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"Old Fishermans Grotto - Fishermans Wharf" Top 5 Page for this destination Monterey Restaurant Tip by Ewingjr98

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  Old Fishermans Grotto on the Wharf
by Ewingjr98
  • Old Fishermans Grotto on the Wharf - Monterey
      Old Fishermans Grotto on the Wharf
    by Ewingjr98
  • Backside of the Grotto - Monterey
      Backside of the Grotto
    by Ewingjr98

I stopped into Old Fishermans Grotto one Tuesday evening after the Alvarado Street Farmers Market. Just before stopping at the outdoor chowda stand, I saw a mother otter with her young pup, fishing, breaking the shells, and feeding the youngster.

Old Fishermans Grotto has been named Monterey County's best clam chowder three years in a row by the Monterey County Weekly. The chowda was tasty and smooth, but I'd be surprised if those readers that voted for this chowder ever tried Phil's in Moss Landing. I can believe this is the best chowder on the wharf, but there are other chowders in town that compare favorably.

A small (16 oz) bowl of chowder is $6, with a sourdough bread bowl is $7.

Old Fishermans Grotto is one of the oldest restaurants on the touristy wharf, having opened in 1950, and it's still owned by the same family. Besides the chowder stand in front of the restaurant, there is a full-service sit down restaurant indoors. Open daily 11am to 10 pm.

you can even order their chowder online!

Address: 39 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California 93940
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Fishermans Wharf...big yellow building on the left
othercontact: Fax: 831.375.0391
Phone: 831.375.4604
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Seafood

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 1, 2007
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