2019 Best Seafood Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel Area

Best Fresh Fish & Shellfish in Monterey/Carmel

The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Some, like raw bar oysters and clams, need nothing more than a sharp knife and skilled hand to unleash the briny seasonings of the sea.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top seafood restaurants in Monterey/Carmel.

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Abalonetti Bar & Grill
12/20
Fish and seafood offered wharf-side, along with steak, pizza and more. See More

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The C Restaurant + Bar
13/20
Locally sourced food is turned into flavor-forward dishes at this Cannery Row gem with views of the Bay. See More

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Cafe Fina
14/20
It’s worth dealing with the throngs of tourists on Fisherman's Wharf to enjoy this little gem’s food that marries fresh ingredients and heirloom Italian recipes. See More
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Domenico's on the Wharf
14/20
Watch the sea lions bask in the sun and the lights come up in the harbor at sunset --- but don't miss the food at this locals' favorite. See More

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Flying Fish Grill
13/20
Well-executed and consistently tasty Asian-Fusion food. See More
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LouLou's Griddle in the Middle
12/20
This quirky, tiny spot will win your heart and palate with its fresh approach --- if you have some patience. See More
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Passionfish
13/20
Sustainable seafood, seasonal vegetables and meats served nightly in the “Last Hometown.” See More

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Roy’s at Pebble Beach
14/20
The perennial favorite for fish on the Peninsula. See More
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The Sardine Factory
14/20
Notorious eatery with a distinguished past on Cannery Row. See More

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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
13/20
Set a course for sustainable seafood, gaze out at the bay and just relax. See More

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