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Monterey Coast Brewing Company

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165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
831-758-2337
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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  • 26
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  • 13
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place, terrible beer.

The title says it all. This was literally the worst microbrew I have ever had. I got an Oktoberfest ale and it tasted like apple juice. Nice place though. Didn't try the food, but it looked decent enough.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Rachel F
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The title says it all. This was literally the worst microbrew I have ever had. I got an Oktoberfest ale and it tasted like apple juice. Nice place though. Didn't try the food, but it looked decent enough.

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Chowchilla, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We ate here on a Friday night and found a table for 10 easily. This place is on the small side, so we were fortunate. Situated right in the revitalized downtown Salinas, the restaraunt is near movies and small shops and restaraunts as well at the Steinbeck center. We started with a sampler of the Monterey Coast Brewing Co beers.... More 

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Salinas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went for dinner before going to the movies. This is not my first time there. Good food, good service, prices could be better but overall, a good dining experience. It can get a little loud, depending on the time. Will go back again.

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Auburn, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The service was excellent and the food was good. A good place for a birthday dinner with my great husband.

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went here before closing time-good food and cheerful staff member. The grilled salmon with artichokes was very good!They also do a to go menu. Close to Steinbeck centre

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The beer is good; I would recommend the porter and stout when they are available. The food, on the other hand, is very inconsistent. The last time I was there I ordered the grilled mahi mahi and it came out very charred and tasted bitter. Interestingly, the inside of the fish was done correctly so I suspect the grill was... More 

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Roseville, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My cousin just moved to the area and he had been wanting to try this place. We went early and it was pretty empty. The beer was really, really good. The waiter was very nice and was able to help us choose a beer we would like. The food.... just very average. I ordered the bacon cheeseburger and fries. As... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Visited for dinner and each of us had a different entree. The food was good, nothing exceptional, but OK overall. The waitress was personable and attentive. Portions size average and prices moderate. The prices on the Window menu differed from the prices on the inside menus. Also, when we got our bill, the price was higher than what was listed... More 

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Chico, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Overpriced, food underwhelming, tourist trap . Upside they did have a large beer selection on tap, downside is none of the beer was there own

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Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good beer, good food, no loud TV, Vegetarian options, service was good, staff was friendly. Its downtown, by the Steinbeck Center, not in a Mall. Its not Applebees. What's not to like?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-758-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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