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Monterey's Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
+1 831-373-4647
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (198 reviews)
“oysters” (107 reviews)
“cioppino” (89 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

Wow! That was about all what I could think when I tasted my first entree, blackened raw ahi tuna. This place, located directly on Del Monte Av (a main road) is nothing you would look for unless somebody tells you. Or unless you realize a...More

1  Thank Jan J
Reviewed June 14, 2015

We made reservations at 7:30pm. There was a line outside, but we were seated immediately. Service was quick. Food was excellent with large portions. We ate at the Chart House for our anniversary the night before. Food there was okay but twice the price. While...More

1  Thank LUCKYME72
Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Prepare to wait for about an hour if you don't have reservations. The food is really good. There is a long line. It is worth it. Also know that the rooms amplify sound...it is noisy. For me this is not relaxing, but again the food...More

1  Thank AKcabingirlA
Reviewed June 13, 2015

Though I have been to the Monterey area many times, I had never heard of this restaurant, and they have been around a very long time. It was near the hotel I stayed at for 3 nights but when I called (they don't take reservations...More

1  Thank Epiphany1953
Reviewed June 11, 2015

Enjoyed everything about this. Old school type of place. Felt like a real joint where locals mixed with tourists. Food was delicious. I had the whole fish. My wife had the crab cakes. Just a great stop. In what can be a very pretentious area,...More

1  Thank Silly W
Reviewed June 10, 2015

My family has been going here for many years on our trips to Monterey. It is a small restaurant and usually has a line out the door. I would recommend making a reservation ahead of time. Everything they make is delicious. It is expensive, so...More

1  Thank Esther F
Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have hardly ever given a negative review - usually I might even overstate my enjoyment of a place or a meal, but I guess we ordered the wrong food choices. I had read such positive reviews of the Monterey Fish House - one of...More

3  Thank Melina56
Reviewed June 8, 2015

We ate at Monterey's Fish House based on reviews. We arrived early and were able to be seated right away. The place is very small, but the service was fastastic. We ordered the oak grilled oysters. They were very good. My husband didn't care for...More

1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We made a dinner reservation as recommended by many reviewers. We were seated right away and there were about 10 people waiting outside. We ordered the oak grilled oysters, fried calamari and their seafood pasta special. We told the waiter we were going to share...More

1  Thank Eugene F
Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Monterey's Fish House is a long time mixture in Monterey. Located away from where ;most tourist go, it offer wonderful and authentic coastal dishes. It is very popular with the locals and waiting for a table is not unusual. It is crowded and noisy...More

2  Thank Douglas D
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Jana E
April 1, 2017|
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Response from tatliturk | Reviewed this property |
Pasta and meat dishes
Vivian B
December 13, 2016|
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Response from richard l | Reviewed this property |
I would not think of taking children there
October 26, 2015|
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Response from DScardino | Reviewed this property |
Yes,. My wife is GF (Celiac) and had no problem with her entree. Can't remember what she ate, but it was all good. GO!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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 County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-4647
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