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282 High St, Monterey, CA 93940-2129
831-644-9811
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Shades of Yesteryear - A Trip on the Wayback w/o Peabody!

OK - to explain the title: I was stationed at the Presidio, DLI, for a year in 1969-70, when this establishment was "O-B's -- O'Briens Tavern." Other than being immediately (10 feet) outside one of the gates to the Presidio, O-B's main claims to fame were: excellent burgers reasonably priced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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Fairborn, Ohio
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped in to check it out before committing to host an event at Duffy's. The service was friendly by no nonsense, the food (turkey and bacon melt sandwich with sweet potato fries) and beer were excellent, and the atmosphere was fun. The place was full of regular, local customers who all knew the servers, and who were all known as... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

great service. Had an amazing Bison burger cooked with perfection. Food came in a timely manner. comfortable place to feel at home with. nice sitting area outside.

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Seaside, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wishing to avoid the usual Fisherman's Wharf restaurants? Find your way up Franklin St. ....Well worth the hunt! It is hard to believe Duffy's still exists. What used to be a busy street is now a dead end. For security reasons the military closed the entrance to the Monterey Presidio just outside the front door of this place! We ordered... More 

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Fairborn, Ohio
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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

OK - to explain the title: I was stationed at the Presidio, DLI, for a year in 1969-70, when this establishment was "O-B's -- O'Briens Tavern." Other than being immediately (10 feet) outside one of the gates to the Presidio, O-B's main claims to fame were: excellent burgers reasonably priced; cold beer; and the ability to run a 'tab' until... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey was so crowded, we just drove up the next street we could find and let Garmin find us a place to eat. We were thrilled with Duffy's Tavern. The food was great and the special service we received from the staff was superb! Rick's jokes were a bit corny, but we had some to flash back... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Duffy's is a popular cozy neighborhood pub with a menu that features wings, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and nightly specials including spaghetti and steak. Good food, and the club sandwich was large enough for 2-3 people. Although there are tables and booths, it's fun to sit at the bar and converse with the friendly locals, wise-cracking wait staff, and Rick the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Based on the Tripadvisor rating of 203/210 I probably would have never even considered eating here. I hesitate to write this review because I really don't think the folks at Duffy's want to be "discovered". I've been in California for about a week, staying in hotels, eating in touristy and neighborhood restaurants, and would say without hesitation, this was the... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is basically a military hangout and of course that is not a bad thing but when you get a little older you appreciate a friendly attitude and at least considerate service. I hate to write a review like this but Duffys deserves it. I have no idea why the owners have not replaced the wait staff by now unless... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Duffy's is a tavern and is great as such. If you want to drink, eat or both, they have it all. The food is simple and good, as you would expect in a tavern. Yes, it is small and cramped for some, but that is what you get with a tavern usually. The staff is always friendly and willing to... More 

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california
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115 reviews 115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

We’d been customers of this place for 30 years. Til a couple of weeks ago. And now we’ll never go back. Here’s why: We hadn’t been to Duffy’s in a while and were craving a burger, so we headed there on a recent weekend around 2 pm. When we walked in the door, the place was deserted, save for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 282 High St, Monterey, CA 93940-2129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-644-9811

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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