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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
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  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (217 reviews)
“seafood” (130 reviews)
Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a walk to the Old Fisherman's Wharf during our recent visit to the Monterey area but were not impressed with what we saw. It is geared towards the tourists with plenty of souvenir type stores and restaurants.

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a nice stroll down the wharf on a recent visit. Lots of good food and treats. Homeless distraction at entry.

Thank lynnster2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, clean and charming restaurants. Cafe Fina was farm grown garden products and almonds. Great bloddy Mary.

Thank Waterwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally dead during our visit. Nearly more beggars than tourists. Shops not as good as cannery row. Husband liked clam chowder samples though.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on the lookout for a store on the wharf that might have a pirate flag and a restaurant serving good seafood. Found the flag but we felt the prices were a bit too high for the seafood. It seemed like, on a quick...More

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really liked it here, lots of decent restaurants to eat, we came hear during the day and night and really enjoyed the ambiance. Lots going on.

Thank Tappy-WestSussex
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Fisherman's Wharf consists of several eateries, 2 overpriced candy stores, and a couple of souvenir shops. It's fun to stroll the pier, but unless one is sitting at a restaurant window, one does not see the sea otters, seals, loons, and people rowing out...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area for seeing boats, shopping, some wildlife viewing and some good restaurants. After seeing it visit all the other areas like Cannery Row. I don't need to visit the Wharf more than once.

Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ha a good walk round the wharf, juts wished we had longer. We mostly spent our time spotting seals and taking in the gorgeous views. If you're in Monterey then of course visit.

Thank amandamonkey
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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.