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Crab Louie's Bistro

46 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA
831.655.1173
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Ranked #147 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: crab louie bistro is located on the wharf in beautiful Monterey harbor ofering spectacular views of the sealions and from all window tables. We are open every day - for breakfast,lunch and dinner Our guests may enjoy the view of sea otters,sealions and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch ,or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over Monterey bay.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: crab louie bistro is located on the wharf in beautiful Monterey harbor ofering spectacular views of the sealions and from all window tables. We are open every day - for breakfast,lunch and dinner Our guests may enjoy the view of sea otters,sealions and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch ,or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over Monterey bay.
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English first
Monterey, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place seems great because they have a great spot and they advertise so readily, but they have very poor and slow service, it seems like the people who work for this restaurant don't want to be there at all. Not sure if they aren't paid well or they attract poor servers. Not worth the money! Or time!

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No Name Key, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Seven ladies met for breakfast and drinks at Crab Louie's. I had the Crab Benedict and a Bloody Mary. Both were delicious! We were promptly seated at a window where we could view the sea life in Monterey Bay. Our orders were taken almost immediately, and when a couple of the ladies wanted changes from the menu, they were happily... More

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El Paso
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing food and drinks. We ate with a couple of friends, ordering different entrees and shared all around. It was wonderful. The drinks are powerful, NOT watered down, like you might expect. Sit at a west-side window booth to enjoy a spectacular sunset during dinner!!!

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Sonora, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a nice little restaurant right on Fisherman's Wharf. We were lured in with a free (very small) appetizer. We had an excellent window seat. Our server was also the cook and he was great at both jobs. I had stuffed sea bass and my husband grilled salmon Caesar salad- both were delicious. One little thing that bothered me... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food is fair at best, room is underwhelming and service is slow. But the price is really high! Lots of places on the wharf cannot accomodate a party of 3 on short notice, but they can. It is easy to see why.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We must have had the same luck as the reviewer of 7/7 - we took the chowder taste test and on this day Crab Louie was the business. We had a lovely server, the food arrived reasonably quickly and was fresh, tasty and just what we needed on a cool night. OK it may be a bit rough round the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The breakfast burritos were very good. Small restaurant but nice view. Definitely good for breakfast.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We were seated immediately for lunch. Free appetizer of calamari was good. The clam chowder was very good, as was the appetizer crab cake. The steamed mussel appetizer was very salty. The cioppino was okay. The fried shrimp plate was bland with just a side of fries. The same goes for the kids chicken tenders. No drink refills, long wait... More

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San Francisco
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Bar - My wife and I had 1 beverage, both were below average Service - dinner took 2.5 hours Most of that waiting on the over worked senior gentleman that was trying to serve an entire half of the restaurant. Food - we left most of it on our plate, except the salad.

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Penryn, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

So we found the cheapest Dungeness crab on the pier with a free calamari app and a 10% discount. Why won't we learn? Salad warm, calamari very small portion and previously frozen, veggies on plate looked like the sample that was on display outside, crab passable. Shared bathroom through two doors dirty.

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