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.
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
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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: 8666817508
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Rocky Point Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We were a little skeptical after reading ...
We were a little skeptical after reading some bad reviews, but our experience was exceptional. The food was very good, the service was fine, and the view is spectacular!
Fantastic renovation and expansion! The ...
Fantastic renovation and expansion! The food and service was excellent, the views breathtaking as always. Damon was very accomodating and attentive!!
The restaurant is situated on a cliff ab ...
The restaurant is situated on a cliff above the pacific ocean near Big Sur, so the views from all the window tables are outstanding. That's the best part. The food was good, but not great considering the high prices for the entrees. My wife's split pea soup was watery and my Cesar salad did not have the anchovies that were shown on the menu. The service was good.
Awesome views! Was able to finally find ...
Awesome views! Was able to finally find good escargot. Go at Sunset!
Under new management. Veryslowservice. ...
Under new management. Veryslowservice. Higher prices! Carbonateddrinkswereflat. Server was Not aware. Going downhill! .
View is spectacular, a great overall exp ...
View is spectacular, a great overall experience, food was great and the wait staff did a great job on a busy Father's Day!
The food was all great. We had the cala ...
The food was all great. We had the calamari appetizer, the Crosby sandwich, key lime pie and the rocky road pie. The service was however terrible. Our server had way too many tables and no support other than an occasional bus person. We were ok with slow service initially since it was a great view and we had an outside table on a picture perfect day. Our server brought us our check after we said we wanted dessert, so he had take that back and get the dessert menus. Then no sign of desserts. My wife thought she saw our desserts sitting inside waiting to be served. When they finally arrived her mud pie was melted. The server should have realized it and taken it back for another one. She decided to eat as we were ready to move on. The other big negative was that the wine was way over priced. Each glass was half the price of the bottle at retail, which means it was probably four times the wholesale price. Go for the food and skip the drinks.
Spectacular views - expected less from t ...
Spectacular views - expected less from the food but was pleasantly surprised by the quality.
Excellent food, Great service, and that ...
Excellent food, Great service, and that spectacular view! What's not to like?
Great food and service. Fantastic ocean ...
Great food and service. Fantastic ocean view!! Was recommended by friends who dined there. Glad made a special effort to pay this hidden place a visit!! Have refereed two friends to eat there already!
Overpriced tourist junk food is the best ...
Overpriced tourist junk food is the best way to describe it. Two bowls of lobster bisque and two glasses of wine came out to $54. But it wasn't the price that was the problem, we'd gladly pay for quality. Wine took nearly 15 minutes to get served, after the soup. The soup tasted bland and out of a can. The only reason to go is the view which you can experience without eating. Carmel is blessed with some incredible restaurants, this unfortunately is not one.
Superb dining experience. Views were phe ...
Superb dining experience. Views were phenomenal. Will go back and tell my friends about the experience. Relaxing atmosphere.
When you visit Carmel, be sure you take ...
When you visit Carmel, be sure you take a 12 mile drive down the coast and dine at Rocky Point. The scenery is flat out beautiful with the ocean right in front of you. The food was tasty, the food excellent and the service excellent. My 5 Star rating says it all.
the service from the waiter was rude and ...
the service from the waiter was rude and not attentive at all, he even said at one point "sorry for being rude" not that he meant it though because i was about to say it's our anniversary but he had already walked away and left me talking. Very disappointed but i must say that after expressing the rudeness of the waiter to the hostess she got us a new waiter who did what he could to save it. Service should have never been that rude.
We noted on Open Table that is was an 85 ...
We noted on Open Table that is was an 85th Birthday lunch. This was not recognized and even when we told the Hostess, she did not even acknowledge it. We were served by the bartender, who then disappeared on us. We had to beg for a check. The staff seemed to be having a good time, talking to each other. We made a big effort to drive to this scenic restaurant - it's a shame we received poor service and no recognition for the 85th Birthday.
We found this restaurant through Yelp, and the reviews were spot on. Absolutely amazing view and away from the crowds. Almost drove right past the restaurant - it's down a driveway right next to the coast. It was a bit chilly for us, but it has charming deck seating to dine outside. Food was good, more of a casual dining menu. Service was friendly and timely. We'd definitely go back and the view was worth the drive out.
