Original 'Monterey Style'
We are proud to be the originators of the "Monterey
Style" Clam Chowder
that has become world famous!
Cup ~ 8 ... Clam Bowl ~ 14 ... Sourdough Bread Bowl ~ 14
Roasted Garlic & Garlic Bread
Roasted Garlic with oven toasted Ciabatta bread with garlic
butter and parmesan cheese.
Grilled Artichoke ~
Castroville artichoke marinated in balsamic
vinaigrette, served with lemon dill aioli.
Oysters Rockefeller (3) ~ 12
Pacific Oysters topped with spinach, bread crumbs, bacon, herbs,
cheese & hollandaise sauce.
Bay Shrimp Cocktail ~ 11
Dungeness Crabmeat Cocktail ~ 16
Crab Meat Tower ~ 14 Layers of Avocado and Dungeness
Crabmeat tossed in Lemon Dill Aioli and Fresh Mango
Mexican Style Prawn Cocktail ~ 13 Prawns marinated in tomatoes, avocados,
onions, cilantro and fresh lime juice.
Fried Calamari ~ 13
Tender Monterey Bay calamari strips and tentacles, lightly
seasoned, floured and deep fried, served with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon.
Shrimp (4) ~ 16
A tropical delight! Served with mango dipping sauce.
Steamed Clams ~ 15
Steamed then simmered with garlic, white wine,
butter, and parsley.
Crab Cakes ~ 16
Lightly breaded and grilled, served with sun dried tomato aioli
and mango sauce.
Grotto Seafood Sampler ~ 16
A fabulous starter! Two grilled shrimp, crab
cake and fried calamari.
Chilled Prawn Cocktail (5) ~ 17
Oysters on the Half Shell (six Fanny Bay, B.C. Oysters) ~ 14
Add grilled chicken ~ 7
Add three grilled shrimp - 9
Add a cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5
House Baby Spinach
Salad ~ 9
Tender baby spinach tossed with basil balsamic vinaigrette,
Sonoma goat cheese, red onions & candied walnuts.
Caesar Salad ~ 15
A classic! Hearts of romaine, garlic bread and anchovies.
Shrimp Louie ~ 22 Tender bay shrimp served over Salinas Valley
organic mixed greens, with chef's garnish.
Crab Louie ~ 24
served over crisp Salinas Valley organic mixed greens with chef's garnish.
Oriental Chicken Salad ~ 18
Chicken breast with almonds, Mandarin oranges, Salinas Valley
organic mixed greens and a spicy Oriental dressing.
Spinach & Prawn Salad ~ 21
Grilled prawns over baby spinach tossed with
bacon-brandy vinaigrette, with hard-boiled eggs, red onions and
fresh mango and papaya.
Pear & Gorgonzola Salad ~ 15
Poached pears served over
Salinas Valley organic mixed greens, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and topped with
candied walnuts & crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5
Cheeseburger ~ 12 A half a pound of
Certified Angus Ground
Beef patty, charbroiled & served with French fries.
1/2 Sandwich & Chowder ~ 15 A cup of our award
winning clam chowder and a half of a chilled bay shrimp salad
sandwich served on Ciabatta bread.
Turkey Sandwich ~ 12 Tender sliced roasted turkey breast
and provolone cheese served on Ciabatta bread with French fries.
Calamari Steak Sandwich ~ 15 Lettuce, red onions,
tomatoes and tartar sauce served on Ciabatta bread with French fries.
Shrimp Salad Sandwich ~ 15 Chilled Bay Shrimp Salad
served on Ciabatta bread with French fries.
Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich ~ 14 Marinated chicken
breast with sauteed onions served on Ciabatta bread with French fries.
Grilled Salmon Sandwich ~ 18 Lettuce, tomato, red
onion and basil aioli served on Ciabatta bread with French fries.
Hot Crab Sandwich ~ 23 Dungeness crabmeat topped with bechamel
sauce served on Ciabatta bread with French fries.
Cold Crab Sandwich ~ 23 Dungeness crabmeat served on a
soft baked sourdough loaf with mayonnaise and French fries.
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich ~ 14 Thinly-sliced rib eye,
melted provolone cheese, sauteed onions and bell peppers served on
Ciabatta bread with French fries.
Add a Salad or a Cup of the
Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~5
Linguini Isabella ~ 21 It's named
after Mom so you know it's the best! A bounty of bay shrimp,
chopped clams and scallops simmered with fresh tomatoes, green onions,
& garlic in a butter & cream sauce over a bed of linguini.
Parmesan with Penne Pasta ~ 20 Chicken breast breaded
and grilled with Parmesan cheese and panko topped with marinara
sauce and melted provolone cheese over penne pasta in marinara sauce.
