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“Good pizza-military friendly.” 4 of 5 stars
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Papa John's
598 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey, CA
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Ranked #209 of 261 Restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Pizza
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Pacific Grove, California
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“Good pizza-military friendly.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I like these guys because they have been always fast and my pizza has always been to my house in 30-40 mins tops. They are military friendly so fellow military people get 15% off I believe so that adds up over time. Plus the pizza is great.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Pacific Grove, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Awful pizza. Wouldn't eat there again for free. The dough was spongy and the sauce tasted of too much oregano. I really didn't like this pizza.

Visited October 2012
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Monterey, California
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“why would you eat this ?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

this is a typical chain pizza only worse... there's so many good choices in the area I'm at a loss as to why anyone would eat this stuff.

Visited December 2012
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Fresno, California, United States
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“Dissatisfied”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten at Papa Johns in Washington, Oregon and other areas in California which have all been good. I was excited when we moved to Monterey this summer that there was a Papa Johns located so closely to my house. I have always known Papa Johns to have good quality and super affordable. This is not the case at the Monterey location. The service is terrible! The people working there are under qualified even to make pizza. They cannot make a decent pizza and it takes 10 minutes for them to take your order over the telephone and then you get home and the order is wrong. The dough is not cooked properly, they use way too much sauce and skimp on the cheese. I have given them a couple of chances because I thought maybe I hit them on a bad day, but it seems to have gotten worse not better. I wont be going back anytime soon.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Monterey, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Terrible Service and the pizza is only marginal acceptable - Nothing to rave about!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

It's been a while since we had had Papa John's and one afternoon a couple of weeks ago decided to get take out. The concept of what you see is what you get is not true here. What you see online (pictures and prices) is not what you get at the store. Instead you get poor service, higher prices and longer wait times. If you want to enjoy pizza in Monterey, visit CPK instead. Oh, and which place offers military discounts that make your pizza even more expensive than the prices advertised in your window? Shame on you, Papa John's on Lighthouse!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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