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Crab Louie's Bistro

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46 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-655-1173
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the clam chowder, salad,halibut and got a free plate of calamari . The salad was fresh the dressing was good. The calamari and clam chowder were awesome. The meal and the wine were inexpensive and very good. The waiter was great, I would highly recommend it . Good prices and great food!

Thank Chris & Jil... H
Hollywood, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was wonderful and accommodating , especially if you have children. Views are great and we even saw sea lions swimming near by. The food is just OK. We tried a variety and all was OK. Their crab Louis is not worth the $22. The clam chowder is better else where.

Thank Carolyn M
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got sucked in! One of the cheaper places on the Wharf! The shrimp tacos were super yummy!! Fish n chips and mac n cheese were the other yummy stuff we ordered! All had 👍👍!! Free appetizers were yummy too!! Not a big selection of beer though

Thank Jennifer C
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When walking through Fisherman's Wharf you'll be invited in all kinds of restaurants. We chose this one because of the friendly man out front who also offered us 10% off our bill and told us it was happy hour too. Turned out that the stuffed sea bass was excellent, and the service was outstanding. When we entered, French music was... More 

Thank Angela R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last year my husband and I stumbled into this place and it was by far the best steak and crab! This year we went with our 7 year old for Fathers Day and it was again AMAZING! best king crab! You will absolutely see Seals swimming by!

Thank Nikki H
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a good place to sit in a window seat watching the harbour seals playing among the boats while you eat fish and chips. In the evening happy hour is all evening and we were also given a complimentary calamari starter. Friendly staff.

Thank Peach P
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Had 2 mixed grills. One small and a little over cooked. The other was ok. Crabs were good. Pushy salesman out front. Every one gets 10% discount. We got free calamari appetizers.

Thank Wperume
Old Station, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I was walking bye Louie's and they called" Bloody Marys" So I was like" Oh Yeah" I'll have seafood Benedict and "Dos Bloody Marie's"

Thank Mark M
Monterey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Maybe it was because of the Memorial Day weekend and they were clearly busy, but that's no reason to water down the clam chowder. I won't be recommending this restaurant to guests at my work.

Thank Orostudio
San Rafael, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Loud and aggressive chowder hocker liked to promote their chowder as best. Well was not but prices looked real good. That should have told us about the food. Had the sand dabs, were edible but not great, other 3 meals not so good, very bland in there opinions and may have made one of them ill later on but cannot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $45
American, Seafood, Soups, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-1173
crab louie bistro is located on the wharf in beautiful Monterey harbor ofering spectacular views of the sealions and from all window tables. We are open every day - for breakfast,lunch and dinner Our guests may enjoy the view of sea otters,sealions and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch ,or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over Monterey bay.

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