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Best Monterey/Carmel Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Monterey/Carmel.

Abalonetti Bar & Grill Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Abalonetti Bar & Grill, Monterey, CA 57 Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940
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Fish and seafood offered wharf-side, along with steak, pizza and more. More...

Baja Cantina Mexican
12/20
Valley Hills Shopping Center
7166 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923
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Fill 'er up with this great alternative fuel source. More...

The Bench California
14/20
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
1700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
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Casual but sophisticated dining with a spectacular view of one of the world’s most beautiful golf holes. More...

The C Restaurant + Bar Seafood
13/20
Intercontinental, The Clement Monterey
750 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Locally sourced food is turned into flavor-forward dishes at this Cannery Row gem with views of the Bay. More...

Cafe Rustica Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe Rustica, Carmel Valley, CA 10 Del Fino Pl.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Rustic it is, with a wooden interior and wood-fired pizza oven. More...

Esteban Spanish
14/20
Casa Munras
700 Munras Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940

Don Esteban Munras’ namesake restaurant is an ambassador of small-plate goodness. More...

Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse Hawaiian
12/20
3295 Dunes Rd.
Marina, CA 93933
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The beach is beautiful, if a bit chilly, but the welcome is warm and the food inspired by the spirit of Aloha. More...

Lucia Restaurant & Bar California
16/20
Dining Room at Lucia Restaurant & Bar, Carmel Valley, CA Bernardus Lodge & Spa
415 W. Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

The surroundings and finessed service set the stage for an elegant meal you’ll long remember. More...

Nepenthe American
12/20
Dining Room at Nepenthe, Big Sur, CA 48510 Hwy. One
Big Sur, CA 93920
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“Nepenthe” means something that makes you forget your troubles --- and this restaurant exceeds expectations. More...

Porter's California
13/20
Dining Room at Porter 3200 Lopez Rd.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
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Sleek design and panoramic views of Poppy Hills golf course set the stage for the California cuisine. More...

Red House Cafe American
13/20
Dining Room at Red House Cafe, Pacific Grove, CA 662 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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You'll wish you lived close by and could visit often to partake of the American, country-style menu at this Pacific Grove restaurant. More...

The Restaurant at Ventana California
14/20
Dining Room at The Restaurant at Ventana, Big Sur, CA Ventana Big Sur
48123 Hwy. 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
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The location allures and the food endures. More...

Restaurant 1833 California
14/20
Dining Room at Restaurant 1833, Monterey, CA 500 Hartnell St.
Monterey, CA 93940
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California cuisine and attentive service at this restaurant located in a historic Monterey building. More...

Roy’s at Pebble Beach Hawaii Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Roy’s at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, CA The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
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The perennial favorite for fish on the Peninsula. More...

Sticks California
13/20
2700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

This spot with views, fire pits and a bagpiper every night may be the best-kept secret on Pebble Beach. More...

Tarpy's Roadhouse California
14/20
2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy.
Monterey, CA 93940
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Big, fresh flavors, a chef's garden, creative cocktails and genuine hospitality make Tarpy’s a hotspot. More...

 

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