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Monterey's Fish House

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2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
+1 831-373-4647
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Orangevale, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were introduced to Monterey's Fish House many years ago and have referred numerous people there over the years. They always have FRESH fish, prepared in any number of ways, your choice. Often crowded, so a reservation might be advisable.

Thank Bill K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Needed more fish selections. Crab's were good. Petrale sole delicious. I guess it all depends on what the boats bring in. Better to call before you go.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was exquisite and the staff was excellent who devised tasteful colorful and well price the wine list price very reasonable

Thank randall b
Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant may look unimpressive externally but the moment you step into the quaint little restaurant, the aroma of fresh seafood wafts into your nostrils. While the place may be small and a little noisy, the food is never a disappointment. You are in for a gastronomical treat with its crunchy prawns and scallops immersed in its savoury cream sauce.... More 

Thank patlai0125
Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the same price the meal last night at Scooner's was about 100 times better! Place is small, tables on top of each other, food and presentation mediocre at best. $16 crab cake appetizer came with one "cake" slapped on a cold plate, over cooked, greasy, with a wedge of tomato and lemon - no greens, no sauce. The special... More 

Thank FLbirderdude
Georgetown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view pretty basic seaside restaurant, fish and chips good as well as the crab cake appetizers . Now for the Clam chowder it was very creamy correct but hardly any clam at all in my bowl for award winning I'd hate to see what the competition was like .I'm obviously a spoiled New Englander were clam chowder has clams... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beware of daily specials: we ordered a regular dish (Snapper) for $16 and thought the "special" which was Mahimahi tuna would be a bit more but not unreasonably so. Bad surprise: it was $31! We should have asked before ordering. We felt scammed, the dish looked the same as the other, just a different fish which, granted, has a higher... More 

Thank Barbara S
Helotes, Texas
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233 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place on a Diner's Drive in and Dives online listing. Everything was spectacular! Wait staff was friendly. Be sure to get some of the fresh fish. Other guests are personable. Locals hang out here too.

Thank Utah-Indy
san jose
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both husband and myself are big foodies and love fish. We are not the types to eat a lot of salt so that the food can be the star. The recommendations for this restaurant compelled us to go. The lines outside urged us to wait. We decided to sit at the bar. The server there was awesome. The other servers... More 

Thank terri v
new jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this gem on the Food Network and had to give it a try. It far exceeded my expectations. The service was just spectacular. Everyone was all smiles and just treated you as if you were a regular and treated you as if they weren't busy (which they were). We made reservations 2 weeks in advance. This place is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-4647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?