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Crown & Anchor

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150 W Franklin St, Monterey, CA 93940-2708
831-649-6496
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great pub

We were in Monterey for the weekend and looking for a good English Pub. We decided on this establishment since it received so many good reviews. We ordered the English Fish and Chips and Plymouth Platter. Both were delicious. The fried fish didn't have the greasy, heavy batter texture you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Joanne Y
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were in Monterey for the weekend and looking for a good English Pub. We decided on this establishment since it received so many good reviews. We ordered the English Fish and Chips and Plymouth Platter. Both were delicious. The fried fish didn't have the greasy, heavy batter texture you sometimes get at a pub, which was great. Our waitress... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Step out on a limb and you will not regret it at the Crown and Anchor. Each night the C&A presents a number of "specials" in addition to the regular menu items. While I had the curry dish from the menu, my colleagues all went with the specials. In particular, the pasta and seafood medley. Both of them enjoyed the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were visiting Monterey and stayed at the Marriott across the street fro the Crown & Anchor. Glad we decided to visit. The pub decor was very interesting and the food was better than expected. Try the curry or the fish & chips. Delicious!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We arrived late on a very busy day in Monterey. We were seated right away which was great. The service was a little tardy on drinks, but understandable due to how busy the place was. My companions mentioned that their fish and chips were great, while another said his lasagna was "crunchy" (ie. not good). Overall, the décor is great,... More 

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

Been there forever, great British food, huge bar and beer selection, and THE place in the evenings and weekend.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

While staying nearby in Monterey, husband and I strolled in for a nightcap. Susan was our attentive and friendly bartender. We had beer and a cocktail. Nice patrons, low key English style pub. 20 beers on tap!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Like the food. I had the lamb shank and it was wonderful. The fish and chips were good also. Very tasty. The toffee sticky pudding is SUPER if you like sweet desserts. One of my favorite spots for dinner.

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Davis, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We came here as a family. The food was average, the waitress was very sweet, but didn't do a very good job with the order. True pub if you like a dark place to drink a beer with a friend.

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I are in Monterey quite often and we always enjoy visiting the Crown & Anchor. Great warm decor with British and nautical themes. Great selection of beers and ales on draft including several less common ones from the UK & Ireland. Broad menu of hearty food that hits the spot including pub grub and seafood. Great location... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fun place, great atmosphere, experience not the Ritz but fun experience, good French dip sandwich with horseradish black and tan if we lived here we would make it a regular stop

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 W Franklin St, Monterey, CA 93940-2708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-649-6496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Irish, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?