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Cindy's Waterfront

) #42 of 211 Restaurants in Monterey €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
886 Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA 93940-1023
+1 831-648-4870
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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886 Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA 93940-1023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family was spending teh day at Monterey Bay Aquarium on Tuesday. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. We decided to go to the sit down restaurant in the Aquarium. Great idea! We were seated at a window table with an amazing view...More

Thank Sandy B
MBACindys, General Manager at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are glad to hear that your dining experience met your expectations. We’re especially glad that you enjoyed the binoculars you found at your table. Our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as we arrived at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we headed for the restaurant to make a reservation for lunch. It was my birthday (5/3), and I definitely wanted a window table, and there are only four of those. We like late lunches, so...More

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MBACindys, General Manager at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are glad to hear that your dining experience met your expectations. Happy Belated Birthday, we hope you had a wonderful day. We are very glad...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Fun to sit near the window. Fabulous views and binoculars provided. Excellent service. Top notch fish and chips. Definitely order the camp fire pie - 1 for family of 4 is plenty. On the pricey side but worth it!More

Thank 650br3
MBACindys, Manager at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are glad to hear that your dining experience was pleasant. We’re thrilled you were able to use the binoculars to see the great views. We...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is inside the aquarium. It operates out of the same area as the cafeteria but the food was much better. Only open 11-3 and reservations are required. We discovered it is the same management as Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena when our waiter...More

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MBACindys, Manager at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We’re especially glad that you enjoyed the shrimp lettuce wraps, fish and chips and lamb...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Cindy's Waterfront is terrific! Great for families and good variety of choices. Fish and chips were very good, light crispy batter and nicely cooked fries. Fish tacos were amazing!!!More

Thank GE3-95037
MBACindys, Sales & Reservations Center Coordinator at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

GE3-95037, Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. Our chefs and wait staff would like to thank you for your comments regarding the menu variety, fish and chips, fries, and fish tacos. We...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

3 of us had a delightful lunch at Cindy's. We had a great window table which provided lots of entertainment from the bay! My husband had delicious clam chowder and my friend and I had a delicious salad topped with a delicious piece of salmon....More

Thank lynnnh
MBACindys, Sales & Reservations Center Coordinator at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

lynnnh, Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are very glad that your husband enjoyed his clam chowder and IPA, and that you and your friend enjoyed your salad, salmon, and wine....More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Cindy's looks like a big counter-service cafeteria, but keep going, and tucked in one corner of the very large room is a dining area separated by some wooden screens. Eat there if you want some privacy and like to be waited on. The food is...More

Thank JandJ67
MBACindys, Sales & Reservations Center Coordinator at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

JandJ67, Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy your meal while also enjoying the views and the ambiance! Our staff would like to...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

After a busy morning touring the aquarium we were glad to be seated at a somewhat quiet table complete with binoculars to watch the wildlife while waiting for our lunch. We had the lamb burger which was very juicy but a little messy and the...More

Thank JVLD
MBACindys, Sales & Reservations Coordinator at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

JVLD, Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are very glad that you enjoyed the lamb burger (even if it was a bit messy) and the shrimp sandwich. We’re also glad to...More

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had the curried chicken -- absolutely great flavors, freshness, serving size, and presentation. And tried the Big Sur Brewery English Golden Ale (draft). Good combo. The Brussels Sprouts were also a surprisingly large serving and nicely paired with bacon-like bits. Loved it all. Service...More

Thank HomemVelho
MBACindys, Sales & Reservations Coordinator at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

HomemVelho, Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy your meal while also enjoying our views! Our staff would like to thank you for...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice place to have lunch if, you're like us and love to spend a day at the Monterey bay aquarium. The menu is eclectic and everything we ordered was delicious. The portions are ample and everything was very fresh. Plus, we...More

Thank Deborah C
MBACindys, Sales & Reservations Coordinator at Cindy's Waterfront, responded to this review

Deborah C, Thank you for visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and leaving a review on your dining experience at Cindy’s Waterfront. We are very glad that you enjoyed our menu and your lunch. We’re also glad to hear that you enjoyed our views! At Cindy’s,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA 93940-1023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-648-4870
Description
Relax in our beautiful, full-service restaurant with spectacular ocean views. Cindy's Waterfront is the perfect spot to sip a glass of wine and savor Cindy Pawlcyn's inspired seasonal dishes with selections such as Monterey Bay Calamari with Curry Vinaigrette and Hunan Grilled Chicken Salad with Sesame Noodles. Or enjoy casual food in our Cafe that's perfect for the whole family including brick-oven pizzas, made-to-order burgers, fresh-tossed salads and mouth watering desserts. All of our dishes feature the freshest, local ingredients sourced from Monterey Bay and the Central Valley.