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Whaling Station Steakhouse

763 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
+1 831-373-3778
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“steak” (143 reviews)
“beef wellington” (17 reviews)
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763 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this place... the food and service never disappoints....never!! The seafood and steak is top quality and cooked to perfection. Appetizers and sides all good but French Onion soup is the winner!! There is not a better place to eat in Monterey... obviously! It's...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The 4 of us were looking forward to enjoying the meal at the end of our holiday. However, the waiter appeared to assume that as a family we wouldn't leave him much of a tip so service was very poor. We had to repeat our...More

2  Thank NandD2016
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The 4 of us went for 7:00 dinner. We made reservations. At 6:55 the hostess said our table wasn't ready and we could wait at the bar. Their wine list was minimal and for us Undesirable ($35 a glass for 2 buck chuck). Our waiter...More

Thank TOM W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The meal we had at the Whaling Station was excellent. It was expensive but you do get what you pay for, top class steak which is actually shown to you before you order it. You can actually pick your type of steak ie Mignon, Fillet...More

Thank Lisa_Birch
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Had a nice Birthday dinner with a group of friends in the banquet room. A very busy night so service was a little sporadic , 3 servers , random waters, random appetizers, all but 1 meal came out together which wasn't bad. I told all...More

Thank Indyboy_10
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very good food, wine and service. Waiters are very attentive and take time to show you the steaks and go through them with you. Decor is a bit dated but would recommend for dinner.

Thank sareilly2
Reviewed 21 July 2017

From stepping in to the restaurant to stepping out, our experience was first class. The steaks were top quality and perfectly cooked. Service was perfect. And for the quality of the meal, service and ambience, I did not consider it expensive. Would visit Monterey just...More

Thank PaulK001
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Extremely good quality cooking in a friendly restaurant with excellent service. The ravioli was superb and the beef wellington one of the best I have ever tasted.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I ordered escargot, which I hadn't had in quite a while. It was placed in front of me, and within 30 seconds, there was a loud pop, a snail jumped off the plate onto the tablecloth, my jacket arm, and seat was splattered with hot...More

Thank Muguvian
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Okay so these guys can really do steak! We arrived early and very impressed with the aesthetics! Service very professional and started with wild mushroom soup - so good! We ordered the 8oz fillet and 14oz Kansas New York - both sensational! Recommend the scallop...More

Thank Jeff H
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24 August 2017|
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Response from mydude2014 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember since we were in the mood for steak that night which was awesome. You must save room for dessert - their Pavlova is wonderful.
Mike C
2 August 2017|
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Response from Thbarrett | Reviewed this property |
No sir
Stephen C
15 March 2017|
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Response from Glenn D | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I believe their menu is on line and you could check. A place like The Whaling Station would probably make it for you if not on the regular menu, very accommodating.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 763 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-3778
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The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 40 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steak House” seriously... See the restaurant’s dry-aging room, select your USDA Prime cut of dry-aged beef from a silver tray, your Prime, Prime Rib from the antique 1930’s silver carving trolley, and enjoy your Caesar Salad being tossed tableside. An award winning wine list and full spirits bar complement your dining experience. Serving Dinner and cocktails from 5pm daily. THE BAR at The Whaling Station has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly. Parking in our private lot. A private banquet room is available.
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