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Red House Cafe

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662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
+1 831-643-1060
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Littleton, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most of the patrons at this fine restaurant were of a vintage similar to my own but the menu was creative, fresh, very attractive and nicely presented. Modestly priced the food looked fine and tasted interesting and not too extreme in any direction, spicy but calm, veggies crunchy but not raw, rather like a super nice dinner you would prepare... More 

Thank bobbrownson
Monterey, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming old Victorian house, fireplaces in two of them. Wide selection of delicious dishes available; I have tried many of them and loved them all. Whether for brunch or dinner, it's always been friendly, excellent service! MAKE RESERVATIONS! On the weekends in particular there is a long line to get in, but it is definitely worth the wait. Try the... More 

Thank lizclark100
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I still dream about the Salmon on a potato bed! Excellent fresh juice and coffee. Great location, very friendly staff!

Thank RPDiario
Bedford, New Hampshire
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined for the first time at the Red House Cafe. It was fantastic. Small, quaint dining rooms in an old house in the center of Pacific Grove. The menu had some excellent choices and for us the small plates ended up being just we were looking for. The spinach and cheese ravioli and crab cakes were perfectly prepared. The... More 

Thank BESnow
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the porkchops which had a brown onion flavored sauce. Very nice. My husband had their seafood pasta. The tomato sauce was excellent. We would go back. Call ahead for seating.

Thank Susan M
Minnetonka, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love dining at the Red House Cafe every time we are able to visit Pacific Grove. The menu provides excellent choices and the breakfast frittata is the best we've ever had. The atmosphere provides a great way to start the day and is equally enjoyable for lunch or dinner. The space is cozy but not cramped and the decor... More 

Thank John H
San Jose, California
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this on tripadvisor as a #2. We were in the mood for lunch. They had a special sandwich, grilled cheese with mushroom. Luckily we split this special. Two halves with outstanding bread with a salad was plenty for a lunch stop. We will go back again during our next visit in the Monterey Bay area.

Thank gjim195
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often dine here, good food and reliable Lunch or dinner are very nice space is tight but cozy Old building but quaint

Thank James q
Pacific Grove
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint, delicious, well known so there's often a line to wait for a wonderful meal...Sunday brunch, coffee latte and a delicious pastry, sandwiches and soup

Thank Sharon S
Camarillo, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had the crab cakes which were mushy and salty, I had the beet salad that was nothing to write about( beets were hard and dressing was bland). The place is really cramped but their soup was fantastic!

Thank Glenda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-643-1060

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?