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Monterey Fish House

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Seafood, Barbecue, Pasta
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2114 Del Monte Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
831-373-4647
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Seafood

We are taking a family vacation with our adult children in Monterey, and we wanted to have a nice dinner with everyone. We made reservations for 8:30pm and arrived at that time. It took about a half hour to be seated, but then the magic began. Our waiter was upbeat and happy, even though he had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Marc B
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Anchorage, Alaska
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Anchorage, Alaska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We are taking a family vacation with our adult children in Monterey, and we wanted to have a nice dinner with everyone. We made reservations for 8:30pm and arrived at that time. It took about a half hour to be seated, but then the magic began. Our waiter was upbeat and happy, even though he had already had a long... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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179 reviews 179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is an old fish house, nothing fancy, but they pack them in. Our table was close to the front door that let the cold air in. Wife had crab cakes that were huge & tremendous. I had blackened snapper with pasta, and they did not drain the pasta, so the water washed all the blackening off the snapper that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Was very much looking forward to eating here because of all the great reviews and am sad to say I was very unimpressed. Although the service was OK, it was not anything special. The clam chowder was basically just broth with maybe one or two clams. I got the crab cakes for dinner which had no flavor and were super... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Monterey Fish House is a small, employee owned restaurant that serves excellent food. Every dish we have tried there is good except the New Zealand green clam pasta.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Came for lunch and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and service. If you are in Monterey and are hungry, try this place. You won't be disappointed.

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Hollister, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place is a tough reservation to get so my wife and I went for lunch. The place is small, but cozy. Ordered the oysters on a half shell and they were huge! I also ordered the fresh Monterey Salmon and it came oak grilled or blackened, I asked our server for a recommendation and he said grilled. Great advice... More 

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Southern Calif.
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had eaten at the Fish House years ago and the memory was so good, I had to return. It did not disappoint. We had the grilled salmon, which comes with fresh veges and pasta. Enough food for us to split. Every bite was great! Super fresh salmon caught that day! YUM!!!

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a quaint but crowded little place with great food and very fair prices for Monterey. The fresh fish is all fantastic. If you want a view and $30+ fish go to Cannery Row or the wharf. If you want great food and prices, come here. Then go take a walk along the coast at Lovers Point.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place came well recommended, but ultimately underwhelming. We came without a reservation, which meant we waited for a long time. That was something I expected so not a huge deal. However, the entire staff was majorly unprofessional. From the hostess advising her trainee about "pissy" customers within our hearing (please note that during our entire hour wait, we did... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we read we had to make reservations so we did, we arrived for 730pm and still had to wait in line as they had to wait for their guests to finish and go. The turn around is quick though. One guy cleaning the tables as fast as he can, 2 females taking care of the phone and incoming guests. Everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2114 Del Monte Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-4647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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