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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

) #2 of 220 Restaurants in Monterey $$ - $$$ American, Seafood,
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (95 reviews)
“potatoes” (67 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
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1 - 10 of 1,058 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes they are big and great with berries! The also have French toast, omelettes and wraps - all good. Popular place on the Pier. Park on the pier and walk on pier while you wait.

Thank LouieSD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On the wharf, next to the water, quirky little spot with adorable staff and solid menu. Crab cake heaven and fresh greens. Chowder was Delilah and tuna melt was spot on. Fair prices very friendly service. Alcohol only in the inside but we preferred the...More

Thank Becki S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped for brunch on our way out of Monterey. Very accommodating making sure we were as comfortable as possible. Friendly staff. We had a range of brunch items and everyone was very satisfied.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a late lunch at Loulou's. I had the fish and chips and it was a little heavy on the batter, as it was on our prawn appetizer, and the texture of the fish was a little too soft for my liking. My wife had...More

Thank drmarkhm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place to stop and chill on the pier. Menu looked great but we just had a drink and relaxed outside. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank stephhayes2017
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Ate at outside tables. Omelet, roasted potatoes were hot, so fresh and delicious.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quick service. Great food. Laid back atmosphere with upscale eats. Pretty view just across the street from the bay. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small place but friendly! The food is great and they give you good portion! Definitely go there again

Thank mariae341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun local experience. Amazing food and incredible staff. Fresh food and ingredients. Try a pancake.

Thank SRBtraveler
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a popular place and it's small. That means we had a long wait so we missed breakfast. So sad because that's what we were looking forward to. Lunch options were just soap, not worth the wait. Also no drinks if you're sitting outside.

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Questions & Answers
Jacquelyn W
25 October 2016|
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Response from Traveler0320 | Reviewed this property |
They definitely have gluten-free menu items. Great place with friendly staff too.
19 August 2016|
Response from Pattie S | Reviewed this property |
Apps, soups and seafood are available at lunch.
Michael K
7 July 2016|
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Response from cbncgirl | Reviewed this property |
Well worth any wait time, although I they do a good job of moving tables quickly so you don't have to wait long.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-0568
  • E-mail
Loulou's Griddle in the Middle is the tiny diner on Wharf #2. We always say we're "tiny but mighty." We cook with a lot of heart, soul, and deep care about every detail. We aim to make your experience comfortable, fun, delicious, and a little like being at a home-away-from-home. The kitchen is open so you can see our chefs preparing right in front of you. Our community of customers--both local and visitors from far away--also make Loulou's special. We bend over backwards to accomodate your requests, when we can, and we might crown you with a tiara if your requests are many....but all in fun. The diner opened in 1948, so it's rich with history. We're blessed with one customer, Henry, who has been coming EVERY morning since 1948 and he's earned a customized stool, a plaque, his own coffee mug, and a warm place in our hearts.
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