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Monterey's Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
+1 831-373-4647
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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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dallas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Definitely order the artichoke appetizer - served cold yet so very delicious. Husband order Cropping - he could barely eat it all - it was a seafood feast. I ordered the veg pasta- it was delicious but so much I could only eat 1/3. Felt crowded but we were sat within 15 minutes and hung out at the bar with... More 

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Lee's Summit, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Heard this place was a local favorite and my husband and co-worker were there the night before . We were told the wait was 45 minutes long. We didn't realize there is a dining room wait list AND a bar wait list. If you don't want to wait 2 and half hours and don't have a reservation get on the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

We are taking a family vacation with our adult children in Monterey, and we wanted to have a nice dinner with everyone. We made reservations for 8:30pm and arrived at that time. It took about a half hour to be seated, but then the magic began. Our waiter was upbeat and happy, even though he had already had a long... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

This is an old fish house, nothing fancy, but they pack them in. Our table was close to the front door that let the cold air in. Wife had crab cakes that were huge & tremendous. I had blackened snapper with pasta, and they did not drain the pasta, so the water washed all the blackening off the snapper that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Was very much looking forward to eating here because of all the great reviews and am sad to say I was very unimpressed. Although the service was OK, it was not anything special. The clam chowder was basically just broth with maybe one or two clams. I got the crab cakes for dinner which had no flavor and were super... More 

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Berkeley, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Monterey Fish House is a small, employee owned restaurant that serves excellent food. Every dish we have tried there is good except the New Zealand green clam pasta.

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Came for lunch and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and service. If you are in Monterey and are hungry, try this place. You won't be disappointed.

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Hollister, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

This place is a tough reservation to get so my wife and I went for lunch. The place is small, but cozy. Ordered the oysters on a half shell and they were huge! I also ordered the fresh Monterey Salmon and it came oak grilled or blackened, I asked our server for a recommendation and he said grilled. Great advice... More 

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Southern Calif.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

I had eaten at the Fish House years ago and the memory was so good, I had to return. It did not disappoint. We had the grilled salmon, which comes with fresh veges and pasta. Enough food for us to split. Every bite was great! Super fresh salmon caught that day! YUM!!!

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

This is a quaint but crowded little place with great food and very fair prices for Monterey. The fresh fish is all fantastic. If you want a view and $30+ fish go to Cannery Row or the wharf. If you want great food and prices, come here. Then go take a walk along the coast at Lovers Point.

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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?