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The Grotto Fish Market

42 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-372-3769
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (15 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
“chowder” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
42 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a local and have dined in this restaurant many times, so time for a review. The seafood combination salad is the best on the Wharf. The clam chowder is also the best on the Wharf. Alfonso provided great service and was very professional. I...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

So walking down Fishermans Wharf you'll be offered tables in all of the restaurants so choosing is hard... so pick these guys! There is no fried food here, all the seafood is steamed or grilled, we had the cold mixed platter which easily fed three...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went here for a quick dinner. Although the Monterey pier is a bit of a tourist trap, we were not disappointed. Cafeteria kind of restaurant, with big TV screens and possibility of eating at the counter. We had grilled jumbo prawns, fresh filet of...More

Thank appeltjes
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a small restaurant. It is a little cramped but the food is very good. The portions are large so you can share if you want.

Thank erodrig26
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had the snow crab, shrimp, lobster and king crab platter. It was delicious and even three of us couldn't finish it all. The clam chowder served with it was also very tasty. Very nice accommodating servers. Great dinner

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Tasty clam chowder, nice rock cod w/ veggies and a killer crab sandwich. Possibly the best french fries in Monterey too...top notch service, but lacking in beer/wine selection. A nice respite for the touristy shops around in on the wharf....

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Delicious clam chowder, fish and salads! Everything fresh, served very nice and quick. It was worth to visit :)

Thank GoodFoodQuality
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited this tiki bar style eatery twice for their daily deals and liked both visits very much. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service good and deals like a variety of oysters on a half shell $2/ a piece can't be bad. Besides oysters, their...More

Thank JiiBird
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here a couple times and was never disappointed. Friendly staff and a really nice place to go and eat. We had the crab salad for lunch one day which great and then had a the grilled prawns and these were the dogs! Would...More

Thank Tappy-WestSussex
Reviewed 11 July 2017

On the historic walk onto Fishermans Wharf, This has the look and feel of a Sushi Bar with some views out onto the Marina. All the dishes I observed were 5 star presentations. I had the Ahi Tuna Avacado tower. Excellent! Fresh oysters and the...More

Thank Marka66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-3769
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