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Henry's Famous Barbecue - CLOSED

401 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1420
+1 831-646-6999
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Sep 2, 2014
“Closed for good”
Aug 2, 2014
“Would not recommend”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1420
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11 - 20 of 67 reviews

Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great BBQ joint. I love just about everything on the menu. Whenever I'm in town I make it a point to go. I usually stay downtown at the Portola hotel(on the company's dime). It is a nice 15-20 minute walk from downtown to the cannery...More

Thank jef88ftlauderdale
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Had lunch here the other day, we sat inside even though it was a beautiful day. The atmosphere is nice the service was good, food service a little slow. I had the pulled pork sandwich, it was dry and flavorless I used the ketchup for...More

Thank lilmel459
Reviewed November 14, 2013

I'm very picky with my BBQ. I don't like pork very much and I don't like too much sauce. This place blows my mind and taste buds. First, it is pet friendly on the patio. Perfect for dog owners visiting the Monterey area or just...More

Thank Nergilious
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had a really tasty meal but the highlight for us was dessert. We shared perhaps the best bread and butter pudding I have ever eaten. Make sure you don't over order because if you miss this you are missing something truly special.

Thank mini_d51
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Turn your back to the Bay and eat up hill. Henry's BBQ is a gem. Not swanky looking by any means compared to Cannery Row eateries but looks are not everything. This isn't a flat pack diner, it's evolved to it's present form. Fuctional but...More

Thank Blackrat751
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had dinner here one night while taking a drive around Monterey. It was pretty quiet but the server was very friendly and made us feel welcome. We had a full rack of BBQ pork ribs, and also the mixed plate of pulled BBQ pork...More

Thank Travelbag2013
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Ok well I can tell you that the south ( in my opinion) has the best Barbeque ever. So don't expect that when you eat here. That said my husband enjoyed his BBQ sandwich. My ribets were tough and tasted like artificial smoke flavor. The...More

Thank Wngrl
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Ehy traveller from San Francisco to Los Angeles!!!! PLEASE NOT: Stop in Monterey just to meet this fantastic rack of pork ribs, burgers and meat! Staff is perfect in service and always sunny! Lovable!

Thank AlessioGr
Reviewed September 28, 2013

The restaurant came well recommended and was within a short walk of our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. On a Wednesday night in September it was almost empty which came as a surprise and only two people arrived after ourselves....More

Thank LichfieldBoy
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The service was great and friendly! The husband had a half rack of ribs and they were the size of the plate and then some. The meat had so much flavor and they fell off the bone. I had the Roasted Sirloin. Nice portions and...More

Thank netjesent
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $25
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 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
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-6999
Heated, Pet-Friendly Patio. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3-6: $2 off all Beer & Wine, $2 off all Appetizers. 6 Beers on Tap. Henry's BBQ offers many choices of BBQ, chicken and pasta dishes in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Henry's BBQ serves Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken, Sirloin, Pulled-Pork and Hot Link Sausages. The BBQ sauce gets rave reviews. Juicy Burgers and Sandwiches are also on the menu. Even vegetarians can find a fantastic meal! (Eggplant Sandwich, Salad, or Pasta) Henry's BBQ is a great place to take the family as it offers a Kids Menu, has a friendly staff and reasonable prices. You can even have your dog join you on the patio! All meals available for Take-Out. Catering available
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