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Red House Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Contemporary
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662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
831-643-1060
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 28
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  • 13
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
outstanding service service

Sidlally and Sarah are great servers. The restaurant used to be a home, and that's why it feels so intimate. My advice? Go at 5pm to get a good table. This place is tres popular. The potato and leek soup is to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Sidlally and Sarah are great servers. The restaurant used to be a home, and that's why it feels so intimate. My advice? Go at 5pm to get a good table. This place is tres popular. The potato and leek soup is to die for.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We are on a long vacation and breakfasts start to taste the same; however, the breakfast we had at the Red House Cafe in Pacific Grove, CA stands out amongst them all. I had the potato pancake with smoked salmon (which must have been house made) with a poached egg on the side. OMG!!!!!! This dish was a perfect blend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner at the Red House Café on the first and final nights of our four day visit to Pacific Grove. Charming location, great waitress Sarah, creative and fresh food with generous servings. Make a reservation a few hours before you go as the restaurant is small and waits develop quickly.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The food and the cute ambiance is what it's all about here! It's an old home turned into a restaurant so there are a few different rooms that you can be seated in. I've eaten here twice now for lunch and it was full both times. I had a sandwich both times and it was very tasty. The meal sizes... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

local hang out for better than average food at not too sticky prices nice location - sitting on the porch is nice when the weather is good

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Fairway, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We always dine here in our twice a year trips to the Peninsula-- the food is amazing! . Although we have only eaten lunch here, I'm sure the dinners are fabulous as well. Their entries and sandwiches are superb, but nothing compareS to their homemade desserts!

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We eat here for breakfast every time we're in the Monterey area. They have the best breakfast potatoes and I love their breakfast crostini, which is almost like French toast. The restaurant is a former house and it's very cozy and quaint inside - we made reservations for Father's Day and got there early. Went across the street to the... More 

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Seattle
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a very small restaurant but they seat people in every floor space available including outside on the sidewalk if needed. Which is not a bad spot. The service is great and certainly worth the wait if you have to.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years and have always enjoyed the food! Unfortunately, yesterday we had a terrible meal. I had a sandwich with tomato and mozzarella it was soggy and tasteless. My friend had Sandabs which were heavily breaded and very oily and not fresh. The waitress was very pleasant and offered us the opportunity... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Red House café is your place if you want to have a relaxed leisurely meal, while driving through the area. We stopped by, and had good food. The staff was very pleasant. We recommend this place.

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Additional Information about Red House Cafe

Address: 662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
Phone Number: 831-643-1060
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-643-1060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?