**17th Street Grille** *Gourmet Hamburgers* Juicy patty of your choice (beef, turkey, chicken, veggie) cooked to your liking with Monterey Jack, cheddar, Swiss or blue cheese. Slices of fresh avocado, grilled onions; add mushrooms and jalapeños (for spicy tastes), lettuce, tomato, pickles on a fresh-baked ...
617 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
This savory island inspiration, both colorful and delicious, consists of five blackened, wild Mexican prawns, served warm over our homemade salsa fresca. The cocktail is adorned with firm, just-ripe mango, avocado and lime. Our homemade tostadas serve as a fun and functional garnish for your ...
3690 The Barnyard, Carmel-By-The-Sea
**History** Traveling north along the Pacific Coast Highway from the resort community of Monterey lies the City of Seaside. In the heart of this city, the U.S. Army purchased a tract of land to be used as a training facility, which was named Fort Ord ...
1 McClure Way, Seaside
The Bayonet Bar Grill is a casual sports grill featuring a state-of-the-art flat-screen television for viewing your favorite sporting events pre or post round, cozy fireplace, and spacious outdoor patio with stunning views of Monterey Bay. Menu items utilize the best in fresh, local ingredients. ...
1 Mcclure Way, Seaside
Grilled meat is very American, and grilling over a wood fire is very Big Sur Bakery; it's one of our favorite ways to prepare food. We consider ourselves to be a meat-and-potatoes restaurant because steak can satisfy the soul. Since fat means flavor, our prime ...
47540 Highway 1, Big Sur
**Big Sur River Inn** *Our Own Roadhouse Ribs* Our famous Roadhouse Ribs start at a leisurely Big Sur pace, becoming tender and juicy in our in-house smoker. We give them a splash of our famous smoked-orange bourbon barbecue sauce before they get a quick kiss ...
46840 Highway 1, Big Sur
**Big Sur Roadhouse** *Seared Fresh Fish of the Day* This is a signature dish created by L.A. chef and owner Wendy Tirado. It is served with a sweet curry couscous, sautéed spinach and a white wine caper sauce. Almost everyone who orders this dish makes ...
47080 Highway 1, Big Sur
Back and Better Than Ever! The new Blue Fin Cafe & Billiards is the hottest place in Monterey offering great food, good fun and the best party atmosphere in town. Friendly staff, pool tables, full bar, dance club and full service dinning make Blue Fin ...
685 Cannery Row, Monterey
**California Market** *Local Fish Tacos* Enjoy the view out on the Cal Market deck, along with our signature fish tacos. Flour tortillas topped with the seasonal best of our local catch. Featuring black cod, salmon, halibut and sea bass, Napa cabbage-cilantro slaw and heirloom tomato ...
120 Highland Dr, Carmel
**Cannery Row Brewing Company** *Two-hour Chicken Wings* *and Belly Bombers* This one’s too tough to call. So it’s a tie between the wings that spend 120 minutes in the smoker named “Cheech,” which gives them a rich smokiness that goes beautifully with housemade Point Reyes ...
95 Prescott Ave, Monterey
**Carmel Belle** *Slow-Cooked Berkshire Pork Sandwich* We slow-roast Berkshire pork overnight—and serve it with red onions, currants and chutney on a toasted ciabatta roll, accompanied by a side salad of arugula with lemon vinaigrette and cornichon. Doud Craft Studios, Ocean and San Carlos, Carmel, (831) ...
Ocean and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea
A longtime favorite on Cannery Row, Chart House offers panoramic views of Monterey Bay & the city lights beyond. Watch the abundant sea life while relaxing at your table. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, ...
444 Cannery Row, Monterey
**C Restaurant and Bar** *Carmelized Day Boat Scallops* Chef Jerry Regester flash sizzles day-boat sea scallops in grape seed oil then adds in Miyazaki and trumpet royale mushrooms before topping it with dijon micro greens and a variety of complementary sauces including a Chardonnay-porcini-sweet garlic ...
750 Cannery Row, Monterey
**Domenico’s On The Wharf** *Pasta Capri* Twenty-eight years ago, Dominic went back into the Domenico’s kitchen looking for something different to satisfy his hunger. Teresa, a cook from Capri, Italy, told him in her broken accent, “I will make something special for you.” She put ...
