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Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill
Food for beer aficionados served up in sleek contemporary surroundings.

Big Fish Grill
Big Fish Grill delivers bold flavors, expansive views and a bit of the past.

This sleek Italian eatery melds old-school traditions with contemporary techniques for a flavor combination that's “bellissimo.”

Island Taco
Savory Mexican favorites, freshly prepared with plenty of options, including a great little salsa bar --- what’s not to like?

Jeffrey's Grill & Catering
Locals have flocked to breakfast and lunch at this casual eatery for more than 20 years --- with good reason.

Joe Rombi's La Piccola Casa
Good things come in small packages at this Italian spot in downtown Pacific Grove.

Lucia Restaurant & Bar
The surroundings and finessed service set the stage for an elegant meal you’ll long remember.

Phoebe's Cafe
Easy picnicking with a short walk to white sand dunes and deep blue ocean views.

Sleek design and panoramic views of Poppy Hills golf course set the stage for the California cuisine.

Relaxed and casual at breakfast and dinner, but fresh and fast at lunch, Portobello's is easy to get to and easy to get used to.

Ticino Coffee Shop & Deli
This charming spot provides standout coffee along with tasty, simple, well-executed fare at reasonable prices.


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