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“clam chowder”(228 reviews)
“seafood”(169 reviews)
Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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All reviews clam chowder seafood fisherman's wharf whale watching free samples souvenir shops sea lions lots of restaurants cannery row san francisco fun place to visit nice walk walk around monterey bay boats stroll grotto
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this whalf. It has more than others have on it. Lots of shops and food all in a very short walk. Very clean and well kept. Has a second level with additional stores. Views of the water at the end. Definitely worth the...More

Thank skpetrimoulx
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun area here, some touristy gift shops and row of seafood restaurants. Ate at a couple and both were very good. Whale watch tours launch from here as well. A great place to grab dinner at night and walk around a bit, good atmosphere and...More

Thank mprach024
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to take a nice tour of the wharf and the shops...as soon as we walked there, there were a group of young, homeless people that ran up to us and started demanding that we give them money...it was awful and scary. My husband...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here with wife and adult son. The wharf is nice for a meal and a quick stroll. I would stop here if you are passing through but don’t make a trip just to see the wharf. Plenty of sea food places and some are...More

Thank gottcoke
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fisherman's Wharf is quite commercial and very touristy, but it is still always fun to visit. There are many seafood restaurants etc. We tasted almost 10 different clam chowders. :)

Thank Tramp08
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey is a great place to spend a few hours if in the Monterey Bay area. Lots of shops and restaurants....something for everyone. Most restaurants have tables outside offering samples of their chowder competing for business. Tours for harbor cruise and whale...More

Thank miggy2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife's first and primary request on her birthday is to go to Monterey and it never disappoints. Really fun to tramp up and down the wharf with great restaruants and seagoing opportunities. We saw huge pelicans next to our restaurant window.

Thank greenberetateam
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here October 2018. It's a must see when in this area. Restaurants/Shops/Boat Trips, they're all here. The weather was Sunny/Warm, ideal for walking around and enjoying the liestyle thats here. Tasting the food on offer, can't go wrong. Chill Out on the seats scattered...More

Thank CharleyNottinghamUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice walk from our hotel, fish markets at the end of the pier and a good place to view sea lions and otters playing in the water.

Thank roniandgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is a lovely wharf in a great setting. But it is crowded with souvenir shops, and restaurants (some of which have little to do with Monterey). If you are looking for a fish restaurant - this is THE Place to go.

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Roxanne G
28 December 2017|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if any special events will happen on New Years Try the web search.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
There are two different places the main pier and then there's a pier little bit farther north they fish off of both of them and because it's pier fishing almost anytime
Diana P
29 June 2016|
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Response from LQGuy | Reviewed this property |
This is a dense area. In high season (roughly May through October) it's over-run with tourists and can be difficult to navigate on foot. I imagine a wheelchair adds an extra layer of difficulty with that. The boardwalk is... More
Josie G
25 March 2015|
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Response from buddyfjw | Reviewed this property |
They open around 9 or ten, but not really sure our first stop was the aquarium, that morning, breakfast shops open early, but once open lots to see and buy.