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Monterey's Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
+1 831-373-4647
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the menu with the choices of different preparations. Not many tables so a good idea to call for reservations. Always our first choice in monterey

Thank Laura B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another quality restaurant we found, thanks to TripAdvisor. The restaurant is small and comfortable with a bar that serves only beer and wine. The food was amazing. My halibut was done perfect. My wife ordered the cioppino...delicious red broth and loaded with different types of seafood. My son ordered the bowl of clam chowder. It wasn't the best I have... More 

Thank James R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little find that we were happy about. Nothing touristy about the place as its not within the tourist spots and filled with locals. The place is very popular with locals and it takes a while to get a table even on weekday evenings. Portion size of the food is big but delicious. Loved the oysters so fresh that you... More 

Thank Webbywabbit
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were in the Monterey area for five days and this was by far and away the best restaurant. I ordered the oak smoked oysters for an appetizer and they were fabulous. My wife ordered a pasta shellfish with artichokes in a light vodka creamed herb sauce and I ordered a ribeye with a shrimp medley. The... More 

Thank WIlliam E
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for 15 plus years. One of my favorite all time restaurants. Incredible high quality fresh seafood and pasta. This place gets it!! Small restaurant with an amazing menu. Please go here for dinner-you will be in for a treat!!!

Thank Peter U
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique oak grilled fish dishes, and of course their famous Bar-B-Que Oysters set this restaurant apart. The Cioppino is absolutely out of this world as well. The prices are very affordable. There are lines outside, so definitely get a reservation.

Thank curioustraveller69
Indianapolis, Indiana
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small place and crowded but the food was excellent as well as the service. Reservations are a must! I had the crab ravioli which was the best crab ravioli I've ever had. My husband had the calamari Parmesan and he said it was amazing. We were tourists or we'd go there all the time!

Thank Janet R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the grilled oysters & BBQ artichoke. Both were amazing. Husband had halibut and loved it. This place was featured on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives a few years back.

Thank Trish Y
Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Hampton Inn in Monterey and decided to eat here. The atmosphere is okay, but crowded. There is a reason it is difficult to get in and crowded. The food is absolutely outstanding. The service is upbeat and attentive. I had crab ravioli which was maybe the best I've ever had. Prices are reasonable.

Thank ald233
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I pretty much defy anyone to point to a better seafood restaurant anywhere on the Monterey Peninsula. For more years than I can recall we've had primarily lunch and occasionally dinner at Monterey's Fish House, an old converted home. I've had great seafood in many spots around the world but I've never actually had any that was better than at... More 

Thank Richard R

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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

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