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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
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 104 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
Santa Rosa, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I'm always in search of the "best" fish & chips - the way I remember it in England and, here at the Sandbar, I found it! Fish was fresh & batter was crisp. When I cut into the fish it flaked away the way it's supposed to, no resistance to my knife at all, and tasted delicious. Chips were good... More 

Thank Anne R
Stockton, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Early lunch with a friend prior to setting sail with Carrara. Generous portions, cooked to perfection and fabulous staff made for a very enjoyable experience. Try it, you'll like it.

Thank Kathleen P
Castle Rock, Colorado
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Sunday night dinner here. Crazy location right on a pier, down stairs on the water. Service and the food was good.

Thank KRupp2014
London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Visited for a lunch and this restaurant in the superb location in the middle of a wharf provided a great experience. The ambience, service and charm could not be denied. The food especially the seafoods were top rate. Well worth a visit.

Thank jhelfgott
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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Sandbar is really not what it seems. The bar is very very small and the locals invade every day at the start of happy hour. the menu for the happy hour includes food and there are some great deals so the locals belly up to the bar and have an early dinner and a bunch of drinks and then leave... More 

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Oakdale, California
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Walk down stairs from the wharf, so nice and close to the frolicking sea otters. Lively full bar. Nice menu. I had prawns stuffed with a crab cake stuffing. companion had calamari steak. We both really enjoyed our meals. Side dishes could use a little better selection. Super friendly staff. The wine list was the only complaint. Small selection, but... More 

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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?