400 Cannery Row, Monterey
**Edgar’s at Quail Lodge** *Guinness-Braised Beef Short Rib Osso Bucco* This 3-inch-thick, natural (no hormones, no antibiotics) Angus beef short rib is first browned to a deep caramel color and then very slowly braised with dark Guinness beer, tomatoes, carrots, sweet onions and herbs. It ...
8000 Valley Greens Dr, Carmel
**Elli’s Great American Restaurant** *Elli’s Great American Prime Rib* Elli’s prime rib is hand-selected and aged to perfection. We pack it in rock salt and roast it very slowly to bring out all the succulent flavors. This popular American specialty is served with garlic mashed ...
1250 S. Main St, Salinas
**Em Le’s Old Carmel Restaurant** *Savory Lamb Shanks* Our lamb shanks are the best in Carmel. The tender, juicy meat is topped with plenty of marinated broccoli, carrots and onions. On the side enjoy garlic mashed potatoes and fresh, crisp vegetables. Stop in before 6:30pm ...
Dolores & 5th Ave, Carmel
Good morning is how our day is started at First Awakenings. When you start your day with us, we hope to be part of your morning that gets you started for a great day. We will prepare things the only way we know how – ...
171 Main St, Salinas
**Forge in the Forest** *Chocolate Chip Cookie Dream* Starts with a homemade 12-ounce cookie baked in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet, served with a pint of vanilla-bean ice cream, homemade fresh whipped cream, melting chocolate sauce and fresh strawberries. Corner of Fifth and Junipero, Carmel, (831) ...
5th & Junipero Ave, Carmel
**Friar Tuck’s Restaurant** *The California Burger* This is what Friar Tuck’s is all about! Carmel’s best hamburgers (since 1978). These are the big, juicy, five-napkin variety, made daily with the freshest ground beef. The California Burger is one-third pound, served open-faced, deluxe style with lettuce, ...
5th Ave & Dolores St, Carmel
**Fuse Lounge and Cafe** *Chef Francisco’s Cioppino* This dish was inspired from days long ago when Francisco Mellado came to America in the late 1980s from Oaxaca, Mexico. Soon after, cooking became his passion. He realized then that using fresh and seasonal ingredients was the ...
3665 Rio Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea
**Golden Tee Restaurant** *Calamari* Mouthwatering abalone-style calamari. A locals’ favorite and served at the Golden Tee Restaurant and Bar for over 40 years. This popular dish is served three different ways. Enjoy our calamari steak dinner, which includes choice of soup or salad, rice or ...
200 Fred Kane Dr # 201, Monterey
**Grasing’s** *Bone-in Rib-Eye Steak* If you can somehow resist the paella—which is done with orzo instead of rice, tons of fresh clams, mussels, shrimp, spicy fennel sausage and saffron—then it’s the bone-in rib-eye you want. Like all Grasing’s steaks, this is prime Nebraska corn-fed beef, ...
6th Ave, Carmel
**Holly’s Lighthouse Cafe** *Apple-Oat Pancakes* Apple-oat pancakes are a local favorite. Made with steel-cut oats, wheat germ, Holly’s special spice blend and Granny Smith apples, the two-pancake serving is healthy and delicious. Commonly and lovingly known as granola pancakes, they are hearty, moist and dense, ...
602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
An intimate local's restaurant offering an amazing dining experience in a tropical setting. Voted Best New Restaurant in 1998, we have a passion for fun, friendly, enthusiastic service, the freshest fish, great steaks, seafood, and an overall menu which includes a hint of Asian, a ...
622 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey
Jack London's Bar + Grill is a local tradition for food and drink for over 30 years. Have dinner or an appetizer before or after The Show. Watch the game in comfort. Enjoy live music every Friday night. Dine outside with your canine companion. **Jack ...
Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel
**Lallapalooza** *Nacho Burger* On top of a Niman Ranch patty go tortilla chips, Mexican rice, sweet corn, cheddar, queso fresca, spicy avocado, pickled jalapeños, lettuce, tomatoes and ranchero salsa; these all somehow pile onto house-baked, soft foccacia-like bun. 474 Alvarado St., Monterey, (831) 645-9036, www.lalla-palooza.com
474 Alvarado St, Monterey
**Aubergine Carmel** *Garden of Young Vegetables, Genmai Miso, Herbs* It is a dish consisting of many different young vegetables, herbs and flowers. The base is a vegan steamed cake made with miso. It acts as the “dirt” from which leaps the fresh and innovative flavors ...
