We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rocky Point Restaurant

36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
+1 831-624-2933
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab sliders” (19 reviews)
“french dip” (15 reviews)
“burger” (55 reviews)
All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
Write a Review
Reviews (942)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 879 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Continuing our trek from LA to SanFran, we went as far up RT 1 as we could before the road closures due to the mud slides halted out progress. That spot, happens to be right at Rocky Point, where the restaurant is. And it is...More

Thank Reid F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been here a few times & have two reservations for July. Very nice generic menu (nice variety). Food was very decent, but oh that view Is unforgettable. Highly recommend if you are in the area for the wonderful experience. Service has always been very...More

Thank shirleyvan
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second visit in 3 years. The service was excellent and the view is outstanding. The food was not as good, we paid for the view. We had dinner with appetizers, nothing outstanding. The manager was extremely helpful in correcting one of the...More

Thank 4manns
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rocky Point has had a rocky history but has come out on the other side. The view is possibly the most spectacular on the west coast!!! Whales and otters can be seen most days. The staff has evolved into a friendly, helpful, and mostly timely...More

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice in 24 hours. Happy hour snacks were very good Loved the special shrimp and views at sunset. Sunday brunch was less awesome but nice. Go for the views.

Thank dziran
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was outstanding, but menu is back to standard tourist fare...completely un- inspired. Also, special delicious cocktails gone. So sad. They had me last year with new chef...now gone...andost me again. Worth a stop for the view off the walk and rocks, but skip bar...More

Thank lizclark100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rocky Point is all about the views. We enjoyed lunch on the patio June 12. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The views are amazing. The landscaping adds to the natural beauty of the coast. The food was only okay. I had a $20...More

Thank kkgml
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to have a great view and great food, this is the place you have to visit! This place is amazing!! Spectacular view and delicious food. We ordered clam chowder and mussel and clam hot pot. We really enjoy it.

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view here is absolutely amazing. There can't be many places to eat with a view as nice as this. The food was also very good. Our server did a great job as well. It is pretty expensive, but with the location no one should...More

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific view. Food, while not epic, was pretty good---better than it needed to be given the view. Service fine.

Thank Mike K
Nearby Restaurants
Rio Grill
522 reviews
15.10 km away
From Scratch Restaurant
292 reviews
15.38 km away
Billy Quon's Sur At The Barnyard
61 reviews
15.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Point Lobos State Reserve
3,611 reviews
13.24 km away
Bixby Bridge
903 reviews
3.43 km away
Garrapata State Park
261 reviews
7.67 km away
Point Sur State Historic Park
139 reviews
13.11 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I am planning a 60th Birthday celebration for my husband at Spanish Bay Inn and found your restaurant and thought how lovely it was and wondered if I could make a reservation (outside, if good weather .. inside by the window, if coolish) now? It would be for the 19th April around 7:30 pm for 2. I only ask because we are coming from the UK, flying into SFO that day and it is difficult calling from here because of the hour differences. Thank you.
2 March 2015|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from Márcio C | Reviewed this property |
I am just a client of the restaurant. I would suggest you to send an email to the place. About the restaurant, it has a spectacular view of the pacific ocean. You would not regret. I think in april will be warmer than in... More
We are looking at a double queen balcony room since king balcony is sold out. Will the queen still have two inside lounge chairs? We could choose king patio but it seems upstairs may be better as long as the room is identical with the queens. Also, have they discontinued the evening reception hour? Thanks!!!
15 January 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from RockyPointRestaurant | Property representative |
Please accept our apologies for any confusion. Rocky Point Restaurant is a full service restaurant for all dining guests. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to accommodate overnight guests. Please visit many of the... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 80
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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
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
  • E-mail
Rocky Point Restaurant is open at 11:30 am to sunset. Please call 831.624.2933 for additional information. 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing