room but also got a lot of attitude from the hostess. Great scenery as usual but next time, we will go about 5 miles further south and try out some of the dining options there, all with the same great views but reported to have better food and service.
Food is a bit pricey, but it is good and servings are generous. The view is fabulous. Well worth the time to come here. Can be noisy inside, but outside that is not a concern. Service is usually very good, but some times it gets a bit sketchy. The last few times it has been excellent. Come here every few months as the view is one of the best along the California Coast.
It is a nice restaurant, just the fact that they added $10.- to my bill to increase the tip without my knowledge is unacceptable to me and is like stealing.
After calling them they said they thought that the tip amount is not enough so they increased it to 22%
Sunset dining at Rocky Point was breathtaking!
I usually cannot get past the crab and shrimp Louie; but wasn't in the mood for a salad. I ordered the Lamb Tenderloin garnished with baby red potatoes, corn and sautéed greens in a Cabernet wine sauce with a glass of Justin Cabernet Sauvignon. It was amazing.
My husband orders braised Short Ribs with Butternut Risotto, very tender and delicious.
House made bread pudding with vanilla ice cream completed our experience.
Definitely need reserves on the weekends and during the day.
The views of the ocean, central coast and PCH 1 are not to be missed.
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