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Crab Louie's Bistro

46 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-655-1173
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Ranked #163 of 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $15 - $45
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, European
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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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Fremont, California
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1,942 reviews 1,942 reviews
578 restaurant reviews
1,145 helpful votes 1,145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There are people who offer samples of their clam chowder in front of their restaurants in Monterey. As I was hungry, I stopped to sample. Their chowder with the fresh herbs was very good. As a result, I decided to look at their twilight menu choices. I happily found a good shrimp and tilapia combination dinner at a nice twilight... More 

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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

DO NOT EAT HERE!!! I have been to almost all of the places on the wharf and this place is by far the worst. It is run by some people who spoke in some eastern European language in front of the guests. They were really rude. When we asked to be seated with a water view, they flat out said,... More 

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Modesto, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very nice staff. Menu is small. Oysters not good. Coconut shrimp wasn't good...Hardly any coconut and over cooked. The free calamari was blah. Bathroom very small and not clean. Tight Tight Tight inside.

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Melbourne, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful food! Place was jammed packed on a Tuesday night, which shows its The spot to eat. Food portions are huge and tasty. Service was incredible, Josephine, Thank you!

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Liberty Township, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After a great Whale Watching Tour, my daughter and I were looking for somewhere to have lunch. While you are walking in the pier area, many reps of the restaurants are out with coupons trying to entice you to come to their place. Crab Louise was offering free calamari, so we gave it a try. We had great service, and... More 

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Monterey, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This tiny place is big on taste! I've eaten clams and linguine at almost every restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf and I was pleasantly surprised by the version chef Rick Beidoun prepared for me. It was delicate, lemony and topped with fresh chopped tomato. I was expecting the usual heavy garlic, salt and wine flavor that most chefs in Monterey serve.... More 

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Santa Maria, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Menu sounded good, staff was nice. Sadly the food lacked. Fried food was overcooked and added sauce to Halibit was overdone. Our mistake and wont make it again. Prices were ok for location.

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United States
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171 reviews 171 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Service was great (for a while, we were the only people in the place since it was early). We had breakfast there. Food was average. We had great views of some pelicans from the window at our table.

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Sarnia, Canada
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179 reviews 179 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

When visiting Monterey, California one invariably try and have a meal at one of the many seafood restaurants at the Monterey Fisherman's Wharf. Each of the seafood restaurants offer free sample of their clam chowder (mostly the New England kind). Some were offering free appetizer or 10% discount. We did our clam chowder sampling tour and decided to give Crab... More 

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Oakland, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were walking down Wharf #1 and they offered us a taste of their Clam Chowder and gave us a business card stating that we could have a free appetizer. So, when we were picking a place for lunch we returned to Crab Louie's and ate. They were dog friendly and got us right in. We had Fried Calamari as... More 

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Additional Information about Crab Louie's Bistro

Address: 46 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-655-1173
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
Cuisine: American, European

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