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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

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Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
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07:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 07:30 - 20:30
Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stubbled by this place of a morning as we waited to board a whale watch, the food was prepared quickly and was delicious and excellent value. Whilst inside the restaurant is very small it has a diner feel to it with a lovely and friendly waitress. Both myself and my partner had eggs on English muffins that came with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were just a bit late for breakfast but just in time for lunch. Actually we remembered having such a good experience with their breakfast that we returned. Lunch of fish and chips was good, not outstanding but plenty of it. Sitting at the counter was fun, quite the show to watch the maneuverings of the "kitchen". They were busy,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good breakfast. Excellent omelet Friendly service. But beware there are no on premises restrooms. That is the only major drawback of this good breakfast place.

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Thank Gloria S
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sat outside on a beautiful day. Good food & service - eggs done the way I like them. Cafe feel, situated right on the pier. Outside seating is right next to the traffic flow on the pier & parking but didn't ever bother us.

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Thank Anne R
Modesto, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had not been here in over a year, as our perfect dog died. We enjoy it because it's near Del monte beach, where our dog likes to play. (we now have a new puppy who saw the ocean for the first time) It was a little nippy sitting outside to eat but it was worth it. It seems like... More 

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Turlock, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hubcap pancake is a must if you have kids. As the pictures suggest, it is huge and can feed two or three kids. For breakfast this is a must do since the prices are reasonable and the ambience is spectacular. Wharf 2 may not be at the top of the list of tourist destinations but this place makes the... More 

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Thank William L
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This funky little diner is legendary among locals. Used to be little known, but now the word is out. So get there early for lunch in particular, and bring money to feed the meters on wharf #2 (or use a credit card). I love the calamari, but the sand dabs and most other dishes are also good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast at Loulou's while visiting Monterey. The food was outstanding. The crab cake and eggs was terrific and their pancakes were huge.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sit at the counter if you can. Watching the guys cook is a really good show. The pancakes really are the size of hubcaps. The omelette wasn't the most beautiful thing ever but was delicious! We'd go back for sure!

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Coquille, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have heard friends talk about Loulou's and saw the episode about them on Diner's Drive In's and Dives and decided to try it out. All I can say is that I was not disappointed. I had the Crab Cake with two eggs any style, I like over easy, with potatoes and pico and toast. The eggs were perfect, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 20:30
Thursday
07:30 - 20:30
Friday
07:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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