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The Pub

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227 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901-3491
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Grower's Pub a REAL surprise

I've passed this place scores of times, and to be honest it looks like a seriously dated dive from the outside. The is is named "Grower's Pub", the weird sign doesn't say that. Further, it is anything but a pub. Well, on the basis of a review in a local paper, I sought it out, surprised to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David B
Salinas, California
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Salinas, California
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've passed this place scores of times, and to be honest it looks like a seriously dated dive from the outside. The is is named "Grower's Pub", the weird sign doesn't say that. Further, it is anything but a pub. Well, on the basis of a review in a local paper, I sought it out, surprised to see it was... More 

1 Thank David B
Watford City, North Dakota
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I was seated right away and received excellent service. I chose the Grilled Artichoke, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, and the Salinas Valley Wedge Salad. Being new to the area I really wanted to try the Artichoke and was very pleased. My steak was cooked to order and the local vegetables were great. I topped it all off with a local... More 

Thank Bruce N
Vacaville, California, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We ate dinner there Sunday night. It is a really cool place with a lot of Salinas history! My grandparents are from Salinas so I could just imagine them eating there! The cool old style booths and all the memorabilia on the walls of Agricultural history in Salinas! The food was very good. My husband had the Rib Eye which... More 

Thank Tamara C
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This restaurant is now called The Growers Pub. It has changed owners in recent years and unfortunately so has the quality of the restaurant. We've been there 3 times within the last 7 months and this most recent visit will be the last time.When it was originally The Pub, dinner would include a small relish tray which included, celery sticks,... More 

1 Thank Dahlia G
Salinas, California
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The décor, or feel, of this restaurant reminds me of the old Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire Blvd., in L.A. The high-back leather booths, the pictures of yesteryear on the walls, coupled with a very friendly staff, and of course, delicious food, is why I give The Growers Pub 5 stars. My wife took me here yesterday for Father’s Day.... More 

Thank Diego31
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

The Pub is a wonderful place to go if you are looking for a mid evening dinner. They have a nice bar and are known for their steaks and Prime Rib. Two of us had steaks and the other Prime Rib. We all left very satisfied. The service was outstanding. The booth that we were assigned was a little uncomfortable... More 

1 Thank Steve N
Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was great. Leans more towards "business class". Just a great place to have a beer and meal when in town in business

Thank Boda1968
Baguio, Philippines
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Sort of important to get the name right. Makes it harder to search when a review sight didn't do enough homework to confirm the true name. Even the link that is posted here takes you to the GROWERS PUB-not "THE PUB" although I realize in Salinas, it may be "THE pub.

1 Thank robert p
Windsor, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I enjoyed a first-rate prime rib dinner, there, 2 days ago.....with baked potato....absolutely tender and delicious. Service was fast and courteous. My first visit, and, will definitely return next year when I will be staying in Salinas for the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Thank John Z
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Had the pork ribs, plus a beer, and still paid $30. The athmosphere is quite nice but nothing reallly to get excited about. I feel it's a bit overrated in Tripadvisor

Thank RoP1963

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901-3491
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831.754.1488

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?