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Rocky Point Restaurant

36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
+1 831-624-2933
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
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Reviewed yesterday

While traveling with a friend to Big Sur we stumbled upon Rocky Point Restaurant. It was incredible. Nothing can beat the view from every seat. Inside or out. Big glass windows, comfortable table and chairs outdoors. Had a short wait but headed to the bar...More

2  Thank atlantadeb111
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped for a lite lunch as we drove through Big Sur. This restaurant had gorgeous views of the Pacific. We sat outside and had a great meal. My daughter and I split and enjoyed the cheese bread and prime rib sandwich with fries. I...More

1  Thank Diane D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm giving this four stars because you cannot beat the view and the experience of sitting by the pacific with pretty flowers planted around. The food is nothing special--not bad, but not outstanding--but the view!!!!!!!

1  Thank 100db
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just ate lunch here yesterday. Food was fantastic - expensive - but worth it for the views !! Our waiter was great, the hostess was very sweet and the manager stopped to check in and he was very nice and friendly. We have been...More

1  Thank Adrienne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think Rocky Point has the best view of any Restaurant along the coast in California. The food is very good, the wait staff attentive and prices reasonable. There is both inside and outside dinning and it is a great place to spend a few...More

2  Thank stevestilesca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're fan of light and colors and have a sense of romantic, this is the place to go. Unimaginable brightness, spectacular view and a ocean down to your feet, that's all you need. Order a sundowner some easy food and relax. The service is...More

1  Thank Sasloe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food - the Louie salad was delicious! Fantastic views coupled with a lovely local Chardonnay - absolute bliss. Highly recommend!

2  Thank Troddie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant from other reviews. It was my birthday trip, so we wanted something special. We were thrilled with everything. We arrived just before sunset and it was spectacular. The setting and ambience were perfect. The food was great as well. Definitely recommend.

2  Thank BullToGo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this restaurant when driving along the Big Sur. Its location is great and the views are extraordinary. However, the waiter got two of four orders wrong and the mussles were too tough. Our shrimp and prawn spaghetti were out of this world...More

1  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined inside (patio seating available) next to the window and the view was amazing! Unlike the patio, we missed out hearing the ocean sounds but due to the wind and chilly temperatures it suited our needs and we were completely satisfied to be inside. The...More

2  Thank B D
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1 March 2015|
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Response from Márcio C | Reviewed this property |
I am just a client of the restaurant. I would suggest you to send an email to the place. About the restaurant, it has a spectacular view of the pacific ocean. You would not regret. I think in april will be warmer than in... More
14 January 2015|
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Response from RockyPointRestaurant | Property representative |
Please accept our apologies for any confusion. Rocky Point Restaurant is a full service restaurant for all dining guests. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to accommodate overnight guests. Please visit many of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36700 Highway 1, 10 Miles South of Carmel, Carmel, CA 93940-9724
    (Palo Colorado Cyn)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Salinas Transit stops one mile north of Rocky Point Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-2933
  • E-mail
Rocky Point Restaurant is open at 11:30 am to sunset. Please call 831.624.2933 for additional information. Rocky Point Restaurant is located 10 miles south of Carmel, a mere fifteen-minute scenic drive, on 36700 Highway 1, between Carmel and Big Sur, offering spectacular views of the sea and shore from all window tables. We are open every day - all day. Our guests may enjoy whale spouting, sea otters and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our ocean terrace or in our lounge, or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean. After sunset, our powerful floodlights illuminate the rocks and shore. Please call for reservations.
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