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Sand Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Wharf #2, phone 831-373-2859, Monterey, CA
+1 831-373-2859
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for quick drink and ended up staying till close. We got lucky to get spot at bar and we were glad we did. Bartenders were great and talkative made you feel welcome. Made new friends around bar and the laughs kept on going. Oh so did the drinks. Food looked good even though we didn't eat. Our... More 

Thank Ted E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Off the tourist trap path of Cannery Row. Calamari was thinly sliced, spicy, and delectable--some of the best we've ever eaten. Sauce was delicious too. None of that greasy, over battered stuff. Fish fillet side dish and fish and chips were soft and tender. Service very friendly and attentive.

Thank Paul W
Somerset, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Sand Bar Restaurant was recommended to us in a chamce conversation in Maui and we are so grateful for the tip because we wouldn't have known it was there otherwise. It is in an obscure place on the commercial pier and was buzzing! Obviously well-known with the locals and regular visitors. We managed to get in after a little... More 

Thank 854pams
Sugar Land, Texas
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Love this locals joint. The clam chowder was fantastic and so were the sand dabs. Not one chewy clam. It feels like you are dining on a house boat. Friendly service.

Thank Cathleen4
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Got a tip from an uber driver to Terry this place since it's good and reasonably priced. The menu was filled with everything seafood. The oysters were good and the clam chowder is in my top two favorites. Hubby tried the sand dabs, a little soggy but still good. Server messed up our order and forgot my scallop order. Would... More 

Thank mrsnutpop
Novato, CA
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is on Wharf #2, the commercial wharf, so we might have missed it if friends had not told us about it. The restaurant is actually below and to the side of the wharf. It is an active restaurant which was full both times we went on this trip. The restaurant has an excellent view of the boats berthed... More 

Thank pwdnovato
San Francisco, California
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place isn't fancy, but it has some pretty good food and fairly reasonable prices for the area. We will return.

Thank PalapaBound
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This place was recommended by a local that we met in a store and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was friendly.

Thank Debra D
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were recommended the Sand Bar & Grill by the hotel manager where we stayed. He said he liked to eat there as it was not too touristy. The staff were lovely and the food was absolutely delicious. It is out on the pier so you are able to enjoy the sunset overlooking the sailing boats moored in the marina.... More 

Thank Julie F
Salinas, California, United States
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234 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Bar area is a little small but full of people to chat with - lots of locals. View of the water and boats. Very relaxing.

Thank 556danaa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf #2, phone 831-373-2859, Monterey, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2859
Sand Bar is located on the wharf, with parking on wharf. Looks like it has been around for many years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?