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Rocky Point Restaurant

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36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724 (Palo Colorado Cyn)
+1 831-624-2933
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Sheridan, Wyoming
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Made a dinner reservation for 8. Unfortunately we didn't make it in time for the sunset. We sat in a loud unmoving room with many other large tables. We were crammed in there and it was hard to hear. The food was fine (lobster bisque was excellent). The view is truly amazing, and we loved seeing the rocks below lit... More 

Thank Susie M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is superior! The food is excellent and the service is too! This is a must eat and experience! Not to be missed! Lunch & dinner are both worth the trip! We bring all of our guests here! We love the place!

Thank Steven A B
Monterey County, California
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is well worth the drive down Highway One! Our server was very attentive! The total experience was special.

Thank Caroline S
Frankfurt, Germany
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

overpriced! but you pay the view. what i liked were the two fire places. i had had a huge breakfast so i just took a break from driving here and a cup of tea. i saw the dishes of the other customers which were well presented. i cannot judge on the quality however. come for the view. it really is... More 

Thank Petungsan
Carmel, California
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so lucky to live in Carmel. The quality of the restaurants are second to none. Rocky Point is no exception. Food and menu are always great, and the view is priceless! If your close, find the time to stop in as you will always remember what a great experience it is.

Thank Indyboy_10
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great atmosphere! Our server Austin made the experience worth the 5 star rating, he went out of his way to make sure we had the experience we were after. Beautiful ocean views, recommended for anybody going through the area.

Thank WinoExtreme
Oakland, California
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Carmel area many times, but this was a first for us to dine here. Friends recommended it and it was quite enjoyable. Lovely Halibut on risotto. Other than the drive from Carmel to the restaurant being a bit difficult at night, the restaurant is worth the effort.

Thank mfags
Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always go every time we are in Carmel. The food choices are great and the view is spectacular, the best in the area..

Thank nyani46
Menlo Park, California
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in a gorgeous setting overlooking the waves crashing down on the rocks and cliffs. Truly awesome. We found the food mixed. The fish & chips was fantastic. The so-called-paella was pretty awful. It was not paella at all, but rather some seafood mixed with rice in a pool of what appeared to be packaged chicken broth. The... More 

Thank Pamela H
Lumberton, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular sunset view! This restaurant is set up on a cliff and offers outdoor seating with heaters! The inside tables also have fantastic view of California's beautiful coastline. The food was very good. I can't say that it's the best I've ever had, but certainly worth a visit and a place I would definitely without a doubt go back to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
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
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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