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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
Overall it is a good place to take a break after exploring west coast along the Highway 1 and being a bit tired. Food quality and price are okay ($90 for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids). Crab sliders may be the best value, but the prime rib sandwich is not bad. One concern is that many flies were seen near the tables inside the restaurant. Not sure it is unavoidable, but clearly it is not a favorable scene. Coast view outside the restaurant is good but not very different from other view points nearby.
Great to visit if you want an amazing view. My Rocky burger was delicious but my husband said his crab sliders were average. My daughter had fun playing outdoors on the grass. The inside of the restaurant is pretty tight. Very busy place so make sure to book a reservation!
Of all the times we visited Rocky Point and had an excellent experience, this was horrible , worse because we brought out of town guests! We were seated at the only outdoor table without a view for all to enjoy - even with requesting outdoor on our reservation. Our server was the slowest and very forgetful. Took several attempts to get everyone in our party of 7 a drink. Later, our silverware was removed after appetizers and then we waited a very long time with our entres sitting in front of us to get new silverware. Our server attempted apologizes claiming short staff, if that is the case shame on management ! PS even the quality of the food was not up to par from our past experiences. It could be the case that the closure of Route 1 is impacting even those establishments which are able to remain open to do business... Perhaps there should be a warning provided so we all have expectations in ck.
My wife and I discovered this restaurant about three years ago but did not have dinner. Since we were in Carmel for a few days, we decided to return for dinner and we were not disappointed. The view is nothing short of spectacular and even though there was an outdoor wedding, the service was still very good. I had the salmon and it was very good.
My mother and I went to your beautiful restaurant for my birthday.What a treat. Everyone who has seen the photos I took of your restaurant all want to know where I went. It was a wonderful birthday. Thank you again for everything. I'll be back.
Natalie Mavromatis :)
What an adventure in dining! While the view is unbeatable the food equals it easily. My vegetarian daughter declared this her new favorite. Our fish dishes were expertly prepared and delicious but her vegetarian dish was the highlight. It was creative, well thought out and delicious.
We will be back soon.
My daughter and I celebrated our birthday's (6/1 and 6/2) with a Delightful lunch and a Fantastic view. Our server was professional and there at all the right moments. My daughter is Vegan and she was delighted with the menu choices. She will be bringing her husband back for his upcoming birthday.
Thank you again for a great start for our weekend birthday celebration. Rocky Point understands how to hit all the right notes.
Always a beautiful drive to scenic Rocky Point and never disappointed by the food or service. This trip served up the Baratta Salad and The French Dip style steak sandwich both extraordinary as was our waiter Steve! Who also recommended we see the 1965 film, The Sandpiper which was also delightful.
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!!!
We went to lunch on a beautiful, sunny day. The view was spectacular but the food was not. The portions were small, priced higher than most other restaurants of the same caliber. We would recommend going here for drinks and the view.
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