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Sand Bar & Grill

) #56 of 220 Restaurants in Monterey €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
Wharf #2, phone 831-373-2859, Monterey, CA
+1 831-373-2859
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sand dabs” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“crab” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
Wharf #2, phone 831-373-2859, Monterey, CA
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked in with the hostess and gave our name for 2 people, told her we would be at the bar. We sat there and watched her seat several parties, and when we started to notice groups that came in after us get a table...More

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My parents still talk about their visit to the Sand Bar & Grill, and we host our church group there often to everyone's delight. This is a local's favorite, with a long bar to sit around, and wonderful table views of the marina. You have...More

Thank jgrunder
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were racing at Laguna Seca and I called ahead to see if they could accommodate a party of 12 at 6:00pm. They said no problem. When we arrived there was a huge wait line and we were guided straight in to our table. The...More

Thank Str8Review
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We read the reviews ,because we wanted sand dabs. They were delicious and lots of fish on our plates. Such a cute little place on Wharf 2. Not hard to find follow the signs and go down the stairs and ring the bell. FUN Service...More

Thank loveitaly95
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Loved, loved, loved this place from the bell you obnoxiously ring as you enter the door to the fact that you are right on the water, in addition the wait staff was excellent. We knew it was a good choice when there was not one...More

Thank Melaney68
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a great 'on the water' lunch here; fresh & tasty food (steamed artichoke, sand dabs...yummy!). Our friendly server, 'Kristina' added to our enjoyment. Park right on wharf nearby.

Thank wildswanDelaware
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Stopped in with some friends for a bowl of clam chowder. Half the seating is along the windows with great views of the marina. The other seats still have a decent view of all the boats outside. Service was fast and friendly. Would definitely return!

Thank tazman1099
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very good seafood, fresh, fresh, fresh. The happy hour menu had a good selection and excellent prices. Very good service, I sat at the bar which was packed so service was a little slow but not bad. It looked like the folks dining at tables...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A nice location below the wharf level, with viewing of boats, seals, etc. The clam chowder was outstanding, not too salty, full of clams, and not packed with potatoes, etc! The bread was hard at the outside cut face; too bad! The snapper fish sandwich...More

Thank nepenthium
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for quick drink and ended up staying till close. We got lucky to get spot at bar and we were glad we did. Bartenders were great and talkative made you feel welcome. Made new friends around bar and the laughs kept on...More

Thank Ted E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf #2, phone 831-373-2859, Monterey, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2859
Sand Bar is located on the wharf, with parking on wharf. Looks like it has been around for many years.
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