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Sandbar & Grill

) #20 of 217 Restaurants in Monterey $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-373-2818
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sand dabs” (68 reviews)
“calamari” (50 reviews)
“seafood” (36 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
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1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small place, so without a reservation you may have to wait a bit to get seated. Most of the people sitting at the bar were obviously friendly regulars who knew each other, and most of them were shouting their conversations. In turn, diners...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 1:00 on Tuesday June 20,2017. A little full but, it's lunch time. Well it's 3:00 and I still don't have my full lunch. Apps came in a reasonable amount of time, but the main meal still hasn't arrived. Very Very disappointed !!!! And...More

Thank MarvinGibb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here quite often. We love the Happy Hour from 4-6 at the bar. Many locals hang out here and it is quite the place to eat and drink. It really is so much fun. Everything you eat is good and the service is...More

Thank Candi A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in around two in the afternoon and grabbed one of the last few tables available without a short wait. This is an eclectic place right on the water... not on the pier above the water but right at the water edge. A good...More

3  Thank TikiTex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is timeless. As a 60 y/o who grew up in Seattle, I must say this is one of the best seafood places I've been in my life. The service, food and setting is like going back in time to my childhood having dinner...More

Thank seattlematt1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place sort of by accident, and what a jewel! The dining room is pretty small but very cozy. They have great views of the harbor! We were there for Sunday Brunch and it more than delivered. First off....their Bloody Mary's were...More

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This place is on a wharf overlooking the water and boats-can't ask for better in a sea-food restaurant. The caveat is that it seemed to be a fishing wharf not tourist wharf and the locals may have caught what we ate this am. I had...More

Thank Katgoodhiding
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The Sandbar is a small, out of the way restaurant on one of Monterey's two piers. It serves all meals, the food is good, the service helpful. We had some trouble with a very noisy group, but they moved us further away when it was...More

Thank PGNevis
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Good service in a clean place. Prices a lttle high but the food was good and fresh. Nice view. Steep stairs in and out.

Thank stehib
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Another gem found by accident during our travels. Views great and food even better! Their fish and chips to die for. Good value for money. What a great find. Can recommend this to anybody!

Thank Francois B
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Steve S
Happy Hour times
25 April 2017|
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Response from Dave T | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Call them!
Sandra H
Do you have a side area or room and the ability to serve 14 family members open menu at lunchtime?
2 October 2016|
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Response from LodiWineBob | Reviewed this property |
There is no side room. They could handle a group of 14 if the reservation if made ahead of time (probably need 24 hours).
Larry D
Is it ADA accessible?
11 September 2016|
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Response from debrajhughes | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, there are stairs in the front but might have a ramp on the opposit side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
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: 9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2818
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