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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

) #2 of 219 Restaurants in Monterey $$ - $$$ American, Seafood,
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant met our lofty expectations. It's small so recommend getting there early. We sat at the bar which was awesome to watch the cook do his thing. We got two omelettes and shared a fruit/chocolate chip pancake that was literally as big as a...More

Thank Nick V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never disappointed @ Loulou's, chowder is very good, better than the other restaurant pier. Had the fried oysters daily special app, very good, not over cooked.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, and an amazing "Hot Chick" chicken sandwich! Highly recommended, and worth a detour if you're going down the 1!

Thank Linus J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small unassuming restaurant in the middle of a pier with big food! My daughter and I both had french toast which was delicious! We watched as others ordered the hubcap pancake which is literally larger than a dinner plate. We did not...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just a tiny, quaint looking spot on the wharf, but it manages to serve up some of the best and freshest seafood we've ever tasted, which I suppose is why it's been around since 1948! I went there with my wife, daughter...More

Thank MisterMikeToronto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here passing through the beautiful Monterey. The owner was super friendly and indulged me talking about the filming of big little lies (we had just finished it in the UK so I was fan girling!). We both had the full breakfast, eggs, sausage,...More

Thank amandamonkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Monterey, try the other pier, and visit Loulou's Griddle in the Middle of the business wharf, then hike to the end of the pier if you want to take home fresh fish. Try the pancakes, but only one, unless you can finish more...More

Thank jgrunder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant located on Wharf. No bathrooms on site. Food was ok, not great. Construction going on nearby. Sat outside next to vehicle traffic.

Thank JimGAnnapolis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got lucky and no wait for a table outside. Just missed breakfast so we had lunch. Burger and grilled chicken with fries. Everything was delicious and server was very nice.

Thank A1shopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch to Loulou's Griddle in the Middle because breakfast is so darned great (Squiddle and Eggs! and those Hubcap Pancakes, yum!) that we thought we'd try the Fish and Chips again. Boy, compared to the other pricey restaurants, LouLou's serves up a huge,...More

Thank FortunateTraveler99
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Questions & Answers
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.
Michael K
7 July 2016|
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Response from cbncgirl | Reviewed this property |
Well worth any wait time, although I they do a good job of moving tables quickly so you don't have to wait long.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
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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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