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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Dungeness Crab!

After our great whale watching excursion we wandered around Fisherman's Wharf looking for a place to eat lunch. Practically every restaurant offered free tastes of their chowder along with 10 percent discounts. We chose Crab Louie's because they were reasonably priced and I liked their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Staten Island, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Clam chowder omg so good. In Bread bowl! Even better! My dad had the calamari steak sandwich. Now that was good. We are from Ny so this was just the west coast seafood we were looking for.

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Berkeley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Yes, it's possible and this place did not disappoint us. We had the salmon and the scallops, which were perfectly cooked in generous portions. The "house" threw in a calamari appetizer that was terrific -- well prepared and tasty! Great service with very friendly waiters. Beautiful view of the Monterey Bay made it complete. I'd go back, despite the fact... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After our great whale watching excursion we wandered around Fisherman's Wharf looking for a place to eat lunch. Practically every restaurant offered free tastes of their chowder along with 10 percent discounts. We chose Crab Louie's because they were reasonably priced and I liked their chowder. Mrs. M was freezing after the whale excursion and we were first seated just... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had eaten at Crab Louie's on our last trip to Monterey and, after checking the menus at several restaurants, we decided to eat lunch here again. We were able to get a window seat with a good view of the marina and were promptly served a complimentary plate of fried calamari. I had a bowl of clam chowder (very... More 

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Antioch, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While the clam chowder sample was good be mindful of the free calamari sampler they give you and the 10% off they promise you if you eat there. You must order an entree in order to receive those deals. The server seemed annoyed at my inquiry, and if it wasn't for my daughter wanting clam chowder from this location I... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We chose to eat here for lunch. I would say that it was an okay experience. The service was good, and it was fun watching some seals laze on a platform under the docks and mess around with the seagulls outside the window. I'm not sure I would eat here again though. Very touristy. I had the Sea Bass stuffed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

They must be charging for the waterfront view because the food was not that great. We had a very large party and they offered free calamari for all, that was good but not great. We ordered some seafood sandwiches that were way overpriced for the quality. Had they been the most amazing crab and fish sandwiches, I may not have... More 

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Livingston, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'll start with the great - HUGE crabs! And service was fantastic! I had the special- fish tacos - just the right amount of fish & spice- delicious. The only negative was the seating. We were sat in a very narrow thoroughfare, near the front of the restaurant so there was no bay view for us. But all in all,... More 

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Monterey, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I felt very welcome & was seated quickly at a small table near the window. What a great view of the sea lions, pelicans & gulls! My waiter Don was polite & knowledgeable. I took his suggestion & ordered the grilled seafood platter with salmon, cod & prawns. The portion was large with a delicious picata style sauce, seasoned rice... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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, 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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