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Old Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
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Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (228 reviews)
“seafood” (148 reviews)
Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Fun area to window shop, walk on the wharf, people watch, etc. The kids enjoyed the beautiful day, the sunshine and sea air.

Thank staobka
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Not much was open on a Sunday morning on the Wharf (there was a definite feeling of hangover there), but the fisherman were fishing and the sea lions were barking and it was fun walking around and looking at the boats and beaches. We came...More

Thank leklekblue
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great location with beautiful view of the sea. Good for tourists or even locals for a walk. Can be crowded at times.

Thank EstellaHui
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Local or tourist, the wharf has something for everyone. People watching (or whale watching!) Food, snacks, and some of the best clam chowder you'll ever eat.

Thank 556danaa
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I love the walk along Old Fisherman's Wharf -- it's got that authenticity and life of a town on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. I love the small restaurants, stores, and family vibe that this place gives, plus a few cool museums along the way. Definitely...More

Thank Yellow_Mzungu
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you like people watching, this is the place. It is busy all day and there are people of all ages and backgrounds there walking around. The restaurants all offer free clam chowder to try. There are MANY souvenir shops. My husband and I honestly...More

Thank 8_is_enough_in_MICH
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Waked here from our hotel, thankfully we had other things to do and see. Not very exciting, full of cheap shops but the clam chowder bowl went down a treat!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lots of restaurants. some pretty good and so so-so. (Use Trip Adviser). Lot s of souvanir shops tht run the total range of quality.

Thank William P
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Have visited the last two years. Nice little shops, restaurants, and bars. We trying to visit them all. Some are better than others, Silver shop very reasonable.

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

we ate here a couple of evenings - expensive but nice. took a boat trip to go whale watching which our whole family loved.

Thank Sals1701
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28 June 2017|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
There are two different places the main pier and then there's a pier little bit farther north they fish off of both of them and because it's pier fishing almost anytime
Diana P
30 June 2016|
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Response from LQGuy | Reviewed this property |
This is a dense area. In high season (roughly May through October) it's over-run with tourists and can be difficult to navigate on foot. I imagine a wheelchair adds an extra layer of difficulty with that. The boardwalk is... More
Josie G
26 March 2015|
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Response from buddyfjw | Reviewed this property |
They open around 9 or ten, but not really sure our first stop was the aquarium, that morning, breakfast shops open early, but once open lots to see and buy.