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Duffy's Tavern & Family Restaurant

282 High St, Monterey, CA 93940-2129
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Fairborn, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

More of a military bar.

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

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