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“Sanitation lacking”

Holly's Lighthouse Cafe
Ranked #22 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Great little local find that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh and it is very popular in Pacific Grove.
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Lots of others were apparently enjoying their meals and so we decided to try eating here. The food was OK. However, the place settings were lying exposed on the tables. As we finished eating we were chastised for accidentally soiling the place setting that was there for an adjoining seat. Extremely rude treatment from the wait staff. Then to our horror as they were preparing to close, the chairs were being turned over and set upon the place settings that were already set up on the tables for their next opening. Any health department inspector would have found this to be in total violation of health codes. If you care about sanitary eating conditions, think twice before eating here.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Great menu. Excellent food and above and beyond service! We're always looking for the "local's" favorite places when we're travelling, and Holly's is just that! You can tell by those eating and hanging out that you're "family" when you're here. Amy and Jaime make you feel like you're home! This is a place that really enjoys what they're doing and it really shows! So, go, eat and enjoy. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Great breakfast place. Crowded, but they do their best to seat you quickly and shift tables to make room. Small inside though and kind of cramped. Good eggs, pancakes, and Eggs Benedict. A wide variety of food to choose from and hours are 7ish to 2ish every day. What more could you ask for?

Thank travelagentreplies
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The small place had fast service, wonderful food, large menu and we returned three times. We had the chance to meet Holly and thanked her for the excellent service and food.

Thank JerryJac
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

One disappointment, actually; they sold the last slice of ollalaberry pie before we could order dessert. This place is located in the main shopping/eating area of Pacific Grove and far enough from Cannery Row to be authentic and unpretentious. They serve breakfast all day. Omelets we had were great. Food, like pancakes, served at other tables, looked very tempting. Lunch menu is full of excellent soup, sandwich, and salad offerings. The homemade minestrone was very good. Sadly, they only serve clam chowder on weekends, so we missed it. The setting is clean, cheerful and original. No chain restaurant prefab ambiance here. After eating at many restaurants in OP that miss the mark, this was a welcome change.

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Thank chipperxv
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