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Monterey Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
831-373-4647
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 447
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  • 211
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Must Visit if you have a chance while in Monterey

The Fish House is probably my favorite place to eat when in Monterey. It has never been a disappointment. This is a favorite for locals. But be warned it is smallish and very popular. I am pretty sure it may be packed just about every night. If you can make reservations then do so. We stopped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
mongus
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Madison, Wisconsin
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  • Local cuisine
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Minneapolis
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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We went here because of all the good reviews on TA, but we didn't think it lived up to the hype. Our waiter was very efficient and pleasant, but the food was just average. We had the calamari steak and halibut. The clam chowder was good, not great. The sides that are included with most everything were overcooked and bland.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Fish House is probably my favorite place to eat when in Monterey. It has never been a disappointment. This is a favorite for locals. But be warned it is smallish and very popular. I am pretty sure it may be packed just about every night. If you can make reservations then do so. We stopped in and simply sat... More 

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Manchester, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The host was attentive when we arrived and seated us as soon as possible in this popular restaurant. Food and service were good!

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Monterey, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This little eatery is a bit off the main drag but well worth the short drive. The place was hopping even at 1:30 on a weekday (which was the first good sign). The special of the day was homemade linguini with shellfish cooked in a creamy Pernot sauce with sundried tomatoes and artichokes. We didn't ask the price and yes,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our family tried this quaint little restaurant when were we visiting Monterey over spring break. This place is fantastic. The pastas are all handmade. Both my brother and my son ordered the crab raviolis. My son is 4 so we ordered the appetizer size for him. I order the prawn pasta which was amazing. My husband ordered the salmon and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My sister & I are in town for a few nights & wanted seafood. We asked at our hotel for a recommendation because we wanted to go where the locals would eat. This was such a great find. The welcome was incredibly friendly, as were the locals that we met. Service was great. The food was plentiful and very tasty.... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

went here as it was close to our hotel but best decision we have made on our trip so far. should have made a reservation as it was full but was seated at the bar. The barman Matt was also the waiter, server and oyster opener- right there at the bar. We went for the special seafood pasta but he... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. But I got lucky and got good food when I picked this restaurant over another seafood restaurant. It was busy when we arrived so I thought it was because it was a Friday night. They suggested we wait on a list at the bar since seats opened faster there. As I waited... More 

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San Francisco, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a fine little seafood restaurant, everything we had was perfectly prepared and even though they were filled to capacity, the food arrived quickly. in fact the service was superior where not more than 5 minutes passed when one of the wait staff asked if we needed anything, and if we did it came in a few minutes. The... More 

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UK
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is rated one of the best fish restaurants in Monterey and you can see why. It is packed and people queue just to eat here. After a shorter wait than anticipated, got a seat at the bar and I highly recommend sitting here as this is where the hustle and bustle is! Sam the barman is friendly and has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-4647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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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