Old Fisherman's Wharf

Pier, Harbor / Marina, and Scenic Lookout
Wharf No. 1 (at Olivier St), Monterey, CA, United States
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Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
8.4/10

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    Ruth C.
    "Well worth it, watch out for the pelicans and sea lions!"(6 Tips)
    Caroline D.
    "Free clam chowder samples all the way down the wharf!"(4 Tips)
    Irina N.
    "Whale watching at 10 and at 13:30."(3 Tips)
    Lizzie E.
    "Best sourdough bread bowl clam chowder at crabby jims"(2 Tips)
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  • Timothy P.

    Feed the homeless, they give the best local info.

    Timothy Parris · 2 days ago
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  • Caroline D.

    Free clam chowder samples all the way down the wharf! It also has quite a few tourist shops, whale watching, seafood restaurants, and a man with parrots near the end of the wharf.

    Caroline Deng · December 26, 2015
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  • Amy B.

    Typical tourist spot but with decent food options.

    Amy B · December 16, 2015
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  • Jennifer E.

    Touristy but fun to walk around. Don't bother eating or shopping there though. Overpriced and much better places nearby.

    Jennifer Evans · November 29, 2015
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  • Derek S.

    Clam chowder best on the wharf, possibly in Monterey all together! Bread pudding desert also an absolute MUST TRY. Great service, staff, and decor/Sanatra music!

    Derek Slavy · October 10, 2015
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  • Mary S.

    Cute little pier walk

    Mary S · August 25, 2015
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  • Sarah R.

    Come here to see sea lions

    Sarah Rees · May 28, 2015
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  • Denise

    Great place to watch the seals.

    Denise · April 2, 2015
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  • Jenna B.

    Clam chowder

    Jenna Bodner · March 23, 2015
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  • Monterey Bay Inn

    There are tons of choices for clam chowder. Enjoy!

    Monterey Bay Inn · March 18, 2015
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  • Jackson T.

    Fisherman's wharf! Come here for many of the greatest restaurant selection! Almost every restaurant serves samples of their chowder outside their door!

    Jackson Tsai · February 25, 2015
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  • S_J L.

    lots to see n enjoy♡ must to do the glass boat! also try free clam chowder samples from restaurants tout! ;)

    S_J L · February 16, 2015
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  • Carlos O.

    It's a good walk. If you have a skate, it's time to show your skills.

    Carlos Ochoa · February 15, 2015
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  • Kenneth F.

    Going during the week was great . Not crowded at all! Had samples of chowder thought they were all pretty good. Very nice place if your looking for something to do

    Kenneth Farotte · January 8, 2015
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  • Javier H.

    Clam chowder & clams

    Javier Hernandez · January 5, 2015
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  • Amélie B.

    Disney wotld of wales watching... good clam chowder

    Amélie Beerens · December 9, 2014
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  • Lisa L.

    Great place to walk around. Pet-friendly. Yummy clam chowder samples. #mustvisit

    Lisa Loaiza · December 7, 2014
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  • Kelly W.

    Free clam chowder samples along the wharf!

    Kelly Wong · December 7, 2014
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  • AGVSM

    Cheers to cheesy ass tourist areas on vacation.Tourists love it. Local folk would rather stab their eyes out than go for 5 mins.Overpriced

    AGVSM · November 24, 2014
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  • Pavel S.

    A lot of wild animals and birds to watch.

    Pavel Sirotin · November 17, 2014
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  • Sarah R.

    Good place to see sea lions

    Sarah Rees · October 28, 2014
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  • Marni

    Fun for a walk, and to see the sea lions. Sometimes you will get lucky and they will be VERY close, sunning themselves on the lower docks.

    Marni · October 20, 2014
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  • Brian I.

    Similar to one in Sf but not as tourists heavy with local owned businesses

    Brian Ibarra · September 27, 2014
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  • Alyssa B.

    very touristy/ smells bad/don't eat here

    Alyssa Bereznak · September 2, 2014
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  • Krista V.

    Everything is really touristy here, but it is cool to hear the sea lions barking and watch them swim around.

    Krista Vogel · September 1, 2014
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  • Meow

    Clam chowder

    Meow · August 23, 2014
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  • Tristan L.

    Great views

    Tristan Love · August 17, 2014
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  • Shane B.

    Just a great place to come for chowder or amazing seafood! Enjoy!

    Shane Barker · July 7, 2014
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  • Nitin C.

    3$ margaritas

    Nitin Chhabra · July 5, 2014
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  • Irina N.

    Whale watching at 10 and at 13:30. 2,5-3 hours trip.

    Irina Novikova · March 20, 2014
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  • Conniechiwaaaa

    All I gotta say is. ..FREE CLAM CHOWDER SAMPLES!!!

    Conniechiwaaaa · March 10, 2014
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  • Gemma

    Linguini Isabella

    Gemma · March 1, 2014
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  • Luis M

    Good Service And Good food!

    Luis M · November 23, 2013
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  • yuran

    parking is free for only locals, quick money!

    yuran · November 20, 2013
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  • N. C.

    Fishermans grotto has better chower than jims but their other food not so good

    N. C. · September 11, 2013
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  • Michael H.

    The sun WILL burn off. I promise

    Michael Hernbroth · August 3, 2013
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  • Eric

    Pretty much a tourist attraction, but a nice one at that -if you like history there are some really nice historic buildings just before the wharf -you could make a meal out of all the free samples

    Eric · July 29, 2013
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  • Gipsy B.

    This place is not What it used to be re food quality. B4, the clam chowder was really smtg to die for, now the places are Just in a battle 2get customers in with their huge tasteless chowder caldron.

    Gipsy Blood · June 17, 2013
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  • Nicole G.

    Slow service this weekend.

    Nicole Gormley · May 26, 2013
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  • Jesse F.

    Abalonetti has $2.99 drafts and margaritas.

    Jesse Fuentes · March 30, 2013
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  • Lizzie E.

    Best sourdough bread bowl clam chowder at crabby jims

    Lizzie Encinas · March 27, 2013
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  • Ruth C.

    Whale watching tours leave from the end of the wharf, but you have to run the gauntlet of chowder sellers and touristy shacks to get there! Well worth it, watch out for the pelicans and sea lions!

    Ruth Cheesley · November 22, 2012
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  • Sheila M.

    Beautiful day!!!

    Sheila M · September 9, 2012
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  • emily a.

    Yawn! Very quiet area

    emily andrews · September 7, 2012
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  • Delia C.

    Free 2 hour parking is Mon.-Thurs. only

    Delia Carrasco · July 31, 2012
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  • Alanna O.

    Clam chowder wars!

    Alanna O'Brien · April 9, 2012
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  • Tonia E.

    Benihana has a great happy hr - rolls, soup and tempura plus drinks between $1.50 to $5 DAILY 5-6:30

    Tonia E · February 26, 2012
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  • Mikey Swift

    Try the clam chowder in a bread bowl.

    Mikey Swift · February 10, 2012
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  • Cindy A.

    Caramel popcorn at the candy store is awesome! Must buy!

    Cindy Abella · December 30, 2011
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  • Tonia E.

    Best fish n chips are at Crab Louie's!

    Tonia E · December 11, 2011
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