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Red House Cafe

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American, Californian, Sandwiches, Contemporary
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662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
831-643-1060
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Today
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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 311
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Excellent Breakfast :-)

Today was the first time I went to the restaurant. The food was fantastic. :-) You must to go there when you visit Pacific Grove.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
ATakeji
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Today was the first time I went to the restaurant. The food was fantastic. :-) You must to go there when you visit Pacific Grove.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had lunch and dinner here, on different days and would have gone again but they have a half day on a Monday. Very popular, so make a dinner reservation although lunch time seems a bit quieter. Great atmosphere, made up of a number of smallish rooms with very efficient and friendly staff - nice menu, freshly cooked and a... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I passed on the bakery and went a little further down the road to this quaint little place. The coffee is strong and the frittata light. I had a bowl of fruit that came with honey cream that turned it all into a perfect meal.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The first thing to say is book if you can - this restaurant is loved by the locals, isn't that large and gets mighty busy. And it is busy for a reason 😋 The food is truly lovely: tasty, good portions and good value for money too. The burgers may just be the best you'll eat anywhere and the sweets... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It's a little small and the food is awesome, so you might have a wait on the weekend if you don't go early. The breakfast was really awesome - large portions, great presentation and tasted great! Other places around were also really good, but I'd stand in line for this if I overslept!

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Fresno, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was a busy night as it was Mother's Day. The food was good and well priced. The Red House is adorable and charming. Our service was really good. My pork tenderloins was way over cooked. I know it was a busy night. The sauce was yummy and the salad was really good but the meat was a bit tough.... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had group of a dozen, which isn't easy to seat at many places, but the Red House Cafe was very accommodating. The moment you walk in, you can smell the pasta. YUM! I'm not even what I'd consider a pasta person, but after catching a whiff of the spinach and cheese raviolis, I had to try them. I was... More 

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Fresno, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped by for dinner and was pleasantly surprised with the our meal. The seabass was the best I've had in years and the ribeye my wife had was amazing. The service was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. Though small place, the entire experience was great! My mom would love this place.

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our whole dining experience from the relaxing atmosphere and friendly server to the wonderful tasting food. The spinach salad was large, easily shared and had just the right amount of dressing. Both the seafood pasta and portabella mushroom with polenta were well prepared with a nice presentation. Favors were exceptional. Cannot say enough about this wonderful restaurant!

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Zeeland, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We picked this place from other reviewers - and agree this is the place to go for lunch You are treated like family. The food is exceptional and I would not even want to try a different restaurant. Two of us had the special - chicken enchilada casserole - and it was the best I've ever had. The portions were... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Sandwiches, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?