Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

FOOD Petra Cafe Mediterranean A little quick service restaurant with a few tables serving gyros, shawarma, hummus and other favorites. It’s also possible to get a Greek salad…which they just call salad over there. 435 Alvarado St., Monterey. (831) 6462080 Rockfish Harbor Grill Seafood All manner of seafood dishes are featured here. And the view is outstanding. But there are little innovations that set this place apart. Mezcal flights? Try mezcal cocktail flights. Can’t do the fisherman’s platter because you’re vegetarian? Try the roasted vegetable tower. 101 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. (831) 324-4375, Rosine’s Restaurant American Rosine’s has elevated American comfort food to an art form. Generous portions, friendly staff, reasonable prices make Rosine’s a favorite choice for Best Restaurant for Families and Best Desserts in the Weekly’s Readers’ Poll with regularity. 434 Alvarado St., Monterey. (831) 375-1400, Sakura Japanese There are several notable things about Sakura. The place has been around for more than 30 years, for one.. 574 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. (831) 373-1767, Salty Seal Brewpub & Sports Bar American, Pub Plan on indulging in Bermuda-style fish chowder and English comfort foods when you visit, and plan on chilling out in a welcoming atmosphere, too. 653 Cannery Row, Monterey. (831) 920-2327, Sandbar & Grill Seafood Suspended a dozen feet above the water beneath the commercial fishing wharf, the Sandbar offers classic seafood dishes in a warm and friendly setting with a lovely view. It’s a locals’ favorite. Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey. (831) 373-2818, Sapporo Steak and Sushi Japanese Teppan tableside dining, sushi and Japanese dishes are prepared right before your eyes. Dockside views of the harbor and magnificent vistas of Monterey Bay come with every show. Municipal Wharf 2, #3, Monterey. (831) 3331616, Sardine Factory American, Steakhouse Overlooking Cannery Row, this landmark restaurant boasts one of the area’s finest wine cellars as well as a reputation for impeccable service, excellently prepared local seafood and quality meats. Superior happy hour bargains, and you can sit in Clint Eastwood’s seat. 701 Wave St., Monterey. (831) 373-3775, Schooners Seafood, International Some locals peg this bistro, inside the Monterey Plaza Hotel, as the best place in town to close a business deal; others say it’s a perfect spot for an after-work cocktail. The menu is crafted by one of the area’s best chefs. And there’s a bay view. 400 Cannery Row, Monterey. (831) 372-2628, Sea Harvest Seafood Sea Harvest is a top choice for fresh ocean catches. Grilled or broiled fish are available from the restaurant, or shop in the adjoining market for the fresh stuff and cook at home. 598 Foam St., Monterey. (831) 646-0547, 81 PRICELESS OCEAN VIEWS 1 McCLURE WAY, SEASIDE • 831-899-5954 • Burgers you dream about Seriously good salads Gourmet pizzas Classic & creative sandwiches Indoor & Outdoor Dining Local & Regional Wines & Microbrews Breakfast & Lunch Served 7:00am-5:00pm bayonet_1-2h_VG23_kb.indd 1 5/11/23 12:13 PM