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“The search for the perfect pancake is over! ”

Loulou's Griddle In The Middle
Ranked #3 of 301 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The search for the perfect pancake is over! ”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome! We are visiting Monterey for the first time and were looking for a great place to eat breakfast near the water. Unfortunately, the concierge tools us there wasn't anyplace. She was wrong! ! ! ! This place is in the middle of a pier and they have the biggest best pancakes I've ever had (and I've had a lot). My husband had the special breakfast potatoes with eggs. Equally awesome. Highly recommend this place! ! !

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“Awesome”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This place is a great spot on the water. Really really cool place. We say at counter and watched as the cooks worked

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“Great breakfast”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a great breakfast! More food than we could eat. Everything was fresh and quick service once we ordered. We did have to wait about 15-20 minutes for a table, but it was worth it! We all had different omelets and all were stuffed. We saw the pancakes on another table, wow they are huge!! Priced similar too other restaurants nearby. Would definitely stop here again.

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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“Great little funky place!!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the wait for this little funky place...great to eit outside, but inside at the counter is special!!!

Visited January 2014
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“A stroke of luck finding this place!!!”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wow!Wow!Wow!..... We stopped for a quick lunch and didn't expect to find this little gem!!
We walked past a few places that didn't grab us but were completely smitten with this place and it didn't cost us the bank!!
We were seated straight away and served swiftly the biggest burger and the most fantastic calamari I've had in a very long time. The servers seemed happy to be around and we just fell in love with the place.
Enjoy... We did!!!

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