-- REVIEWS AWARDS & CUSTOMER COMMENTS --

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:

"We want to thank you ever so much for providing us with an absolutely fantastic dining experience. The food, the service, the whole ambiance was truly wonderful. The balloons made us feel special, too. We will treasure the memories of our time in Old Fisherman's Grotto. Your chowder is incomparable and the fried calamari -- batter so light it melted in our mouths. We look forward to our next visit." -- Darryl and Teri House

My wife and I just wanted express our sincere appreciation for the attention you and your staff gave us on our recent visit to your restaurant. Your presence, smile and the way you welcomed us and others at the entrance to your place was very professional and appealing. We were treated as if we were a guest in your home. The food and the attention given to us was tremendous. We shall return. -- Ray & Lonnie Gonella, Sun City, Arizona

MORE AWARDS:

DINERS' CHOICE AWARD - 2019
Open Table

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2015
TripAdvisor

AAA APPROVED

ACHIEVEMENT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
American Culinary Federation

GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION AWARD
Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program

BEST CLAM CHOWDER 2004-2019
Readers' Choice Awards - Monterey County Weekly & Monterey Herald

BEST RESTAURANT on FISHERMAN'S WHARF 2018 & 2019
Readers' Choice Awards - Monterey Herald & Monterey County Weekly

BEST CALAMARI 2013-2014, 2018
Readers' Choice Awards - Monterey County Weekly & Monterey Herald

REVIEWS:

"Head down the coast from San Francisco to Monterey, where Old Fisherman's Grotto sits on the pier with Pacific views. Cioppino is a popular order, but chowder in a bread bowl adds in the additional NorCal component of classic California bread." -- Food Network

"Old Fisherman's Grotto was founded in the 1950s and is known as a "must-visit" restaurant in Monterey, a title it strives to earn with every dish that comes out of the kitchen. No matter how delicious the food, Old Fisherman's Grotto never feels pretentious; the dining area keeps the cozy atmosphere of a family-run restaurant." -- Best 9 Restaurants in Monterey, 2020, Wine Country

"Otters and seals frolic in the water just below this nautical-theme Fisherman's Wharf restaurant famous for its creamy clam chowder. Seafood paella, sand dabs, filet mignon, teriyaki chicken and several pastas are among the many entree options. Reserve a window-side table for the best views. -- Fodors, 2020