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Monterey Cookhouse

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2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
831-642-9900
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4:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 18
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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
Good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
KGatto
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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State College, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A wonderful smoked food aroma permeates the restaurant. Our server was excellent, but the meals were nothing special at $20 per person. The sauces were odd compared to many BBQ styles we have had.

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Monyterey, CA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I went for the lunch buffet. The waitress described a very attractive sounding selection of food. It wasn't. I tried a little of most everything. There were ribs that were dry with a thick sticky barbecue sauce, lukewarm pasta in what I think was supposed to be a nondescript tomato alfredo sauce. There was garlic bread that was completely dried... More 

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Marina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've seen a sign for a lunch buffet for awhile now and decided to give it a try today. Seemed a tad pricey, but the selection the waitress described sounded good. I decided to try very small helpings of most things and I'm glad I did. The bleu cheese salad dressing was watery and tasteless. The ribs were dry, unremarkable,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I ordered the Flat iron steak and it came with twice baked potatoes and vegetables. I also ordered the soup of the day. The soup was very flavorful and hot. The steak was cooked a perfect medium and tender and juicy, the potatoes and vegetables were seasoned just right so i didn't need to add any extra salt. I have... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?