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Lilly Mae's Cinnamon Rolls

700 Cannery Row Ste H, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-1765
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Ranked #160 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
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English first
San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped here after dinner and a stroll down Cannery Row. We were not in the mood for ice cream, but wanted a little something sweet after dinner. I got the apple maple cinnamon roll and my daughter got the traditional frosted roll. Both were fantastic! So fresh and delicious ... go get some, you will not be disappointed!

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Fresno, California
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35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Decided to stop here for apple pie a la mode and the pie was amazing. The service from the young people behind the counter was very nice.

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Escondido, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

They look good, but don't be fooled. I don't think they even cook the cinnamon rolls there. Stale and disappointing.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Cinnamon rolls were stodgy and the apple muffin was very disappointing. However, what really annoyed us was when I queried why part of the muffin was missing the server claimed that my 18 year old son ( in his absence, he had stepped outside to wait for us) had taken a bite out of the muffin when in fact the... More

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Seattle, WA
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20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

On the final morning of a five day trip to Monterey I wanted something quick to eat for breakfast and didn't feel like waiting in the Starbucks line. We had walked past Lilly Mae's many times and despite it being a place that sold cinnamon rolls, it didn't quite have that enticing smell one would expect. It didn't smell "fresh"... More

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Palo Alto, California
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The woman at the front had no smile, and a rude attitude. Not sure why she works in retail. The other girl, younger one, was really nice and served us quickly and warmed up the rolls. Rolls tasted just ok, nothing special and certainly not worth the calories.

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99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stopped in Monterey Bay during our roadtrip and while walking around the town stopped in for something sweet after an awesome dinner at Hulas Hawaiian restaurant (must go). Cinnamon bun I thought was really fresh and great. We had the maple apple. Loved it! Nice people!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

For how much I paid for one cinnamon roll I was very disappointed in what I received, a dry and bland roll. I've had better cinnamon rolls out of a refrigerator can.

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Northern CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the cinnamon rolls were not that tasty at all, just lots of sugar frosting, and the dough was not special at all, almost like it was not baked properly, and the price was astronomical at over $5 per roll. I would have been better off buying a whole tray of cinnamon rolls at the local supermarket, less sugar and better... More

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87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Very good for a quick bite and coffee. Excellent fresh cinnamon rolls and friendly service. Great location.

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