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Monterey Coast Brewing Company

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165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-758-2337
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The spicy prawn appetizer combined with an order of cheese quesadilla was a perfect lunch. Along with sour cream and good guacamole. The garlic bread was surprisingly good -- the best I can remember. I liked the Monterey Coast Pilsner and the restaurant was attractive and busy. The service was very friendly and prompt.

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Thank Phoebe059
Wexford, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here two weeks ago and the food was great and the craft beer selection is excellent. The only negative was our waitress who was inattentive and forgetful. Otherwise a great spot, lively and family friendly.

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Salinas, California
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We like this place for a quick bite to eat and a beer before going to see a movie. Not a very fancy restaurant, but they serve some good local brews. The portions are pretty good in size, but my salad had to much dressing (will mention to go light) and the steak and gravy was a bit to salty... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch. The service was good and it was a nice environment. The soup was a little salty, and the Cuban sandwich was not great. The salads I've had in previous visits were good. If I go back, I'll stick to the salads.

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

After a long day of work my colleagues and I enjoyed a nice dinner here. The atmosphere is quite nice, the service was wonderful, food was good, and the beer quite good. A nice experience overall. Parking was tight on the street but there is a ramp nearby.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great food, wide variety of choices for lunch, friendly staff. I have to eat there at least a few times per month. The salmon sandwich and the grilled chicken sandwiches are both my favorites.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the best places anywhere to explore local beer. The friendly staff is knowledgeable and accommodating, suggesting beer and complementary food (or vice versa, but I think of the brew first). This is a great place to take family and friends, or just kick back with your significant other.

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Boston, MA
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Located in a well maintained section of downtown Salinas, Monterey Coast Brewing Company is a solid choice for a beer and casual meal. We visited rather early on a Tuesday night so it was fairly quiet and we were seated quickly. Our server was friendly and helpful and our pizza and beer were very good.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This brew pub was busy but we were able to get a table and our waiter was attentive. We got free samples of a few beers and chose Harvest Wheat and the Scottish Red Ale. For an appetizer, we had crispy artichoke hearts since we saw a lot of nearby artichoke farms and they were delicious. My husband had grilled... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Flights of 11 different beers that are consistently full bodied and great tasting. Salads are enormous and burgers (even the vegetarian one) is really good. Make sure you come on Saturday to try the artichoke bisque soup.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-758-2337

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