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The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant

886 Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-648-4800
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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886 Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Aquarium for a little get away. We decided a head of time to make a reservation at Cindy's Waterfront since it was a holiday weekend. We did not have high expectations as we thought it would be like Cafe...More

Thank mege749
MBACindys, General Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy's Waterfront. We are glad to hear that your dining experience met and exceeded your expectations. A Cindy's, we take price in our sustainable and prganic menu which...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Cindy's Waterfront restaurant in the Monterey Aquarium two years ago and it was fabulous. My friend and I went this past June (2017) and we were both terribly disappointed. Service was terrible and food was nothing exciting. Don't waste your time or...More

Thank Jan1916
MBACindys, General Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for letting us know about your experience at Cindy's Waterfront. The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean, and we strive to share that message by providing a memorable experience for all of our guests....More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

We ate at this restaurant before touring the Monterey Aquarium. We had an amazing waterfront view and it was a beautiful day! I had the fish and chips which were perfect and my husband had a burger. We split them both so that we could...More

Thank 1959queenie
MBACindys, General Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal while you were also enjoying our views! Our chefs and wait staff would like to thank you...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

medico food fit for the whole family. Burger King wikk give them a run fir tier money. All they have is a great view, if the weather is clear.More

Thank edwardTiburon
MBACindys, General Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. Please email visitinfo@mbayaq.org as we would love to hear more about your specific experience. The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We were very pleasantly surprise by the extremely high quality of the lunch food at this restaurant inside the aquarium. Make sure to book a table upon entering the aquarium- the tables book up very quickly. The cioppino was one of the very best I...More

Thank Hongdemao
MBACindys, General Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal while you were also enjoying our views! At Cindy’s, we take pride in our sustainable and organic...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

My family was spending teh day at Monterey Bay Aquarium on Tuesday. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. We decided to go to the sit down restaurant in the Aquarium. Great idea! We were seated at a window table with an amazing view...More

Thank Sandy B
MBACindys, General Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are glad to hear that your dining experience met your expectations. We’re especially glad that you enjoyed the binoculars you found at your table. Our...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

As soon as we arrived at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we headed for the restaurant to make a reservation for lunch. It was my birthday (5/3), and I definitely wanted a window table, and there are only four of those. We like late lunches, so...More

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MBACindys, General Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are glad to hear that your dining experience met your expectations. Happy Belated Birthday, we hope you had a wonderful day. We are very glad...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Fun to sit near the window. Fabulous views and binoculars provided. Excellent service. Top notch fish and chips. Definitely order the camp fire pie - 1 for family of 4 is plenty. On the pricey side but worth it!More

Thank 650br3
MBACindys, Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are glad to hear that your dining experience was pleasant. We’re thrilled you were able to use the binoculars to see the great views. We...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is inside the aquarium. It operates out of the same area as the cafeteria but the food was much better. Only open 11-3 and reservations are required. We discovered it is the same management as Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena when our waiter...More

Thank gladysc215
MBACindys, Manager at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We’re especially glad that you enjoyed the shrimp lettuce wraps, fish and chips and lamb...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Cindy's Waterfront is terrific! Great for families and good variety of choices. Fish and chips were very good, light crispy batter and nicely cooked fries. Fish tacos were amazing!!!More

Thank GE3-95037
MBACindys, Sales & Reservations Center Coordinator at The Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

GE3-95037, Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. Our chefs and wait staff would like to thank you for your comments regarding the menu variety, fish and chips, fries, and fish tacos. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-648-4800
Description
Relax in our beautiful restaurant with spectacular ocean views. It's the perfect spot to sip a glass of wine and savor inspired seasonal dishes with selections such as Pacific Rockfish Tacos and Smoked Pork Loin. Please note seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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