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Monterey Coast Brewing Company

) #9 of 270 Restaurants in Salinas $$ - $$$ American,
165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-758-2337
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar
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165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

The spicy prawn appetizer combined with an order of cheese quesadilla was a perfect lunch. Along with sour cream and good guacamole. The garlic bread was surprisingly good -- the best I can remember. I liked the Monterey Coast Pilsner and the restaurant was attractive...More

Thank Phoebe059
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here two weeks ago and the food was great and the craft beer selection is excellent. The only negative was our waitress who was inattentive and forgetful. Otherwise a great spot, lively and family friendly.

Thank teeandcakes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We like this place for a quick bite to eat and a beer before going to see a movie. Not a very fancy restaurant, but they serve some good local brews. The portions are pretty good in size, but my salad had to much dressing...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch. The service was good and it was a nice environment. The soup was a little salty, and the Cuban sandwich was not great. The salads I've had in previous visits were good. If I go back, I'll stick to the...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

After a long day of work my colleagues and I enjoyed a nice dinner here. The atmosphere is quite nice, the service was wonderful, food was good, and the beer quite good. A nice experience overall. Parking was tight on the street but there is...More

Thank LLL160
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great food, wide variety of choices for lunch, friendly staff. I have to eat there at least a few times per month. The salmon sandwich and the grilled chicken sandwiches are both my favorites.

Thank Fernando G
Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the best places anywhere to explore local beer. The friendly staff is knowledgeable and accommodating, suggesting beer and complementary food (or vice versa, but I think of the brew first). This is a great place to take family and friends, or just kick...More

Thank T1928
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Located in a well maintained section of downtown Salinas, Monterey Coast Brewing Company is a solid choice for a beer and casual meal. We visited rather early on a Tuesday night so it was fairly quiet and we were seated quickly. Our server was friendly...More

Thank lizlubee
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This brew pub was busy but we were able to get a table and our waiter was attentive. We got free samples of a few beers and chose Harvest Wheat and the Scottish Red Ale. For an appetizer, we had crispy artichoke hearts since we...More

Thank LancPAmom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Flights of 11 different beers that are consistently full bodied and great tasting. Salads are enormous and burgers (even the vegetarian one) is really good. Make sure you come on Saturday to try the artichoke bisque soup.

Thank Mdavey
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Can we sit outside with our small dog?
23 August 2016|
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Response from MsM1421 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any seating outside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-758-2337
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