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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Anaheim, California
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped on our way to Carmel while driving up Hwy 1. It's a little south of Carmel and looks over the ocean. Food was good, a little pricey but it is the view - the one of a kind view you are there for and it's worth it. The surf, the coastline, the sunset - all while ea5ting and... More 

Thank Dan D
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard this was a great place to catch the sunset while having a glass of wine and a bite to eat, and it was! We were in a rush to catch the sun setting over the ocean and thank goodness we made it-it was unreal. The cheese board was to-die-for and they even gave us special gluten free bread... More 

Thank Alid0223
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rocky Point Restaurant is about 20 minutes south of Carmel. Food is good and servers are friendly and attentive. The star attraction is the hillside location and the crashing surf below. We always ask for the outside gazebo table.

Thank gmac500018
San Francisco, California
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177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we ran into the restaurant by seeing the sign on the road of highway 1 the view is truly spectacular, one of the best I have ever seen ( I'd say nothing short compared to the 7 glacier in Alaska), really enjoy the view the food is hearty and the portion is good, very satisfying the house wine is average,... More 

Thank Eric J
Sheridan, Wyoming
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks 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 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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

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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
USD 30 - USD 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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