It might not seem like it, but the Monterey Peninsula is just a series of wonderful, but small towns.  How small town is it?  The lead story this week on every TV newscast and newspaper article this week, was an event that got almost as much coverage than the Concours 'd Elegance or the AT&T Pebble Beach Tournament.   The popular fast food joint, "In-N-Out" was going to open its doors for the first time on the peninsula!

As of M...
132 Central Avenue
Salinas, California

Restaurant: Tues-Sat 11:30am-2:00pm
Saturday Tea:  12noon & 2:00pm
Gift Shop: Tues-Sat 11:00am-3:00pm

Whether you're a John Steinbeck fan or love a good tea party in an amazing atmosphere, you are sure to love the Steinbeck House Restaurant in Salinas.  It is less than 15 minutes from the RV Park in the Laguna Seca Recreation Area and ...

700 Cannery Row
(walking distance from the Aquarium)
Monterey, CA 93940


I have lived in Monterey my entire life and usually avoided the restaurants down on Cannery Row. In past times I was disappointed to find my wallet empty and my taste greatly unsatisfied at the end of the meal. However, I was recently invited to the Fish Hopper on Cannery Row. This restaurant is sister to one of...


50 Fisherman's Wharf #1

Monterey, CA

(831) 372-3655


Mon – Fri 11:00am – 2:30pm & 4:30pm – closing

Sat-Sun 11:00am – closing


Domenico's is located on the Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, Ca. This restaurant has quickly become one of my absolute favorites. It is a seafood restaurant with excellent fresh fish and wonderful views of the bay. Last time I dined her...

Cibo (pronounced chee-bo)
means "food" in Italian
301 Alverado Street,
Downtown, Monterey, CA

Dinner every evening: 5pm-10pm
Bar: 5pm-2am

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Monterey is called Cibo's. Mario the owner, and his mother Rosa run this family restaurant and serve great food. The atmosphere has a great vibe. Classy with white table cloths but not overly stuffy and...
Sushi By The Bay is my new favorite restaurant!

Hamilton and I have driven past this place a million times, but Friday night we decided to give it a try.  Unassuming on the outside, it is comfortable with lots of seating inside and a heated patio if you care to dine out doors.

Before you even order, you are brought a hot bowl of delicious miso soup.    Friday we both chose the dinner Bento Box Combination which gives you salad...
Stone Creek Village is a little shopping center of sorts.   More of a food and gas stop, but definitely handy while you are staying at Laguna Seca RV Park.     The space is tight, even at the gas station, so it may not be the best place to fill up when you' ve got your really big rig or 5th wheel. 

You'll find Stone Creek Village on the corner of Highway 68 and Canyon Del Rey.   (Take a right when you...
Phil's Fish Market
7600 Sandholdt Rd.
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Take a right on Hwy 68 as you exit Laguna Seca Recreation Area.   Take a right on Del Rey Oaks that will lead to Highway One north. Head up Highway One towards the Moss Landing Power Plant (two big smoke stacks you can see from a distance) .  Just before the smoke stacks turn left onto Moss Landing Road. When on Moss Landing Road pass the post offi...