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Monterey Fisherman's Wharf: Teeming with Delicious Restaurants and Gorgeous Views 

Step back in time when you stroll the historic Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, where fisherman from across the globe settled to discover some of the best seafood in the world. You'll discover that these fishing traditions are still alive and well within the many world-class seafood and chowder restaurants that line the wharf. Nosh on fried calamari or savor the magic of a clam chowder bread bowl while taking in stunning oceanfront views. Along with delicious restaurants, you'll find a plethora of things to do in Monterey Fisherman's Wharf such as fishing, sailing or whale watching. Set sail on the picturesque Monterey Bay with unforgettable sunset and dining cruises, or shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs and high-end jewelry. Once the sun goes down, enjoy nightly music and entertainment.


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  • Summer Sailstice
  • Whalefest Monterey
  • Salmon Stravaganza


  • Shopping
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Entertainment
  • Sailing
  • Whale Watching Tours
  • Dining 


  • What are the best dining spots on Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf?

    You’ll find a variety of unique restaurants on the wharf offering beautiful harbor views and the freshest seafood. Try the award-winning clam chowder at the family-run Old Fisherman's Grotto or enjoy sustainable seafood dishes of wild sockeye salmon and Alaskan Red King Crab at Domenico’s on the Wharf. Gilbert’s Seafood Grill, Nino’s Wharfside Restaurant and The Blue Mermaid are also local favorites. 
  • Are there whale watching tours at the Wharf?

    Yes, in fact Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf is one of the best places on the coast to embark on a whale watching tour. Check out tours from Princess Monterey Whale Watching, Monterey Beach Whale Watch, Chris’s Fishing and Whale Watching, and Randy’s Fishing and Whale Watching. During your whale watching tour you'll also spot pelicans, seals, sea otters and other local bay life. 

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