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Old Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
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Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (227 reviews)
“seafood” (147 reviews)
Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes...this is a vintage tourist trap, but a trip to Monterey wouldn't be complete without a stroll down this famous wooden wharf. Besides people watching there are lots of restaurants, shops, whale watching and bay tour departures. I believe every restaurant was providing samples of...More

Thank Napunani
Reviewed 6 days ago

The pier is nice but the homeless people and beggers are to much. As you walk to get to the pier their are so many people asking for money, and people with animals which make the surroundings uncomfortable.

Thank tlcroses
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to stroll, people watch, shop and eat. So many choices for wonderful sea food from a quick bite to fine dinning! Just loved it!

Thank Farrell R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were up early and decided to go for a walk down to the Old Fisherman's Wharf. Saw lots of seals and birds and admired stunning views of Monterey Bay and the open ocean.

Thank SeeRower
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was Fabulous, service was great, ambience, what more is there to say, we love everything there is about Monterey.

Thank Cardzfan1
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth the trip if you are in the area but it's all touristy and mostly restaurants. You have to pay to park close by. Most restaurants have someone in front handing out samples of chowder which is fun.

Thank Portcruiser
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are shops, restaurants, and nice boats at the wharf. It was fun walking around, sampling chowder from the seafood restaurants, having a bite to eat and people watch. Worth a stop to poke around if you are in Monterey.

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to visit. You have to pay for parking. Food is just OK. We ate at Paluca Trattoria. Pricey. Lot's of bread/filling items.

Thank d p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of souvenir shops and places to eat. Sooo many places to eat! We found one with a view of the harbor, and $15 dinner including dessert. Outstanding food—fish of course!

Thank pajones2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shops are not as unique as Fisherman Wharf (SF) and the shops were sum what dirty. The restaurants are all trying to get you to eat there and can be somewhat pushy. My advice it is a place to visit and go to the...More

Thank Andrew W
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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
30 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
26 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.