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Best Monterey/Carmel, CA Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in Monterey/Carmel.

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

The C Restaurant & Bar Seafood
No Rating
Intercontinental, The Clement Monterey
750 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Sustainable seafood swims on the menu at this bayside hotel restaurant near the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More...

Cafe Fina Italian
13/20
47 Fisherman's Wharf, #1
Monterey, CA 93940

Marinara and cannoli made in-house from scratch make this little gem shine on the wharf. More...

Domenico's on the Wharf Seafood
14/20
50 Fisherman's Wharf, #1
Monterey, CA 93940
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Fine dining floats to the top in a sea of tourist tchotchke shops; harbor views and fresh seafood beckon. More...

Fishwife California
11/20
1996 1/2 Sunset Dr.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Although the menu has high points and the waitstaff is attentive and cheerful, we wish this local landmark was aging more gracefully. More...

Flying Fish Grill Asian
13/20
Dining Room at Flying Fish Grill, Carmel, CA Carmel Plaza
Mission St. & Seventh Ave.
Carmel, CA 93923

Well-executed and consistently tasty Asian-Fusion food. More...

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle Seafood
12/20
Municipal Wharf #2
Monterey, CA 93940

This quirky, tiny spot will win your heart and palate with its fresh approach --- if you have some patience. More...

Passionfish Seafood
13/20
701 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Menu
Sustainable seafood, seasonal vegetables and meats served nightly in the “Last Hometown.” More...

Roy's Hawaii Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Roy 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...

The Sardine Factory Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA 701 Wave St.
Monterey, CA 93940
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Notorious eatery with a distinguished past on Cannery Row. More...

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar Seafood
13/20
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Set a course for sustainable seafood, gaze out at the bay, and just relax. More...

Stillwater Bar & Grill Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Stillwater Bar & Grill, Pebble Beach, CA The Lodge at Pebble Beach
17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
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Stillwater runs deep, with its menu of American-style seafood. More...


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