November morning
Pic of the outside of this awesome dog-friendly monterey seafood restaurant

Description

Domenico's On The Wharf serves up Italian and seafood dishes in a pretty setting with a dog-friendly patio.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Domenico's On The Wharf has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 15 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 in 608 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Aug. 25, 2019
    ...and the food is excellent

    favorite restaurant in Monterey
    staff friendly
    they have tables when you first walk in for seating with your pet - and a doggy menu
    Seafood is always fresh -but the daily specials are always tempting
    My go-to is bacon wrapped scallops with risotto

  • May. 17, 2019
    Great Service, View

    I stopped in at Domenico’s while on a work trip in Monterey. I bring my dog with me everywhere I go (including work trips) and needed to find a pup friendly place for lunch. We walked the wharf and Domenico’s looked like a great option. It was a bit overcast and chilly so they let us sit inside in the bar. There were two other groups who had dogs and all of our fur babies behaved while sharing the space. They had a dog friendly menu- Dillinger got the chicken! And I got the clam chowder in a bread bowl (delicious!). Our server was super friendly and fast. Would go back next time I’m in town for work. Thanks so much for a great lunch!

  • Mar. 15, 2019
    Inside Eating With Your Fur Child

    I agree with the reviews. Good place, good food, good service and we sat inside near the fire place.

  • More than a year ago
    Dogs allowed

    We saw that this place was pet friendly, but were pleasantly surprised when they let us bring our dog inside. The food was great, and the service was fantastic. Super friendly staff. We’ll definitely go again.

  • More than a year ago
    Food was great (for us) but they were really weird with the dog.

    There was a lot of confusion with things, we never saw a dog menu, they promised her water and didn't bring it, we ordered her salmon with no sauce that came WITH sauce, and we had people commenting that we'd been there all night by the time we were able to leave.

    We wanted to hold her - (she's tiny and doesn't do well on the floor), but they wouldn't let us. So they let us sit outside - forgot we were there, repeatedly. Wish I had known more about their rules before showing up and being shuffled through places with confused staff long before we were told we couldn't hold her. They had even tried to sit us at a tall bar table - having the tiny pooch that far underfoot would have made me nervous the entire dinner that someone would step on her.

    So - we enjoyed our food - passersby really enjoyed our darling dog - but we didn't see the dog friendly service that others were lucky enough to get. Since this is Bring Fido - they only get one bone.

  • More than a year ago
    Great food and staff

    I loved that the gentleman outside actually stopped me to let me know that they had dog friendly seating inside as I would have passed this place up if not! One of the few/rare places that have created an inside dog friendly area near a fireplace. The food was pretty good and they have a small dog menu as well although adding some rice to the chicken/meat selection would make it even better for the price.

  • More than a year ago
    awesome, super dog-friendly

    We had dinner with 7 people and 2 dogs, everything was awesome. They sat us inside! I didn’t know it was possible here ... Dogs had their own menu. People’s food was also very high quality, especially seafood. All staff was very accommodating and authentic. This will be definitely our top priority place to visit next time we in Monterey.

  • More than a year ago
    great spot

    It was a very rainy day in Monterey and we were looking for a place to have dinner with our soggy pup. This place was amazing! They allow dogs in the bar area which has large glass doors that open to the patio and I’m sure are open in nice weather, but tonight we were warm and cozy in a corner table just inside the door. The staff was extremely welcoming and the manager immediately came over to apologize that they were out of dog treats (on their doggie menu) this night. It didn’t matter! The food was great (we had swordfish and mussels), and the service was friendly and attentive. Ours was the only dog while we were here and was very relaxed, but when we were leaving the manager said that even when there are a lot of dogs they are all relaxed because it’s such a welcoming place for them. I don’t doubt it—we had a really nice night, and couldn’t be happier to have found this place. Highly recommend!

  • More than a year ago
    Awesome Place!!

    Domenico's is amazing. Its true they dont have an outdoor 'porch' or 'patio. They use the front of the restaurant as the dog friendly seating and can open the door effectivlely making that aread a porch if the food inspector comes by and complains. They have a great little doggy menu and make you feel very welcome with the pup. Will definitely be coming back next time we are in Monterey!

  • More than a year ago
    No Patio

    The description says nice patio but there are NO patios. We wanted to sit outside but the only seating choice was at the front bar so we declined.

  • More than a year ago
    Dog Allowed Inside

    We were walking down the wharf with our dog when the person at the door saw us and invited us into the restaurant telling us that since it was cold, we could sit in the front room of the restaurant. The hostess seated us and brought water for our dog. Then two different employees brought over a biscuit for him (on the special dog menu it lists the cost of the biscuit as 1 tail wag). The management made several stops by our table to make sure that our dog was doing OK and if there was anything else that he could do for him and us. We were well taken care of and will definitely return to Domeneco's when we are back in town.

  • More than a year ago
    Very dog friendly!

    We were walking down the wharf with our dog when the person at the door saw us and invited us into the restaurant telling us that since it was cold, we could sit in the front room of the restaurant. The hostess seated us and brought water for our dog. Then two different employees brought over a biscuit for him (on the special dog menu it lists the cost of the biscuit as 1 tail wag). The management made several stops by our table to make sure that our dog was doing OK and if there was anything else that he could do for him and us. We were well taken care of and will definitely return to Domineco's when we are back in town

  • More than a year ago
    Awesome service and yummy food!

    After going down the wharf and sampling clam chowder, my dog and I came to Domenico's. The hostess let us know they were dog friendly, so in we went.
    Their chowder was delicious, I thought it was the best on the wharf, the bread was warm, soft on the inside and crusty on the outside, served with garlic herb butter, and their fish and chips was excellent!!!
    They had bowls of water at the ready, and a doggy menu as well!
    Will definitely go again!

  • More than a year ago
    Dog friendly restaurant on the wharf

    My Lab mix and I visited Monterey/Carmel last September, and toured everywhere a dog was welcome (which is nearly everywhere). On Old Fisherman's Wharf, Domenico's was my choice for us. We had tight, but pleasant seating. Rowdy had a chicken breast from the dog menu; I had a small pizza, cappuccino, and maybe the best ever creme brulee. We had very acceptable service. It added to a fun day in Monterey.

  • More than a year ago
    Didn't have to sit outside

    We decided to eat at Domenicos last night after walking down the pier and checking out all of the other restaurants. The three deciding factors were the food display out front, the friendly host and the fact that they allow dogs in the front portion of their restaurant.

    Service was very good overall and we never felt the need to have to call anyone over to get what we needed. Several people visited our table to see if we were happy or needed anything.

    We ended up getting the grilled swordfish, steamed mussels and clams and a side salad. The grilling on the fish was perfect, the steaming broth was wonderful and the side salad had a great mix of greens and vegetables with a very yummy raspberry vinaigrette.

    We'll probably be back the next time we're in Monterey with the dogs.

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