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Sandbar & Grill

) #16 of 219 Restaurants in Monterey ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-373-2818
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sand dabs” (69 reviews)
“calamari” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I consider myself a chowder expert, ordering Legal Seafood (east coast) chowder for family Christmas diner a few times. The chowder here comes pretty darn close, definitely the best in the Monterey area, of the dozen or so I have tried. My wife & I...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Monterey is great but Fisherman's Wharf can get tired quickly. Sandbar is on Wharf 2 and based on the crowd and atmosphere you feel like you're in a different town. We had the crab stuffed prawns and the crab stuffed halibut and thought both were...More

Thank Nick V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Quaint, friendly, and the best seafood. Reservations are a must, however, we just showed up and had a drink at the bar expecting a half hour wait for a table. Was pleasantly surprised to be sat within 10 minutes. Had a quiet corner table at...More

1  Thank Kiddergirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant. We had reservations and were promptly seated by the windows which gave us a wonderful view of the harbor. Service was quick and friendly. The staff were very knowledgeable about the menu items. The clam chowder was...More

1  Thank PETER B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful harbor view provide a great back drop to a wonderful dinner. My wife's crab stuffed shrimp were great. My seafood curry was likewise delicious. We both enjoyed the molten chocolate cake with ice cream; a beautiful evening and a beautiful meal.

Thank GeneralGene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for happy hour (4-6:30) and had a great experience--good beer on tap, great snapper fish tacos, very good sand dabs and mussels. And an extremely reasonable price away from the tourists who flood Fisherman's Wharf. Lots of locals. If you want this...More

1  Thank A2Russ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the wharf, facing the jetties with yachts tied up, we watched a sea otter cruising around as we ate. We hadn't booked and had a long wait for a table. Staff were friendly food excellent. Lovely calamari to start and some of the best...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This seafood special restaurant is located beneath Wharf 2 in Monterey Harbor. The view is of many boats tied to several docks at the wharf, Sometimes, the view includes seals swimming past the boats, ducks and incoming sailboats. The food is very good, especially the...More

1  Thank rlwlawrisk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a family of eight we found a selectiion of food to satisfy everybody's taste. Every bit of it was delicious. I recommend it to all.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had a lot of clam chowder in my day and tried numerous places while staying in Monterey. Sandbar & Grill is the best clam chowder I've ever had! I ate a cup and then ordered a bowl for dinner. Also, the sand dabs are...More

1  Thank K T
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Steve S
24 April 2017|
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Response from Dave T | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Call them!
Sandra H
2 October 2016|
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Response from LodiWineBob | Reviewed this property |
There is no side room. They could handle a group of 14 if the reservation if made ahead of time (probably need 24 hours).
Larry D
11 September 2016|
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Response from debrajhughes | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, there are stairs in the front but might have a ramp on the opposit side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2818
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