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Old Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
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Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
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“clam chowder” (217 reviews)
“seafood” (130 reviews)
Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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Reviewed yesterday

We catch the whale watching cruises from this wharf and love visiting the little shops after our boat ride. Best clam chowder bread bowls anywhere! The have samples at all the restaurant so pick your favorite and go have a bowl. Tons of marine life...More

Thank cheri a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This wharf in Monterey is where you will find fish/seafood restaurants and souvenir shops and whale watching tours. We ate at a good seafood restaurant here.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked around the wharf area for a short walk with the kids. They mainly enjoyed looking for sea otters, sea lions, and other wildlife in the bay. The better restaurants tend to do less hustling out front. You'll know what I mean.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice to walk along the pier and see some seals but a bit of a tourist trap.. the place to book a whale tour

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are beautiful little shops, a museum and whale watching companies here. It is terrific early morning or evening

Thank Teacherseveryday
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We actually liked the Monterey fisherman's wharf better than the one in San Francisco. We had a lovely meal on the pier watching a seal playing in the water. Bliss! Prices are reasonable and the food delicious. We also bought some bargain t-shirt on the...More

Thank Janis C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We weren't sure what to expect and wandered over to the wharf from Cannery Row. It was all restaurants (mostly seafood), so if you're hungry, it's a great find! If you're looking for shops or things to do, probably not.

Thank mwakamo
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second visit to the Monterey wharf we find it pleasant a little hokey but a must see if you're traveling through Monterey It gives you the opportunity to have some great seafood buy some souvenirs and get to see some sea lions...More

Thank Berry112008
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bit of a tourist trap but worth a stroll along the pier, lots of eateries, nice atmosphere, but very commercial

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're a seafood lover, can't go wrong here. We like a chowder with primary ingredient that is not just heavy cream, and grotto has it! There are tons of fresh seafood restaurant, pick on and you won't be wrong. Each restaurant even give you...More

Thank Maya K
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27 June 2017|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
There are two different places the main pier and then there's a pier little bit farther north they fish off of both of them and because it's pier fishing almost anytime
Diana P
29 June 2016|
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Response from LQGuy | Reviewed this property |
This is a dense area. In high season (roughly May through October) it's over-run with tourists and can be difficult to navigate on foot. I imagine a wheelchair adds an extra layer of difficulty with that. The boardwalk is... More
Josie G
25 March 2015|
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Response from buddyfjw | Reviewed this property |
They open around 9 or ten, but not really sure our first stop was the aquarium, that morning, breakfast shops open early, but once open lots to see and buy.