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Crown & Anchor

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Irish
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150 W Franklin St, Monterey, CA 93940-2708
+1 831-649-6496
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool place to go if you are looking for British fare and a good beer selection on tap. Lots of locals so the conversation is informative. Outdoor seating available. Gets busy and loud at night if you are into that. Good clam chowder and blackened fish sandwich (my go to there).

Thank Kendu24
Salinas, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I been hear lots of times . And the food is outstanding . Love the fish and chips and there Cassadee you with shrimp and crab is above and beyond great. Well keep coming back .

Thank 1peterss
Chico, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we visit Monterey we go to the Crown & Anchor. Have always sat at the bar and enjoyed the atmosphere and people watching. Food is always excellent and bartenders very friendly. Daily food specials and a happy hour with reasonable drink prices

Thank MarkOM50
Chester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of ' british' pubs abroad are far from the real feel of those at home however this did come very close Its a small place but that adds to the atmosphere and the staff were very very good indeed. A great selection of beers from around the world, excellent food which was served quickly and well presented and... More 

Thank IB62
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156 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Should have stuck with the fish and chips got diverted into the seafood platter. Good, but in Monterey your calamari's gonna get compared and theirs was a tad rubbery chewy. English pub stay with beer and fish and chips. Wonderful server had a great time just being picky because it's Monterey!

Thank owl9
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

If you like a casual restaurant with a fun atmosphere, then try the Crown and Anchor. My husband enjoyed his Fish and Chips and I was given a very generous portion of the Chicken Curry. We also loved the dessert. The staff was friendly and attentive. Next time we are in Monterey, we will definitely go back.

1 Thank 72GoldenGate
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Having spent some time in the UK, we're always looking for a good British Pub experience here in the US. I love that you step down below street level to get into this restaurant. The decor is a little over the top, but it's better than some that we've been to. The food was good, and decently authentic as Americanized... More 

Thank WaOz1
Overland Park, Kansas
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We found this English Pub walking around downtown Monterey. Absolutely loved the authentic decor of wood paneling, cozy booths, and English memorabilia. Also a great looking bar. Really felt like we were in Great Britain. I had fish and chips, which was pretty good. My husband had Chicken Monterey; very good.We both really loved this cute place and highly recommend... More 

Thank Valerie066
Sebastopol, California
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198 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Stopped in for a late night light meal. The British theme is well displayed and lively. The service was friendly and quick. Price was fine for what we ordered. Would come back for a real pub meal next time.

1 Thank GRS-SJS
State College, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

get your English on in this British themed restaurant with bar. Lots of British themed decor, and menu follows. A loud and fun place, prices reasonable too.

1 Thank Radio9phs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Bar, British, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 W Franklin St, Monterey, CA 93940-2708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-6496

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?