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Monterey Cookhouse

2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
+1 831-642-9900
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“smoked meat” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought the prices were a bit high for what we got. The rib eye steak was good according to my friend. The calamari steak was horrible. Overcooked, over breaded, & greasy. The beers were good. The service was horrible. We waited a long time...More

Thank NorthWestWind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After driving from San Francisco we stopped off in the nearby motel and walked to the Cookhouse. Fast friendly service. Food was excellent. Surf and turf was perfect. Got here a tad late and didn't realise they closed early. Therefore didn't get a chance to...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend sent us over to the Monterey Cookhouse after we groused about the lack of salad bars in the Monterey Peninsula. Wow, was I impressed. It was more of a buffet and just a small salad bar, but the food was delicious!!! The marinated...More

Thank trvltheworld11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really really tasty and service great, but generally cleanliness of the restaurant was poor, tables wiped but food on carpets, not a good look.

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We were welcomed and taken care of quickly. I had some seafood pastas that were on the special menu that night and it was well worth it. We all enjoyed our meal, and nothing but good things to say about the service.

Thank Hugues B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We went here for dinner as within walking distance of our hotel. I had Basa and my husband had chicken skewers. Food and service was good.

Thank baggiebird22
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I will keep it short. I go there often for the $12.99 lunch buffet and it is a food deal. The salad bar is very nice with lots of choices and there is a big selection of entrees. The Chec server there is very sweet....More

Thank Robertstrip
Reviewed 21 May 2017

5.0 star rating 5/21/2017 Updated review I have returned to Monterey Cookhouse many times since it's open for both lunch and dinner and I'm always delighted by its menu offerings with daily rotating dishes at their luncheon buffet. I am a fan of smoked meats...More

Thank WestwoodtoMonterey
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was visiting Monterey for just over 24 hours, and ended up eating at this restaurant 3 times. It is close to the Lone Oak Lodge and offers many options for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. I enjoyed a very tasty wedge salad for lunch...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Enjoyed fish and chips and a couple of appetizers. Veggies were done to the correct firmness. Appetizers can be quite filling if you are eating alone.

Thank cttagent
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Brian K
20 October 2016|
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Response from Melissa R | Reviewed this property |
There was a separate area that appeared to be able to seat at least that amount plus you would be away from other diners
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 21:30
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-642-9900
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