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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 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We saw Loulou's on a food network channel and were excited to check it out for ourselves. We were not disappointed. The seating was outside and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Our dish consisted of fresh deep fried calamari, which was so so soft and tasty. Matter of fact, the best I have ever had. Monster Burger was so delicious... More 

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Bastad, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We was on our way down to Santa Barbara and made a stop in Monterey. Found this place and had a great breakfast outside in the sun.

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Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

LouLou's is on Municipal Wharf 2, which doesn't have the tourist trap feel of Fisherman's Wharf. The setting is beautiful, so if you're told the wait is an hour, take in the views - the food will be worth waiting for! We were seated at the counter and enjoyed watching the cooks flip pizza-sized pancakes. The omelets, crab cakes, and... More 

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Salida, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very small place but very very delicious food. Didn't want to finish my meal. I wanted to Keep eating even though I was stuffed. Share the pancake. Too big for one person but delicious!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Lulu's is cute like its name! It's fun to squeeze in this pint sized restaurant and see and hear everything around you. The food is average greasy fare Everything deep fried and lots of fish choices.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

They had an open sign when we arrived there at 1.55pm and they told us they weren't serving anymore.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were recommended this place by a local and decided to give it a shot. It's a tiny little place located half way out on the pier but, the service it outstanding and the food is INCREDIBLE!!!! Try their Abalone....It was fantastic.

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18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Cool location and upbeat service - clam chowder in the sourdough bowl is quite good. Fried calamari is quite different - larger pieces, which are a bit tougher, but a very nice crust and great tartar sauce. Sand dabs over salad is a good way to go. Skip the abalone sliders....

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Oakdale, California
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42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Have been wanting to go here for a few years. I google a lot of restaurants on TA. We would never get up in time to try the breakfast:( When I had mentioned to my husband that this was on my bucket list, he dragged me up early out of bed from our hotel and off we went! First of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Food Channel was there and I can tell you it is worth checking it out. The breakfast is to die for. The pancakes are the size of a large dinner plate. This is a small establishment, and you feel well taken care of while there. I suggest getting there early as it is a hot spot.

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Additional Information about Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

Address: Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-372-0568
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20

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