Old Fisherman's Grotto
Specialties: No high chairs.
No Booster chairs
Strollers not permitted in the restaurant.
Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners and as such are not allowed in the dining room.
Old Fisherman's Grotto is a relatively small restaurant and we found that having strollers and/or high chairs at the tables and in the aisles made it difficult to have full access to get to and around tables. For the safety of our staff and guests we adopted a stroller policy 5 years ago.
We adopted our children's policy in 2011 to provide an overall enhanced dining experience for guests who frequently dine at the restaurant, by giving them an alternative place to eat on Fisherman's Wharf that has a quiet atmosphere.
At Old Fisherman's Grotto, we strive to give all of our guests the best dining experience possible and our policy relating to children was put in place to enhance the experience of all our diners with and without children. We welcome families with children and we serve many every day, we only ask that they abide by our rules. Established in 1950. Founded by Sabu Shake Sr, Old Fisherman's Grotto has endured and grown into one of the most beloved restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula. The Grotto has kept up with changing times and tastes and has outlasted almost all of its contemporaries. Sabu was a hands-on restaurateur of the first order, negotiating daily with local fisherman, purchasing fresh produce from Salinas Valley farmers, and procuring beef directly from cattlemen. Today, Sabu's son, Chris, carries on this tradition of serving the finest fresh seafood from sustainable sources, the freshest produce available and a variety of the finest "Certified Angus Beef". Start with the award-winning clam chowder and finish by indulging in one of the fresh house-made desserts. Enjoy a bottle of wine from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine award-winning wine list with over 200 selections specializing in local vineyards.The Grotto has rightfully earned its worldwide reputation for only the finest cuisine in a superb atmosphere and service.