One of things I like to do in Monterey is walk up & down Fisherman's Wharf with all the other tourists and sample all the clam chowders. Each restaurant has a cart outside and offers free samples of their clam chowder. You could fill your belly sampling all the chowders. We ate at only one restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf during our stay: Old Fisherman's Grotto (but we sampled chowder every time we walked the wharf!).
SP had iced tea for his beverage while I had iced tea and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (Blackstone, Monterey) which I enjoyed. Our server was wonderful, easy-going and friendly. The food was delicious. It might be a pricey meal, but the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. The view was nice, too. Even though we were not seated next to a window, we still had a nice view of the bay through the windows. We'd definitely go back.