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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
831-372-0568
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Ranked #2 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Loulou's Griddle in the Middle is the tiny diner on Wharf #2. We always say we're "tiny but mighty." We cook with a lot of heart, soul, and deep care about every detail. We aim to make your experience comfortable, fun, delicious, and a little like being at a home-away-from-home. The kitchen is open so you can see our chefs preparing right in front of you. Our community of customers--both local and visitors from far away--also make Loulou's special. We bend over backwards to accomodate your requests, when we can, and we might crown you with a tiara if your requests are many....but all in fun. The diner opened in 1948, so it's rich with history. We're blessed with one customer, Henry, who has been coming EVERY morning since 1948 and he's earned a customized stool, a plaque, his own coffee mug, and a warm place in our hearts.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate here on our honeymoon and the food was amazing great customer service and they were very friendly!

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Yucks is one word to describe the food. Another would be disgusting. Ordering the fish and chips or any other dish for that matter was a big mistake. It guarantees a sore throat and you should go see your cardiologist after eating here. Every dish comes soaked with oil. The chips tasted like cardboard as they were overcooked and seemed... More

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35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Got so excited I tore into this omelette before I remembered to take a picture. Also had crab cakes and ends. The potatoes are yummy with cheese and fresh spinach. The wait staff is super nice. If u order a pancake it is so big it hangs over the side of the plate.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was very curios to try this place after i read all this great reviews, as i get there nobody great me i had to ask for the menu-( very sticky and dirty) i had to seat inside directly across from the kitchen, i asked to seat outside because was very hot and smelly because they have an open kitchen... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like clam chowder, you haven't lived until you've had it here. It's a tiny little place, you might miss it if you aren't looking, haha. Looks like a tiny seaside diner. Very small inside, only 8 tables or so, and a bar area that has 8 or 10 stools. A couple of cafe tables outside, if the weather... More

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Mountain View, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

THIS is the #1 restaurant in Monterey? Are you kidding me? First of all, it is very small - like 10 tables. It's the size of a single-wide trailer at best. Our waiter seemed high and reeked of booze at 8am. No highchair. No booster seat. My toddler had to sit on my lap outside in the cold fog. Yay.... More

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The food is amazing the owner rocks and the placement of the dining experience is perfect! I tell everyone about this hot spot!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

So we saw this was #1 on TA and of course wanted to see the pancakes in person. We ate dinner here the first night then breakfast the next day. I tried the sand dabs and husband ordered the fish and chips. The fish and chips were good and I ate more of that then my own. The next morning... More

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Pleasanton, California
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Unique casual and fresh food selections. I ate at Loulou's for lunch and enjoyed some fresh calamari as an appetizer and a spicy shrimp and fresh greens salad (with habanero peppers) for my meal; all in all, the meal was refreshing and delicious. Get there early, the place is popular and seating is limited. I am going back, but this... More

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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was my first choice based on the reviews and ranking in TripAdvisor. So I showed up at 8:30, paid for my parking pass, then noticed that they had a "closed" sign hung up in the window. However, I noticed that the front door was open and there was a gentleman cleaning the windows so I thought maybe he forgot... More

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Address: Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-372-0568
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20

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