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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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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 292
    Excellent
  • 158
    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
Great restaurant with a homey atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Stephen G
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Lafayette, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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494 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lafayette, Indiana
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I had a chorizo breakfast with potatoes and a coffee for breakfast and the crab cakes for lunch. Red house is on point. Easily one of the best in Pacific Grove.

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Baton Rouge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It was right across the street from our Bed and Breakfast - The Gosby House. Fabulous breakfast - French toast served with strawberries and cream was fantastic! Hubby had eggs and ham with toast. It was also delicious. Will definitely go back when we return.

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Turlock, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Have you ever driven by a tiny little restaurant that has a line out the door? Well, for obvious reasons for the line is the food and the experience. This is one of those places. Cozy? Yes, but worth it? Yes.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stumbled upon this place on way to 17 mile road. So glad we stopped. Best breakfast while on our family trip. Breakfast lovers will like this place.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Hopefully there won't be a line for you there. We lucked out and showed up at 10am on a Saturday morning. With no wait, we received friendly and prompt service from beginning to end. From the bus staff to management we were very happy.

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Yorkshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good cooking and good food. We liked everything and it was not over priced. Service was excellent. Roast chicken was delicious!

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Austin, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a great family dinner at the Red House Cafe. Delicious food, fantastic service and reasonable prices. Everyone left happy. We went on St. Patrick's Day and had the corned beef and cabbage plus potato leek soup. Mussels were very good!

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Monterey, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I Have eaten here 3 times for breakfast and have loved it every time.Attentive service, great food consistently, and a cozy setting makes the red house the best spot for breakfast in Pacific Grove. Roasted potatos with herbs on point, frittata fluffy and flavorful, the potato pancake that accompanies the smoked salmon is crispy and not greasy. Safe to say... 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 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?