Being smack dab in the middle of California’s central coast, Monterey has a naturally rich seafood culture. The water around has a wide selection of seafood, from crabs and prawns to fish and shellfish. At the center of it all is the Old Fisherman’s Wharf where you’ll find some of the finest seafood restaurants in the entire peninsula. For those who truly want to enjoy Monterey’s seafood culture, Fisherman’s Wharf is where you should be.
Fish for Fun
The history of Monterey is closely tied to fishing. The sardine industry in the area has grown since the late 1800s and continues to thrive to this day. You’ll find loads of fishing boats on the water, hauling in fresh catch daily to take straight to markets, shops, and restaurants. If you want to experience the marine life of Monterey first-hand, you should definitely try a fishing expedition. There are many establishments that offer all kinds of fishing trips, including deep sea fishing and sport fishing. You might also chance upon some migrating gray whales, otters, seals and other bay life while you’re on the trip.
There’s nothing like a good meal after a long day of recreational fishing. You’ll find no shortage of fine dining restaurants on the Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Some of the specialties in the area are clam chowder, varieties of fish, Alaskan king crab, Monterey Bay spot prawns and other delectable seafood, which you can find at Domenico’s On the Wharf in particular.