We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Monterey's Fish House

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
+1 831-373-4647
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,224: English reviews
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've read so many good reviews about this place and there's always a line out the door, so I figured it must be good. But, I was sooo disappointed. I'm not picky when it comes to food and I will eat just about anything...but, this place had absolutely no flavor. I'd expect at least a few sprinkles of salt and... More 

Thank B M
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a meal! What a place! If you want good seafood get yourself to this place! The oak grilled oysters - totally worth the hype. So delicious and moist. Not dried out at all. I had the seafood and artichoke pasta and licked the bowl clean. Fantastic. Plus we had a great bottle of Fume Blanc for $30. Can't beat... More 

Thank Ginger W
Level Contributor
79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We’d read about the need for reservations, but early on a wet, February night, we thought it would be OK to just show up. Wrong! The place was abuzz and our only chance of a table was if there was a no-show. Fortunately, there was, so we were soon seated in this brightly lit, crowded restaurant. Tables were set close... More 

Thank ekimbry
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the great ratings on TripAdvisor, we made reservations for Monterey's Fish House as soon as we headed toward Monterey. They were flexible with the reservation time and happy to accommodate us when we arrived a little early. We started with some delicious, fresh oysters on the half-shell, which were served with horseradish, cocktail sauce, and lemon wedges. Unfortunately, we... More 

Thank Asta L
Orangevale, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were introduced to Monterey's Fish House many years ago and have referred numerous people there over the years. They always have FRESH fish, prepared in any number of ways, your choice. Often crowded, so a reservation might be advisable.

Thank Bill K
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed more fish selections. Crab's were good. Petrale sole delicious. I guess it all depends on what the boats bring in. Better to call before you go.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was exquisite and the staff was excellent who devised tasteful colorful and well price the wine list price very reasonable

Thank randall b
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant may look unimpressive externally but the moment you step into the quaint little restaurant, the aroma of fresh seafood wafts into your nostrils. While the place may be small and a little noisy, the food is never a disappointment. You are in for a gastronomical treat with its crunchy prawns and scallops immersed in its savoury cream sauce.... More 

Thank patlai0125
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the same price the meal last night at Scooner's was about 100 times better! Place is small, tables on top of each other, food and presentation mediocre at best. $16 crab cake appetizer came with one "cake" slapped on a cold plate, over cooked, greasy, with a wedge of tomato and lemon - no greens, no sauce. The special... More 

Thank FLbirderdude
Georgetown, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view pretty basic seaside restaurant, fish and chips good as well as the crab cake appetizers . Now for the Clam chowder it was very creamy correct but hardly any clam at all in my bowl for award winning I'd hate to see what the competition was like .I'm obviously a spoiled New Englander were clam chowder has clams... More 

Thank KRich17

Travellers who viewed Monterey's Fish House also viewed

Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County

Been to Monterey's Fish House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-4647

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Monterey's Fish House and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Monterey's Fish House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?