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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

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$$ - $$$
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Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome clam chowder. Got the last order of red snapper fish and chips - also delicious. Very small place. It had been a busy weekend - so they were out of some of the beers that are normally offered. But good service. We went because it had been featured on Diners and Dives.

Thank Margaret C
Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing but amazing things about Loulou's! 1. The clam chowder was the best I have ever had. Ever. The broth wasn't thick and gluey but rather flavorful and just divine. 2. The location couldn't be beat. Right on the wharf, the cutest little place. 3. The service was impeccable. Not obtrusive, but attentive, casual and kind. It's not fancy, but... More 

Thank iheartco25
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for breakfast and had 30 minute wait. They took our name and normally call you to tell you your table is ready. The team was very personable and helpful with suggestions. The food was excellent and came in very large portions to say the least. Good mixture of tourists and locals. Can't go wrong

Thank Mork001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great find 5 years ago and on return visit 01/16/2017 proved to be just as we remembered! This restaurant is a darling place with a unbelievable menu and outstanding staff! I think this one of the few restaurants that truly has it all together. Honestly we could have eaten every meal of our vacation there. Kudos to erveryone from... More 

Thank Laurel F
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place itself is small and doesn't look like much but the food is very good. The staff is friendly. Depending on when you go you are likely to wait as there is not a lot of seating available and it's popular.

Thank leanne p
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be prepared for a little wait time but it is well worth it. Every bite is savory and memorable leaving you wanting to come back for more - on another day.

Thank jcruz1012016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoyed a great lunch. We both chose the special of the day (sole on a bed of green salad). Very tasty, fresh and succulent. Service - super friendly. Well worth a visit. It's small so you will wait but it's worth it and for organized types - book it.

Thank zimson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read good reviews on tripadvisor and decided to check it out. As soon as we laid our eyes on the dismal location, we wondered if we should find a better place but decided to try it anyway. Breakfast was great, service was satisfactory. A steady trickle of vehicle traffic ruins the experience and the place needs make over.

Thank Praki P
Yankton, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had breakfast here on a blustery Sunday morning, so no seating outside. We were seated after a fifteen minute wait and served promptly. I had the hubcap pancake, about 16" in diameter and served with about 1/3 stick of butter. It was very good and even with help from my son, we couldn't finish it. Food... More 

Thank Guy L
London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Wow great little spot huge portions with a good price loved the coffee they know how to cook an omelet definitely worth the drive to get there highly recommend

Thank Brad K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?