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
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: 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
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.
Sunday Lunch at Rocky Point
Loved the crab sliders. Took our grandson (18) who enjoyed the club sandwich and then climbing on the rocks below. Awesome views and friendly service
Loved our visit!
We hiked at Pt. Lobos and then drove the 8 miles down to Rocky Point for a late lunch (3:00) It was a gorgeous day, even in February! - so we chose to be outside on the patio- good choice! Beautiful view, warm breeze, sun-- very relaxing and lovely. Our server was Austin- what a terrific server! He was so good we had to find the manager on our way out to compliment him for being so good. Fun, lively and did a great job. Food was excellent- burgers and sandwiches all were great. Perfect location to relax after a hike, on your way South on Highway 1 or for a special treat. We've been before, and we will be back.
Ambiance. Great food. Awesome views.
Ambiance. Great food. Awesome views.
Price wines, with great views. Good food..large quantities.
Solid place for lunch
The views from this good restaurant are beautiful. The rocks below catch waves and do wonderful things with them. The food is getting better. The lunch menu is interesting and diverse. The quality was mixed but still quite acceptable. From the food perspective, it is a little expensive, but the setting makes it worth it.
Incredible cliffside views
Food is good, not great. The views are amazing overlooking the Pacific. There is a cattle ranch next door, with cattle grazing. We pulled up before 5pm along Highway 1 above the ranch and watched the sunset with some wine and then went into the restaurant for a 5:30pm reservation. Worked out really well. There is a "rocky point" outside the restaurant along with a green area to walk and enjoy the views from outside. Worth the price of admission!
. Would definitely return and recommend to others
One of the best views worldwide. Really enjoyed the patio dining. Highlights of our trip to CA. We arrived over an hour prior to our reservation and they were able to seat us. Food was good with nice presentation. Prime rib and fish and chip entrees tastes delicious! Really enjoyed visit and conversation with head chef at our table. Server was on point and very professional . Would definite return again and recommend to others.
Unsurpassed 180 degree ocean views. It was a sunny day and looking at the ocean was like looking at a vibrant water color painting; bright layers of blue, green and grey!!
This restaurant has a great view and sitting out on the patio on a sunny day can't be beat. The food is good, not great. It's worth a visit, just understand it's not gourmet food. It's decent food with a million dollar view.
Chef was so personable. Milkshakes just put on the menu were unreal. This place makes you feel like you are in a magazine.
I had the lobster bisque and steamed mus ...
I had the lobster bisque and steamed mussels. Bisque was decent. In other places there are a few lobster morsels in the velvety bisque. Not here. Flavor was good. Mussels: excellent ! Bread could have been better.
Come for the view
The view is what you come for. A bit pricey and the food decent. Make reservations (but not too crowded so might not need them) for 30mins before sunset. Come early and grab a drink on the expansive patio or take a walk on the rocks/cliffs. Or eat a little early and watch the sunset with dessert or a nightcap.
Great view and food.
Great view and food.
Fantastic dining experience
The food was amazing. Fairly priced, especially when you consider the high quality and generous portions. You cannot find a more romantic setting, the views are stunning. Service was terrific as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant for ANY occasion.
Our favorite restaurant
Lucky us. My husband and I live only twenty minutes away from Rocky Point. With all the restaurants in Carmel by the Sea, you would think we would find a favorite closer to our home. None can compare to Rocky Point. The food is great, but it is the ambiance created by "Mother Nature" herself that keeps us coming back. Whether a stormy day, watching the waves crashing on the steep cliffs or a sunny day, watching whales as they pass by, Rocky Point never disappoints.
Absolutely Outstanding from the service ...
Absolutely Outstanding from the service by Austin to Chef Herman coming out to not only welcome us to Rocky Point but to describe his masterful food selections. We had the calamari and snow crab appetizers which were excellent follows by the roasted chicken and seared ahi entrees, also excellent and so tasty! Desert was a slice of pecan pie with a most delectable topping - scrumptious! The chef also provided my sister and beautiful hand decorated pen made by a family member. I have patronized Rocky Point for at least 15 years and this was by far the best dining and service experience EVER!
We love coming to your restaurant. We w ...
We love coming to your restaurant. We were even able to see whales. Next time we r in the area we will be stopping by. Keep up the great service and most awesome food!!!!
grest food and a great location .
Doesn't get any better on a sunny day. We had house guests from New York and they were impressed with the ocean, food and ambiance .
Breathtaking views. Food is what you ex ...
Breathtaking views. Food is what you expect from a restaurant with these views, basic food but edible.
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