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Hula's Island Grill

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622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
+1 831-655-4852
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Lee, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So surprised by the amount of food for the money and the quality of the food. I had the Fish tacos and could not eat all of them. They were delicious! Everyone in our group ordered lunch meals and each meal was more than could be comfortably eaten. Fantastic food! This was such a pleasant surprise as we did not... More 

Thank Trish B
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here is great. As a vegetarian, I appreciate the menu they provided. Happy hour is a must. We enjoyed the tofu tacos!

Thank tmoore109
Centennial, Colorado
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500 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed the drinks at happy hour. Probably the best deal in town at $6 for great drinks. The food wasn't so great though. We tried a few things and even shared an entree. Luckily the service was quite good and took off the crab cake which was just a cake without much crab. I would try it for... More 

Thank webtravelreview
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hulls has a great atmosphere, classic tiki bar with excellent, boozy cocktails. The service is friendly. The vegetarian options are great! I highly recommend asking for the nut encrusted tofu and substitute the jerk sauce for the mango. Delicious!!!!

Thank Shivananda1
Wellington, New Zealand
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Monterrey for one night and decided to have dinner here. I liked the atmosphere and decoration of the place. Service was good and food was k too. It's not amazing but you will have a pretty good size meal.

Thank cmalinayi
Atlanta, GA
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81 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great drinks and great food + fun atmosphere! We enjoyed our visit after diving Monterey. Try the mai-tai or other specialty drinks - and get a double!

Thank Justin H
Las Vegas
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was decent, healthy and our sever was great but I'm not sure how this place is top rated in the Cannery Row area. Very casual atmosphere with surf videos playing on the big screen.

Thank fungus49
Monterey, California
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Hula's since 1989, shortly after it opened. It's always been a fun place to dine, with good food and vibes. Especially enjoy the daily special fish sandwich, which features fresh seafood flown in from Hawaii.

Thank Robert N
Brighton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this friendly and relaxed bar and restaurant three times during our recent visit to Monterey. The staff were great at accommodating us as vegans and were very flexible with the vegetarian menu.We ate really delicious meals: Jungle Curry, Chimichurri and fantastic tacos. Hula's has a good cocktail list including classics and Tiki inspired drinks. Their Blood Orange Martini... More 

Thank yogianne
Syracuse, New York
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The all night happy hour offered was what brought us to this restaurant. The calamari was fantastic but the chicken wings were mediocre. The rest of the food looked great!

Thank Brianna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $21
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-4852

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?