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Sandbar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
As featured in Best Food in Monterey
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9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-373-2818
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate there on Valentine's Day. The clam chowder was good. the calamari Appetizer was good. We like the tentacles but we're not on this dish. My wife had the Sand Dab's( a little jewel of the sea) with pasta. The fish was bland and the pasta was watery. I had the scallops with the mushroom cream... More 

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Laton, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always have to have a meal at the Sandbar & Grill. They have the best Calamari! I also love the margaritas! The staff is so friendly!

Thank debrajhughes
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clam Chowder was very good, service was friendly! Wine was chilled and a nice selection. Must a stop if your in Monterey for the day.

Thank Sheri S
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gem is truly local or if you have spoken with a local. Unassuming, small, invisible. You literally have to walk down stairs on the side of the Old Fisherman's Wharf to find it. Ring the captain's bell to announce your arrival and hopefully, the wait will not be too long! It is a quaint, small local favorite where you... More 

Thank cherylyosh
Melbourne, Australia
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263 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took us a little while to find the establishment and took the steps down to the restaurant. Plenty of parking on the pier but remember to pay for parking our you will get a little surprise upon your return. The service was lacklustre to say the least. The wait team were more interested in chatting amongst themselves. The food was... More 

Thank Mork001
Santa Cruz, California
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in in our way to Monterey for a drink and snack- it must have been 10 minutes before the grumpy bartender Mike even acknowledged our existence- we thought we were invisible because his assistant, also grumpy Tiffany ignored us as well The whole experience was unpleasant from start to finish. I know it's a tourist place and you... More 

Thank Denise A
Santa Rosa, California
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Tucked away down some stairs beside the pier a wonderful dining experience awaits. We were in Pacific Grove for a getaway and each of us chose a different restaurant for each night. Sandbar and Grill was a perfect choice. My wife had a shell fish entree and I had the best halibut I've had outside Alaska. It was stuffed with... More 

Thank los_companeros
Ventura, California
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This restaurant is nestled along the pier (below deck) so it can be hard to find. However it is worth it. Very good food and service. I ordered the salmon and the wife ordered sand-dabs; both great. She especially loved her ceaser salad. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Coast101
Groveland, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This has become our go-to place for dinner. It is hidden below wharf level down where all the boats are. A nice little bar and dining room with excellent sea-food dishes and cocktails.

Thank pattond49
Bay Area, California
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186 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you want a huge bowl of delicious clam chowder with huge chunks of potato - you have to go to the Sandbar & Grill. I will stop here on my way into town from now on! Don't go to the touristy wharf - go to wharf one - sit on the water and dig in!!!

Thank CruisenFamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Municipal, Wharf No2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-2818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?