Old Fisherman's Wharf

Row 1

Wharf No. 1 (at Olivier St)
Monterey, CA
(831) 375-4604
Piers, Scenic Lookout, Harbor / Marina
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Sea lions are free. Take one home.
  • If u want a free lunch go up and back down trying all the clam chowder samples a ton lol
  • Old wharf has seals n otters n jelly fish to see. Fresh fish is available. The new wharf is further south and has shops n restaurants. Enjoy the chowder and toursty atmosphere there.
  • Free clam chowder samples as you walk past the restaurants on the boardwalk!
  • Yawn! Very quiet area
  • Caramel popcorn at the candy store is awesome! Must buy!
  • Ponto turstico com leo marinho e comidas tpicas!
  • Abalonetti has $2.99 drafts and margaritas.
  • Clam chowder wars!
  • Not too much to see here, but, as a tourist, it was nice to see the local fishermen unloading their boats. Stop over to the other wharf for more activity.
  • Get the clam chowder from Old Fisherman's Grotto and coffee from Water+Leaves (They have a small outdoor patio where you can sit and look at this view)!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Best sourdough bread bowl clam chowder at crabby jims
  • 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!
  • Benihana has a great happy hr - rolls, soup and tempura plus drinks between $1.50 to $5 DAILY 5-6:30
  • Touristy, but fun!
  • Best clam chowder is old fisherman's grotto
  • If you're looking for clam chowder, go to Crabby Jim's. They're the best.
  • 2 hour free parking if you're a local! Show your drivers license upon exit to get it!