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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

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$$ - $$$
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Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 07:30 - 20:30
Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoyed a great lunch. We both chose the special of the day (sole on a bed of green salad). Very tasty, fresh and succulent. Service - super friendly. Well worth a visit. It's small so you will wait but it's worth it and for organized types - book it.

Thank zimson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read good reviews on tripadvisor and decided to check it out. As soon as we laid our eyes on the dismal location, we wondered if we should find a better place but decided to try it anyway. Breakfast was great, service was satisfactory. A steady trickle of vehicle traffic ruins the experience and the place needs make over.

Thank Praki P
Yankton, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had breakfast here on a blustery Sunday morning, so no seating outside. We were seated after a fifteen minute wait and served promptly. I had the hubcap pancake, about 16" in diameter and served with about 1/3 stick of butter. It was very good and even with help from my son, we couldn't finish it. Food... More 

Thank Guy L
London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Wow great little spot huge portions with a good price loved the coffee they know how to cook an omelet definitely worth the drive to get there highly recommend

Thank Brad K
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great service and of course value for money. I really love this place the staff is always there to help you. It was worth every penny!! I absolutely recommend this place!!!

Thank Ioulia P
Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Stopped here for lunch on our one day in Monterey. What a lucky find ...had the tastiest calamari ever .....fabulous place for a simple lunch to watch the world go buy ...

Thank rosieb2802
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stubbled by this place of a morning as we waited to board a whale watch, the food was prepared quickly and was delicious and excellent value. Whilst inside the restaurant is very small it has a diner feel to it with a lovely and friendly waitress. Both myself and my partner had eggs on English muffins that came with... More 

Thank Lizzie N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were just a bit late for breakfast but just in time for lunch. Actually we remembered having such a good experience with their breakfast that we returned. Lunch of fish and chips was good, not outstanding but plenty of it. Sitting at the counter was fun, quite the show to watch the maneuverings of the "kitchen". They were busy,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Good breakfast. Excellent omelet Friendly service. But beware there are no on premises restrooms. That is the only major drawback of this good breakfast place.

Thank Gloria S
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Sat outside on a beautiful day. Good food & service - eggs done the way I like them. Cafe feel, situated right on the pier. Outside seating is right next to the traffic flow on the pier & parking but didn't ever bother us.

Thank Anne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?