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Crab Louie's Bistro

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46 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-655-1173
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was walking around the Monterey Fisherman's Wharf taking in the sights. The pier has multiple restaurants vying for business, so they provide some samples of the chowder. I did not try the chowder, but after walking the pier, I decided to eat at Louie's. The restaurant is small and quaint with views of the water. I placed my order... More 

Thank Pablo C
york england
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner because partner wanted the giant crab. Got hapoy hour wine and i ordered fish and chips. My wifes crab was large and she really enjoyed it but my fish was small and nothing to write home about plus chips came stone cold. Sent them back where they obviously refried it all. When the bill came they... More 

Thank msbYorkEngland
rick b, Owner at Crab Louie's Bistro, responded to this review

sorry to hear that , things like that shouldn't happened, please call me 8315215695 and provide your name and check or receipt # and you will get 2 free meals. rick beidoun More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went on Sat morning for brunch, ordered the Salmon benedict and the classic Benedictine with wheat toast. Both breakfasts had far too much salt in the sauce, with a smoked salmon that had salt added and a smoked bacon was too much. The toast was lightly cooked, not sure it had seen the toaster. Service was steady not great. The... More 

Thank Karl F
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Happy hour, complimentary fresh fried calamari, my first fish tacos. Great first meal for my California visit.

Thank Rebecca O
Rolling Meadows
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

While trying to decide where to eat while on Fisherman's Wharf, we came across Crab Louie's. The decision was made when we were told they could accommodate a group of 10 immediately! We were not disappointed with our choice!! The service was fast, friendly, and knowledgable! The food was outstanding!!

Thank Phyllis P
London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Went for a late breakfast, real home cooked comfort food but definitely restaurant quality. Great service and reasonable price

Thank David F
Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great view, great service, great food! We had clam chowder and crab cakes.... to die for! The service was speedy and friendly. We are from far across the country and would recommend this to anyone.

Thank jlwoods23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

After sampling 5 chowders, we all agreed this one was the best. We did not know it was happy hour but drinks were $4.00. A free plate of calamari came to every table. We sampled crab cakes, fish tacos, fish and chips and a mixed seafood grill. The sauces were great, the fish caught that day, and the staff were... More 

Thank gladysc215
Carmichael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Walking down the Pier /Wharf in Monterey all the restaurants offer tastings of their home made chowder. This was by far the most wonderful tasting chowder of them all. I love chowder and I make my own, but this was better than mine, drats! I hate to admit it. Give them a try if you love chowder.

Thank Inspecchi
Owatonna, Minnesota
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251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The mixed seafood plate had a little of everything and all was great. My wife had the Ling & Prawn and was also great. Pair that with the local wine, made for a great night on the waterfront, sitting next to the window looking at the bay and harbor as the sun went down.

Thank Carl W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 45
European, American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
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
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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