Rocky Point Restaurant
From the only ocean-front restaurant in Monterey County diners watch for spouting whales and discover sea lions, otters, and pelicans After sunset you can observe the rocks, the cliffs, and the water illuminated by powerful floodlights. Rocky Point Restaurant is open every day and a mere fifteen-minute scenic drive, on 36700 Highway 1, between Carmel and Big Sur, offering a spectacular view of the sea and shore from all tables.
In 1947, Rocky Point Restaurant opened as a roadside lunch restaurant. The original coastal lights below on the bluffs and coastline that illuminate the rocks and shore after sunset were installed in 1957.
In December 2012, the Rocky Point Restaurant closed its doors to the public to undergo huge updates of the entire restaurant, down to the foundation. Rocky Point Restaurant reopened in March 2013, showcasing a new restaurant with a new menu and is a place where locals may gather to have a drink and watch the sunset. Tourists from all over the world are impressed by its fantastic views and they keep coming back. Current owners and staff are striving to bring the food and services to the level of its renowned views.
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