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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

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Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great staff, nice setting and good food but I was expecting more for number 2 in Monterey. If it hadn't been that I probably would have rated higher but we waited for a table and it was ok.

Thank charlotteamy2
Grass Valley, California
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing breakfast in this little cafe on the pier. It is well worth the wait to get a table...just talk a walk down the pier. The cheese omelette is out of this world and the special artichoke scramble is delicious but you haven't had a pancake until you order the hubcap pancake. Make sure you savor the home-style potatoes with... More 

Thank GregBulanti
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a nice meal here with very friendly staff looking after us. All good, although my daughter ordered a banana hubcap and gave up after managing to consume about 20% of it, so be warned!

Thank Rockape63
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Passed this little place after lunch and wished we went here. The food looks really good and the place was packed.

Thank Cilla F
Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was EXCELLENT. The absolute perfect little dive with FABULOUS breakfast. We sat at the bar and watched our food be made, and it was awesome. They also have some outside seating as well. It's literally just a little shack but I was so impressed with the service and the selection. I ordered the French toast, and it was... More 

Thank Haley M
Menton, France
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best dish is perhaps the calamari; stil it's something a bit greasy. But it's not designed to be a fine dining place. The important information is that if you wish to be served a glass of wine, then you have to pick a table inside. Also, check whether drinking glasses are clean. Avoid the crab cake which is not... More 

Thank Claude M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While on vacation in Monterey, we did a little site seeing along the old Monterey Wharf. It was early, we were a little hungry, we made a stop at Loulou's Griddle. This became a hilight of our trip. We had breakfast, which was extraordinary, the breakfast burrito is the bomb. So much fun talking with the owner of this little... More 

Thank Joe B
Monterey, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is perfect for breakfast or brunch. There is usually a wait (totally worth it) but you can enjoy the beautiful scene around the restaurant while you wait.

Thank Ashlee G
Fresno, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loulou''s is a breakfast and lunch place on the Monterey commercial wharf. It's not on the "tourist pier" so don't make that mistake. The commercial wharf is about a half mile East of the "tourist pier". The restaurant is tiny but has lots of outside seating. You will need to wait on a weekend but the hostess will take your... More 

Thank Rockthevote1
Loma Linda, California
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loulou's is an institution in Monterey. Situated on the commercial pier LouLou's receives seafood directly from the fishermen. Not many tables so go early. The calamari and sand dabs are a speciality. For fun sit at the counter to watch the cooks put the meals together. Eat here at least once, expect to wait.

Thank James K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner, Soups, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 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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