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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
831-372-0568
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Ranked #1 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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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Don't let the size fool you. The food and service is amazing. We stopped here on our way down the coastal highway and we were not disappointed. The clam chowder was to die for - and i usually hate clam chowder. My brother got a smoked tuna dish as an appetizer.. Only downside is that we got there at 5... More

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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great little spot. I had their Clam Chowder and my mother had Fish and Chips. Both were delicious.

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Sedona, AZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a tiny diner-type location on the wharf known for its great breakfasts... We were here for dinner at 8 pm and were pleasantly surprised with a huge bowl of great chowder, 2 clam cakes, salad and 3 grilled halibut fish tacos packed with flavor and all the fixins for under $40. We will return for dinner again and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Not your usual place for breakfast...on a fishing pier. Very small place but huge portions. Fresh and delicious!

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Ogden, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I stopped in here for their giant pancakes, and they are indeed awesome, and massive. I got there early and there wasn't a wait at all. Some of the tables are right outside near the water, and that's nice. Service was friendly, prices were good.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Who'd have thought squid and eggs could be so delicious! Heeding the advice of other reviewers we arrived early for breakfast. The place is tiny! It was foggy and the outside chairs were still very wet so we had to wait a few minutes for inside seating. It was so much fun to sit at the counter and watch the... More

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Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had a lovely breakfast here sitting out in the sun. short wait for a table but it was worth it! Food of a high stand and staff were very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stopped here for lunch, 20 minute wait. They took our cell # and called us when our table was ready. Be warned, it's a small place and tables are tight. It feels like a little burger joint on the wharf.....which is exactly what it is. I don't eat seafood so I had a burger. It was huge, stuffed with toppings,... More

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East Hartland, ct
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

nothing fancy here but the food and view. Do not confuse this wharf with Fisherman's Wharft which is just opposite. Lovely little place, more like a diner with outside seating. Food was great, price was reasonable and all of this million dollar views of the harbor. This place fills up quickly. If you are in town and want to grab... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you're in Monterey this place is a breakfast must-try. The pancakes are beyond huge, bigger than the platter. The omelets are equally huge portions. You'll have to squeeze in or wait, but it's worth it. Few breakfast places I've tried are its equal. They also have a reputation for excellent clam chowder, but we didn't the the opportunity to... 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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