At the beginning of Monterey Municipal Wharf there is a restaurant that is tucked under the pier, called Sandbar and Grill. It was pretty busy so we decided to try it out. Inside, it was very small but had a cozy feel that I loved.
Calamari, Tender Pieces Pounded thin and Fried Golden. The BEST calamari we’ve ever eaten. They were so tender and crispy. Since then, all other calamari we’ve eaten have now been compared to this standard. We still reminisce about how delicious they were… lol
Monterey Bay has two wharfs. Old Fisherman’s Wharf is where there are lots of gift shops and restaurants. Monterey Municipal Wharf is where all the fisherman and wholesale fish companies are. Being that we were already closer to the Municipal Wharf we decided to check it out before we had dinner.
It was already late in the afternoon and all of the fish companies were closed. There were a few fisherman on the dock, but it seemed like everyone else on the wharf were tourists like us.