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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 426
    Excellent
  • 201
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Awesome experience

pros: Food was exceptional Service level was terrific Very reasonable pricing Terrific wine selection Place had a positive pulse Cons: None

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
sinasohn
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San Diego
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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San Diego
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

pros: Food was exceptional Service level was terrific Very reasonable pricing Terrific wine selection Place had a positive pulse Cons: None

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

NOT OPEN FOR LUNCH ON WEEKENDS. Tripadvisor needs to change the hours listed on their website to reflect when they are open.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to this simple restaurant on a thursday for lunch. It was full. Just entering the premises we saw a lady being served a magnifiscent seafood cooked plate - and decided right away we were going to have the same. It is the Sicilian Holiday pasta. Go for it if you like seafood. You will not be disapointed. We... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went against my nature (I generally HATE waiting to be seated) and suggested this place to my husband during one of Monterey's busiest weekends of the year (Pebble Beach, Pres Day weekend, & Valentines Day). Because neither of us was starving, we were willing to see what all the hullabaloo was about. It turned out to be one of... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After hearing rave reviews about this place, three co workers and I checked it out for lunch. Our waiter named all of the "specials." Without asking the price, we never dreamed these "specials" would be $10 more than the highest priced items on the menu. $28.95 for a lunch special meant a little sticker shock at the end of the... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

The only negative thing I could mention is that the place was too crowd. So make sure you reserve a table or you will have to wait in a long line to get something of the amazing menu! The barkeeper was

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went on a Thursday night without a reservation but luckily were able to get seated quickly. The restaurant was full by 7:00, and a lot of people waited at the bar. I couldn't decide between cioppino and the Sicilian Holiday Pasta but chose the latter because it was the same thing with the addition of homemade linguini. I asked... More 

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Visalia, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Café Fina on Fisherman's Wharf 1 and the Monterey Fish House, near Seaside, are my to favorite places to dine. They BBQ oysters are worth the trip alone. Arrive early as the place fills up with locals.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I felt so lucky to get a reservation the same day. 5:30 sharp we were in. Our waiter was great. We thought we had our choices but after he rattled off all the specials without taking a breath, we had to really think about. The fresh grilled ahi was excellent and I asked for their homemade linguini and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Oak grilled Ahi special was incredible, could really taste the smokey oak. Finished with the creme brulee and an awesome cup of coffee (not a watery pot no-name brand)! Definately would be a regular customer if I lived near-by.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?