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Red House Cafe

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American, Californian, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 297
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    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
Enjoyable

Crowded but we were seated immediately in a corner table. Agree with some reviewers...little cramped.Waitress was nice but a little rushed. Had a curry chicken salad sandwich 14.95, large portion food was good quality and the venue was somewhat unique being an old house.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
9erfan
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Petaluma,California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Petaluma,California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Crowded but we were seated immediately in a corner table. Agree with some reviewers...little cramped.Waitress was nice but a little rushed. Had a curry chicken salad sandwich 14.95, large portion food was good quality and the venue was somewhat unique being an old house.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a terrific little restaurant, with delicious food and fine service. I went there on a Monday for lunch, and it was busy even then. Someone had told me that the pork tenderloin sandwich was really excellent, and made on the best focaccia bread, and guess what, they were exactly right! The organic corn soup was very tasty, large... More 

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Napa, California, United States
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337 reviews 337 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A fun place for lunch in quite Pacific Grove. The Red House Cafe serves a very nice lunch but I felt cramped with the small tables and house. The service was excellent and I almost felt like I was in a real home. This cafe is a much better value than either Monterey or Carmel for the same type of... More 

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Pt. Richmond, Ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant. Great variety on the menu and food fresh, well prepared and attractively served. Service was friendly and helpful. We will define toy return!

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Red River
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great food with lots of selections. Sandwiches were delicious. Loved the risotto set in butternut lettuce.

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Carmel, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Red House Café in Pacific Grove, California is popular dining spot that is well-known for its "New American cuisine with a European influence, and a strong emphasis on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients." I would recommend beginning your meal with a soufflé upon a bed of mixed greens which can easily be shared by two. The ribeye steak as a... More 

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Quaint little restaurant in a converted house. The meal was outstanding, especially the grilled calamari steak. The service was great. We'll be back if we visit the area again.

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Santa Barbara, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I vacation in this location on occasion. We found out about the Red House Cafe some time ago and always make a point to eat diner there. This time my wife, who is not a big meal eater, chose the crab cakes as a small plate. As it turned out, the cakes were sensational and with two... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a great little café in downtown Pacific Grove. The setting in an old Victorian house gives it a very homey feel. The menu is interesting without being pretentious. We had the dinner ravioli and chicken parmesan and both were great. Service also is good and we were able to get in without reservations which was nice. They have... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a very nice dinner here. We were seated in the front room and it was very pleasant until they crammed another couple into a small spot between us and another couple. The resulting lack of privacy knocked this from a five star outcome down to a 4 star.

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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 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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?