7th Ave & Monte Verde, Carmel
We are a small, quant diner built in 1948, serving delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. Go sweet or savory at Breakfast and enjoy pancakes, oatmeal brulee, squiddle and eggs and luscious omelettes. We serve award-winning clam chowder, calamari, sand dabs, juicy burgers and more...at Lunch. ...
Municipal Wharf No. 2, Monterey
**Marinus** *Carmel Bay Spot Prawns* Marinus uses fresh organic produce from our own Bernardus gardens and supports local farmers, fishermen and foragers. Rarely looking further than his own backyard for inspiration, Chef Cal Stamenov embraces the Carmel Bay spot prawn season from August to May. ...
415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley
**The Restaurant at Mission Ranch** *Slow-Roasted Prime Rib* The Restaurant at Mission Ranch serves the finest grain-fed, certified Angus beef from Omaha, Nebraska, aged 30 to 52 days. We dry-rub our rib with our secret Mission Ranch seasoning, then slow-cook it to perfection. Served three ...
26270 Dolores St, Carmel
The Monterey Cookhouse restaurant features Italian and wood-fired cuisine that is fresh and homemade. House specialities include delicious flame broiled steaks, lightly smoked and barbecued ribs and briskets, and fresh seafood. Be sure and try one of our delicious Italian pasta dishes or a mouth-watering ...
2149 Fremont St, Monterey
Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, Montrio Bistro has delighted locals and visitors alike since 1995. Executive Chef Tony Baker takes the best of Italian, French and California cuisine and blends that into delicious food hailed by critics and voted as “The Best” by ...
414 Calle Principal, Monterey
Welcome to The Duck! The Mucky Duck is a favorite restaurant and nightspot for locals and visitors alike. Excellent food, a full bar, and live entertainment make "The Duck" your best choice for Happy Hour, dinner, dancing, and partying with your friends. Visit the nearby ...
479 Alvarado St, Monterey
*Established in 2004* The Mundo brothers story began in a humble, modest home in the small city of Cuernavaca, Mexico. From an early age Eli, Fernando, Gerardo and Aurturo learned how to make flavorful dishes from their mother Reyna. They learned how to use spices, ...
2233 N. Fremont Street, Monterey
**Nepenthe** *Ambrosia Burger* Sierra Meat handles the proprietary grind specifically for the South Coast’s pioneering restaurant. The thick patty is grilled and placed on a soft, sweet ambrosia roll and blessed with the famous ambrosia sauce, then paired with the three-bean salad, house slaw or ...
48510 Highway 1, Big Sur
A 50-year Legacy The tiny family eatery founded in the 1950's by Sabu Shake, Sr. has endured and grown into one of the most beloved restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula. Like Fisherman's Wharf, the flagship Shake restaurant has kept up with changing times and tastes ...
39 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey
**Old Monterey Cafe** *Banana Pancakes* At this breakfast-centric spot, the turkey-avocado Benedict and huevos rancheros beckon, but it’s the banana pancakes, with the bananas cooked cozily inside the buttermilk batter, that remain king. Dusted with powdered sugar and served with whipped butter and warm maple ...
489 Alvarado St, Monterey
**Pacifica Cafe** *Filet Mignon* Chef Chris Elser flame grills this to-die-for, fork-tender USDA prime filet then layers it over Gilroy garlic mashed potatoes, crowns it with blue cheese and sides it with seasonal Salinas veggies. A signature five-layer dessert cake closes the deal. Embassy Suites, ...
1441 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside
**Pacific’s Edge at Highlands Inn** *California White Sea Bass* Locally caught daily using sustainable methods, this exquisite dish from Executive Chef Matt Bolton perfectly combines the flavors of land and sea with oven-dried heirloom tomatoes, haricot verts, yellow wax bean, green garbanzo and porcini truffle ...
120 Highlands Drive, Carmel Valley
Passionfish offers a unique California dining experience with serious food and wine in a fun and casual atmosphere. The ever-changing menu features the freshest, sustainable seafood, slow-cooked meats, organic greens and delectable desserts, all complemented by an award winning wine list priced well below what ...
