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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  ...  Large Bowl ~ 17  ...  Bread Bowl ~ 17
Garlic Butter Toasted Bread Bowl ~ 19


 Grilled Artichoke   Crab Cakes   Clams
Whole Roasted Garlic & Garlic Bread ~ 8.5  Roasted Garlic with oven toasted Ciabatta bread with garlic butter and parmesan cheese.
Grilled Artichoke ~ 13  Castroville artichoke marinated in balsamic vinaigrette, served with lemon dill aioli.
Oysters Rockefeller (3) ~ 13  Pacific Oysters topped with spinach, bread crumbs, bacon, herbs, cheese & hollandaise sauce.
Bay Shrimp Cocktail ~ 12
Dungeness Crabmeat Cocktail ~ 17
Crab Meat Tower ~ 15  Layers of Avocado and Dungeness Crabmeat tossed in Lemon Dill Aioli and Fresh Mango
Mexican Style Prawn Cocktail ~ 14  Prawns marinated in tomatoes, avocados, onions, cilantro and fresh lime juice.
Fried Calamari ~ 14  Tender Monterey Bay calamari strips and tentacles, lightly seasoned, floured and deep fried, served with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon.
Coconut Shrimp (4) ~ 17  A tropical delight! Served with mango dipping sauce.
Steamed Clams ~ 16  Steamed then simmered with garlic, white wine, butter, and parsley.
Crab Cakes ~ 17  Lightly breaded and grilled, served with sun dried tomato aioli and mango sauce.
Grotto Seafood Sampler ~ 17  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 Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5

House Baby Spinach Salad ~ 12  Tender baby spinach tossed with basil balsamic vinaigrette, crumbled Sonoma goat cheese, red onions & candied walnuts.
Caesar Salad ~ 16  A classic! Hearts of romaine, garlic bread and anchovies.
Shrimp Louie ~ 26  Tender bay shrimp served over Salinas Valley organic mixed greens, with chef's garnish.
Crab Louie ~ 27 
Delicious crabmeat served over crisp Salinas Valley organic mixed  greens with chef's garnish.
Oriental Chicken Salad ~ 21 
Charbroiled teriyaki Chicken breast with almonds, Mandarin oranges, Salinas Valley organic mixed greens and a spicy Oriental dressing.
Spinach & Prawn Salad ~ 26 
Grilled prawns over baby spinach tossed with bacon-brandy vinaigrette, with hard-boiled eggs, red onions and fresh mango and papaya.
Pear & Gorgonzola Salad ~ 16 
Poached pears served over Salinas Valley organic mixed greens, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and topped with candied walnuts & crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.

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

Twin Lobster Tails ~ 49    Two 6 ounce Lobster tails, oven broiled and served with clarified butter, toasted Israeli Couscous and sauteed organic vegetables.
Seafood Stew (Cioppino) ~ 40   Best on the Wharf! A variety of crab, shrimp, calamari, bay scallops, clams, and fish simmered in a rich marinara sauce.
Seafood Paella with Chorizo ~ 41  An array of Shrimp, Clams, Fresh Fish, Lobster and Scallops in a spicy Spanish sauce.  Tossed with caramelized onions, green peas and rice.
Dungeness Crab ~ Market Price  Served when in season, Chilled, or steamed, served with sautéed organic vegetables  and clarified butter.
Ultimate Seafood Risotto ~ 39   1/2 Lobster, Salmon and Prawns over a Bay Scallop Risotto with grilled asparagus and chili beurre blanc.

Steak & Poultry

     Chicken Picatta  
We proudly serve Certified Angus Beef.
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous
Clam Chowder ~ 5

Chicken Piccata ~ 24   Chicken breast sautéed with lemon, white wine and capers, served with penne pasta and sautéed organic  vegetables.

Chicken Marsala ~ 24   Chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms and wine, served with toasted Israeli couscous  and sautéed organic vegetables.
Maple Soy Skirt Steak ~ 32  
A delicious cut of tender beef marinated in a maple soy sauce, with parmesan scalloped potatoes and sautéed organic vegetables.
14 oz. Prime New York ~ 48  
Tender, flavorful charbroiled to perfection, topped with herb pound butter.  Served with parmesan scalloped potatoes and sauteed organic vegetables.
14 oz. Boneless Ribeye Steak ~ 44  
Topped with herb pound butter on twice baked potato and grilled asparagus.
10 oz. Filet Mignon ~ 45  
The very finest cut!  Tenderloin charbroiled with green peppercorn demi-glace and onion rings. Served with parmesan scalloped potatoes and sautéed organic vegetables.

Pasta ~ Pasta ~ Pasta

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

Linguini Isabella ~ 28  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 ~ 24   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.
Crab Ravioli ~ 28   Hand rolled crab filled raviolis served in a sundried tomato alfredo sauce.
Linguini & Clams ~ 26  
Whole Clams and linguini in a garlic butter sauce.
Spaghetti & Meatballs ~ 20  
Authentic Italian cooking! Spaghetti pasta and Italian meatballs  tossed in a rich Marinara sauce.
Fettuccini Alfredo ~ 21  
Fettuccini tossed with a traditional Alfredo Sauce.
Add Four Shrimp ~ 12, Add Chicken ~ 7
Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan ~ 20  
Served over a variety of fresh organic vegetables and penne pasta tossed in a marinara sauce.
Seafood Puttanesca ~ 32  
Penne Pasta sauteed with Salmon, Shrimp, Scallops, tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies and fresh herbs.


  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 ~ 23   Tender Monterey Bay calamari, lightly seasoned, floured and deep fried, served with French fries, cocktail and tartar sauce.
Sand Dabs ~ 27  
Fresh from the Bay, served with Citrus Beurre Blanc sauce, caramelized onion risotto and sauteed organic vegetables.
Grilled Scallops ~ 31  Ginger-Lime beurre blanc, toasted Israeli couscous and sauteed organic Vegetables.
Macadamia Crusted Halibut ~ 35  
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.
Calamari Eggplant Parmesan ~ 24   Thick 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.
Fried Shrimp ~ 29  
Prawns lightly breaded and deep fried, served with French fries, tartar sauce & cocktail sauce.
Coconut Fried Shrimp ~ 29   Crunchy and delicious, served with a mango dipping sauce and sweet potato fries.
Shrimp Scampi ~ 29  
Large shrimp sauteed in garlic, tomato, butter and lemon. Served with caramelized onion risotto and sauteed organic vegetables.
Petrale Sole ~ 32   Lightly breaded and grilled with clarified butter, served with Clams and Shrimp over a Sweet Corn Risotto, sauteed organic vegetables and a thyme lemon butter white wine sauce.


Combination Plates


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

Fisherman's Wharf Platter ~ 36    1/2 Dungeness Crab, Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Scallop and Crab Cake. Served with caramelized onion risotto  and sauteed organic vegetables.

Surf and Turf ~ 48   (Full order Available) Five ounces of Certified Angus Filet Mignon covered with sautéed mushrooms and 6 oz Lobster tail. Served with twice baked potato and sauteed organic vegetables.
Captain's Plate ~ 38   Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops and Salmon broiled with a lemon herb sauce, served with toasted Israeli couscous and sauteed organic vegetables.
The King's Meal ~ 90    10 0unce tender aged filet mignon and Twin 6 ounce Lobster Tails. Served with twice baked potato and sauteed organic vegetables.

Complement your meal with a selection from our Reserve Wine List.

Menu items and prices subject to change without notice.

Lunch 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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