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“Great beer selection and service but sub-par food”
Review of Crown & Anchor

Crown & Anchor
Ranked #25 of 306 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Finally on our third visit, we went for dinner. Our last two experiences were great. We especially enjoyed the beer selection, attentive staff and outdoor area.

After reading the many reviews, I ordered the fish sandwich and my husband ordered the chicken curry (spicy). The sandwich was good but nothing special. I liked the light breading on the fish but the flavor was completely overpowered by the thick slices of onion. Even the lettuce and tomato seemed to ruin the delicate fish. The chips were good and hot! The chicken curry was interesting. Our waiter said it was one of his favorite dishes to order. It is basically cut up chicken, steamed veggies (and a lot of them) and some curry flavoring poured over rice. Despite ordering it "spicy" this dish lacked serious flavor.

We'll still go back for the beer and charm of this place... just eat dinner before hand.

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Thank Renee314
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

The Crown and Anchor is a favorite spot in Monterey. Best time to visit is during Happy Hour! The artichoke hearts are fresh not canned and delicious! The Fish and Chips (a favorite from days in England) is delicately breaded and one of my favorites.

Thank MzRKO
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you want real British pub food, good beers, great sandwiches, and a great outdoor patio to eat in Monterey, this is your bar. Service was great, friendly, with good suggestions for food and drink. The location is great downtown next to Monterey Marriott and the outdoor patio is a great meeting spot. A do not miss for lunch or dinner while visiting Monterey.

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Thank Rhett L
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Loved the service and the brew. If you are up for anything fried, this is your spot. Locals are super friendly.

Thank Myrta H
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We ventured down below street level to the nautical theme décor of pub! It was crowded but we still found a table for two to have a drink and the staff were all very friendly! Our server Ryan was very witty and provided right amount of attention. We were on our way to elsewhere, but will go back to try the food next time.

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Thank Pamela P
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