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Monterey's Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
+1 831-373-4647
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Houston, Texas
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229 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyable meal in an old-school fish house. Nothing fancy here, but a good place to enjoy local seafood and fresh pasta.

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Thank Pam T
Monterey, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am lucky to live within walking distance of this gem of a restaurant. Always make reservations though! Food is terrific, service friendly and efficient, cozy environment. Tables are very close, but that doesn't bother me. LOVE THIS PLACE!!

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Thank lizclark100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family trip to Yosemite was cancelled due to flooding in the area so we drove to Monterey for 2 nights. We asked for dining recommendations and were told Monterrey' s Fish House was a favorite. WOW is all I can say. Oak-grilled snapper was delicious. The artichoke/pasta/seafood special was perfect. Good wine list and affordable. Our waiter, Carlos, was... More 

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Fresno, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been there several times and will certainly return the next time we are in monterey. I get the impression that this is locals place not a tourist destination Very crowded and very popular. Unless you are there at around 4:45 before they open for dinner at 5:00, you won't get in this place without reservations.

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Carmel, California
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You wouldn't think from the outside this old hole in the wall would be offering the best seafood in monterey. The only tip off is the long line coming out the door. Inside isn't much better. its crowded and old and electric. Your waiter will spend 5-10 minutes explaining all of the specials and finish up telling you if its... More 

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San Francisco
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service and price were awesome!! We loved the Seafood Pasta's. The low key atmosphere was great.

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Thank ChrisSanFrancisco
Pensacola, Florida
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96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious, with generous portions. The restaurant was obviously popular. We had a reservation, but had to wait for a table. The environment was noisy. The staff were friendly and polite, but it was difficult to understand the specials due to the waiter's accent.

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Thank CyberDawg
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cozy, local-filled establishment feels off the beaten path and comfortable. The food is good, the service is too, but the overall operation felt like they were short-handed. Overall price for two people was about $105 before tip, which included a $40 bottle of wine and no dessert. We were able to get a 7 p.m. reservation when we called... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent dinner with my family for my birthday. I had an amazing mixed seafood and artichoke heart pasta - it was a special that night. My son had a tuna steak that he said was the best he had ever had. We had a reservation at 5pm, and people were lined up at the door. Awesome restaurant- make... More 

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Perth, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a line to get in but we were offered and accepted seats at the bar which were fine for the two of us. I had a bowl of the seafood chowder and we shared a prawn dish and a squid dish and we were very happy with our choices. The draught beer was the best and coldest we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-4647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?