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“Mediocre food & expensive”

Blue Fin Cafe & Billiards
Ranked #219 of 305 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mediocre food & expensive”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

We love playing pool & thought it would be fun to play a few games. We had some dinner while we played. The fee to rent a table was incredibly expensive & the food was awful. We will not be back.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Morgan Hill, California
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Lunch and Billiards”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I was a little leary of what the food might be like when we entered the restaurant. All I saw was a bar and pool tables. The bartender said "sit at any table" so we sat at a high table next to the window and pool tables. We were surprised that our food was pretty good. My husband had Fish & Chips and I had a Chicken sandwich. We asked how much to play pool and the bartender/waiter said it's free if you spend $20 on food and beverages. We did, so we played pool for an hour. It was fun.

Visited November 2012
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Cathedral City, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good food and drinks”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

good place to relax eat and drink. friendly people and outside balcony seating for smokers which is rare

Visited August 2012
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Victorville, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great view of Cannery Row”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were handed a coupon for a free appetizer for the Blue Fin upstairs above Johnny Rockets. We decided to try it. Who doesn't like free food? We played pool and had bleu cheese burger, chicken parm sandwich, and Monterey Chicken sandwich. We chose hot wings for our free appetizer. The place pretty cool. Nice view of Cannery Row and Ocean, played pool and server was great. There were only a few customers but it was after lunch before dinner so it was the slow time. I would highly recommend. They had 14 beers on tap. Unfortunately the only bad thing was the bathroom. It was dirty and wrecked with a broken door on one stall and plugged toilet in handicapped stall. No paper towels to dry hands and dirty floors. No employees apparently do the'r sidework to clean it daily. Other than that it was a great find and we will be back, but not go in restroom.

Visited August 2012
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Lehi, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pretty Nice View Of Cannery Row And The Ocean”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

I went on a Tuesday afternoon for lunch. My girlfriend and I had went up and down the cannery row looking for somewhere to eat lunch. We wanted something quick and cheap and this place satisfied those. We were drawn in by the free appetizer coupon an employee was handing out outside and the view of the ocean. The view of the water isn't very large but not too bad either. The place was very empty when we went but you could tell it was a locals hangout in the evening. The food was very bar like (it is a bar after all) but it was quick and cheap. Probably wouldn't go back but no complaints either. Service was average.

Visited March 2012
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