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Rocky Point Restaurant

36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
+1 831-624-2933
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab sliders” (28 reviews)
“cheese bread” (17 reviews)
“french dip” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is great, and even if it wasn't, the view would make up for it. This is a must see restaurant.

Thank Clarice L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

amazing chicken sandwich and great location.. I come here almost once a week and I love it ...i would improve the service a little and it's would be perfect

Thank sara j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Monterey and wanting to see Big Sur we travelled south. Not a lot of restaurants around but did manage to come across Rocky Point Restaurant. Nice views from the dining room and if weather permits you can sit on the terrace. The food...More

1  Thank klondyke1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool, casual restaurant with good food and breathtaking views of the ocean, until the clouds rolled in!

Thank stevemanning2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good and the views are great (why else would anyone drive down there?). The atmosphere is pretty bad, though. They have fairly quiet music piped in, but then the kitchen is allowed to pipe in their own music which is quite contrary...More

Thank Reed B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place as we were driving north from Carmel. We stopped as it was ranked pretty well on Trip Advisor. They could not accommodate my soy allergy, with the exception of the seafood salad. Which I was hoping for $32 would be awesome but...More

1  Thank jackie075
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rocky Point is a great stop between the Carmel area and Big Sur for a casual meal. We shared the crab sliders and a burger and both were good, with maybe a nod to the burger. We sat inside, and the atmosphere is not all...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the Big Sur marathon route and were to hungry to return to Carmel for lunch. On this Monday we were lucky that it wasn’t crowded. Ate on the patio. The umbrella wasn’t tipped so hats and sunscreen were a must. Coated French fries...More

Thank BarbaraLee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had one night out in the Monterey area as we were visiting family. After scouring the advisor boards, we settled on Rocky Point for the sunset view. It was a quiet Wednesday night and a gorgeous drive on Hwy 1. We arrived in time...More

Thank Shizuka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was a favorite of mine until the ownership changed a few years back. The restaurant still has amazing views of the Pacific ocean and California Coastline including the Bixby bridge near Big Sur, but the menu and service have really gone down. I'd...More

Thank travelrascel
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1 March 2015|
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Response from Márcio C | Reviewed this property |
I am just a client of the restaurant. I would suggest you to send an email to the place. About the restaurant, it has a spectacular view of the pacific ocean. You would not regret. I think in april will be warmer than in... More
15 January 2015|
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Response from RockyPointRestaurant | Property representative |
Please accept our apologies for any confusion. Rocky Point Restaurant is a full service restaurant for all dining guests. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to accommodate overnight guests. Please visit many of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
    (Palo Colorado Cyn)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit stops one mile north of Rocky Point Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-2933
  • E-mail
Rocky Point Restaurant is open at 11:30 am to sunset. Please call 831.624.2933 for additional information. Rocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel, a mere fifteen-minute scenic drive, on 36700 Highway 1, between Carmel and Big Sur, offering spectacular views of the sea and shore from all window tables. We are open every day - all day. Our guests may enjoy whale spouting, sea otters and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our ocean terrace or in our lounge, or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean. After sunset, our powerful floodlights illuminate the rocks and shore. Please call for reservations.
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