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Whaling Station Steakhouse

763 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
+1 831-373-3778
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (39 reviews)
“steak” (162 reviews)
“beef wellington” (21 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
763 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. I ordered the Prime Rib. Very tender and juicy. The wait staff checked in often to see if I needed anything. A little pricey but well worth it.

Thank Larry J
Reviewed 6 days ago

At nearly 300lb I virtually never send a plate back to the kitchen with food on it. Tonight I had the bar menu French dip prime rib and left nearly all of it. It was tasteless up market junk food. My wife had the cheeseburger...More

Thank W3GZrob
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

They claim to be a seafood and steakhouse restaurant and I wanted it to be better than it was. I ordered a seafood pasta dish that was bland in general and over powered by saffron. My friend also ordered a seafood dish and he was...More

Thank chgotrvlr71
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

On the face of it a good quality traditional steak restaurant. Nice ambience, good service and excellent quality meat. Shared a Calamari to start which was excellent. And then the problems started. My wife had ordered a petit filet cooked medium. I a bone in...More

Thank davidjackie1957
Reviewed 7 September 2018

They bring out and show you the cuts of meat. We both wanted rib-eye and it was cooked perfect and tender. It was our last night of our travels, so we did it up good and this place did not disappoint!

Thank BRochelle719
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Filet Mignon was excellent, great service and drinks. Best steak in Monterey! The waiter knew his stuff, his recommendations were excellent!

Thank antdoc60
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Walk in and the steak samples are right there on a platter. Made a reservation the weekend before, walked in on Friday night 7pm and the place was packed. Lots of large groups, we were 4 people. Seated within 10 minutes. Obviously we all had...More

Thank Familyof5in5states
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

It's always a treat to dine here. Profesional staff starts with a welcome & greeting from "Alfredo",to an amazing wait staff. The presentations of the steak platter choices to dressing fresh made table side is always a treat. They always have unique specials with the...More

Thank onehumanrace
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

A very good place for a romantic dinner. They have an excellent menu, good wine list and great tableside service. Another gray restaurant by John Pisto!!

Thank AliceDoc
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived at our reservation time 6.45 on a busy Saturday evening. We were warmly greeted by the host and hostess and seated immediately at a very nice window table facing cannery row. Our server Carl could not have been more gracious, helpful, knowledgeable and...More

Thank hcastro
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25 August 2017|
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Response from mydude2014 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember since we were in the mood for steak that night which was awesome. You must save room for dessert - their Pavlova is wonderful.
Mike C
2 August 2017|
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Response from Thbarrett | Reviewed this property |
No sir
Stephen C
15 March 2017|
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Response from Glenn D | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I believe their menu is on line and you could check. A place like The Whaling Station would probably make it for you if not on the regular menu, very accommodating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 763 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-3778
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The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 40 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steak House” seriously... See the restaurant’s dry-aging room, select your USDA Prime cut of dry-aged beef from a silver tray, your Prime, Prime Rib from the antique 1930’s silver carving trolley, and enjoy your Caesar Salad being tossed tableside. An award winning wine list and full spirits bar complement your dining experience. Serving Dinner and cocktails from 5pm daily. THE BAR at The Whaling Station has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly. Parking in our private lot. A private banquet room is available.
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