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Monterey Coast Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places anywhere to explore local beer. The friendly staff is knowledgeable and accommodating, suggesting beer and complementary food (or vice versa, but I think of the brew first). This is a great place to take family and friends, or just kick back with your significant other.

Thank T1928
Boston, MA
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171 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a well maintained section of downtown Salinas, Monterey Coast Brewing Company is a solid choice for a beer and casual meal. We visited rather early on a Tuesday night so it was fairly quiet and we were seated quickly. Our server was friendly and helpful and our pizza and beer were very good.

Thank lizlubee
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This brew pub was busy but we were able to get a table and our waiter was attentive. We got free samples of a few beers and chose Harvest Wheat and the Scottish Red Ale. For an appetizer, we had crispy artichoke hearts since we saw a lot of nearby artichoke farms and they were delicious. My husband had grilled... More 

Thank LancPAmom
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Flights of 11 different beers that are consistently full bodied and great tasting. Salads are enormous and burgers (even the vegetarian one) is really good. Make sure you come on Saturday to try the artichoke bisque soup.

Thank Mdavey
Salinas, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I've had the food and it's good especially the burgers, and pastas! My visit rating is on the beer! I love the Chocolate Beer! It's refreshing on a hot day!

Thank MsM1421
Salinas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Wonderful staff with wonderful beer! Locally brewed and you can take some home too. Food selection has food for adults and children alike.

Thank robwmcdowell
Salinas, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I each have our favorite menu items and enjoy them every visit. Frequently we take in a move at the adjacent Maya Cinemas and then treat ourselves to a brew and delicious fresh meal. My favorite is the salmon - both in a salad and in a tasty sandwich. My husband likes the steak sandwich and the... More 

Thank Brigid M
Monterey Peninsula, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great burgers and garlic fries. Lots of good ol' american foods! The awesome thing about this place is the beer selection. I've never seen such a selection, both on-tap and bottled! Great place to hang out with friends...

Thank TomPH2014
Visalia, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We walked to this restaurant from the Howard Johnson. The food was hot. Staff friendly. Will return.

Thank calif827
Salinas, California, United States
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226 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

If you like beer, you'll want to check this place out. Lots to taste plus some good food items and good service. Private meeting room available in the back.

Thank 556danaa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-758-2337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?