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Duffy's Tavern & Family Restaurant

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282 High St, Monterey, CA 93940-2129
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for a nice dinner and a pint !

Had dinner after some local golfing.Food was very fresh and tasted great. Great specials and great service. Also a very extensive beer selection Will be back for sure to try some other items on the menu!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Had dinner after some local golfing.Food was very fresh and tasted great. Great specials and great service. Also a very extensive beer selection Will be back for sure to try some other items on the menu!

Thank Indyboy_10
Bristol, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

What a great find and thanks to Trip Advisor!! If you want a great 'locals and family run' experience this is it - excellent steak (Tuesday is steak night!) and great atmosphere. If you want fine dining - this is not the place - but if you want good local home cooking, great beer and local flavour - well worth... More 

Thank Richard195418
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is at the peak of a hill and nestled perfectly with a local military base. The Wait staff ( a wonderful and genuinely lovely older woman) was absolutely splendid. She missed one thing in our order but fixed it immediately with a loving smile! She made our first night in Monterey on our honeymoon (after a flight from... More 

Thank Dominic C
Sonoma, California
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This place is touch and go. Don't get me wrong...I love it. But it is almost a running joke as to why I love it so much. I love the staff...but sometimes I never get service if they are busy. I love watching games here...but sometimes their satellite is fuzzy. I love their food specials...but you have to ask about... More 

Thank Rawbs1986
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I get to the Monterey area, I make it a habit to stop at Duffy's. I've been going there for years and have tried many things on the menu. This time I ordered a VERY rare cheeseburger and that's exactly what I got. They don't try to tell you that the law says that they "have" to cook it... More 

Thank Robert H
Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited Duffy's Tavern & Family Restaurant the first week of May 2015 to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. He told me that this tavern is more than a place to go and have a drink or some delicious food, it's the Presidio institution. Every weekend you can find dozens of students from the Presidio, regulars and locals who are part... More 

Thank Erikafromreno
Livermore, California
1 review
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 

Thank Kevin F
Sacramento, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Brittney B
Seaside, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Deelexicon
Fairborn, Ohio
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Mike S

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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