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Crab Louie's Bistro

46 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA
831.655.1173
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Ranked #156 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
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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England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We only called in for a light brunch whilst wandering round the wharf on a day-trip. The place is a little cramped & ramshackle, but homely for all that. Service was friendly & genuine. Nice views out of the window over the harbour where you can watch the sealions and the pelicans. We did not have time to stay for... More

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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I must have gone to a totally different Crab Louie's from the previous reviewer from Sao Paul. The one I went to had incredible stuffed sea bass, pleasant and warm staff and everything including the bathroom seemed to be quite clean. I went to Louie's quite by chance. The staff from our hotel recommended another place on the old wharf,... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The name will be change to Crappy Louie`s. Terrible experience and very expensive. I refused to pay tip and the waiter come to me and ask why. Do a favor to yourself and do not tread in this place. Today, I went to the restaurant with my brother and we had the worst experience of our entire trip to California... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Had dinner here while searching for a place to eat on the wharf in Monterey. Lots of options but the stuffed Sea Bass sounded good. It did not disappoint. Great food from the clam chowder to the main course. The location is very small but the service is great. Nice views if you are able to get a table close... More

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