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“Friendly, huge portions, quaint, excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

Loulou's Griddle In The Middle
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
831-372-0568
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Ranked #2 of 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $0 - $20
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Loulou's Griddle in the Middle is the tiny diner on Wharf #2. We always say we're "tiny but mighty." We cook with a lot of heart, soul, and deep care about every detail. We aim to make your experience comfortable, fun, delicious, and a little like being at a home-away-from-home. The kitchen is open so you can see our chefs preparing right in front of you. Our community of customers--both local and visitors from far away--also make Loulou's special. We bend over backwards to accomodate your requests, when we can, and we might crown you with a tiara if your requests are many....but all in fun. The diner opened in 1948, so it's rich with history. We're blessed with one customer, Henry, who has been coming EVERY morning since 1948 and he's earned a customized stool, a plaque, his own coffee mug, and a warm place in our hearts.
Dallas, Texas
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“Friendly, huge portions, quaint, excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We came here based on the tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. Ask about Henry when you come for a great story.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Absolutely Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Loulou's is this tiny little shack out on the boardwalk but it is amazing. Somehow we missed the lunch rush and showed up around 2pm. Which apparently getting seats right away is an anomaly.
We got seats at the bar which had a great view of the chefs creating these amazing dishes. My sister and I both got the 2 specials and shared them. Can you say fresh crab and fresh halibut? Because Loulou's sure can. The meals were huge and delicious. And not that expensive. And the waitresses were beyond friendly. If I go back to Monterey, I will definitely try to stop in here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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san diego
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“I don't know why the high rating”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I was surprised to see this place highly rated. The place is really small, long wait to be seated, and 25 minutes to be served. The burger was blah, but the crab was excellent. The waitresses were good and the overall service was friendly. The location is great, but parking was a hassle.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“We know why it is ranked #1 !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We went to Loulou's for Sat brunch and everything we ordered was great. I had oatmeal which is one of the best I've ever had. My hubby had seafood omelette which was very delicious, with lots of shrimps and mushrooms. My 7 year old ordered a chocolate chip pancake - my only caution is that the pancake is very large, probably fit for 3 kids rather than 1. Service was a little slow but we enjoyed the sun, the view and the music so we didn't really mind. Very good place and an enjoyable meal for us.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing Food - What a Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We visited this as it was #1 on Trip Advisor and it met all of our expectations. The place is small, but the breakfast was amazing fresh ingredients on omelets, grreat cofee and potatoes. We almos went back for lunch....

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