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“The nicest breakfast ever!”

Loulou's Griddle In The Middle
Ranked #3 of 305 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The nicest breakfast ever!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We loved the place so much we came back the next morning! The pancakes (they were huge) are the fluffiest and tastiest ones I ever had. I also liked the crab cakes - had lots of flavor. My daughter enjoyed the breakfast potatoes with the special basil and cheese garnish. We like sitting at the counter as you get a great view not only of the grill but of the boats in the harbor. The place is small but there are splashes of color everywhere. Seating is a little tight but it just lent to a very cozy atmosphere. For a breakfast place, this rates very high in my book. Even my daughter, who is not a breakfast person, really enjoyed the place. It was her suggestion to come back and the second visit was as good as the first. We highly recommend this place for a nice breakfast treat.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good diner”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Great breakfast, huge portions, nice service and sitting at the counter you see how your food is being prepared. Worth a visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One word: Awesome”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This little out of the way place on the wharf is fantastic. Great, friendly service. Crab cakes were beautiful and eggs cooked perfectly. Great food eaten in the sunshine. Great start to the day.

  • Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun place to start a fun day! ”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

The breakfast food was good to great, the service was good and fun, loved the small and personable space, and the location couldn't be better. Park on the pier just across the restaurant for free before 9am.

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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best breakfast”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

OMG! I loved the chocolate chip pancake!
The place is very very small! Totally empty at 8am! But who cares... the food is delicious!!!

Visited April 2013
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