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Crab Louie's Bistro

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46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-655-1173
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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Alberta, Canada
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117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Every restaurant on the pier tried to entice us in for lunch. We picked Crab Louie's because my husband wanted fish and chips and the man at the door said of course they had that. When we were seated they brought us each a bowl of delicious clam chowder for free! I had the crab cake sandwich, which I enjoyed.... More 

Thank MJH048
Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've always just walked by this place while on the wharf trying to decide where to eat next. This time however, I stopped and really paid attention to what the Greeter had to say and looked at the sample dishes on display. After aggressive selling by the gal out front I ate there. I had the stuffed sea bass and... More 

Thank terry k
Chula Vista, California
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was walking around the Monterey Fisherman's Wharf taking in the sights. The pier has multiple restaurants vying for business, so they provide some samples of the chowder. I did not try the chowder, but after walking the pier, I decided to eat at Louie's. The restaurant is small and quaint with views of the water. I placed my order... More 

Thank Pablo C
york england
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner because partner wanted the giant crab. Got hapoy hour wine and i ordered fish and chips. My wifes crab was large and she really enjoyed it but my fish was small and nothing to write home about plus chips came stone cold. Sent them back where they obviously refried it all. When the bill came they... More 

Thank msbYorkEngland
rick b, Owner at Crab Louie's Bistro, responded to this review

sorry to hear that , things like that shouldn't happened, please call me 8315215695 and provide your name and check or receipt # and you will get 2 free meals. rick beidoun More 

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139 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went on Sat morning for brunch, ordered the Salmon benedict and the classic Benedictine with wheat toast. Both breakfasts had far too much salt in the sauce, with a smoked salmon that had salt added and a smoked bacon was too much. The toast was lightly cooked, not sure it had seen the toaster. Service was steady not great. The... More 

Thank Karl F
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Happy hour, complimentary fresh fried calamari, my first fish tacos. Great first meal for my California visit.

Thank Rebecca O
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

While trying to decide where to eat while on Fisherman's Wharf, we came across Crab Louie's. The decision was made when we were told they could accommodate a group of 10 immediately! We were not disappointed with our choice!! The service was fast, friendly, and knowledgable! The food was outstanding!!

Thank Phyllis P
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Went for a late breakfast, real home cooked comfort food but definitely restaurant quality. Great service and reasonable price

Thank David F
Troy, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great view, great service, great food! We had clam chowder and crab cakes.... to die for! The service was speedy and friendly. We are from far across the country and would recommend this to anyone.

Thank jlwoods23
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

After sampling 5 chowders, we all agreed this one was the best. We did not know it was happy hour but drinks were $4.00. A free plate of calamari came to every table. We sampled crab cakes, fish tacos, fish and chips and a mixed seafood grill. The sauces were great, the fish caught that day, and the staff were... More 

Thank gladysc215

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
European, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-1173
crab louie bistro is located on the wharf in beautiful Monterey harbor ofering spectacular views of the sealions and from all window tables. We are open every day - for breakfast,lunch and dinner Our guests may enjoy the view of sea otters,sealions and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch ,or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over Monterey bay.

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