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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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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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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seafood Reef Rider omlette was, hands down, the best omlette I've ever eaten. Mushrooms, Shrimp, Crab and cheese. There was far more Shrimp and Crab than anything else, which is not normal. The eggs were beyond fluffy and the "pico" was out of this world. And did I mentioned the sourdough toast? OMG! In short, definitely the hilight of the... More 

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Newcastle, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stopped here last year when I volunteered at the AT&T Pebble Beach Golf Tournament, and had their "Squiddle & Eggs".....a lightly breaded Calamari Steak with potatoes, eggs and toast.....it was wonderful! I had it again this year and it was just as good as I had remembered. If you're into pancakes and are really hungry, check our their HUBCAP... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great pancakes. Friendly wait people. Love the location. Not fancy but friendliness makes up for it.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have wanted to eat here for a long time, finally got to eat there for lunch. It is a little hole-in-the-wall, so to speak, but super great food. I recommend anyone to try this place out. The staff is very friendly and again our lunches were awesome. I will go back, so much more to eat.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Real Deal for dining by Fisherman's Wharf (old or new) in Monterey. Situated right on the dock where the fresh fish and shrimp is brought to the kitchen. Great heaping Salads with big beautiful filets of Salmon, Fish and Shrimp are delicately battered (freaking awesome) and served with crisp fries. The Fried Shrimp Platter was excellent and... More 

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State of Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way into Carmel on rainy weekday, not much of a crowd, great calamari , fish & chips ,clam chowder, kids liked the monster burger. fast and efficient service.

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate outside on a cool November morning and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. A bit removed from the touristy section of town, the patrons were a mix of out of towners and regulars, which provided interesting and entertaining banter. The coffee was good - this is important - so often it isn't. The portions are substantial, and the special Loulou's... More 

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kalamazoo, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives had segment praising the food, and we were excited to try it. The location is in the middle of the pier, so the view is rather obscured, and the seating is extremely limited, so there's a long wait at lunch time. We decided to wait anyway after having been... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a small diner right on the commercial wharf, outside seating is nice if the weather cooperatives. The hubcap pancakes are big enough for two, try them with fresh fruit cooked in. Huge tasty omelettes too. Quick friendly service.

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way out of town after a weekend in Carmel. It was a Monday morning so it wasn't too busy and we got seated right away. I had the hubcap cake which was HUGE and so delicious!! It was super fast service and everybody was so friendly. The diner was extremely clean and tidy. I really... 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
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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