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Best Ocean Views Restaurants in Monterey County

Best Ocean Views Restaurants in Monterey County

Monterey Restaurants With Amazing Ocean Views

Monterey County is a great place for food aficionados and fans of gorgeous natural scenery, offering an unforgettable dining experience. If you want to savor amazing food while enjoying incredible ocean views along the sounds of crashing waves, our recommended list of best ocean views restaurants will come in handy. Restaurants marked with * offer tasty sustainable seafood. 

1. Rockfish Harbor Grill

Discover Rockfish Harbor Grill, where panoramic 360° views of Monterey Harbor complement an exceptional dining experience. Enjoy Mezcal flights, local wines, handcrafted cocktails, and a tantalizing menu.

2. Beach House at Lovers Point

Beach House at Lovers Point is a beloved Pacific Grove restaurant that focuses on fresh California fare. Popular menu options include bacon-wrapped meatloaf, grilled filet mignon and scallops pot pie. "Sunset Special" dinner menu is a great choice while enjoying their heated outside patio, called the Solarium, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

3. The C Restaurant + Bar *

The InterContinental The Clement Monterey is a high-end hotel on Cannery Row in Monterey. It's also home to The C Restaurant + Bar, a seafood restaurant that has a clean and minimalist look. Diners at this restaurant can enjoy everything from wild sea bass to wild mushroom ravioli and beyond. Live music is also available featuring local talents.

4. Sierra Mar

Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn in lovely Big Sur is located on a stunning cliff. Diners at Sierra Mar can revel in diverse and flavorful dishes such as black cod, parsnip soup and venison tenderloin.

5. Nepenthe

Nepenthe is a widely known Big Sur eatery that has a stunning cliff setting. People who wish to experience ocean views dining in Monterey Bay can make the most of Nepenthe's terrace. The restaurant serves tasty steaks, hamburgers - "try their famous amrosia burger", salads and offers a wonderful wine list.

6. Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar *

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, is a sophisticated Monterey restaurant that specializes in contemporary American dishes. Seafood is the focal point at Schooners. The restaurant's many choices in meals include pan-seared salmon, New York steak, fried chicken breast, and short rib ziti.

7. Wild Coast Restaurant

Wild Cost Restaurant is an acclaimed Big Sur dining spot that's located at Treebones Resort. Foods that are part of its tantalizing menu include roasted chicken breast, Thai yellow curry and shrimp tempura rolls.

8. Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink

Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink is a casual dining option on the top floor of Monterey Tides Hotel offering panoramic views of Monterey Bay. It's a great choice for people who love Spanish Costal fare and fresh beach settings. Great selections include lamb lollipops, pistachio-crusted halibut, braised pork belly, and lots of colorful drinks.

9. The Fish Hopper *

The Fish Hopper is a Monterey Canning Company eatery that has a vibrant and energetic feel. It offers majestic views of the sea to diners and is merely steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Standout dishes on The Fish Hopper menu include artichoke ravioli, wild salmon, fish and chips, filet mignon, and parmesan-crusted chicken breast.

10. Domenico's On The Wharf *

Domenico's On The Wharf is a renowned Monterey dining establishment that makes a fantastic choice for people who adore fresh seafood of all varieties. It provides diners with views of the harbor that are both exhilarating and soothing. Menu favorites at Domenico's On The Wharf include wild Alaskan halibut, Spanish Coastal fare and clams, Australian lobster tail, seafood alfredo, wild broiled salmon and calamari steak.

11. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company *

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is a very casual restaurant that's perfect for families with kids who want to unwind and enjoy hearty meals. Menu includes shrimp macaroni and cheese, steamed shellfish, steamed crab legs, fried chicken and baby back ribs.