Chart House on Cannery Row is a traditional steak house with beautiful ocean views from every table, and is a local and guest favorite for fine dining. Dress upscale casual. Price Range: 15-50. Reservations highly suggested. Phone: (831)-372-3362.
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Epsilon in Monterey is located just down the street. This small, home grown Greek restaurant has a full menu great for lunch or dinner. Epsilon has very reasonable pricing, great atmosphere, and great service. Request a table in the window for the most local flavor. The dress is casual. Price: 12-30. Reservations suggested. Phone: (831) 655-8108.
Fandango Restaurant in Pacific Grove, is deliciously European in feeling with a Basque & Continental menu, plus a wide selection of fresh fish, pastas, and salads. They also offer some rarer foods to the region such as paella, North African couscous, lobster, and abalone. Dress Upscale Casual Price Range: $17-$40. Reservations suggested. Phone: (831) 373-0588.
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Fish Wife in Pacific Grove serves fresh fish, quality soups, and even better: flautas! This is a local favorite and a great spot for casual fish or pasta. Their cuisine is described as Californian with a Caribbean accent. Price: $12-$35. Reservations recommended. Phone: (831) 375-7107.
Flying Fish Grill is a cozy restaurant in Carmel that offers wonderful seafood with Asian and Hawaiian lineages. Every table begins with a serving of crisp wonton skins and a rice vinegar and ginger salsa. Dress Casual. Price Range: $12-$40 Reservations suggested. Phone: (831) 625-1962.
Pepe’s Little Napoli Bistro Italiano in Carmel is a fun, gregarious restaurant with “squeezed-in” seating. The eats are outstanding home cooked Italian cuisine. This cute little restaurant delivers exactly what its name implies, a big taste of Little Napoli. Dress Casual. Price: $15-$40. Reservations suggested. Phone: (831) 625-4033.
Max’s Grill in Pacific Grove is a great spot for a relaxing casual dinner. The simple surroundings and creative entrees are flavored with Max’s gentle sauces and glazes. A guest favorite and just right down the street in PG. Dress Casual. Reservations suggested but not needed. Phone: (831) 375-7997.
Mission Ranch Restaurant located behind the Carmel Mission offers nostalgia, ranch themed food, and an old world piano player and bar. Here is where you will find steaks, prime rib, baby back ribs, and twice baked potatoes, as well as good drink service from a full bar. Dress Casual. Price: $15-$35. No reservations, walk-in only. Phone: (831) 625-9040.
Monterey Fish House in Monterey offers fabulous fresh fish in a casual venue. This is a local favorite so the noise level can be high. Please note that reservations do not guarantee seating and or a specific time. You will take priority over any walk-ins but no guarantees. As casual as you can get! Price: $10-$30. Phone: (831) 373-4647.