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Monterey's Fish House

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Seafood, Barbecue, Pasta
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2114 Del Monte Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
831-373-4647
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 71
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite place

My wife and I go to Monterey frequently and always go to Monterey Fish House for dinner at least once each time. The food is consistently good and the waiters are the best. If you have any special requests with your food, the waiters are always accommodating and you never hear "I'll have to check... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Jon B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I go to Monterey frequently and always go to Monterey Fish House for dinner at least once each time. The food is consistently good and the waiters are the best. If you have any special requests with your food, the waiters are always accommodating and you never hear "I'll have to check with the chef first". It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped by while on a day trip to Monterey. This is a small, unassuming restaurant but be sure to get there early or make reservations to insure seating. The oysters on the half shell were delicious and so huge that I was practically full by the time my dinner arrived. The salmon was delicious but I couldn't finish the generous... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Despite confirmed reservation, my family had to wait half an hour. We had fresh oysters and crab cake, big portions but not very tasty. Their seafood soup was nice. Service was pleasant but slow because this venue is very popular.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

From our visit tonight I can't see where the great reviews are coming from. OK, we did not have reservations, but the estimated 20 minutes wait time was more than an hour. At one time we were told we were the next party of two. Then after several parties of 2 were seated, I asked and was told that they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Make a reservation if you can. We had a great meal but had to wait over an hour for our table. The food was plentiful and delicious. The staff was terrific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were passing through the area and looking for a (non-tourist) lunch restaurant. Since Monterey Fish House was rated highly, we decided to try it. Being a small building off the beaten path, it was exactly the type of place we enjoy. It is a small area inside and tables are close together; however that was nice as we met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely get a reservation for this place as it was very crowded and had a long wait list even for a Tuesday night. I was a little apprehensive at first seeing the décor which is very simple but the food and service made me forget all of that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

great place to get a very fresh fish dinner. great selection of fish entrees . very good service with a smile. They even have meat for the fish weak at heart. Limited but delicious wines. great place for family dinners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here last month. Our first meal there was three years ago. Nothing has changed. Everything from food to service is 5 stars. It is "packed" every night of the week and is not located in the Tourist District. That should say enough about this great restaurant. I will add one piece of advice -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

First the pros: Really good seafood. I had the not on the menu, grilled rock cod. A very large whole fish that was tasty and artfully prepared. People around me at the bar were taking photos and voiced their regret they did not know to order this. The wait staff is excellent. They are busy, must weave and dodge through... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Pasta

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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