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Monterey Fish House

2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
831-373-4647
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Ranked #10 of 257 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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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the Monterey Fish House purely by chance because our first restaurant choice was closed. This restaurant does not have a spectacular view or is it overlooking the beach. But the food and service was excellent and could not be faulted. The restaurant was full but we were very fortunate that a table had just become vacant! It is... More

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Ben Lomond, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have gone here for several years. I can't think of one dinner that we did not love! The portions are good, pricing the same or better than most. We just discovered that they began serving lunch Monday-Friday, tried it yesterday, still very busy, so make reservations!

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Acton, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of our favorites in Monterey, always on our list of places to visit whenever we are in town. Usually a wait for a table, but most of the time you can get a seat at the bar (last night was the first time I noticed there was a waiting list for the bar as well). If you call for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very very very nice food! We eat there today. From the outside it doesn't look as a good nice cozy restaurant, but it was delicious, nice and cozy, but make reservations because it was packed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Every trip to the Monterey Fish House is a treasure for both food and service. Reservations are a must and the place is a favorite with locals. This time we split oysters on the half shell and followed with linguini with scallops, prawns, mussels and clams. Add fresh artichokes and a light cream sauce for the perfect dinner. Our portion... More

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New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We drove down hoping to make it for a great fish lunch overlooking the beautiful Monterrey Bay. Like most travel books and brochures, images are conjured up to make a so called attraction ,attractive . As a tourist I was hoping to find a quaint,fishy, salty, establishment overridden by seagulls and the sweet bay air. My reality was quite the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a hidden gem in Monterey (almost in Sea Side) that you will need reservations if you want to eat there without a long wait. The plus side: Great food at a reasonable price with the best (and fastest) service we've seen in the Monterey area. The serving sizes are more than generous for the price. Our group had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Made reservations here was OT sure was gona be good from looks of place and the cheap prices. Boy was I wrong. This place rocks it. The food was best in monterrey hands down. The staff was great. The place is small and very crowded but in a pleasant way. Don't miss out on this, place if you are in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This weekend is a getaway in celebration of our 2 year anniversary. We love coming to the coast. We love trying new restaurants and new places to explore. We thought we'd venture out tonight and find a locals hot spot for dining. We came across this place, the Monterey Fish House, and we are so happy we did. A casual... More

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were in Monterey for the car show in August. I had heard from people who lived there that the fish house was their favorite spot. Knowing it was a very busy week for restaurants, I made a reservation months in advance. I imagined a nice, upscale, place. When we first saw the restaurant we could hardly believe that this... More

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