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Crab Louie's Bistro

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46 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-655-1173
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: crab louie bistro is located on the wharf in beautiful Monterey harbor...
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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  • 18
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  • 26
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  • 19
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Free appetizer and excellent clam chowder

Take advantage of the staff member outside the restaurant to get a taste of the clam chowder and then ask for a card good for a free appetizer. The chowder is good and hearty...lots of clams and a creamy broth. The appetizer we enjoyed was calamari. Prepared with a very light coating and cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I Was looking forward to my evening meal in my only night in Monterey but this place wrecked it for me. Please don't be conned by: 1. The person standing outside offering you free chowder, 10% off your bill and a free appetiser. Still not worth it. 2. If you are unlucky to get in don't be conned by the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was looking forward to a nice dinner. So many to choose from, but the person outside offered a free appetizer and 10 % off. Sadly this was one of the worse tasting meals I ate while in the Monterey/ Carmel area. Not worth saving 10% and free calamari!

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We looked around Fisherman's Wharf for a place to eat and were convinced to eat at Crab Louie's by the nice lady outside who offered us 10% off and a free calamari appetizer. We were there late on Sat night arriving at 9:30 PM. My girlfriend was in the mood for some lobster tail and I wasn't that hungry after... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Skip the outside sales pitch, the chowder is the only thing good there. The crab legs were small chopped up left over pieces that were way over cooked. Most other dinners I could see from other people looked very typical. The server was awesome I wish I could remember his name. But not a place to stop its a tourist... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Big work group dinner (7 people) after first night of conference. Food was good for a few people, other people were not impressed. Our waitress was actually kind of rude and unfriendly. Service was somewhat slow and they got a couple of orders wrong. And way overpriced. You would think, being so close to a conference center, they would do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Take advantage of the staff member outside the restaurant to get a taste of the clam chowder and then ask for a card good for a free appetizer. The chowder is good and hearty...lots of clams and a creamy broth. The appetizer we enjoyed was calamari. Prepared with a very light coating and cooked to perfection not chewy. Happy hour... More 

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were promptly greeted upon arrival and were seated by the windows which opened. That in itself was a treat, because along with an uninterrupted view of the boats, lounging Seals, and sunning Pelicans, we were delighted with the area's sounds and smells. This bistro is located in the heart of the wharf and has an intimate feel for the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Very expensive for the quality and taste of ordered food! Overcooked fish and a tiny blend portion of sides. Not happy with food but customer service is good. Not recommend anyone at all! If you just walk further to the end of the marina the very last restaurant on the water( sorry forgot the name) is much better and more... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Crab Loui's bistro is the only place on Fisherman's Wharf that serves breakfast too! Eat generous portions of the freshest fish, like crab, salmon, and halibut plates. Definitely a place to visit. Inside and outside seating available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This week, I visited Monterey on Business. Prior to my first appointment, I treated myself to breakfast on Fisherman's Wharf. A waiter beckoned me into Crab Louie's Bistro and found me a table next to the water. He quickly made me feel at home. I chose 2 eggs, any style, with potatoes and bacon. Everything was cooked to order and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-1173

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, European

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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