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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: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 13
    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
Pub food & beers

Great spot to grab a drink & some good eats. Bangers & mash, you can't go wrong. They serve a mean cocktail from the bar, some great beer options, and truly just a fun place to be. The menu has lots to offer. Want something different? You want this!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Monterey, California
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Monroe, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A packed house during Super Bowl Weekend. A traditional English Pub look and Feel. Many choices of beer from the bar taps. Very friendly was and bar staff. Conveniently located across from the Marriott Monterey.

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Thank James R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best British food found in America! I absolutely adore the atmosphere of the underground pub with all the English decorations and nautical theme. It's very nostalgic to traditional British pubs, but still in keeping with a traditional restaurant. The staff is always very friendly and helpful and the place is almost always very clean (had a sticky... More 

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Thank Jacqueline W
Monterey, California
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot to grab a drink & some good eats. Bangers & mash, you can't go wrong. They serve a mean cocktail from the bar, some great beer options, and truly just a fun place to be. The menu has lots to offer. Want something different? You want this!

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Thank AEreviews
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to this establishment several times and have not been disappointed. Fresh fish & chips and corn beef & cabbage dinners were enjoyed by my husband and me. Servings were large and filling. Even with salads & 2 drinks the meal was same cost as what we spent on the Wharf the day before and the meal was... More 

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Thank LBecker1225
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time I'm in Monterey, I just need to go to Crown & Anchor. They serve the best fish and chips of California and the beer and drinks are also great. Dave is one of the best bartenders I've had the chance to meet and very, very friendly. The atmosphere is authentic and cozy. Don't make the mistake of missing... More 

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Thank Fernanda M
Modesto, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Dropped in to have lunch and there were some good specials of the day. Ended up having the turkey open-faced sandwich and the crown and anchor burger. Both very tasty. Found their shrimp ceviche (appetizer) lacking. Beers were good and our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. Wasn't very busy around 2pm when we went, there were even a couple... More 

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Thank mdok418
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Wanted a quick bite for lunch. and stepped inside and sat outside. Very good lunch menu with lots of variety. Service was great.

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Thank Bill H
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Despite the recommendation in Lonely Planet, we would not recommend the fish and chips. Extremely thin cod.

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Thank Marie P
Bradford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I visited here after asking for a recommendation of a friendly bar to go to. I enjoy travelling solo and finding a good bar with nice food and friendly people is always a bonus. The food here was really nice and a break from the norm of american food. I had a steak & ale pie and veg which was... More 

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Thank VickyW123
Los Angeles
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Food choices were very good - not a huge menu but full of good English cheer - the barman was very helpful and gave my kids a vegan and gluten free menu to chose from

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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: British, Pub, American, Steakhouse, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?