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Old Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (142 reviews)
Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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Reviewed yesterday

Not sure what all the fuss is about. With various souvenir shops and restaurants lining the street this feels more fairground than wharf. It’s pleasant enough in the marina area but not worth a special detour unless you want to do a boat trip.

Thank veebee54
Reviewed 2 days ago

Much nicer than the Wharf in San Francisco. Pretty, busy, catch a whale watching trip from here and enjoy the views of the many Whales in the Bay.

Thank moreholidaysplease87
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having been here before and being back in Monterey we chose to conclude our day out by taking a stroll along the Wharf. There are several shops and plenty of restaurants competing for your business and some great views out to sea. It's one of...More

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the few wharves where you can still see working fishing boats, and fish processing plants. Plus you can do so from the comfort of your car (you can drive slowly all the way to the end of the pier, just watch...More

Thank NavyJAG
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is a great place to get to the beach and layout swim. There is shopping and restaurants available. Plenty of opportunity to watch the seals up close and take plenty of pictures. You do have to pay to park. I would get use...More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a stroll on the pedestrian way along the marina and all the stresses of the day will melt away. There are lots of shops to visit and places to either dine-in or grab a snack. Be sure to enjoy some of the local-caught seafood...More

Thank FreitasRJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, it is not as large as the San Fran wharf, but it is nicely done with some great looking seafood restaurants and fun shops to browse in. Also, there are sightseeing boats that leave from this area and when the weather is nice, you...More

Thank Lifeisonetrip
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family loves to walk around and shop and eat at the various restaurants. The hardest choice is picking which one!

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Goy to take a walk along the Wharf. Lots of shops and resturants. There are the odd people trying to get you in to their resturant but they do it in a nice freindly way with no hassle. Great seafood everywhere and parking 50m away.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monterey is a little fishing town with a few bars and restaurants we stayed at the Stephenson hotel which was only a ten minute walk away we had a nice meal while we were there at one of the fish restaurants very good value. we...More

Thank Bernard C
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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.