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Crab Louie's Bistro

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46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-655-1173
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Muscat, Oman
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little breakfast spot on Fishermans Wharf, really friendly service. The lunch menu also looked good, may have to go back to try that too.

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Thank Sarah E
Highland, Michigan
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Fishermans Wharf. Our goal was whale watching, but we stopped for lunch beforehand. Louie's was a charming little place packed in with a whole bunch of similar places. We had the free calamari appetizer, red snapper, salmon Alfredo, fish tacos, and stuffed bass. All the dishes were perfectly prepared. Service was excellent. I wish... More 

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Thank D S
Andover, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf offer silly incentives to dine with them. Free appetisers (Calimari etc.) But in Crabbs Louise's case it was 10% off. Needless to say it did not materialise so it had to be taken off the tip instead. The main dish was OK, but vegetables were few and cold, just like the beer. I have... More 

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Thank Maybe16
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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!

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Thank Chris & Jil... H
Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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.

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Thank Carolyn M
Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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

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Thank Jennifer C
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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 

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Thank Angela R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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!

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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.

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $45
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-1173
Description
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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