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“Excellent breakfast, great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red House Cafe

Red House Cafe
662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
831-643-1060
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Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Corning New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This restaurant is in a converted home on the Main Street, seating is available inside and on the covered porch. We had breakfast here on the way out of town - I recommend the frattita.

Visited July 2013
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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Mommacat41-Thank you for dining with us and thank you for recommending our frittata! Thank you for the nice review. Please come see us again soon.
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Cozy little cafe with great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Ate there 2 nights in a row because we just loved the food! Everything - from their salads, soups, to main dishes and desserts! Really excellent quality of food.
Service was ok, could be better in the future :)
Atmosphere is lovely, romantic, intimate.
Would love to dine there again!

  • Visited January 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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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Vwanderer-Thank you for dining with us two nights in a row! What a nice compliment! Thank you for liking "everything". We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Inyokern,CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A cute little restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Needing a good place to eat we tried the Red House Cafe in Pacific Grove. What a nice little restaurant! Located right on Lighthouse Ave in downtown Old Pacific Grove we found a cute little restaurant housed in an old home. The transformation from home to a restaurant was done very well. The food was good, but a bit over priced. Service was very good. Parking could be a problem during busy weekends. We found this a very good place to have a nice lunch. Hope you do also,

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
George C- Thank you for having lunch with us. We are so happy to hear that you liked the food and service and enjoyed the "Little Red House". Thank you for recommending Red House Cafe for lunch. We hope to see you again.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Mmmm.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We went to Red House Cafe for lunch (which they stop serving promptly at 2:30 pm, so plan accordingly). We had the grilled tomato with mozzarella and a roast beef sandwich, both of which were delicious and HUGE!! Service was polite, friendly and appropriately timed. To do it over again, I would split a sandwich with my companion and split a dessert! The desserts looked phenomenal (and we are not dessert eaters), but we were both too full to even consider having one. Highly recommened.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Sdfunnell- Thank you for visiting us from Michigan and thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We are so happy that you liked your sandwiches and found the service to be "polite, friendly, and appropriately timed." Thank you for your kind words. Please come dining with us again and do try our desserts. Please know you can always order a dessert "to go" for later enjoyment. Happy Summer ahead.
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California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“A busy place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This place is busy and is a bit understaffed. The wait staff pays attention to you but if you don't talk fast they will fail to hear the complete sentence as they are off to try to take care of you and 7 or more other tables at the same time. The food is good (for breakfast) so plan to go and try it out.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christopher D, Owner at Red House Cafe, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
troutbum2-Thank you for recommending our restaurant for breakfast. Thank you for liking the food. We are so sorry if your server seemed overly busy and was unable to give you the attention you like and deserve. It sounds like it may have been an unexpectedly busy morning on the day you visited or an early start to the holiday week. We apologize. We will address your feedback with the manager. Happy Summer ahead.
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