We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
07:00 - 15:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 07:30 - 20:30
Sat 07:00 - 20:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

1,111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,015: English reviews
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is more of a local place, it is on the middle of the fisherman's wharf and not on the wharf with all the attractions. You can literally drive on the wharf right in front of the place. This was the best breakfast i have had in 2017. AMAZING Light fluffy Eggs, a Portuguese sausage that was AWESOME and the... More 

Thank Notch08
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a cup of coffee whilst wandering along the wharf to rest our feet. We sat outside even though the wind was chilly however I bet it's even better in the sunshine. We only had coffee but the menu was tempting if only we hadn't eaten an hour earlier we would have definitely ordered some food. The staff... More 

Thank chalkiewhite58
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cute and friendly place with a charm of it's own. Staff are very personable and although it is small they can't do enough for you. Breakfast is delicious and although a little pricey you pay for better quality food and service. The pancakes are amazing!

Thank mattgarvey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a beautiful day eating breakfast on the pier. The food was very good and very large portions! If you are not that hungry I suggest sharing. Be sure to get there early bc the wait can be a bit long. We waited for about 15 minutes but spent that time combing the beach. The staff... More 

Thank TMTisch
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food, fun atmosphere, good service. What more could you want? The shrimp, crab, mushroom and Monterey Jack omelette was great!

Thank deb2427
Level Contributor
82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint and fun place to eat breakfast and the menu rocks. Grab a sunny spot outside and just enjoy. Really - there's nothing wrong with this place at all.

Thank Island_GirlMN
New Jersey
Level Contributor
69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loulou's is that perfect California restaurant that you will be happy you visited! Tucked away on a fishing pier next to the main Monterey pier, everything we ate for lunch was delicious! It is small and crowded, so I suggest putting your name in then wandering the Monterey pier until your table is ready (they will call your cell phone).... More 

Thank GlobeTrotter428
Ravenna, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped by for late lunch meal was amazing but remember it is very busy and you may have to wait to be seated remember if you are seated outside, they cannot serve alcohol. only opened until 3.

Thank kathy d
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the place and was curious.Despite not having lots of seating was so happy I waited.The food was delicious.My eggs were fluffy and pancakes were big and so YUMMY .This is my go to place when in Monterey .Nice view of ocean and indoors you can watch them cook.Also they got good Hot coffee on those early chilly mornings.

Thank Mary Ann M
Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small with character, on the pier. Food was top and generous portions. I had the seafood omelette which was delicious and so filling I didn't need lunch!

Thank stuart m

Travellers who viewed Loulou's Griddle In The Middle also viewed

Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County

Been to Loulou's Griddle In The Middle? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-0568
Loulou's Griddle in the Middle is the tiny diner on Wharf #2. We always say we're "tiny but mighty." We cook with a lot of heart, soul, and deep care about every detail. We aim to make your experience comfortable, fun, delicious, and a little like being at a home-away-from-home. The kitchen is open so you can see our chefs preparing right in front of you. Our community of customers--both local and visitors from far away--also make Loulou's special. We bend over backwards to accomodate your requests, when we can, and we might crown you with a tiara if your requests are many....but all in fun. The diner opened in 1948, so it's rich with history. We're blessed with one customer, Henry, who has been coming EVERY morning since 1948 and he's earned a customized stool, a plaque, his own coffee mug, and a warm place in our hearts.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Loulou's Griddle In The Middle and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Loulou's Griddle In The Middle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?