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Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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On 6th Between San Carlos & Dolores, Carmel 93921, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-1500
11:00 - 21:30
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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300 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I randomly stopped at Flaherty's for lunch while we were in Carmel. We sat at the bar since the place was packed. Overall, it was a great lunch experience. They had a nice selection of beers on tap but their bartender is really good at mixing drinks. I thoroughly enjoyed my Seafood Cobb salad (crab, shrimp, bacon,... More 

Thank sdavi
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the tuna tartare for starters, and the fresh tuna for main course. The food was really good, and the service was great!

Thank Luleputte
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate in the pub section mid week of the ATT golf tournament. Very hardy menu and when our entees arrived they were as fresh and warm as coming right off the cooktop at home. Great combination of vegies and fried potatoes with the sea bass. Wine selection a little weak but didn't deter from the excellent meals and cozy atmosphere.

Thank Terry D
Sherman, Connecticut
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on Valentine's Day. They had a special menu but also their usual menu, unlike many other places. The lobster bisque was one of the best I have ever had anywhere. I hear the paella is similarly great but I had a fish dish that was okay, everything would be a let down after that soup! Husband had prawn cocktail... More 

Thank annarbeit
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oysters were good and fresh and the sampler was a chance to try three different kinds of oysters. The smallest ones were the sweetest! I had the seafood cobb salad with fresh shrimp and Pacific crab.....thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a Friday night and the place was hopping and we had no reservations but were able to sit at the... More 

Thank sandcastlelbi
San Francisco, CA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flaherty's used to be a reliable fave for my husband and me, but no more. During our last visit, three of our party ordered fish and chips, which my husband described as blah and barely warm. I started with the crab cakes. They were thin, unpleasantly oily, and mostly all filling. My entree was the lobster bisque, which they tout... More 

Thank RamblinFool
Redwood City, CA
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance is dated and not very inviting. Service was OK, but not exactly what one would expect in Carmel By The Sea. As for food, the Caesar salad was very bland, not a real Caesar dressing. The Risotto came cold. The catfish was properly cooked and was good. All told, not worth going to with all the excellent restaurants... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kind service, but very average food at a more than average price. Good for informal dinner and if choosing basic inexpensive food.

Thank LuisaColorado
Sterling, Virginia
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611 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Disappointing experience at Flaherty's. Found it on Open Table and had high hopes, but inattentive, bumbling service, and expensive, decent but not-spectacular food made this a place we are happy to have in the rearview mirror.

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Denver, Colorado
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stopped in for an early dinner around 5-ish, I was the only person in the restaurant. I sat at the bar as they had Anthony Bourdain on the TV behind the bar, I ordered a dozen Fanny Bay oysters, Manhattan Chowder to start and a glass of Albarino from the Bilbao, Spain, area. All were fantastic! The bartender was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On 6th Between San Carlos & Dolores, Carmel 93921, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-1500
At Flaherty's...Fish is Everything! We know good seafood, we know how to buy it and we know how to prepare it. Unlike most restaurants (even the best of them) where fish is often a secondary item on the menu...at Flaherty's it's all about seafood. Here, you will experience a small town, comfortable, family atmosphere, where quality ingredients and quality preparation come together with quality service. We also include gluten free items in our menu to provide all of our customers with the best service possible. It's who we are...come and experience seafood like it was meant to be.

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