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Papa John's

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598 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
10:30 - 22:25
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Tehachapi, California
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Good Pizza Good Service Good Prices and delivery too. What else can you ask for. Really liked the pan pizza too.

Thank 2crzytravelers
Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

As a chain, I like Papa Johns a lot. I live in Washington state. However, while visiting family in California, I ordered some pizza at this store on January 14, 2017. (This is store #4827 in Monterey, CA). The pizza was uncharacteristically very-very bad. It tasted pasty. This is not the reason for my negative review. The pizzas are made... More 

1 Thank Zinrosky
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98 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Email confirmation said 30-45 minutes to our hotel. Pizza arrived in 1 hour 10 minutes and the food was cold. We were only three blocks from the pizzeria. Even out of a warmer bag the pizza should be somewhat warm but this was cold. The garlic sauce was congealed. No response from Papa John's to my feedback. Second recent order... More 

Thank uacturbo
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much for the Groupon special. I have family visiting with too many women in the kitchen. So easy Peasy no fuss pizza is a winner, for me. The staff were wonderful helpers. They really helped me out on a tough decision. Great! We have pizza and chicken wings to munch all weekend. Happy Camper!

Thank Kim H
Davis, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Inexpensive good pizza. Cheapest place in Monterey for a family to eat. Leftovers are great for lunch the next day.

Thank Lindq-Adventure
Turlock, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Fast and friendly service. Wide selection of toppings. Clean place. Spacious. Dedicated crew. Manager Tom was very willing to accommodate our needs even if they were not on menue. "If it could be done, we will do it fir you" he said.

Thank falafil2007
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

I'll admit we didn't have high expectations when we decided to have a quick bite to eat instead of wait a long time at a restaurant. However, we were very impressed on this our first ever visit to a Papa John's. The staff were helpful and our pizza was freshly baked in 10 minutes. We had the BBQ chicken and... More 

Thank Pip-F1
Surprise, Arizona
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172 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

While in Monterey we always have local food from the area especially seafood. However, one evening we were hungry for pizza so we ordered it from here. Other years we had already tried pizza from nearby local places but this one is better and lower priced. The service was good and employees were friendly. We would order from here again.

Thank Roberto C
Orlando, Florida
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Well, we were in a bed and breakfast. So, being hungry and not wanting to go out decided to try the PapaJohn. As the title says, it is better than starving but it is a huge waste of quality calories. Not quite sure how to describe it other than "artificial". To be fair, we are used to family owned crafted... More 

Thank mbd_mj
Davis, California
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137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

My wife and I were in Pacific Grove, CA for the weekend. I had previously purchased a discount voucher for Papa John's in the Sacramento area. When I went to use the voucher in Monterey, I was told that it was only good in the area I purchased it. I was not aware of that rule, but accepted it and... More 

Thank Jim G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:25
10:30 - 22:25
10:30 - 22:25
10:30 - 22:25
10:30 - 22:25
10:30 - 22:25
10:30 - 22:25
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 598 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?