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Sep 20, 2009 08:04 PM

Recommendations In Pacific Grove and Carmel

Does anyone have new recommendations for Pacifc Grove and Carmel aside from Passion Fish, Fandango, Peppers etc? (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner suggestions are welcome)

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  1. Can you be more specific as to what you are looking for? I, and others, might have suggested a couple of the ones you nixed.

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    1. re: Gail

      We like Passion Fish, Fandango, and Peppers
      Looking for additional and new ideas

      1. re: jmcelwee

        Breakfast: Katy's in Carmel, Red House Cafe in PG, California Market (Highlands Inn) in Carmel
        Lunch: Seafood at Sandbar and Grill (Municipal Pier) or Massaro and Santos (Coast Guard Pier), Monterey . Tarpy's in Monterey near airport, nice patio and good food.
        Dinner: Mission Ranch (Clint's place), Grassings, Little Napoli, Carmel.
        Additional suggestions: Wine tasting in Carmel Valley with lunch at Corkscrew or Rustica.
        Drive South to Big Sur (50 mins from Carmel) with lunch at Nepenthe or Post Ranch.
        Point Lobos for beauty, easy hikes and a picnic.
        I could go on, let me know if you need more...

    2. I think Zocalo offers much better Mexican food than Peppers. It's only two blocks away (on Fountain instead of Forest). Although Peppers is more lively and "happening," Zocalo has better food.

      1. Lunch at Nepenthe, Big Sur Bakery, or Post Ranch is a good idea, beautiful drive.

        In Carmel, Casanova or Grassings. L'Auberge for high end dinner.

        1. Try Roys at the Inn At Spanish Bay. I think if you are dining at Roy's you will not need to pay the entrance fee onto 17 Mile Drive. Get there at about 530, and you can sit outside and listen to the bag piper, and after dinner you can sit around one of the large fireplaces and enjoy a drink.