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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
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is always a nice place with great food. Service is excellent. There is always a crowd for happy hour. We each started with the beet and blue cheese salad, excellent. For the mains she had the petrale sole special. I had the pork chop special. She loved her dish. I thought my port chop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
CHARLES B
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PLEASANTON
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived just after 8pm and had a reasonable meal but felt rushed. The dining room closed at 9pm and the barman served us with one after dinner drink but was then ready off as well.

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Oxnard, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food was good but the service was lousy. When we arrived and told them we were a party of four people we were immediately taken to a table but then the manager ran over and told the hostess that that table was reserved. There were other tables for four but we were asked to wait in the waiting area.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

the best sand dabs! We had a last minute reservation and they set up a table in the bar for 9 of us, really nice on a busy night. Great food, great service.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went twice. First time was great. The second time the waitress forgot our salad and we were the only people there around 4 in the afternoon. The person who paid $17 for lobster ravioli got 6 ravioli in some sauce that tasted like a bland tomato soup/cream mixture. If you go ask questions about what you are getting.

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Livermore, Colorado
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food was good but had bad service. They under cooked my wifes food then it took them about 10 minutes to get her back out meanwhile my food got cold waiting for hers. Manager offered to pay for a dessert. Would never go back

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good service, prices were reasonable. The food was excellent, the smell of the meat being smoked made me hungry just going in the restaurant.

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PLEASANTON
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66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is always a nice place with great food. Service is excellent. There is always a crowd for happy hour. We each started with the beet and blue cheese salad, excellent. For the mains she had the petrale sole special. I had the pork chop special. She loved her dish. I thought my port chop may have been the best... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place was right across the street from where we were staying and it was so convenient. First off, it was the huge golf tournament that weekend so we knew it was going to be a wait and it was, but I think the place was understaffed. Why you ask? I went to go get a drink and one bartender... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

It's true: Fremont Street is NOT Cannery Row, but you'll find the same quality fresh fish, with plenty of free parking and a nice, well run professional eatery that aims to please (and delivers!). I was a demanding diner this Saturday night: I wanted my appetizer calamari sautéed, not breaded and deep-fried, and our server asked the cooks to depart... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Next to Best Western DeAnza. Had to send my steak back it had so much fat and grizzle and was completely overcooked. 2nd steak wasn't much better. Overpriced.

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?