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Domenico's On the Wharf

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50 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429 (Del Monte and Washington)
+1 831-372-3655
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

AMAZING DINNER!!! We had the steamed whole Dungeness Crab and warm butter with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies...and Bacon wrapped scallops with Rizotto. Which also came with free Calamari appetizer. Our server Jorge Alverez was great and very attentive. We are definitely coming back here again.

Thank Dee Q
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant had amazing seafood! Their drinks/happy hour was great too. They also allow kids (yes some have signs stating kids not allowed or will be removed if too loud). Brought coloring sheets, had covered glasses for drinks and nice kids menu. Excellent service! Will definitely go back.

Thank Heidi G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group enjoyed dinner with great views of the bay. The rolls were yummy, the fish tasted fresh and seasoned perfectly. The salads and sides hit the spot as well. The deserts looked amazing but we had no room left.

Thank CT H
Campbell, CA
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This appears to be a tourist trap as you walk the Monterey Ward. We visited the Friday after Thanksgiving. We started with Calamari appetizer and a glass of wine each- calamari was good not great as were the wines. My wife ordered California Seabass which they did not have due to the holiday. So she settled for sand dabs which... More 

Thank RonLykins
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sammy & Dominic Mercurio are two great owners of this super good restaurant. Sammy (who actually catches the excellent seafood here) enjoys explaining the history of restaurant and the cuisine & loves to see families enjoy their dining experience. Anthony is a superlative bartender. Jorge; Rueben; and Charles are great & knowledgeable servers w/great customer service dispositions! And Sammy's wife,... More 

Thank Matthew K
Lakeland, TN
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167 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Monterey. It's the third time for us to eat there, traveling from Tennessee. I love their clam chowder. It's dinner with a view. You can eat and look at the boats, birds and sea lions.

Pleasanton, California
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190 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped there for happy hours drinks at the bar ... Yes, the place is very touristy but c'mon, this is exactly what you need to finish a day - good drinks, great service, the food is exactly what you would expect to find on a pier like that. So you won't be surprised and in this case it's a... More 

Thank heckfy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterrey, we stumbled across Domenico's we went in for happy hour which was great sitting at the window and looking out on the boardwalk. Later when we were looking for a dinner spot we were trying clam chowder which the owner pedals in front of the restaurant. We went in for dinner the views from... More 

Thank 4SoaringEagle
Chino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been staying in Carmel and decided to drive to Monterey for our last dinner in this area. We chose Domenico's on the Wharf because we've been there before and had a good meal. Everything was fantastic. The manager, Andrew C. gave us a lovely window table. Our server was Hector and he made some great recommendations. We started... More 

Thank marebear439
Salinas, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generally bustling and filled with tourists but if you can find a spot at the bar, nice place for a drink and some appetizers. Great service, locally owned and operated.

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Angeli M, Manager at Domenico's On the Wharf, responded to this review

Thank your for the kind words. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you for a meal in the near future to show you what we can really do! :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
    (Del Monte and Washington)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit has stops on Pacific street just off of Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Complimentary trolley service is available during the summer months as well
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-3655
A local favorite since 1981, Domenico's On the Wharf specializes in fresh sustainable seafood, including local Monterey Bay spot prawns, wild sockeye salmon, and Alaskan red king crab. The restaurant also features an award-winning wine list and beautiful views of the Monterey Harbor. In addition to its standard menu, Domenico's On the Wharf provides vegetarian, children's and banquet menus. The restaurant is pet-friendly and offers a menu for its canine friends.

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