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Our 5 Lunch Dishes at Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea

After a long day of exploring the 17 Mile Drive at the Pebble Beach Resorts in Pacific Grove, California, USA, we knew we deserved a heavy lunch. We headed to the small town of Carmel-by-the-Sea just outside Pacific Grove and settled to have lunch at Flaherty's Oyster Bar along 6th Avenue.




Flaherty's Oyster Bar


Flahertys Oyster Bar in Carmel by the Sea California USA
Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

The gentleman that greeted us at the door of Flaherty's Oyster Bar mentioned that they have been operating the restaurant for the past 40 years. So we settled down and ordered our food: crispy local calamari for appetizers, grilled Ahi tuna sandwich for my dad, fresh fish curry for my brother Janus, coconut shrimp for my brother Nathan, and a lobster dish whose name escapes me. It was truly a seafood-laden lunch.

Crispy Local Calamari at Flaherty's Oyster Bar 

Seasoned with aoili and tartar sauce, this deep-fried little squid ring dish has its own local flavor richer than just the usual salt and pepper I am used to in this kind of an appetizer. 

Fresh Fish Curry at Flaherty's Oyster Bar 

Fresh fish curry at Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
Fresh fish curry at Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
Janus also got a good one with his fresh fish curry which had an assortment of fresh vegetables, toasted coconut, and a cup of rice.

Grilled Ahi Tuna Sandwich with Caesar Salad and Lobster Bisque at Flaherty's Oyster Bar 

Grilled Ahi tuna sandwich at Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
Grilled Ahi tuna sandwich at Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
According to the menu description, sandwich is usually center-cut and generally cooked medium rare so You will have to tell the waitstaff if you want it well-done. The sandwich comes with tomatoes, red onions, and Asian vinaigrette. The order comes with a small bowl of Caesar's salad and a cup of the award winning Flaherty's lobster bisque. Since Flaherty's Oyster Bar prides itself of sustainable practices, I soon foresee that this will be off the menu owing to the fact that Ahi or yellowfin tuna is now considered a near threatened species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Coconut Shrimp at Flaherty's Oyster Bar 

Coconut Shrimp at Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
Coconut Shrimp at Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
Oh I was so envious when I saw Nathan's order of coconut shrimps, a plate full of shrimps in a bed of red bell peppers, green bell peppers, sweet white onions, swimming in red coconut sauce, and garnished with raw spinach leaves. And it also came with a cup of rice.

Lobster Dish with Beans and Corn Bread at Flaherty's Oyster Bar 

My lunch was a dish with lobster chunks drowned in beans with a heavy sauce and a slice of corn bread. Oh boy! Those beans were heavy, I hardly finished it.

More Information on Flaherty's Oyster Bar

Street Address: 6th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA 93921
Mailing Address: PO Box 6177, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA 93921
E-mail: flahertyseafood@gmail.com
Telephone Number: 831 624 0311


Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
All smiles after a heavy meal at Flaherty's Oyster Bar in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
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Brothers Janus and Thadz document their travels around the United States and occasionally around the world.

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