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Monterey's Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The seafood is so fresh and very plentiful! Call early to get reservations. Line to get into restaurant is always long. The pasta is handmade and delicious. The ribeye steak with the peppercorn gravy is fantastic. Beer and wine no hard liquor served. Highly recommend!

Thank Kelly J
Ottershaw, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic menu and not just fish. Staff knew the food inside out and could help you choose from a diverse menu.

Thank Sean O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never seen oysters this big in my life!!! They are as big as my hand, and I have a pretty big hand. I ordered the Oak Grilled Oysters and Oysters on the half shell. I sit here struggling to finish the dozen. But it shall be done!!!! Seriously, if you normally order a dozen, go for the half. If... More 

Thank karmicluv22
United Kingdom
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We'd heard it was busy so reserved a couple of days in advance. Family run restaurant with knowledgeable staff. We enjoyed a scallop special and a shrimp bisque to start with. Entrees were specials of the day: Artichoke and seafood pasta and grilled Halibut. Portion sizes are generally too large, although not uncommon in USA and rather too much cream.... More 

Thank Waterman2000
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best fresh fish plates you'll ever have. You can order it 4 different styles. Everything I've seen come out of the kitchen here looks amazing. I like to sit at the bar and watch the kids work that raw bar. It's comfy and you'll get seated faster. There will be a wait if you don't get there... More 

Thank bennays
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is not in the downtown or Cannery Row area and is very popular which means you need to wait in a mundane atmosphere. We were told 40 minutes to get a table but it took over an hour. There is no room to wait inside so if it's cold be prepared to stand outside for an unknown amount... More 

Thank Sahar S
Bedford, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, casual and crowded spot with tables for 2 about 6 inches apart. We're from New England and have been eating seafood for decades. That may be why I found the food here only average, despite the raves from others. Our fish was cooked properly and was served quickly, but it seemed to be lacking some seasoning.... More 

Thank bostondave34
Viry-Chatillon, France
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the wait. It's Just ridiculous. Had to wait for 1h30 instead of the 30min estimated time. If you can't handle so many people just stop queuing them in a list. Second the food. It's basic, good but nothing exceptionnal. I really don't understand how can this restaurant be so highly rated.

Thank Marc-Antoine P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Monterey for one day and decided to come here for dinner!We didn't book the table so we just turned up and it was very busy.But they managed to sit us within 15 minutes which was great. We both had oysters to start with and then both had fish for main!The oysters with delicious so as the main... More 

Thank ally_gale
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the special which was a linguini with BBQ artichoke hearts and it was amazing. My friend had the honey almond crusted halibut which was also incredible. It's a small location so come early. We went right around 5:15 or so and by the time we left around 6:15 it was packed. Reservations look to be the way to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-4647

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