Seafood Restaurants in Monterey, CA


One-Dozen Oysters with Drinks at Flaherty's (45% Off)

Flaherty's

Carmel

Locally stocked seafood grill serves up oysters alongside master mint juleps or spicy bloody marys

$53 $29

Italian and American Cuisine or a Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Alvarado Fish & Steak House (Up to 50% Off)

Alvarado Fish & Steak House

Old Monterey Business District

Italian and Japanese flavors infuse a menu of seasonal fish, grilled steaks, and housemade linguine

$30 $16

$21 for $40 at Basque Matxain Etxea Restaurant

Matxain Etxea Basque Restaurant

San Juan Bautista

Restaurant serves up tapas and entrees inspired by northern Spain’s Basque Country, such as sautéed shrimp, mussels, and oxtail stew

$40 $21

French-Inspired Breakfast and Lunch at Sweet Pea's Cafe & Catering (Up to 33% Off)

Sweet Pea's Cafe & Catering

Capitola

Crepes, omelets, sandwiches, quiches, and burgers at a French-inspired cafe that uses healthful ingredients

$40 $28

$13 for $20 Worth of Thai Food at Sawasdee By The Sea

Sawasdee By The Sea

Beach HIll

Oceanfront restaurant serves Thai favorites ranging from chicken pad thai to curries to Sawasdee fried trout

$20 $13

$10 for $13 Worth of Burgers — Balesteri Unlimited Catering

Balesteri's Restaurant

Pasadera

We serve breakfast and lunch seven days a week from 730 to 3 a full service catering , We specialize in special days!

$13 $10

Prix Fixe Lunch for Two or Four, or Chef's Tasting Menu Lunch with Wine for Two at Casanova (Up to 41% Off)

Casanova

Casanova

Locally sourced produce and seafood are crafted into rustic French and Italian fusion dishes for multicourse lunches for two or four

$83 $49

American Diner Food for Two or Four at Roger's Diner (Up to 50% Off)

Roger's Diner

Watsonville

Family-friendly diner serves up hearty plates of denver skillets with eggs and onions, juicy burgers, and fried chicken and T-bone steaks

$25 $13

Barbecue for Dine-In or Takeout at Famous Dave's BBQ - Salinas (Up to 33% Off)

Famous Dave's BBQ - Salinas

Salinas

St. Louis–style spareribs pit-smoked for three to four hours, Classic Texas Beef Brisket, and wings drenched in one of five sauces

$30 $20

Gourmet Burgers, Fries, and Drinks at 400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers & Fries (50% Off). Two Options Available.

400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers & Fries

Carmel-by-the-Sea

American wagyu beef burgers, veggie burgers, and turkey burgers with toppings such as smoked bacon or crispy onions

$20 $10

Mexican Food at Dona Esther Restaurant (Up to 44% Off).

Dona Esther Restaurant

San Juan Bautista

Traditional Mexican dishes, such as carne asada and steaming menudo, warm stomachs

$25 $14

Italian Food at La Dolce Vita Ristorante-Carmel (Up to 40% Off)

La Dolce Vita Ristorante-Carmel

La Dolce Vita

Italian fine-dining done right, crafted from family recipes presented with flair in intimate restaurant

$20 $12

$13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food and Drink ($20 Total Value)

Cafe Ella

Watsonville

Get a hot filling breakfast like a morning wrap or waffle, or opt for all-day items like panini sandwiches, organic salads or home made soup

$10 $6.50

Italian and New American Fare for Dinner at Ella's at the Airport (Up to 43% Off)

Ella’s At The Airport

Watsonville

While dining inside or on the patio, guests dig into wood-fired pizzas, steaks, organic options, and sustainable seafood fare

$30 $17

$12 for $20 Worth of Vegetarian Cuisine and Drinks at Dharma's Restaurant

Dharma's Restaurant

Eastside

Classic diner fare and international dishes crafted for vegetarian diets, with vegan and gluten-free options available

$20 $12

Cafe Breakfast and Organic Coffee at Norma Jean's Restaurant (35% Off)

Norma Jean's Restaurant

Aptos

Cafe serves house-made breakfasts, including egg, bacon, and cheese croissants, alongside organic coffee drinks such as lavender lattes

$10 $6.50

Fondue Dinner for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 42% Off)

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

Diners enjoy each other’s company while they munch on fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table

$66 $39

Pizza and Italian Food at Pizza Factory (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Pizza Factory

