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Monterey Cookhouse

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2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
831-642-9900
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 79
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Healthy food choices

Our family liked the multiple choices (pizza, pasta, seafood, meat...) and the healthy choices (vegetables). The food overall was of good quality. The downsides are that the tables were very dirty; the table cloths looked like they hadn't been changed in weeks (lots of stains, remains of pasta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Daniel1200
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Geneva, Switzerland
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kingman
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The ribs are the best we ever had. Period. Fall of the bone . Sauce was the BEST --- must be home made there , very fresh and made the meat pop ! Dessert was Pistachio from their own Italian Ice Cream Stand . Owner (probable) came by and checked on us personally. Salmon was excellent as well. House Blend... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ate here one night passing through on PCH and haven't had garlic fries like it before or since! If you're in the area definitely give it a try.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our family liked the multiple choices (pizza, pasta, seafood, meat...) and the healthy choices (vegetables). The food overall was of good quality. The downsides are that the tables were very dirty; the table cloths looked like they hadn't been changed in weeks (lots of stains, remains of pasta sauce, sticky). Also, on our evening, there was a live singer that... More 

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Wamberal, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were still learning about American diners when we visited. it seems that this is fairly standard fair, with a sizable menu and good service. good, standard and unsurprising

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great layout for a restaurant and friendly service. The BBQ pork had too much rub for me, really couldn't taste the pork. This is just my opinion, I am sure most people like the flavor. Great French fries and slaw. We live near and will definitely go back and try a different dish. A nice bar area with tables.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Staff at our nearby motel suggested this restaurant. Arriving at about 17.30h there was a busy atmosphere with diners taking advantage of the modest price reductions on the 'happy hour' specials. The bar was run by a very outgoing, friendly female bartender who was very proactive in ensuring we stayed to dine. Whilst some other staff (? the proprietors/senior management)... More 

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Atwater, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

When we stay in Monterey, we usually stay on Fremont Street. As such, we found the Monterey Cookhouse several years ago. This past weekend we escaped the oppressive heat of the Central Valley of California and headed for Monterey. On the way, my wife suggested we eat at the "Cookhouse" and I told her that was already my plan. When... More 

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Pomona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Food was very good. The menu had changed the day before we were there and the waitress was still getting used to it.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Ate there as we wanted a quick bite to eat after a long drive down from San Fran! Was a perfect meal, the service was very good (we were served by a guy called Richard, he was a good laugh, upsold well and had great attention to detail). The food was good quality and well priced, was a tad slow,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant was an easy walk from our motel. The food was tasty, and was a very good value for the price.

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Additional Information about Monterey Cookhouse

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

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