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Monterey Fish House

2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
831-373-4647
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Ranked #7 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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

As soon as we walked into the restaurant, the groups of tourists were slightly off putting. Anyway we decided to still give it a try. Our server was extremely friendly and checked on us throughout the meal. The appetisers were the best - the octopus and calamari were delicious. However the main courses were nothing special. The blackened snapper was... More

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coronado
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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is very crowded and popular. We had their signature dish, cioppino; the seafood was fresh but the flavor uninteresting. We also had the crab ravioli; the sauce was tasty, but the crab could not be detected and the pasta was tough. There were a few small shrimp floating around. The bread was horrible. The prices were OK; service... More

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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We dis not book this restaurant in advance and we had to wait one hour before our tabel was ready. So if you want to eat in this great seafood restaurant book it, otherwise you must wait a long time. Super service, great food for a very reasonable price. The place to eat in Monterey.

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Moultrie, GA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Fish House was recommended to us by a family member so we were excited to try it. The first night we tried it was booked but we were able to make reservations for the following night. Service was quick to the point we felt rushed but we had a late reservation so that could have been the reason. Food... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had to wait about 30 minutes, but well worth it! When I first called, they said 1.5 hours wait, but once we got there, they said 45 min, and we had a table within 30 min. The place is small - max capacity of 65 or so. Food, service and atmosphere were all great! Prices were reasonable for this... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

great food, affordable for monterey. Wish we had found it on the first night as the food on the wharfs is over prices and wasn't near as good. Only downside is the restaurant is EXTREMELY small and cramped but well worth the suffering.

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McKinney, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A friend who lives in Monterey told us about this place...tiny, building, but plenty of parking to the side and back. You may have to wait outside or by the bar, but just do it. Wait for some of the best food you will ever eat! The fish is fresh off the boats on Wharf 2 about 3 blocks away....they... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by my hotel concierge and I am so glad we risked the long wait to enjoy this local institution. The wait was long, made longer by the fact that we did not have reservations. However, we were eventually rewarded for our 1 1/2 wait with great service and wonderful, fresh seafood. If you are... More

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austin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was warned this place would be booked and sure enough it was the evening I tried to make a reservation. I did however get a meal to take back to my beachfront hotel. The meal was a bit pricey but tasty.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not much fresh fish in the southwest, Phoenix, so when I go to Monterey this is the first place we stop. The atmosphere is relaxing and invites one to linger. And the seafood is great.

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