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Dinner Menu ~ Desserts   

Lunch Menu

Clam Chowder

  Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl     
Original 'Monterey Style' Clam Chowder
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

Appetizers

  Grilled Artichoke  Crab Cakes  Clams
Whole Roasted Garlic & Garlic Bread ~ 8  Roasted Garlic with oven toasted Ciabatta bread with garlic butter and parmesan cheese.
Grilled Artichoke ~ 12  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.
Coconut 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

Organic Local Salads

     Pear Gorgonzola Salad    Salmon Salad
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, crumbled 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 
Delicious crabmeat served over crisp Salinas Valley organic mixed  greens with chef's garnish.
Oriental Chicken Salad ~ 18 
Charbroiled teriyaki 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.

Sandwiches

Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5
Hamburger or 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.

Pasta ~ Pasta ~ Pasta

    Linguini Isabella  
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~5

Seafood 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.
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 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
Gluten Free 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.

Poultry & Steak

     Chicken Picatta
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5

Surf & Turf ~ 46    6 ounce Filet Mignon covered with mushrooms and a 6 ounce Lobster Tail served with a twice baked potato.
Chicken Teriyaki ~ 20  A tender chicken breast marinated in our own teriyaki sauce, then charbroiled and served with steamed white rice and sauteed organic vegetables.

Chicken Picatta ~ 20  Chicken breast sauteed with lemon, white wine and capers, served with penne pasta and sauteed organic  vegetables.
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.

Seafood

  Macadamia Crusted Halibut   Seared Scallops
All of our seafood comes from sustainable sources, and is harvested in a manner that 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 sauce.
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 organic vegetables.
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 fruit salsa, and a Pineapple Citrus sauce. Served with Sweet potatoes and sauteed organic vegetables.
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 vegetables.
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.

 

House Specialties

    Cioppino   Succulent dungeness crab at Old Fisherman's Grotto - Delicious!  
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder 5


Fisherman's Wharf Platter ~ 35       1/2 Dungeness Crab, Grilled Shrimp, Scallops and Crab Cake. Served with sweet corn risotto and sauteed organic vegetables.
Grilled 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 butter.
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.

Dinner Menu ~ Desserts   

Old Fisherman's Grotto . 39 Fisherman's Wharf . Monterey, California 93940 . Phone 831.375.4604 . Fax 831.375.0391
A Seafood, Steak and Pasta Restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf  in Monterey

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