Best Ocean View Restaurants in Carmel

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Clean Plate Club

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Even after a day at the beach, there’s something about the sandy shores of Carmel that keep calling people back. Why tear yourself away from the natural beauty during diner when you could simply grab a table at one of these curated restaurants and continue to enjoy the ocean view? And don’t worry about sacrificing flavor for a view, as all these restaurants are guaranteed to taste as good as they look.

Feature Photo: Courtesy of Mission Ranch

Mission Ranch, Ocean View, Carmel
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The sheep are fluffy fabulous on their own, and they enjoy an incredible background of pasture and seascape and sky. The brunch still ranks up there among any in the area as well, as does the forthcoming return of piano music. Also a top contender for early bird discounts they call, in a nod to the poofie cuties in the grass, “Early Grazing.”

Pacifics Edge
Photo: Pacific's Edge
120 Highlands Drive, Carmel-By-The-Sea

Locals like to vote it Best Place to Splurge and Best Place for a Romantic Meal with good reason. A remarkable wine list pairs with a seasonal menu long on fine steaks and seafood like braised short rib bourguignon and pan-seared Pacific halibut. The real stunner is the setting, with craggy Cypress trees and the seemingly infinite Pacific visible through huge windows high above Highway 1. The adjacent Sunset Lounge allows for all the views without as stiff a price tag.

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