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Monterey Fish House

2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
831-373-4647
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Ranked #11 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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San Francisco
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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Make sure to have a reservation for a friday or saturday night. The restaurant was very, very busy - the service was friendly - if not slightly harried. The special (whole fried rock-cod) was amazing looking - and cooked well - but the sauce was lacking in flavor and quantity. It was a huge portion of fish. The seafood pasta... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is better to call and book ahead of time because line is crazy long. we were lucky and waited 1 hour. Groups of 4 and more were waiting almost 2 hours. While we were waiting we took drinks and was staying outside, we did not pay and later they did not added this to our bill after we reminded... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

When we drove by I was skeptical. This was the best that Monterey has to offer? Once inside, we were told there was a short wait. The restaurant is small and the crowds keep coming, we hung in there and waited our turn. The service was very welcoming and helpful. We shared the roasted oyster appetizer which was yummy. I... More

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Bangalore, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped by this place on our drive to 17mile drive (would rate 2 stars for that one). Small and buzzing place. Nice folks who serve some yum food. It's fresh and very well done. Recommend cod or salmon.

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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A great place to eat fish and other things as well.good menu well prepared. Note: they close between 2:30 and 5:00!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was told about this from a local person on the wharf!! This restaurant did not disappoint!! Very fresh seafood.. A must if you are in monterey!! P.s. We saw raccoons under the wharf I would try off the beaten path like the fish house!!!

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Arlington, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A longtime local sent us to the Wharf for dinner and gave us coupons for a meal extra. The dinner was OK but being in a sea coast town, we figured there had to be better. On our return to our hotel, we told the local, just that it was OK. the number 2 in command asked him what he... More

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Davis
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Sometimes expectations are too high. I think we had heard and read so often that this is just the best place to eat in Monterey that our expectations were just too high. We had a fine meal, but it wasn't great. We will go again because sometimes what you order or just the night makes a difference, but we will... More

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Based on TA reviews, this highly rated local favorite was a must try while visiting Monterey. The restaurant is very small; so, make reservations to avoid a wait. We had reservations and avoided the hour wait that others had to deal with. We walked right in and were seated immediately. We started with clam chowder, a Caesar salad and crab... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I ate at the Monterey Fish House during our scuba diving trip at the beginning of August. We chose the restaurant based on reviews and were definitely not disappointed. We did not have a reservation and were able to sit at the bar after about a half hour, however our server told us that they reserve half... More

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