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Duffy's Tavern & Family Restaurant

Bar, American, Pub
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282 High St, Monterey, CA 93940-2129
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Sits in a neighborhood Right outside the Presidio It's the longest continual restaurant in Monterey The building dates back to at least 1913 I live just up the street there this spring and decided to check it out Well... Best burger I've had in the Monterey Peninsula The other food that went by looked equally awesome Go Just go I've... More 

1 Thank Alcandriver
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Feels like a local gathering place offering bar food and all you can eat specials on certain days, friendly locals and a wonderful bartender/waitress. We had burgers and enjoyed every bite! The french fries are cooked to perfection, crisp on the outside with great flavor, come off the main strip and enjoy some good bar food with the locals, it's... More 

1 Thank been_there_u2
Carmel, California
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Had dinner after some local golfing.Food was very fresh and tasted great. Great specials and great service. Also a very extensive beer selection Will be back for sure to try some other items on the menu!

1 Thank Indyboy_10
Bristol, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

What a great find and thanks to Trip Advisor!! If you want a great 'locals and family run' experience this is it - excellent steak (Tuesday is steak night!) and great atmosphere. If you want fine dining - this is not the place - but if you want good local home cooking, great beer and local flavour - well worth... More 

1 Thank Richard195418
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is at the peak of a hill and nestled perfectly with a local military base. The Wait staff ( a wonderful and genuinely lovely older woman) was absolutely splendid. She missed one thing in our order but fixed it immediately with a loving smile! She made our first night in Monterey on our honeymoon (after a flight from... More 

1 Thank Dominic C
Sonoma, California
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This place is touch and go. Don't get me wrong...I love it. But it is almost a running joke as to why I love it so much. I love the staff...but sometimes I never get service if they are busy. I love watching games here...but sometimes their satellite is fuzzy. I love their food specials...but you have to ask about... More 

1 Thank Rawbs1986
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I get to the Monterey area, I make it a habit to stop at Duffy's. I've been going there for years and have tried many things on the menu. This time I ordered a VERY rare cheeseburger and that's exactly what I got. They don't try to tell you that the law says that they "have" to cook it... More 

1 Thank Robert H
Reno, Nevada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited Duffy's Tavern & Family Restaurant the first week of May 2015 to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. He told me that this tavern is more than a place to go and have a drink or some delicious food, it's the Presidio institution. Every weekend you can find dozens of students from the Presidio, regulars and locals who are part... More 

Thank Erikafromreno
Livermore, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped in to check it out before committing to host an event at Duffy's. The service was friendly by no nonsense, the food (turkey and bacon melt sandwich with sweet potato fries) and beer were excellent, and the atmosphere was fun. The place was full of regular, local customers who all knew the servers, and who were all known as... More 

Thank Kevin F
Sacramento, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

great service. Had an amazing Bison burger cooked with perfection. Food came in a timely manner. comfortable place to feel at home with. nice sitting area outside.

Thank Brittney B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 High St, Monterey, CA 93940-2129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-644-9811

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