San Juan Bautista

Chefs craft pizza dough from scratch daily, topping it with fresh vegetables and premium meats, as well as gourmet ingredients

$20 $14

Fondue Prix-Fixe Meal for Two, Three, or Four at Lugano Swiss Bistro (Up to 39% Off)

Lugano Swiss Bistro

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Dunk meats and veggies into classis Swiss cheese fondue and burgandy wine broth fondue, and coat fruit and desserts in chocolate fondue

$69.90 $45

$11 for $20 Toward Italian and Argentine Cuisine

Star Bene

Twin Lakes

Homemade pastas, seafood, and empanadas with local, organic meats and vegetables

$20 $11

One Large 1-Topping Pizza, Garlic Sticks, and Soft Drinks for Two at Mountain Mike's Pizza (Up to 40% Off)

Mountain Mikes - Santa Cruz

Mountain Mikes - Santa Cruz

Massive pizzas topped with ingredients such as Louisiana hot sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh green onions

$31.68 $19

$12 for $20 Worth of Organic Sri Lankan Fare and Drinks at Pearl of the Ocean

Pearl of the Ocean

Eastside

Menus for vegans, vegetarians, meat and seafood eaters, with locally sourced organic ingredients, spices in curries, and exotic drinks

$20 $12

Select Local Merchants

  • The Whaling Station Steakhouse
    Whaling Station Prime Steaks and Seafood: A User’s Guide Old-School Steakhouse | Prime Beef Dry Aged Onsite | Open Since 1969 Sample Menu Appetizer: french onion soup topped with gruyère cheese Entree: USDA Prime sirloin chateau, the restaurant’s most flavorful cut Side: twice-baked potato with sour cream, bacon, cheddar, and parmesan Raves From LA Travel Magazine: “They actually have a dry aging room right on the premises and bring the meats to your table on a silver tray so you can choose your cut before you order. . . We shared [the] rack of lamb . . . and the rib eye. Spectacular!” According to Gayot, “Whaling Station is still special enough for an anniversary.” Vocab Lesson Béarnaise: Essentially a hollandaise with different seasonings, this popular steak sauce consists of a base of emulsified butter, egg yolks, and vinegar flavored with shallots, tarragon, and pepper. Sanddab: a Pacific flatfish known for its sweet, delicate flavor While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Admire brilliant fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (886 Cannery Row). After: Walk off your meal with a tour of the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, which has an access point just one block from the restaurant.
    Read More
    Monterey, CA US
    +18313733778
  • Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria
    Abalonetti Bar & Grill Monterey’s charm-soaked Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular spot for visitors, but Abalonetti Bar & Grill isn’t just there to lure tourists. In fact, there’s a special menu just for locals, granting discounted access to dishes such as fresh salmon and Italian-style calamari steak. There’s room for everyone on the huge wind-protected patio and in the airy dining room, where warm wood beams frame floor-to-ceiling windows. Sea creatures that might be curiosities at most restaurants take a starring role on the menu, including calamari served every which way and delicate, creamy abalone. The latter exemplifies Abalonetti’s spirit of accessibility: yes, you can get a full dinner order if you’re feeling indulgent, but otherwise there’s a bargain-priced abalone BLT. Try This: The Marty Special Marty isn’t around anymore at Abalonetti Bar & Grill, but he was in 1951, when his family helped open the restaurant. The personnel may have changed since then, but they’ve retained the same labor-intensive recipe for the signature calamari dish known as The Marty Special. It starts where all the restaurant’s calamari dishes do: in Monterey Bay. Once netted, the squid is transported by boat directly into a special room at Abalonetti and into the hands of a dedicated squid cleaner, who works with a magician’s speed and surgeon’s precision to filet the delicate little beasts—about 1,000 pounds of them a week, a feat detailed in the Monterey County Herald. Meanwhile, the sauce is simmering. Each batch of marinara is a two-day endeavor, including a cooking time of 10 hours that leaves it thick, smooth, and intensely flavorful. From there, construction of the dish is relatively simple. To finish off The Marty Special, cooks add slices of fried eggplant for textural contrast, scatter the whole thing with parmesan and mozzarella, and serve.
    Read More
    Monterey, CA US
    +18313731851
  • The Fish Hopper
