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Monterey's Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
+1 831-373-4647
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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San Diego, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming here for 15 plus years. One of my favorite all time restaurants. Incredible high quality fresh seafood and pasta. This place gets it!! Small restaurant with an amazing menu. Please go here for dinner-you will be in for a treat!!!

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Thank Peter U
detroit
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique oak grilled fish dishes, and of course their famous Bar-B-Que Oysters set this restaurant apart. The Cioppino is absolutely out of this world as well. The prices are very affordable. There are lines outside, so definitely get a reservation.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a small place and crowded but the food was excellent as well as the service. Reservations are a must! I had the crab ravioli which was the best crab ravioli I've ever had. My husband had the calamari Parmesan and he said it was amazing. We were tourists or we'd go there all the time!

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Thank Janet R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the grilled oysters & BBQ artichoke. Both were amazing. Husband had halibut and loved it. This place was featured on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives a few years back.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Hampton Inn in Monterey and decided to eat here. The atmosphere is okay, but crowded. There is a reason it is difficult to get in and crowded. The food is absolutely outstanding. The service is upbeat and attentive. I had crab ravioli which was maybe the best I've ever had. Prices are reasonable.

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Monterey, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I pretty much defy anyone to point to a better seafood restaurant anywhere on the Monterey Peninsula. For more years than I can recall we've had primarily lunch and occasionally dinner at Monterey's Fish House, an old converted home. I've had great seafood in many spots around the world but I've never actually had any that was better than at... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had a great lunch there. I was so pleased to see grilled sole on the menu & was not disappointed. The fish, vegetables & pasta were all delicious & the serving was generous. The snapper was equally enjoyed. The owner/manager is very friendly, greeting, seating & serving as well as chatting with customers. The staff were very efficient, friendly... More 

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Monterey, California
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161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, this is sort of a joint. Not exactly a fine dining atmosphere, more of a locals hangout but cozy and friendly. The real reason for coming here is the excellent seafood at reasonable prices. You could easily pay double for lesser fare at one of the touristy places on the wharf. Their fish is absolutely fresh and expertly prepared... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the more popular choices of restaurants when deciding where to eat out. Always a line out the door and always tasty fresh fish. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much hyped as a "locals" establishment, the place is well past it's prime. Parking is difficult and flies are plentiful. Even with reservations, there is still a wait time as you are herded up the ramp like a farm animal to your final destination. The service is quick, more like forced. as they rush to get higher turnover. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-4647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?