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Monterey Coast Brewing Company

165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
831-758-2337
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Ranked #9 of 280 restaurants in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Californian
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English first
Monterey, California, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Arrived early for movie so decided to eat here, I'm glad I did. You get a lot of food for the price, and the food is good. I had a glass of Pale Ale, only $3.75, and it also was good. I will definitely eat here again, all around a good place to eat and drink.

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Modesto, California, Usa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I was looking for a good meal, and the motel guy said this place had good seafood. The fact that they brew their own beer was icing on the cake. So I ordered the sea bass, a new item on their menu, and a Scottish Red Ale. I chose the beer after being offered a sample of a couple of... More

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Napa, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Beer, Beer, Beer. What? Oh, yes - lots of good food to go with that brew selection (some 20, many made on site). Noisy and fun. Parking is getting scarce, the area is recovering nicely. John Steinbeck Museum a block away.

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Salinas, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The location close to Maya Cinema is good. Beer is OK. Food is OK. It is convenient, but the menu is a little tired.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Well, we're on our way back to southern CA from Seattle during the Christmas Holiday. This is the lasst leg of our trip for today and food sounded good. Specifically, beer. Favorable reviews brought us to the Monterey Coast Brew Company. The place is in a revitalized area in downtown Salinas with plenty of character. Parking was in the new... More

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I can't comment on the food - just stopped here for a couple of pints. A true brew pub- there are six large tanks to my left. Quiet rock music no distracting sports Tvs. January 2013 pints are $5.50 Harvest wheat, hefeweizen, pilsner, pale ale, Scottish red ale, IPA, porter, Irish stout. Current seasonals include Octoberfest, and holiday winter ale.... More

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Good beer food a little pricey but worth it 5 star family and me really enjoy our friday night dinner

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Anaheim, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Many tastey brews that were brewed in house. Had the swordfish special, and the wife had the pork chops. Both meals were excellent. The many appitizers were also vey good, including the fried calamari and both the fried and roasted artichokes.

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Inyokern,CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A trip to old town Salinas must include the Monterey Coast Brewing Company. It looks cool from the outside but when you go in it is just great. Built in a very old building, the brewing company takes on the the early 1900's theme. My wife ordered the blackened sea bass and I had pork scallopini. Both were very good.... More

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Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Had some great food on our first trip to California. Stopped here for lunch. "Works Burger" was by far the best burger I ever ate. I don't know

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