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Monterey county’s #1 Steak House
For Over 40 years
786 Wave Street,
Just Above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, Monterey California...
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The Steakhouse

Old World Steak House Traditions live on at the internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Named Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 40 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steak House” seriously... See the restaurant’s dry-aging room, select your USDA Prime cut of dry-aged beef from a silver tray, your Prime, Prime Rib from the antique 1930’s silver carving trolley, and watch your Caesar Salad being tossed tableside. An award winning wine list and full spirits bar complement your dining experience.

Parking in our private lot with valet service on weekends.

Serving Dinner and cocktails
from 5pm daily.

THE BAR at The Whaling Station has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly.

Grilled Steaks and Chops

Cut Top Sirloin

Center Cut Sirloin Chateau Steak

New York Steak

Filet Mignon

Rib Steak

(for one or two people)

Dry Aged Natural Rib Eye
(rare to medium rare o

Add Broiled Australian Lobster Tail

Boneless Short Ribs with a Cabernet Sauvignon sauce

Veal Osso Buco simmered for hours with Marsala sauce

Rack of Lamb with a Dijon mustard crust and mint sauce.

slow roasted 10 hours

Add One of Chef Pisto’s Delectable Sauces
Bearnaise, Green Peppercorn; Roquefort Butter; Pinot Noir

Small Appetites
Petite Filet Mignon
Petite New York

Fresh Seafood & Poultry

Half Roast Chicken Old Fashioned Style
with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables

Monterey Bay Sand Dabs pan-fried, with a caper-butter sauce

King Salmon Fillet grilled and served
with a creamy, whole grain mustard sauce

Stuffed King Salmon Fillet stuffed with Dungeness crab & chantrelle mushrooms

Pacific Swordfish a center cut, wood-fired Sicilian Style

Ahi Tuna pan seared and served with a soy-wasabi nage

Grilled Scallops bacon wrapped and served over linguine
with wild maple-cap mushrooms

Dungeness Crab Risotto Ancini de pepe and citrus-parmesan nage

Prawns Scampi with a garlic-lemon butter sauce over linguine

Live Monterey Bay Abalone
lightly breaded and grilled served with a lemon butter

Live Maine Lobster Two Pounds and Up

* Menu subject to change without notice

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Soups & Salads:
Steamed Artichoke
Caesar Salad • Roasted Beet Salad
Iceberg Wedge with roquefort dressing
Cannery Row Clam Chowder: cup or bowl
French Onion Soup: With melted gruyere
Coconut Curry Soup with slivered almonds

Bar Specialties:
Our Signature Open-Faced Steak Sandwich
with an iceberg wedge and fries
Prime Rib French Dip with an iceberg wedge and fries
Hot Roast Beef Open-Faced Sandwichwith mashed potatoes and vegetables
The Bar’s Stuffed Burger—Proprietary Blend with cheddar cheese and fries
Lobster Salad on a hot buttered roll with slaw and french fries
Fish and Chips with an iceberg wedge and fries
Grilled Salmon
Candy Cap Pasta with sweet italian sausage

—Also Sample from Our Small Bites Menu—

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More Offerings from The Whaling Station

Chilled Artichoke with tomato remoulade and mayonnaise
Fire-Roasted Gilroy Garlic
Fried Monterey Bay Calamari
Chilled Prawns ... with spicy cocktail sauce.
Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms ... light butter sauce.
Monterey Bay Sardines ... the fish that made Cannery Row famous
olive oil-marinated and grilled - with Sicilian salsa
Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell (6)
Steamed Mussels or Clams ... red curry, coconut milk and lemon grass
Live Monterey Bay Abalone ... lightly breaded, lemon butter
Scallops, Bacon-Wrapped, Grilled ... and roasted corn.
Ravioli Veal & Porcini Mushroom ... brown butter-rosemary sauce.
Oysters Rockefeller ... spinach, bacon and hollandaise sauce (4)
Crab Cakes ... tomato salad, tarragon aioli.

Salads & Soups
World's Finest Wedge Iceberg, onion and tomato Roquefort dressing
Caesar Salad Tableside ... (for two or more) per person.
Caprese Salad ... tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, balsamic vinegar.
Tomatoes & Onion ... choice of: vinaigrette or Roquefort dressing.
Mix Green Salad ... mustard vinaigrette and Roquefort cheese.
Clam Chowder ... cream style with roasted corn.
Onion Soup ... with melted Gruyere.
Our Coconut Curry Soup (Since 1971)

Sides Worth Sharing
Twice-Baked Stuffed Potato bacon, onions, parmesan and cheddar.
Asparagus, Steamed
Steamed Broccoli with Hollandaise
Wild Mushroom Ragout
Onion Rings, Large Beer Battered
Fresh Spinach Creamed or Saute'

Children's Menu
Boston Clam Chowder
Fettucine Alfredo

Fish & Chips
Linguine with Marinara

French Fried Prawns
Mixed Baby Greens Salad
with honey-mustard vinaigrette.
Chocolate Sundae

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Menu items and prices subject to change without notice. Corkage Fee May Apply.
For Parties of 8 an over a 18% gratutity will be added to the bill.


The Whaling Station Restaurant
proudly features

The World’s Best USDA PRIME Steaks
Dry Aged to Perfection!

Note on Ordering Steaks: Rare is extremely red with a cool center.
Medium Rare is very red with a warm center. Medium - the center is pink. Medium Well - the center is slightly pink. Well Done - We're not responsible!

Entrees are Served with Sauteed French Green Beans Amandine
and Roasted Garlic Mashed

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