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Monterey Bay Aquarium Cafe

866 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1023
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“salads” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (8 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Soups, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
866 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1023
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1 - 10 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Aquarium used to serve breakfast. No more. They start serving sub par lunch stuff first thing. Everything is OVER PRICED. Two muffins, bottle water, diet coke and Coffee $32. Do NOT bother eating here.

Thank DocHollywood44
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was nothing fancy about the concession style food, but I did admire how quickly the 'kids' (wait staff all looked like they were on summer break) kept tables cleared and clean. There was a nice variety of desserts for our afternoon snack, that was...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well designed casual dinning area. Cafeteria style. Usual family food. Pizza, sandwhiches, and clam chowder.

Thank orange552015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is mediocre and expensive. Self service cafeteria style restaurant. The only thing going for it, is it's location. If you are at the aquarium for the day (as we were) this is the only choice.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Went with my family, needed to feed three kids. We spent $80 for horrible food. The kids wouldn't even eat macaroni and cheese, it was cold and gooey. Our lunch wasn't much better!

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Seems like a complaint, but it's not. It's just hard when you're faced with choosing among such selections as: BBQ chicken pizza, make your own salad, shrimp and grits, mac and cheese, chicken pot pie, and tuna poke over fresh rice (the last one won...More

Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The food was great for a tourist attraction, but just okay for a restaurant. The poke bowl was filling, and the tuna tasty, but there was not a lot of tuna in it for the price. Still, if you can snag a window table, the...More

Thank Hongdemao
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Took a little break and had some dessert. I enjoyed their Turkish Coffee Ice cream was delicious. Others in my party had chocolate cake and brownie. Cafe was busy, staff kept area tidy & serviced.

Thank Brandee Y
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I would say the food was decent for this type of attraction. They had a nice variety of things to choose from with some good gluten free options, Was quick and easy, about average cost for this type of cafe.

Thank 4Bug-a-Boos
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A day required food, and this was acceptable, and not terribly overpriced. Grand-kids enjoyed the fries, and we enjoyed the relaxation of having everyone sitting together.

Thank TJC80401
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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 866 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
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