701 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove
**Redwood Grill** *Classic Reuben Sandwich* We brine our own brisket for 13 days and then slow-cook it for another entire day before slicing it thin, piling it all on toasty rye bread, adding housemade Thousand Island dressing, house-fermented sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese. It pairs ...
Highway 1, Big Sur
**Restaurant 1833** *Chicken and the Egg* The whole roasted chicken cooks for an hour in 1833’s wood-burning oven, blessed with a basting of truffle butter. The crispy hen egg, meanwhile, is a similarly elegant taste hatched from a simple foodstuff—a slowly poached, farm-fresh egg wrapped ...
500 Hartnell St, Monterey
**The Restaurant at Ventana** *Durham Ranch Bison* We have an ever-changing seasonal menu, highlighted by our “Heart of Big Sur” menu where we feature what is freshest and best right now or grown in our own gardens, like the hand-harvested scallops with eggplant, baby artichokes, ...
48123 Highway 1, Big Sur
A vibrant, lively atmosphere provides the perfect complement to the Rio Grill’s innovative mix of California and Southwest regional cuisine. Start with the fire-roasted Castroville artichoke, then move on to the pork tenderloin or the pumpkin seed-crusted salmon, and you’ll know why the Rio is ...
101 The Crossroads, Carmel
When asking for the best seat in the house at Rocky Point, you’ll have to be more specific. A spectacular view of the ocean and coast is visible from every table. The menu includes fine steaks, fresh rainbow trout and baked lobster tail. **Rocky Point** ...
36700 Highway 1, Carmel
**Rosine’s Restaurant** From our homemade soups to our signature award-winning desserts, we have something for everyone! Every dish we serve is a specialty, made from the finest quality ingredients from the heart. 434 Alvarado St., Monterey, (831) 375-1400, www.rosinesmonterey.com
434 Alvarado St, Monterey
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. Elaborately decorated dining rooms and live entertainment nightly in the lounge make for a memorable dining ...
701 Wave St, Monterey
**Schooners Bistro on the Bay** http://www.schoonersmonterey.com 831-372-2628 400 Cannery Row, Monterey Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring approachable, contemporary American cuisine and sustainable seafood. Executive Chef Waller’s commitment to fresh, high quality, sustainable seafood ...
400 Cannery Row, Monterey
**Sierra Mar** *California Farmed Abalone with Cherry Tomato-Basil Brown Butter* With the menu changing completely every day of the week, there is no one signature—“It’s always changing, always evolving,” Chef Craig von Foerster says—but one of his calling cards is the abalone. He delicately crusts ...
Highway One, Big Sur
**Smalley’s Roundup** *Dave’s Platter* If you know Smalley’s and the Dave’s Platter, you’re aware of the huge portion and the skill it takes to master this platter in one sitting. In honor of our customers’ requests for a smaller portion of this most popular dish, ...
1190 S Main St, Salinas
**The Steinbeck House Restaurant** *Poulet de Broccoli* Our signature dish ($12.75) comes with your choice of soup or salad. Chicken stuffed with local broccoli, add a little bit of cream of chicken soup, roll in homemade breadcrumbs, cover with cheese and bake. Served with local, ...
132 Central Ave, Salinas
A Monterey Restaurant. Relax in this 1917 Roadhouse and enjoy creative, Five Star American Country Cuisine. The wood-burning grill provides wonderful flavors for wild game, the freshest seafood and prime steaks. Set on five landscaped acres, the patios and extensive gardens provide a refreshing backdrop ...
2999 Salinas Hwy # 1, Monterey
**Taste Bistro** *Parchment-Wrapped Fresh Salmon* We wrap wild Pacific salmon in parchment paper with spinach, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, squash and tomato, bake it, and then cut it open tableside and serve it with a basil beurre blanc. 1199 Forest Avenue # 5, Pacific Grove, ...
1199 Forest Ave # 5, Pacific Grove
**Terrace Grill** *Angus Prime Rib* The Certified Angus Prime Rib is slow-roasted for eight hours then sliced into a 10- or 14-ounce portion, joined by seasonal vegetables and in-house-created creamy Parmesan scalloped potatoes. Sturdy, classic and delicious, it’s a dish we’ve been doing for years ...
