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Monterey Cookhouse

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2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
831-642-9900
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
They have some options for vegetarians!

I'm a vegetarian, so I was glad there were a few options. Almost all of the salads were vegetarian, 2 of the pastas, and 1-2 of the starters. I got the grilled artichoke, which was okay and not that filling. They import their Italian desserts, so make sure you try some! The waitress was friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet V
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a vegetarian, so I was glad there were a few options. Almost all of the salads were vegetarian, 2 of the pastas, and 1-2 of the starters. I got the grilled artichoke, which was okay and not that filling. They import their Italian desserts, so make sure you try some! The waitress was friendly and helpful.

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Thank Janet V
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here a couple times, I sat at the Bar and watched Football, had a good Beer selection, food was good as well, the Help was very friendly and attentive.

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Thank SKEIN1
Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My wife and I ate here after the nearby hotel we were at recommended it. We had the blackened chicken and the stuffed pork chop. Both were very good - in fact I think the blackened chicken I had was possibly the best I have eaten. The bread pudding for dessert was delicious as well. The service was good and... More 

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Thank irumley
Wichita, Kansas
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I had the fish and chips and my husband had pizza. Both were excellent. I wish the fish and chip portion had been smaller because as a traveler you can't deal well with leftovers. Offering a smaller version - 2 pcs rather than 4 pcs perhaps - would have better suited my situation.

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Thank Tricia14009
Aachen, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The food was not noteworthy: sooooo..... overpriced for the quality served and it came completely cold (perfect for fries!!!) . The service was very very chaotic, everything took to much time. Nobody ever said a word of sorry for the delay or the cold or confused food. At least the waitress was friendly. We would never eat there again and... More 

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Thank andreafuriosa
Rancho Murieta
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It was a first-time experience for us at the Monterey Cookhouse and going in I didn't know quite what to expect from reading the TA reviews. It turned out to be a solid choice for us to grab a couple of happy hour drinks and some light dinner while watching the Warriors game. We chose to sit in the bar... More 

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Thank OldNorCalGuy
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We came here to get some American food. The place was clean but alittle hot due to all the windows being open. My wife got the chicken sandwhich and I got the pizza. We both also got salads and they were good. The waitress was great and she was the only one serving the 4 or 5 tables there for... More 

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Thank bjw54321
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This restaurant is next to the Best Western hotel where we stayed. We had a lovely meal with very good and helpful service.

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Thank vfrtom
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Under new management according the sign on the front door. Good menu and the food we ordered and service was excellent.

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Thank kjr999
Diamond Bar, California
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

a little waiting line,waiters are fast and efficient, service oriented. we ordered pizza and beer, all left us good memories.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-642-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm

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