Every city has that one can’t miss restaurant, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 2, 1968, The Sardine Factory’s cachet has made dining in our historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. Our award-winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Aged Beef; winner of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s "Best Wine List in America" award. The Lounge’s live entertainment, Happy Hour and affordable menu are a casual alternative to our other dining rooms. Celebrating over 50 years under the same ownership and management! Voted "Best Restaurant in Monterey" by Monterey County Herald readers.
The Factory's Twice Baked Potato, Cheddar, Scallions, Bacon
Please allow 10 minutes
Monterey Jack Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms
Chive Risotto or Vegetable of the Day
Parmesan-Truffle Tater Tots
Fresh Asparagus, Hollandaise
Sautéed Salinas Valley spinach
Sardine Factory's "Sorbet on Ice Swan"
Can be served as an intermezzo before your entrée or as a dessert
Flourless Chocolate Cake
fresh berries, Melba sauce
Monterey Bay Clam Chowder
Mozzarella Cheese Pizza
Classic Macaroni & Cheese
pasta, creamy cheese sauce
olive oil, butter, marinara sauce or plain
Pan Seared Sand Dabs
chive risotto, vegetables, lemon-butter sauce
Two Mini Hamburgers
Panko Chicken Tenders
Fried Torpedo Shrimp
Skewers of USDA Prime Filet Mignon
mashed potatoes, vegetables
Kid's Ice Cream Sundae
Kid's Cup Drinks
Celebrate the holidays with us in elegant style. Join us for Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve and enjoy a delicious Prix Fixe delicacy created for the season. We offer a special price for children, seniors, and also serve an a la carte and children's menu
Wines by the Glass
Gloria Ferrer - Blanc De Noirs, Sonoma County, N.V.
G.H Mumm - Cordon Rouge - Brut, France, N.V.
William Hill - (Light, Creamy, Tropical Fruit) Estate Winery, Central Coast 2014
Morgan Winery - Highland (Medium Body & Buttery), Santa Lucia Highlands 2014
Newton Vineyards (Full body, Rich & Buttery), Napa & Sonoma County 2014
Nickel & Nickel - Medina Vineyard (Crisp & Rich), Russian River Valley, Napa Valley 2014
Joseph Drouhin - Chablis - Vaudon, Burgundy - France 2014
Alois Lageder - Riff, Macré- Italy 2015
Joel Gott Wines, California 2014
Pierce Vineyard - San Antonio Valley, Monterey County 2014
Charles De Fere - Sparkling Wine - Blanc De Blanc - Reserve France N.V.
Charles de Fere is located in Fere-En Tardenois, twenty miles outside of Champagne region in France. This sparkling wine is fresh, rich and toasty and quite smooth.
Bonny Doon Vineyards - Le Cigare Blanc Santa Cruz 2011
Le Cigare Blanc is a rich, savory white wine made from grapes sourced from the Beeswax Vineyard in Arroyo Seco. It is a Rhone style blend of 62% Grenache Blanc and 32% Rousanne. This wine has good acidity with tropical fruit flavors.
Château Puyanche - Francs Cotes de Blanc Bordeaux 2013
This wine is mostly Sauvignon Blanc with a tiny Semillon and it shows citrus and nectarine on the nose, with balanced acidity on palate and is very refreshing and clean finish.
Heller Estate - Petite Verdot - Carmel Valley Carmel Valley 2013
A Certified 100% Organic producer from our backyards in Carmel Valley. This wine is deep in color, smooth and soft on palate, luscious blackberry and raspberry flavors with soft tannins and medium to a full body.
Boëté Winery - Estate Grown - Cabernet Franc Reserve Carmel Valley 2011
Smooth and elegant Cabernet Franc from Carmel Valley, grown and bottled at the winery's Estate Vineyard. This wonderfully crafted Cabernet Franc has good fruit, soft tannins, and is nicely balanced with earthy tones.
Bouchard Finlayson Wines - Hannibal - Walker Bay South Africa 2011
One of South Africa's top boutique wineries, located near Cape town and producing superb quality wines. French and Italian grape varieties dominate the blend, making this wine elegant and opulent with soft tannins.
Prime Rib Nights
Prime Rib, Au Jus
twice baked potato, vegetable medley, horseradish cream (no split plates or substitutions)
Prime Rib Combinations
USDA Prime Rib & Lobster Tail, USDA Prime Rib & Grilled Gulf Prawns, USDA Prime Rib & Chesapeake Crab Cake (priced accordingly)
Early Dinner 3-Course Prix Fixe
Early Dinner Menu
Choice of Starter
Monterey Bay Clam Chowder
Our Signature Abalone Bisque
Castroville Artichoke Bisque
House Salad of Artisan Lettuces
choice of dressing
garlic anchovy dressing
Choice of Entrée
Mary's Cast Iron Half Chicken
free range chicken, fingerling potatoes, cipollini onions, mushrooms, green tomato salsa
A "once in a lifetime experience" is how most guests describe the opportunity to dine in The Wine Cellar. Built to house our world-renowned wine collection, each private event held here is a symphony of the senses. Exquisite food and wine, a richly intimate ambiance, white glove service and music perfectly married to each course define the Wine Cellar experience. Available for private events only. Capacity: 28
Host your event in a garden setting, surrounded by lush greenery beneath a glass-domed roof. Capacity: 100
The Captain's Room
California's maritime history is paid tribute in the Captain's Room. Capacity: 50