Kula Ranch Restaurant - On Site
The beautifully remodeled Kula Ranch features a soothing Island feel, mixed with a little up-Country Western Maui! Executive Chef Darroll Rose has developed an enticing menu of Pacific Rim inspired fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, exciting Sushi Bar creations, exotic salads and fabulous appetizers and desserts.
Two Island inspired separate dining rooms are available for private Parties of 20-80 guests. Both rooms feature access to their own outside patio areas for expansive views of the sanctuary guarded dunes and blue pacific. We would love to custom design a special menu to fit your private parties needs and budget.
Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria
Treat yourself to the joy of squid at this local seafood landmark with an unbeatable view. You can order Abalonetti’s famous calamari prepared six different ways or choose from a full menu of other seafood dishes. Full bar. 57 Fisherman’s Wharf 1, Monterey, 373-1851.
Café Fina features seafood and Italian dishes in a beautiful waterfront setting. Favorites include prawns, rack of lamb and the signature dish, Pasta Fina. 47 Fisherman’s Wharf 1, Monterey, 372-5200.
Domenico’s on the Wharf
For a steaming, flavorful bowl of seafood cioppino and a gorgeous view of the water, Domenico’s is second to none. Television chef John Pisto’s fine establishment serves the freshest seafood available with an Italian accent and has an oyster bar to boot. 50 Fisherman’s Wharf 1, Monterey, 372-3655.
If it’s seafood and a view you want, here’s your place. Fish and crab from the bay are served along with lobster, prawns, pastas, prime rib and the award-winning clam chowder. 700 Cannery Row, Monterey, 372-8543.
Consistently chosen the best seafood restaurants in a county filled with excellent competition, the Fishwife’s two locations offer variations on a theme California cuisine with Caribbean flair. The Asilomar location is a casual beach town gem serving dishes salmon with cilantro and serrano aioli; the Seaside location has a similarly inventive menu notable for its Tilapia Cancun and catfish sandwiches. 1996 Sunset Dr., Pacific Grove (at Asilomar Beach), 375-7107; 789 Trinity St., Seaside, 394-2027.
For some of the freshest and most ecologically friendly seafood to be found on the Monterey Peninsula, try colorful Isabella’s, located right on historic Fisherman’s Wharf. 60 Fisherman’s Wharf 1, Monterey, 375-3956.
Massaro and Santos
All alone on the Coast Guard pier is a classic Italian seafood restaurant with stunning 180-degree views of the bay. The kitchen has a skillful way with seafood linguine, crab ravioli, cioppino, fresh seafood and steaks. Full bar. 32 Cannery Row (at the Coast Guard Pier), Monterey, 649-6700
Monterey Fish House | Village Fish House
As the name implies, seafood is the Fish House’s strong suit. Traditional home style cooking with an Italian influence and a touch of Japanese flavor characterizes many dishes, including the Holiday Pasta, a combination of seafood served in a tomato sauce, and a whole cod sautéed in sake. 2114 Del Monte, Monterey, 373-4647; 19 E. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, 659-4671.
Old Fisherman’s Grotto
For over 55 years, Old Fisherman’s Grotto has been serving great fish, lobster, crab, pasta, chicken, steaks and its famous Original Monterey Style Clam Chowder. There’s a full bar and banquet facilities on site too. Another plus: every table has an ocean view. 39 Fisherman’s Wharf 1, Monterey, 375-4604.
Sand Bar and Grill
Suspended just a dozen feet above the water beneath the commercial wharf, the Sand Bar offers carefully prepared classic seafood dishes in a warm and friendly setting with a lovely view. It’s a locals’ favorite, thanks in part to its excellent calamari appetizer. Municipal Wharf No. 2, Monterey, 373-2818.
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 experience. 701 Wave St., Monterey, 373-3775.