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Crab Louie's Bistro

46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-655-1173
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“crab” (36 reviews)
“chowder” (28 reviews)
“sea bass” (12 reviews)
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European, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked the Fisherman's wharf looking for a nice place to dine on our second day. To our surprise most restaurants discriminate against families with small children. Most of the restaurants had signs outside that stated " no booster chairs... no kid meals" ... "...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iced tea was horrible powdered drink. Fish was fishy (not fresh). Bad meal overall. I guess they don't get much repeat business, mostly tourists.

Thank Pam-Darrell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Choose here as I'd read on line that they offered a good selection of gluten free dishes. Weren't disappointed, most things could be adapted. I had the mixed fish grill and my husband had the stuffed sea bass. Food was good and the service friendly...More

Thank LadyC15
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Strolling down the wharf, we stopped by this place for an early dinner. We were seated right along the windows with an excellent view of the marina. We were started out with complimentary calamari (very tender and tasty). I enjoyed an excellent stuffed sea bass...More

Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were staying overnight in Monterey, and were walking on the wharf looking for a dog friendly restaurant, preferably with a view. Many of the restaurants on the pier have "hawkers" - offering you clam chowder, and trying to convince you to come to their...More

Thank Laurie K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There are quit a few seafood restaurants on the pier and they all offer you clam chowder to taste and to get you in their restaurant. Without a specific reason we entered Louie's and we did not regret. We even came back the next day!...More

Thank Tramx
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stopped to look at the menu and we're given a sample of clam chowder which tasted more like clam paste - thick and not much flavor. They offered a free appetizer, standard for most places on the wharf, $4 happy hour drinks AND a...More

Thank wannagetaway613
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were attracted by the very persuasive young lady offering 10% discount if you took her card and ate ate the restaurant. We were given a waterside view table which was very pleasant. Great choice menu and also specials which both my husband and I...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal, seabass great, tasty chowder and popcorn shrimp. Booked a table after walking along the wharf. Offered 10% discount and free Calamari, check your bill as higher than average gratuities are added into the balance. Don't let this put you off the food!

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

After walking up and down the Fisherman's Wharf and sampling the clam chowders, we decided to eat at Crab Louie's Bistro. Well great margaritas for $4 as well as house wine. The calamari was free and we got 10 percent off the entrée. Calamari was...More

Thank Yolande B
rick b, Owner at Crab Louie's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

thank you for your business, we are here to provide delicious food with excellent service with a million dollars view of the harbor and the sea lion .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-1173
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crab louie bistro is located on the wharf in beautiful Monterey harbor ofering spectacular views of the sealions and from all window tables. We are open every day - for breakfast,lunch and dinner Our guests may enjoy the view of sea otters,sealions and pelicans. Enjoy breakfast or lunch ,or have a romantic candlelight dinner while the sun is setting over Monterey bay.
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