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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

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Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
7:00 am - 8:30 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 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never having tried these delightful fish I jumped at the chance. Griddle cooked like small trout fillets they were awesome. Try the chowder as well. THick and creamy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had read it was a great place to have breakfast but it far surpassed our expectations! Do not miss the opportunity to eat here! It was hands down the BEST french toast I have ever had and the service was great. Its not big but it is certainly beautiful!

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Ankeny IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got there before they opened and were among the first to visit that day. Outstanding food and opportunities for beautiful photographs along the Municipal Wharf #2 as well. The Bay was fogged in a bit that morning, but that's part of the charm of Monterey. Back to the food.....excellent, very filling, made in diner style almost right in front... More 

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Jenison, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was our last day in Monterey and we were encouraged to try Lou Lou's Griddle in the Middle. We were surprised by how small the place it - but not disappointed in the service or the food. Sat outside and enjoyed the surroundings and started our day off right. Very nice stop to have breakfast. We asked three other... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had breakfast on National Pirates Day! Staff were all dressed in Pirate dress and were very friendly and good fun. It was a lovely sunny morning so sat outside. Our breakfast was hot and tasty, with a great choice. Would recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the sole sandwich on grilled sourdough and it was really good. Small place on the pier does breakfast lunch and dinner. Recommend.

Thank StephenLBrewster
Whiteley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Great service, bags of personality and fresh, tasty, well prepared food. Try and get a counter seat so you can watch the show - the cooking team are amazing to watch. Like a well oiled machine but having fun working with each other. Everyone there seemed to love what they do and it rubs off - there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and tasty overall. When we first arrived, there was an approximate wait of 20 mins; they took our number and promised to call. We took the opportunity to walk through town a bit to check out alternatives, and the four of us decided it was worth the return... and it was! Table was ready just as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience. Yes we had to wait for a table but we always find that to be a good sign. The staff were friendly and helpful and service was prompt. Amazing coffee, hot and fresh. My husband had the crab cakes which he said were delicious. I had the banana hubcap pancake which was enormous! Food was really good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend this place for a good breakfast. I had an omelette which was gorgeous, comes with potatoes and choice of toast or English muffin. Really good food

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?