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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle
Ranked #4 of 306 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.
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Saw this place on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Fantastic. Took Uber from our hotel to this place. You won't regret going there. Food is To Die For. Great location right on the marina. Highly recommend trying this place out.

2  Thank JWCornwell
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

This little place serves delicious seafood, cooked right in front of you. Ask for a bar seat, and try the abalones, the sand dabs and the clam chowder. Best in town!

Thank Ian P
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Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Went with all my Family my wife and three boys 11,9 and 2. We had to wait about 10 minutes not bad. The Service was Great very attentive, the prices were Good. The pancakes are huge, between the three boys they could not even finish one!! My wife and I had the crabcakes and eggs, simply delicious!! Will come back and will recommend!!

Thank Tuntu M
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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

WOW! After a long day of flying we chugged into Monterey with time to kill before our room was ready.

Saw LouLou's on the curb on our first pass of municipal wharf #2... We had intended to go to wharf #1 .... But was an awesome mistake!

The place is tiny and the wait was pretty substantial, both for seating (we ended up at the counter) and for our food.

But it was well worth the wait, even for a couple of road weary,jet lagged, HUNGRY people.

They use Red Snapper for their fish and chips, which was entirely melt in your mouth, and they give you an option to substitute salad (huge) and a cup of their rich chowder for the chips. My wife got the fried calamari, which might easily have been the best Ive ever tasted.

Two weeks in NoCal ahead. Don't see how the eating is going to get any better.

1  Thank Kvidnin
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

The good:
1) Great location - right on the wharf!
2) Ginormous pancakes
3) Fun atmosphere

The bad:
1) Because of the location and the authentic open-air feel, flies do occasionally interrupt your meal.

The verdict:
Great experience and a "must experience"!

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1  Thank ninja1111
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