8th & Camino Real, Carmel
**TusCA Ristorante** *Heirloom Tomato Bisque* Executive Chef Russell Young constructs his unforgettable soup from fresh heirloom tomatoes buttressed by yellow onion, shallots, garlic, olive oil, homemade chicken stock, butter, white wine and cream, all topped with parmesan cheese and finished with a touch of salt ...
1 Old Gold Course Road, Monterey
**Welcome to Ventana Inn & Spa** In the mountains above the sea is a place of extraordinary beauty, Ventana Inn & Spa - a magnificent Central Coast California resort. In Spanish, Ventana means window, and no more fitting name could be chosen for this Big ...
48123 Highway One, Big Sur
The Famed Whaling Station, Monterey County's Prime steak dinner house, has a fresh new look for the 21st Century. International television chef, John Pisto, has taken the best of the 35-year tradition and made it even better. The restaurant decor now reflects a more casual, ...
763 Wave St, Monterey
**Wickets** *Chilled Oysters and Brick-Oven Pizzas* Wickets Bistro offers casual fare and provides outdoor seating to make the most of the mild Carmel Valley climate. The menu features bistro classics like oysters, brick-oven pizzas and steak tartare. Al fresco dining takes place under a trellis ...
415 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley
Ab's Gourmet Deli Fine Wine 7152 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel 831-625-6899
American Chicken Bistro 1586 Northridge Shopping Ctr, Salinas 831-443-8586
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill 1301 N Davis Rd, Salinas 831-757-6682
Archie's American Diner 125 Ocean View Blvd # 103, Pacific Grove 831-375-6939
Bistro 211 211 The Crossroads, Carmel 831-625-3030
Black Bear Diner 805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas 831-449-1545
Black Bear Diner 2450 Fremont St, Monterey 831-645-9700
Cafe Beach 2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey 831-899-4544
Chili's Grill & Bar 1940 N Davis Rd, Salinas 831-444-9113
Chili's Grill & Bar 1349 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside 831-393-0598
Christopher's On Lincoln Lincoln St, Carmel 831-626-8000
CoCo's 300 David Ave, Monterey 831-649-0215
Dacara Inc 16084 Sharon Ln, Salinas 831-455-1684
Denny's 2137 Fremont St, Monterey 831-372-1655
Denny's 300 Fremont St, Monterey 831-372-0160
Denny's 110 Reservation Rd, Marina 831-384-2854
Denny's 1129 Broadway St, King City 831-385-4385
Denny's 2005 N Main St, Salinas 831-449-3523
Denny's 1255 De La Torre St, Salinas 831-424-9551
Denny's 975 E Blanco Rd, Salinas 831-424-9743
Giant Artichoke Restaurant 11261 Merritt St, Castroville 831-633-3501
Grill On Ocean Avenue Ocean Ave, Carmel 831-624-2569
Hog's Breath Inn San Carlos St & 5th Ave, Carmel 831-625-1044
Lodge Restaurant One Old Ranch Rd, Carmel 831-625-9500
Margie's Diner 155 Kern St, Salinas 831-783-1078
Marina Village Restaurant 215 Reservation Rd # M, Marina 831-384-4711
Marlyn's American Grill 25 Cielo Vista Dr, Monterey 831-646-2002
Max's Grill 209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove 831-375-7997
Merlot Bistro Lincoln & Montaberde, Carmel 831-624-5659
Monterey Coast Brewing 165 Main St, Salinas 831-758-2337
Moss Landing Cafe 421 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing 831-633-3355
Nifty 50 Cafe 1760 Fremont Blvd # B1, Seaside 831-394-5050
Points Pinos Grill 77 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove 831-648-5774
Portobello's Rotiserrie Cafe 1366 S Main St, Salinas 831-753-0797
Toasties Cafe 702 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove 831-373-7543
Toro Place Cafe 665 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas 831-484-1333
Trailside Cafe & Coffee House 550 Wave St, Monterey 831-649-8600
Twin Creeks Cafe & Grill 1551 Beacon Hill Dr, Salinas 831-775-4206
Village Restaurants 1490 Constitution Blvd # 8, Salinas 831-444-6724
V's Diner 5 Broadway Cir, King City 831-386-0503
Wildhorse Cafe 50360 Mesa Verde Rd, King City 831-385-4312
Wild Plum Cafe & Bakery 731 Munras Ave # B, Monterey 831-646-3109
Windmill Restaurant 1155 Front St, Soledad 831-678-1775