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Big Fish Grill

101 Fisherman's Wharf, #1 Send to Phone
Big Fish Grill delivers bold flavors, expansive views and a bit of the past.


Lunch & Dinner daily

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Big Fish Grill Restaurant Review

: Big Fish Grill, formerly known as Rappa’s, commands one of the best spots on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s at the very end of the pier, and its big wraparound windows allow diners to take in expansive views of the harbor. The décor is pure 1980s, from the floral print carpet to the peach walls, but it’s freshly painted, so it’s more current kitsch than fading diva. Service is knowledgeable and pleasantly opinionated about the food. Bang Bang Shrimp was a fun starter. It was enough to share, with the sweet tender shrimp complemented by a spicy aïoli. The Pacific Salad had a large portion of blackened rockfish that made you want to say, “Bam!” Have the sweet-ish dressing on the side or it will overpower the fish. Chocolate mousse in a martini glass was also a bit of a throwback, but it was dense, creamy and satisfying. The full bar offers a wide selection of cocktails from retro to modern, and from straightforward to pure froufrou.

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