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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” (255 reviews)
“crab cakes” (108 reviews)
“seafood omelet” (31 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Perfect setting, staff was super friendly, food was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Couldn't have asked for fresher seafood. Best clam chowder i've had on the West Coast....New England gal in seafood heaven. :)

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank 252jaxh
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Breakfast was awesome, wish I had opted for the hubcap pancake after seeing others get it. Not much seating, we were lucky to get a table before our whale watch.

Date of visit: August 2015
1  Thank Keith G
Reviewed September 17, 2015

What a wonderful morning my family and I had at LouLou's! The location can't be beat and the food is delicious. Small and intimate setting. You can dine inside or out. The windows stay open so either place is pleasant. Very nice and attentive staff....More

Date of visit: September 2015
1  Thank Kendall B
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This tiny right on pier on waterfront was very unique, wait is 45 minutes, but definitely worth it! Omelet were excellent & pancakes the size of hubcaps! A must see!

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank barbara n
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Right on the dock with at the Municipal Pier (not Fisherman's Wharf), a tiny unique breakfast place. The appeal comes from: (a) the food - huge portions, well cooked, and (b) the size of the restaurant, in contrast to the portions it's tiny and you...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank CredulousTraveler
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited with friends 13 Sept. Three of us had the Seafood omelette. It was a large omelette loaded with shrimp crab & Monterey cheese and sourdough toast. It was really tasty & so large we didn't finish. The other had crab cake & eggs another...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Reviewed September 15, 2015

I had to drop my car off for scheduled maintenance and asked the advisor for a recommendation for my wife and I for breakfast. He told us about Loulou's and warned us that it is a TINY place and always had a waiting line. He...More

Date of visit: September 2015
2  Thank 408MartinK
Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were here 3 years ago. Fond memories have turned to nightmares. Sat outside. No wine or beer allowed . That's ok. Water is fine. Coffee gross. Nothing appetizing on the menu, i.e., the usual calamari or clam chowder and then tuna melts or burgers....More

Date of visit: September 2015
1  Thank Pam D
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I have heard the breakfast here is amazing so I stopped in one morning after scuba diving. Unfortunately by the time we were seated breakfast was no longer being served. I had a hamburger for lunch instead which just your average burger and slightly overpriced....More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank tmichele23
Reviewed September 12, 2015

I happened upon this little diner while walking to the touristy Fisherman's Wharf, and got misdirected- this is located on the real Fisherman's Wharf nearby, which is wet, smelly, and had actual fisherman with fresh caught fish in process. I saw this tiny place with...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Epiphany1953
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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 patties188 | 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
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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