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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 #165 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

During a recent trip to USA came across Lilly Maes cinnamon rolls aren t readily available in Europe but I ve fond memories of eating them in the past on previous trips to the States. Spent $20 on 2 coffees (aweful quality) a cookie, 1 cinnamon roll and a banana!!!! Staff unfriendly Cinnamon roll did not seem fresh had gluppy... More

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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

They quick reheat your rolls in the microwave before you take them away.. But they were pretty good about giving you Icing on the side if you prefer... All part of the Monterey tourist gimmick that this town seems to have.. Some folks might like it but others may see past it. It was good to have some rolls to... More

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Mmm...yummy! The BEST frosted cinnamon roll in existence! The only bummer was the price!:( But sooo good! :)

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San Diego, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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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
50 helpful votes 50 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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