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Happy in Helmets on Old Fisherman’s Wharf

These guys already have 50 places to choose from on HER Helmet Thursdays! (Photo courtesy of Gavin Estes.)These guys have a lot of places to choose from all over Monterey County!

Looks like today they must be on their way down to

Gilbert’s Seafood Grill–first HER Helmet Thursdays participant on Wharf #1/Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

Notice how they’ve parked their bikes at the top of this wharf?  They are observing the “no bike riding” sign posted on the upper right of the entrance to Wharf #1.  That sign can be easy to miss if you’re distracted by all the sights and sounds of this fun place.

This wharf can get congested with pedestrian traffic at times, so park your bike at the racks or railings up top, and walk on down.

Gilbert’s Seafood Grill

Gilbert’s Seafood Grill is both a HER Helmet Thursdays charter participant and was also featured in KSBW’s 11/17/09 feature on the Buy Local Monterey campaign.  It was fun to see Gilbert’s on KSBW–including, 34 seconds into the video, spotting their neon green Tips for Tourists Bicycling Monterey County flier, prominently displayed in their front window.  Click here for the video to check that out.

Bike over to the wharf and check out Gilbert’s on a Thursday soon, or any day.  Monday through Friday, they have a four-course special for locals.  Like many locals, over the years I’ve often  found myself going anywhere but Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row, thinking of them as too crowded and busy.  That meant I also missed the fun of these places!  Cycling our great coastal path through this district more often again has reminded me of why the wharf is a popular place, including the relaxed, peaceful waterfront dining room at Gilbert’s.  Here’s their HER Helmet Thursdays listing:

Gilbert’s Seafood Grill, Monterey – 10% – Waterfront dining on historic Old Fisherman’s Wharf.  Complete range of fresh seafood.  Unhurried, relaxing, friendly atmosphere, and sensible prices.  Located directly off the bike path at Fisherman’s Wharf, across from the Custom House Plaza.  You may lock your bike on the racks at the top of the wharf; or in very busy times, when racks are full, lock bikes along the iron rail at top of wharf.  Then, take the very short walk down the wharf to Gilbert’s, which will be on your right-hand side.

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This post was published on 21 January 2010. One or more changes last made to this post on 24 October 2013.

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