On a cliff overlooking Pacific
The restaurant boasts an unsurpassed view of the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Carmel on Highway 1. But, they are not just a tourist spot with a good view, their food is great too. Their prime rib was the best I've had in a long time -- flavorful and tender. The full menu is served (maybe not the prime rib) for lunch and dinner with the full range from burgers to fish. Server was friendly and attentive and food arrived promptly. Great experience even with the June fog.
Nice location, stunning views of the coa ...
Nice location, stunning views of the coast. Service is good, food is decent enough, but certainly the location is the major reason to dine there.
Amazing views. Terrible service.
Amazing views. Terrible service.
It was overcast but still a gorgeous vie ...
It was overcast but still a gorgeous view and excellent food!
Go for the view
Skip the food. Have a nice drink and drink in the view.
Spectacular views, excellent food and if ...
Spectacular views, excellent food and if you dine outdoors they are dog friendly.
Absolutely the best view ever, to includ ...
Absolutely the best view ever, to include travels to the Caribbean and beyond.
Sunday Brunch on our Big Sur coastline drive....
Go to Rocky Point Restaurant for the view! It is spectacular! The restaurant sits high up on a hill and overlooks the water and the cliffs. The view is absolutely breathtaking! The service is very good... and the food is good.
Stunning views & great food!
Stunning views & great food!
The view is exceptional. Service was pro ...
The view is exceptional. Service was prompt and curteous. Food is very good and reasonably priced.
Dine overlooking the waves of the Pacific Ocean
The drive to Rocky Point is spectacular. The remodeled restaurant has taken full advantage of its unique and rare location. The views are simply breathtaking. Dine inside watching the waves, marine life and landscaped setting through walls of glass or sit outside close to the sites and sounds. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent and beautifully presented.
Our table was ready when we arrived and they honored my request for a window view. Spectacular vista and sunset. Food, eh! Not one at our table of four were thrilled with dinner. I'd probably have the hamburger if I returned. That seems to be the best value. (Had that for lunch the first time I came. )
The food was out of this world! The view ...
The food was out of this world! The views of Big Sur were just spectacular. The wait staff could not have been better. So sorry we live on the East Coast and Rocky Point is on the West Coast. Everyone in the Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur area Must go to Rocky Point.
Wonderful Service, View, and Food
Love everything about this place. Service was spectacular. The minute you walk in, everyone takes care of you at this restaurant. There was nothing that was missed. The view was breathtaking. Drinks were great and food was good.
Austin was incredible! We had such a nic ...
Austin was incredible! We had such a nice birthday dinner, and will definitely be back. Wow!!!
Having been to Rocky Point many times I as dissapointed in the feelingg of the restaurant. The views are great but the staff seem to not pay attention to details or to the customers. I realie the restaurant as sold a shoert hile ago but I miss the old feel and the classiness that used to be part of the eperience. The uality of the food was good but not as great as it used to be.
Unique setting and much improved food
We were very impressed with the new menu and quality of the food and of course the setting is spectacular. The service was super friendly rounding up a great experience.
This place had phenomenal service and superb food. Nothing but scenic beauty a definite bucket list must do.
Not only is the view spectacular, but th ...
Not only is the view spectacular, but the food is terrific. Our server, Austin was very knowledgeable about the wine selection and had some right on recommendations for our meal. He was very attentive but gave us all the time we wanted to relax and enjoy the view with our meal. Every single worker there was fantastic. If you're not ready for a full meal, head out to one of the two decks for drinks and some appetizers! Love this place, and will be back soon!
Such a beautiful setting with great service
Am so glad this restaurant is open again. It truly is lovely. Food was very good with a great staff. We had seafood salads, house wine, local beer. The new owners deserve to have a full house as often as possible. We went there on the last day of a Carmel trip. Had we known earlier would have gone several times.
Beautiful setting, scenic views, good food, friendly service.
Waves Aren't Enough
This restaurant has a stunning view, but the service and food are lacking. Waiter didn't get our order right and didn't seem to care. Fish and chips had poor quality fish. I understand the new owner is investing in the restaurant and intends to improve it. I hope he does because the setting is spectacular.
The setting on this rocky point of the coast is unique. The weather was perfect for outdoor seating at a table out of the direct sun. We are a senior couple and the prices were somewhat higher than we would normally try to find, but worth it for the unique experience. This was our first visit since the restaurant changed ownership some time ago and we noticed a distinct improvement in the quality of the cuisine. Very enjoyable overall.
No Better View on the Coast!
We've been to Rocky Point many times, mostly because of the spectacular location & view. We were pleased this time to see that the food & service have greatly improved.
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