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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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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

NOT on the strips of F Wharf or C Row. Walked the Trail a mile from downtown and then back with a detour out to the beach and sunset, Extensive menu. Sat at the Bar. Busy when I got there just after 5 Then got even busier. Had an Anchor Steam, 6 Washington state oysters. Glass of P Grigio with... More 

Thank owl9
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You would drive past this restaurant and not notice it! Don't be deceived by outward appearances. Great restaurant - frequented by locals. Probably one of the best meals we have had on our Californian Road Trip. You need to book! Although busy, we were soon seated. Service was good. Seafood pasta special is indeed very special. Great Atlantic Halibut. Highly... More 

Thank suebee202
Greensboro, Georgia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A definite local restaurant and no young servers. Seasoned people We sat at bar with Matthew the bartender. A great experience. Food was great very simple fresh seafood. Atmosphere was fantastic if you like local flavors. Halibut a great choice. Would return.

Thank paynehughes
Marina, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have seen long lines coming out of this place in the evenings for years, but had never tried it, until now. I now understand the lines! I went for lunch and luckily it was not crowded at that time. It is a cute place, quite small inside, but white linen tablecloths & decorated for the holidays. They have an... More 

Thank AnnieMac10_10
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206 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited with hubby for dinner. Tuesday evening and people were queuing out the door. Decided to eat at the bar. Matthew was very informative and attentive. My husbands mussel pasta was phenomenal and I had the rack of lamb. It was sooo tender, it melted in the mouth. We paid over $170 for dinner in Vegas. By far this was... More 

Thank Baohx
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This unassuming eatery is one of Monterey's most popular place for seafood. Located in what was once a house the place is very small so if you don't have reservations be prepared to wait, possibly outside the front door on the street. It's also north of the tourist section and they only serve beer and wine; however, it is all... More 

Thank Mark H
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You definitely come here for the food. The area is heavily commercial/industrial, east of Fisherman's Wharf and more scenic areas. Relatively small, so call ahead and go early if you can. All the dishes we tried were top notch.

Thank John B
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a late reservation but arrived early and asked to be put on the wait list for the bar. Although it was a busy Saturday night, we were surprised to have a seat within 15-20 minutes. Glad we were able to eat at the bar, where we were waited on by energetic and friendly Jose. He steered us toward... More 

Thank PaminatorJ
Winchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday evening visit to this very popular fish resteraunt located off highway 1. Queues outside to get tables. Friendly staff , warm welcome , explained a wait of 45 mins for table, no hardship as we squeezed a place at a bar area for pre dinner drink, very busy as people also eating at the bar and staff collecting drink... More 

Thank SurfBird21
Sarasota, Florida
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful lunch. The fish was cooked in a wooden oven and it was out of this world. The restaurant is beautiful inside. Can't judge from outside. The service was outstanding. I will be back

Thank 2013sylvia

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, 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?