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Monterey Cookhouse

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2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California, USA
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the only two customers in there at the early dinner hour (around 4:00pm) and the waitress was very friendly and attentive. French fries were cold and had to be sent back for some hot ones.

Thank reneej633
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beast burger was very tasty, tho I did separate the different items (onion rings, brisket) and ate them separately. The burger itself was big. The wedge salad, tho good, was watery. The lettuce should have been allowed to dry first.

Thank janinenbob
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pork chop and mashed potatoes were outstanding!!!! The skirt steak was also very good. The friendly and attentive service rounded out the excellent experience. If you are really into dessert though, there wasn't anything fabulously appealing on the menu. Appetizers and main meals though, it was hard to decide...

Thank Melissa R
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

I've been here on several occasions and the food and service have been very good. Lunch buffet is best in town for the price $14 "all you can eat". I love their steaks though for dinner...very tender perfectly cooked medium rare filet mignon is my favorite. Their lackluster sides that come with the meal loses them a star though...overdone vegetables... More 

Thank Liz C
Des Moines IA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This dinner was very good. The service was outstanding. They are recent new owners so perhaps some kinks to work out, but everyone was bustling!

Thank Lylek2743
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We where looking for somewhere near our Motel. The desk clerk recommend the Monterey cookhouse. We enjoyed our meals. The pulled pork sliders were delicious and the fries were perfect. Large portions so my husband and I split our meal. Our granddaughter had grilled chicken Caesar salad and I tasted the chicken and would recommend it. Very good service.

Thank Elaine P
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We were disappointed in this restaurant. It was the first Caesar salad I had had which was just lettuce and dressing, with a slice of garlic bread on top. The burger was ok but nothing special. Also the liquor licence was between ownership so no beer or wine with the meal. Was pleased we were only there once.

Thank kandj93
Mosman, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel, nice decor spacious restaurant. Very pleasant staff and the ambience was convivial and we had a great chat with a fire crew down from Shasta to control the Soberones Carmel Valley fire. Excellent pizza and great large steak accompanied by a good value local Zinfandel by Craftwork. Most enjoyable.

Thank Babu_of_Kili
Calabasas, CA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

I'm not really sure why this place is called the Cookhouse? Normally, one would associate a cookhouse with down-home barbecue and pizza and rotisserie chicken, but this place is mostly rustic Italian with some other out-of-place items. The sign for the place is black and red with flames but the inside looks like a dressy-casual Italian place that hasn't been... More 

Thank Hannah H
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Out of the main strip of Monterey but quite close to many motels on Fremont Street, the Monterey Cookhouse is a gem. A great ambience inside with elegant décor, to match the excellent food served. Pricing is very reasonable and the service in without a doubt some of the friendliest & efficient we had on our tour of the US.... More 

Thank Perry W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 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
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-642-9900

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