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Monterey Cookhouse

2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
+1 831-642-9900
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“smoked meat” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
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81 - 90 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 24 March 2015

Went twice. First time was great. The second time the waitress forgot our salad and we were the only people there around 4 in the afternoon. The person who paid $17 for lobster ravioli got 6 ravioli in some sauce that tasted like a bland...More

Thank Billybilljoebob
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Food was good but had bad service. They under cooked my wifes food then it took them about 10 minutes to get her back out meanwhile my food got cold waiting for hers. Manager offered to pay for a dessert. Would never go back

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Good service, prices were reasonable. The food was excellent, the smell of the meat being smoked made me hungry just going in the restaurant.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 2 March 2015

This is always a nice place with great food. Service is excellent. There is always a crowd for happy hour. We each started with the beet and blue cheese salad, excellent. For the mains she had the petrale sole special. I had the pork chop...More

Reviewed 17 February 2015

This place was right across the street from where we were staying and it was so convenient. First off, it was the huge golf tournament that weekend so we knew it was going to be a wait and it was, but I think the place...More

1  Thank teflonrobg
Reviewed 24 January 2015

It's true: Fremont Street is NOT Cannery Row, but you'll find the same quality fresh fish, with plenty of free parking and a nice, well run professional eatery that aims to please (and delivers!). I was a demanding diner this Saturday night: I wanted my...More

Thank MarkSS1
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Next to Best Western DeAnza. Had to send my steak back it had so much fat and grizzle and was completely overcooked. 2nd steak wasn't much better. Overpriced.

Thank Dona S
Reviewed 1 January 2015

In a really scummy area with all the motels (where we are staying) but a great find. Food was fantastic. Expected greasy american diner food and got great Mediterranean food. Sweet potato fries were a bit with the toddler! Definitely recommend to everyone. Vegetarians will...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

The food at this place is really, REALLY delicious! Casual/Dressy atmosphere. We were seated promptly and tended to. Beer was cold and there is quite a selection. I had the wild salmon and my date had The Beast. Both were cooked absolutely perfect and so...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had an app, a pizza, a few glasses of wine, and could not have been happier. The menu was creative, but not crazy, some classic Italian favorites mixed in with some fun looking choices. I enjoy the service, the atmosphere, and...More

Thank sfgoldrushgirl
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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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
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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