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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (243 reviews)
“crab cakes” (106 reviews)
“seafood omelet” (30 reviews)
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small breakfast dinner. Could not fault the food at all and it is a quirky place but it is kinda expensive for what you get. Inside is super cramped so I would advise getting table outside if possible. Staff are really friendly and quality...More

Thank steven1105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having wanted to enjoy a special breakfast on a special day, LouLou's was the perfect choice. I had dined there numerous times but my wife was a first timer. Our breakfast was tasty and very filling. The hubcap size pancake was enough for a meal...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been her a couple of times and the food has always been good, like most diners.Not an upscale restaurant but a great location.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for lunch based on trip advisor. The service really was very nice. The place had a fun feel to it and the location on the wharf was great. Really wanted it to be good, but the food was lacking. We got the...More

Thank CraigKim88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast at Loulou’s during a coastal trip while visiting Monterey/Carmel. This small restaurant feels like an old-fashioned diner, which we found to be interesting. Perhaps going on a Wednesday morning (we first tried Tuesday but it was closed), decreases the wait time and...More

Thank funtotravel139
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wait for a table was around 25 minutes but it was worth it. Really authentic local diner on the pier. Great location, rustic charm and amazing food. The portions are huge, the pancakes are insane. So big but so worth it and the omelette...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LouLou's is small, crowded and worth every minute. We were directed here by one of the guides on the whale watching boat. It is hard to fit 7 people in anywhere, but it only took them about 15 minutes to get us in and we...More

Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every now and then I'll look for a restaurant covered by DDD and see if it happens to be in the area that I'm working in. LouLou's in Monterey Bay, CA was on the list, so I thought I'd give it a try. It's a...More

Thank JTmaui
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had reached Monterey after a long drive from San Francisco. Hot and hungry. The breakfast was most enjoyable and the chilled beer quenched our thirst. Would love to visit again !

Thank Guide95691
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Hubcap sized pancakes are wonderful. I love the bacon - thick and chewy. Be prepared to wait a bit at peak times and be sure they are open before you go. Extremely friendly people waiting on the tables. The view is lovely, but you do...More

Thank Mainerla
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Questions & Answers
October 19, 2017|
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Response from Cherisa Y | Reviewed this property |
Don't really know; it's a very small place so I assume the kitchen is small
Jacquelyn W
October 24, 2016|
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Response from Traveler0320 | Reviewed this property |
They definitely have gluten-free menu items. Great place with friendly staff too.
August 18, 2016|
Response from Pattie S | Reviewed this property |
Apps, soups and seafood are available at lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-0568
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Loulou's Griddle in the Middle is the tiny diner on Wharf #2. We always say we're "tiny but mighty." We cook with a lot of heart, soul, and deep care about every detail. We aim to make your experience comfortable, fun, delicious, and a little like being at a home-away-from-home. The kitchen is open so you can see our chefs preparing right in front of you. Our community of customers--both local and visitors from far away--also make Loulou's special. We bend over backwards to accomodate your requests, when we can, and we might crown you with a tiara if your requests are many....but all in fun. The diner opened in 1948, so it's rich with history. We're blessed with one customer, Henry, who has been coming EVERY morning since 1948 and he's earned a customized stool, a plaque, his own coffee mug, and a warm place in our hearts.
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