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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (229 reviews)
“crab cakes” (100 reviews)
“seafood omelet” (28 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
7:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is tucked on the pier- what a wonderful breakfast. If you are HUNGRY- then get the hubcap sized pancakes! They are HUGE. I enjoyed the cinnamon french toast- melt in your mouth! I highly recommend it. YUM

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you're on the wharf and trying all the different clam chowders this place will be one of the thinner types of clam chowder with rosemary and Sage. If you don't like thick clam chowder you might like this restaurant..

Thank mdauth58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So unassuming and yet in a side place, the service the food and the location is just a fantastic experience. I had the linguica and eggs it was terrific my wife had a nice big omelette and it was great too. Coffee is great always...More

Thank Reganjca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loud music on the inside, we sat out. Food delicious and fresh right on the warf. Make sure put money in meter checked 7 days a week.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short wait for a table on a Saturday morning, walked around the wharf while we waiting and they called us when our table was ready. Huge (understatement) and delicious pancakes with warm syrup, delicious omelets and the bacon was to die for according to my...More

1  Thank TracyEV
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This is an intimate eatery by the wharf and has the freshest fish you can imagine. We had the calamari and clam chowder which were so good! For main course, we ordered the catch of the day which was a crispy battered sole fish fillet...More

Thank jolene c
Reviewed 8 December 2017

My wife an I came in from a 4 hour whale watching trip and went in search of lunch. While fishermans wharf has lots of places to eat it was too busy for us and a but of an assault on the senses. We saw...More

Thank Colm F
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Fisherman’s Wharf to see the sea lions and did see some but then decided to have some lunch before leaving. Loulou is small, just a few tables inside and maybe six outside. One special of the day was fresh halibut with a...More

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We came for lunch on a Thursday and it was not crowded. The food was so good!! We had the chowder, fish and chips, and the crab cakes. I recommend them all! It was very small, only about 3 tables inside but overall it was...More

1  Thank RubyJJack
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We came across Lou Lou's on trip advisor and thought we should give it a try. It's located in a great spot and the food was delicious.

Thank Daniel o
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Questions & Answers
19 October 2017|
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Response from Cherisa Y | Reviewed this property |
Don't really know; it's a very small place so I assume the kitchen is small
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.
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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
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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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