Crab Ravioli ~ 23 Hand rolled crab filled raviolis
served in a sundried tomato alfredo sauce.
Spaghetti & Meatballs ~ 15 Authentic Italian cooking!
Spaghetti pasta and Italian meatballs tossed in a rich Marinara sauce.
Linguini & Clams ~ 21 Whole Clams and linguini in a
garlic butter sauce.
Fettuccini Alfredo ~ 17 Fettuccini tossed with a
traditional Alfredo Sauce.
Add Four Shrimp ~ 12, Add Chicken ~ 7
Eggplant Parmesan ~ 17 Served over a variety
of fresh organic vegetables and penne pasta tossed in marinara sauce.
Seafood Puttanesca ~ 29 Penne Pasta sauteed with Salmon,
Shrimp, Scallops, tomatoes,
olives, capers, anchovies and fresh herbs.
Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5
Surf & Turf
6 ounce Filet Mignon covered with
mushrooms and a 6 ounce Lobster Tail served with a twice baked
Chicken Teriyaki ~ 20
A tender chicken breast marinated in our own teriyaki
sauce, then charbroiled and served with steamed white rice and sauteed organic
Chicken breast sauteed with lemon,
white wine and capers, served with penne pasta and sauteed organic
Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta ~ 20 Chicken Breast
breaded and grilled with parmesan cheese and panko topped with
marinara sauce and melted provolone cheese over penne pasta in a
sundried tomato sauce.
All of our
seafood comes from sustainable sources, and is harvested in a manner
does not harm the environment. We are an Associate Partner of the
Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program and a
certified "Green" approved restaurant.
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5
Fried Calamari ~ 19 Tender Monterey Bay calamari, lightly seasoned,
floured and deep fried, served with French fries, cocktail and tartar
Calamari Eggplant Parmesan ~ 19 Calamari
steak breaded and grilled with panko and aged parmesan cheese, topped
with eggplant, Monterey Jack cheese and Italian marinara sauce,
oven baked and served with penne pasta in a pesto sauce and sauteed
Sand Dabs ~ 23 Fresh from the Bay, served with Citrus
Beurre Blanc sauce, caramelized onion risotto and sauteed organic vegetables.
Grilled Scallops ~ 25 Ginger-Lime beurre blanc,
toasted Israeli couscous and sauteed organic Vegetables.
Macadamia Crusted Halibut ~ 30 Alaskan Halibut
crusted with Macadamia nuts and panko breading, grilled and topped with tropical
and a Pineapple Citrus sauce. Served with Sweet potatoes and sauteed
Wild Salmon ~ Market Price (When in season) Broiled Wild Salmon served with
toasted Israeli couscous, sauteed organic vegetables and lemon caper beurre blanc.
Fish & Chips ~ 16
Flaky and flavorful Alaskan cod, breaded and deep fried,
served with French fries and malt vinegar.
Fried Shrimp ~ 24 Prawns lightly breaded and deep
fried, served with French fries, tartar sauce & cocktail sauce.
Coconut Fried Shrimp ~ 24 Crunchy and delicious, served
with a mango dipping sauce and sweet potato fries.
Shrimp Scampi ~ 24 Large shrimp sauteed in garlic,
tomato, butter and lemon. Served with caramelized onion risotto and
sauteed organic vegetables.
Stuffed Grilled Prawns ~ 24 With Crabmeat, basil pesto
beurre blanc on tomato-artichoke risotto and sauteed organic
Petrale Sole ~ 25 Wild Sole lightly breaded and grilled
with butter served over a lemon caper beurre blanc sauce. Served with
caramelized onion risotto and sauteed organic vegetables.
Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder 5
Wharf Platter ~ 35 1/2 Dungeness Crab,
Grilled Shrimp, Scallops and Crab Cake. Served with sweet corn risotto
and sauteed organic vegetables.
Combination Platter ~ 26 Sand
Dabs, Salmon, Prawns and Scallop served with a lemon caper
beurre blanc sauce served with sauteed organic vegetables and
toasted Israeli couscous.
Neptune's Platter ~ 26
Fried Cod, Shrimp, Crab Cake and Calamari served with fries.
Lazy Mans Cioppino ~ 26 All the
flavor and none of the work! Salmon, Calamari, Prawns, and Clams simmered in a rich marinara sauce.
Dungeness Crab ~ Market Price
Served when in season, steamed or chilled, served with sauteed organic vegetables and clarified
Seafood Paella with Chorizo ~ 27 An array of Shrimp,
Clams, Fresh Fish and Bay Scallops in a spicy Spanish sauce.
Tossed with caramelized onions, green peas and rice.
Menu items and prices
subject to change without notice.