Sardine Factory

The Sardine Factory

Monterey Bay California USA

The renowned Wine Cellar plays host to unforgettable private events.
Photography courtesy The Sardine Factory

The Best In Monterey For More Than 50 Years

Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 1968, The Sardine Factory has enjoyed that cachet. World leaders, sports heroes, and entertainment icons have made a tradition of dining in our historic Cannery Row setting.

Award-winning chefs prepare delectable creations of the freshest, sustainable seafood and USDA prime aged beef. The signature Abalone Bisque was served by request at President Ronald Reagan’s inaugural dinners, and the Calamari Puffs are one of Rachael Ray’s favorites.

The Sardine Factory has been recognized with virtually every culinary award imaginable, including the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA), AAA Four Diamond for “Best Seafood,” and the Monterey County Herald Readers' Choice for "Best Restaurant in Monterey." A choice from our renowned 12,000-bottle wine collection complements any dish — after all, we won the "Best Wine List in America" award from Restaurant Hospitality magazine.

Our service is so warm and friendly you'll feel like a regular, and after just one visit, you will be.

The Sardine Factory hosts distinctive and unforgettable private events for the most discriminating guests. The Wine Cellar offers a once-in-a-lifetime symphony of food, wine, music, and service, all orchestrated for the ultimate experience in private dining.

The Lounge's live entertainment and affordable, flexible menu are a casual alternative to our other dining rooms.

Whether you're planning a special occasion or a more casual night out with family and friends, The Sardine Factory is a must in Monterey.


Sunday-Thursday 5–9:30 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday 5–10 p.m.

Sunday-Thursday 5–10:30 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday 5–11 p.m.

Daily Happy Hours
5–6 p.m. and 9:30–10:30 p.m.

Live Entertainment in The Lounge
Tuesday-Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m.

Complimentary valet parking

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The Sardine Factory
701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940

The Sardine Factory Restaurant