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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
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We escaped from Nepenthe and came here twice for a long lunch in January 2017. A truly stunning location, the tables outside have superb uninterrupted views (unlike Nepenthe), friendly and helpful staff (unlike Nepenthe), and food that was edible (unlike Nepenthe). To be recommended especially on a sunny day. When you have finished your meal there a comfortable chairs that... More 

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97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is at the beginning of the Big Sur drive just south of Carmel by Sea. We visited in January, 2017 & were lucky to enjoy bright sunny days and the spectacular views both at lunch time as well as dinner sunsets. The tables & sitting area is right on the Ocean ! The food & customer service was GREAT... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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413 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is perched cliff face over looking the most amazing coast line. The food is a bit pricey and is ok. You don't go here for the food just the views.

Thank l0tusdesigns
Eufaula, Alabama
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat inside next to a window with a great view of the ocean. There is also outside dining. Recommend the cioppino and divers scallops. Fast service.

Thank C K
Monterey, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate at this restaurant a couple of years ago and the food was terrible and service even worse. So when my friends wanted to have lunch, I was dreading it. To my surprise, it looks like it has gone thru renovations and new owners. It was a bit chilly but we brought our jackets so we decided to sit... More 

Thank Jin D
Fresno, CA
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. Excellent food, good service and great ocean view when you eat. A little pricy but worth the cost. Would go back in minute.

Thank AJGR
Marina del Rey, California
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447 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to Big Sur from Carmel I noticed this restaurant and we came back to have lunch here. We lucked out and had a table by the window. It was a chilly day so we ate inside, but they have outside dining as well. I have fish and my husband had chicken. Everything was surprisingly tasty. It's a... More 

Thank Sally B
Rio del Mar, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not thrilled with this restaurant. Views amazing, food mediocre. Would not stop here again.Disappointing

Thank warbler44
Diamond Springs, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Cambria and stopped here again on our way from Cambria. Favorite place now. The weather was spectacular and we got to sit on the deck. They are pet friendly also!! The view was magnificent and each visit we saw whales! It was thrilling. The food is amazing! Both times we started off with... More 

Thank Lynn5065
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with a great view on Highway 1 in Carmel/Big Sur, just North of the Bridge. There are not too many restaurant on the stretch of this highway in this area. Stop by for a drink or snack. The view is worth the visit. Best time to visit is during the sunset. Request for window or patio seating but... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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