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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 #162 of 261 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $15 - $45
Hours:
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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English first
Santa Maria, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

We were told we would get 4 free starters and it transpired that we ended up with 1 starter between all 4 of us and it was 1 small piece of garlic bread each ummm only a taster! Our main courses were tasteless and obviously frozen food and we were rushed to eat our food, even to the point of... More 

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Napa, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We ate here a couple years ago, and decided to pop in again for lunch after our whale watching tour on 10/21. We got the complimentary calamari, which is tasty, but nothing special. We ordered a bowl of clam chowder to share, and that was really good. Then we each ordered a plate of fish and chips. The fish was... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not much here that is worth the money. Small place on the warf, nice views. Big prices, little plates and the food we had wasn't bad at all, but nothing special. There are other places nearby that are better.

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were in Monterey for the weekend and had a very good meal here. Nothing out of this world - just a good version of the staples - fish and chips and a sourdough bread bowl with clam chowder. Good value - got a free calamari sampler and 10% off total bill. I'm sure you could get the same at... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Almost passed on this because it didn't have great reviews. Had a sample of chowder and decided to give it a go. We were very pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed watching the sea lions and pelicans. The clam chowder is Excellent! Also recommend the crab cakes. My only negative is we were seated directly next to the bathroom. It was not... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We should have known from the lady out front, offering free calamari appetizer and 10% off the bill... but how bad could it be. Great location, after all. We'd just finished an incredible whale watching tour and were too hungry to go back to home for lunch. I ordered a whole dungeness crab to share with another in our party.... 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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