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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
This restaurant is in carmel and has the most amazing location with ocean views. The only issue was parking and I would suspect that a lot of the people walking around using the restaurant parking were not coming to eat. There was a man on the gate and we had a reservation but he did not ask for names or anything else. Food and service were good and the views spectacular.
Access was good for all but the lower deck area as it has stairs and no ramps. Access was possible to the upper deck area and main restaurant.
Rocky Point is worth the drive south from Monterey/Carmel. The views of the Pacific are beautiful and you can enjoy it from inside or outside depending on the weather. Food was good, the price is higher because of the location. Service was friendly and helpful, but seemed a bit disorganized the night we were there.
We have eaten at Rocky Point many times. The food is good, nice wine list and cocktails, and the service is sometimes slow, but good. Our waiters are usually super friendly, just very busy. Food is very pricey, which I hateThe real star of this restaurant, and the reason we bring friends here over and over, is the incredible view! It beats any view of any restaurant along Hwy 1 hands down. Seriously, breathtaking! Do yourself a favor and stop in for lunch. You will not regret it.
I wish I could review the food/atmosphere but sadly I'm unable to because this restaurant was closed. I made a reservation days ahead and they didn't even have the courtesy to email or call to let us know they wouldn't be open. What a great way to do business and treat your patrons...big fail!
Rocky pointe was the biggest disappoint of our week long vacation. I made reservations a week prior to our visit and they were confirmed. After a 3 hour drive we pulled in to Rocky Pointe only to find that it was closed for the day. They never had the common courtesy to let us know and they had my telephone number and email. How unprofessional. I had a party of 5. I also saw 4 more cars pull in for their reservations only to be greeted by a closed gate. So rude. I would not recommend this restaraunt.
The menu was not the same as online. They had a lot less in the restaurant. I told my allergy but there still was onion in my food. I asked only salt on fries but first got more spices on it. They did give me after that the right ones. I got sick from the onion allergy :-(. Its a great view but because of less choices on the menu and less on service and food not really great for the price.
Flawless. Our service from Awesome Austin was spot-on. Attentive, good personality, accurate. We love Rocky Point. Our friend drove 2 hours to meet us there for lunch and was not disappointed. The view and location of Big Sur is phenomenal from this restaurant. We will be back again and again. The prices are a bit high, but since the location is remote, it is warranted. Thank you for running a restaurant in that beautiful location so that we can enjoy it.
We were looking for the best place in the area to have dinner and watch the sunset. This was definitely it. A bit of a drive from Carmel, but a great seat by the window watching the waves while dining and having wine made up for it. Not touristy at all, mix of locals and visitors. Great service, with a smile. Food was very good. Well worth the price. I ate vegan and loved it. My wife had cioppino chocked full of fish. I'd recommend for that nice night out.
Stay in the parking lot. Look out over the beautiful ocean coast. Take a picture. Then leave and go to another restaurant. Service was mediocre. The food was the same. The cost was ridiculous ($8 for side of coleslaw). Unruly kids that seem to own the place. Bathroom was a mess. Just don't...
The restaurant in located on a cape with great views of Big Sur and one of the iconic Bridges. The hostess greeted us with a smile and helped us with our server choice. The food and the views were great. I really enjoyed the experience... Looking forward to the next time.
We had a great experience at Rocky Point. The food was excellent , the scenery was amazing, and Austin our waiter was great. I wish all of our waiters were as good as Austin was at providing great service. He was very informative about the menu and area and more than willing to take photos for us including a "drone shot". We tried a few different restaurants while on vacation and found Rocky Point to be the best of all of them. Well done Rocky Point Restaurant.
great view but service was surly and the food was your average overpriced tourist destination food. we requested outside seating near a heater and was taken to a table in the shade. When we asked the server to please put on the heater, he said they don't work. go figure
I have visited this restaurant on other occasions and found it to be acceptable due to the view, but this time, the view could not overcome the poor, over priced food and wine. Would not recommend accept for a single drink to enjoy the view.
Feels like the restaurant may have changed hands
We have been to Rocky Point several times. The food is usually very good, sometimes great, but this last time was not up to snuff.. We ordered the end cut of prime rib. One makes a knowing sacrifice with the end cut, cooked more thoroughly than you would normally like, but has spices and flavor that make up for it. In this case, it was both dry AND not seasoned well. Others in our group ordered the roast beef sandwich and the seafood salad, both of which were good. The service was also very slow. Our waiter was overworked, and rushed with us. With a view of the ocean so wonderful, you almost don't care about the food. However, the whole experience was a bit of a letdown.
The food was ridiculously expensive, even for Big Sur, but the food was poor to mediocre. The server was not particularly well informed about the menu. The crab sliders were particularly poor. The initial response was"sorry," but, to his credit, the server followed up and arranged to exchange the dish. This mostly redeemed the service, but not the food.
The scenery was gorgeous. We were unaware their were some hiking trials that would of been magnificent to travel on. Besides the magnificent ocean view the place was beautifully decorated . The waiter Skip was excellent. The restaurant 's ambience was/is appealing. The displayed photography is great.
We wished the dinner menu was the same that we saw on line and truthfully were disappointed.
The food tasted fine, appealing to the eye, however the price verses taste did not match. We realize we were paying for the view.
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