Monterey’s Fish House
2114 Del Monte Ave., Monterey (831) 373-4647, montereyfishhouse.com
Back when grunge music was still big and Forrest Gump won the Oscar for best picture, Monterey’s Fish House opened to serve home-style Italian seafood to the people in 1994. These days the very popular restaurant still has a line out the door every afternoon. People come back for its barbecued oysters, octopus, fish barbecued on an oak grill, and Sicilian pasta, which features an ocean of seafood including fish, clams, mussels, calamari, prawns and octopus.