    The Fish Hopper (Monterey): A User’s Guide Award-Winning Clam Chowder | Panoramic Ocean Views | Exotic Libations | To-Go Picnic Spreads Sample Menu From the hopper: broiled swordfish with artichoke hearts, spinach, and mushrooms From the land: 18-ounce bone-in ribeye served with mashed potatoes and herb butter From the sea: 10-ounce lobster tail served with rice or potatoes Don’t Miss: the clam chowder. No matter what else you order, be sure to order a bowl of this famous soup. It’s been made with a family recipe since 1950 and has earned dozens of awards. What to Drink Try one of the exotic libations, such as the Bucket of Fire, which contains vodka, rum, gin, cherry brandy, and a very unique garnish: a flickering flame. Where to Sit: You can see the Pacific Ocean from every seat, but try grabbing a table next to the windows for a truly unfettered panoramic view. Fun Fact:Fish Hopper is partners with the Seafood Watch Program, meaning it only serves sustainable, environmentally responsible seafood If You Can’t Make It, Try This: one of Fish Hopper’s to-go picnic spreads, which you can enjoy along Cannery Row. You can also stop by its sister restaurant, Old Fisherman’s Grotto (39 Fisherman’s Wharf), which also serves the family’s famous clam chowder.
    Read More
    Monterey, CA US
    +18313728543
  • Monterey Fish House
    Monterey’s Fish House Brothers Johnny and David DiGirolamo grew up working in their family’s restaurant, preparing and serving fish their father had hauled in from the ocean. For the past two decades, they’ve carried on the family tradition at Monterey’s Fish House on Del Monte Avenue. Locals and tourists alike flock to this this homey, but rustic fish house for seafood that’s caught mere hours before it’s served, including oysters grilled over smoky oak wood. The menu even has some hints of Italian, as evidenced by the various pastas nested in homemade marinara sauce. Along with its food, Monterey’s boasts a full bar, where, when things get busy, patrons can hang out and sip drinks while waiting for a table. Try This: Sicilian Holiday Pasta The chefs at Monterey’s Fish House pride themselves on using the absolute freshest seafood they can can get their hands on. Much of this yield eventually lands in its Sicilian Holiday Pasta, a colorful medley of reds, greens, pinks, and opaques that offers a little something different each time you order it. The pasta starts with a homemade marinara sauce that the chefs craft from olive oil, onions, garlic, oregano, basil, and tomato sauce. They ladle it into a pan along with a homemade, broth-like clam juice before adding the seafood—a lot of seafood. Mussels, clams, baby octopus, salmon, raw cod, swordfish, scallops, shrimp, and whatever else the ocean offered up that day finds its way into the sizzling pan, where it stays for just a few minutes until slightly browned. After removing it from the heat, chefs pour the pan’s steamy contents onto a mountain of freshly made linguine before topping it off with a dollop of fresh pesto.
    Read More
    Monterey, CA US
    +18313734647
  • Anton & Michel Restaurant
    What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Anton and Michel Restaurant. Anton and Michel Restaurant's low-fat and G-free items make it easy to eat right. Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Anton and Michel Restaurant is great for big groups, and visitors favor its private room for important events. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Anton and Michel Restaurant with their charming outdoor seating. If dinner and a movie are on the agenda, reservations are recommended for a timely night out. Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Anton and Michel Restaurant's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great. For quick and easy parking near Anton and Michel Restaurant, park on the street. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Anton and Michel Restaurant. Your tab at Anton and Michel Restaurant will usually run to about $30 per guest. Critics award the most brownie points to the restaurant's dinner offerings, but breakfast and lunch are also available. For a dish just like mom made, you'll definitely want to stop by Anton and Michel Restaurant's tasty restaurant. Make your way over to the highly-rated Anton and Michel Restaurant and taste your way through some great American dishes.
    Read More
    Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA US
    +18316242406
  • Old Fisherman's Grotto
    Old Fisherman’s Grotto: A User’s Guide Internationally Inspired Cuisine | Fresh Seafood | Harbor Views | Award-Winning Clam Chowder | Family Institution Sample Menu Appetizer: crabmeat tower, with layers of avocado and dungeness crab tossed with fresh mango and lemon dill aioli House specialty: cioppino, with crab, shrimp, clams, and fish simmered in marinara sauce Pasta: linguini and clams in a garlic-butter sauce Dessert: key-lime pie While You’re Waiting: Sip on a specialty cocktail, like the Grotto Pineapple, a tropical-inspired drink served in a fresh pineapple. Inside Tips Although children are welcome, because of the small size of the restaurant, no strollers, high chairs, or booster chairs are allowed. Don’t skip the clam chowder—it’s been called the best in the area by Monterey County Weekly over 10 years in a row.
    Read More
    Monterey, CA US
    +18313754604

Groupon Guide

Grouber