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Crab Louie's Bistro

46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-655-1173
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“crab” (40 reviews)
“chowder” (29 reviews)
“calamari” (25 reviews)
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European, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Monterey with our 3 year old granddaughter for a couple days during a work conference. We wanted to find a nice little place on Fishermans Wharf and we did in Crab Louie's. My wife had arguably her best ever...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lured by the offer of 10%off and a free entree. Staff were friendly and service attentive, but food was just average. The mixed grill seafood we expected to be grilled on an open flame (sort of Greek style) came served over creamy sauce....More

Thank marniemcgaffin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was very family friendly and the service was great. We were seated by a window over looking the marina and the big pelican's sit right outside. The kids loved it. We could watch the sea lions, jellyfish and anchovies in the water. They...More

Thank TMS479
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the calamari and 10% discount bait on the early evening offer and were not disappointed. Service was attentive and the food was good. Two fish mains with salad $55 before tip.

Thank FliesM20P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a dinner here after a late afternoon whale watching excursion. The restaurant is good for families. It has outdoor seating; and dining rooms on first and second floor. We opted for a second floor table with a view over the harbor. We found...More

Thank Bagpipemarshall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was pulled in by the offer of free calamari (which was delicious) but blown away by the fresh caught sand dabs in a lemon caper sauce. I nearly licked my plate! I would highly recommend.

Thank Smiliemn
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Crowded no frills restaurant on Fishermans Wharf. Menu big on fish – the name gives it away! We ate lunch here twice, lured by the free calamari and 10% discount on offer. We managed to get a window table both visits and enjoyed the views....More

1  Thank grahamee
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It's easy to write off the restaurants on the wharf but this place was fantastic and the Clam Chowder was amazing. The staff are all very welcoming and the views across the water are great. The rib-eye steak is well worth trying too!

Thank StewieG16
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We were traveling with our two five-year-olds and were definitely intimidated by all of the anti-kid restaurants on the pier. Not only was the host encouraging us to come in with our boys, but the manager and servers were extremely pleasant to the boys as...More

Thank Bryan V
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We were unsure of where to eat, there were son many choices. We tried their sample outside of the crab soup which was great. We went in due to the 10% discount card and free Calamari offer. The staff was wonderful and food was great!!...More

Thank J H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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