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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)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
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11 - 20 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 2 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 22 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 18 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
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My wife and I arrived on a Friday night, A small band was making some good music, and the hostess was able to seat us right away. My wife had a Grilled Artichoke and some Pork Sliders, and I ordered the Cookhouse Burger. Service was...More

Thank Spike_Spiegel_47
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Service was excellent from Ashley, food was great, and the restaurant very clean. Not too crowded either so we had some extra attention from the management that helped make us feel special....

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We enjoyed the lunch buffet here (family of 4) right after we arrived in Monterey. It's a bit away from the downtown area but worth the trip. Extensive buffet of fresh foods. Lasagne to die for. So glad we dined here.

Thank MsEarly
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It was a Sunday in Monterey and we were having a hard time with restaurant hours, we ended up giving this place a try. It ended up being great; the service was excellent and the food was delicious. Best part was it wasn't too pricy!...More

Thank oldriverrower
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Monterey Cookhouse has been around for several years, and it is no surprise why. You are welcomed by a pleasant staff, seated at a table of your liking, given the menu, and offered a drink as you peruse the versatile menu. There is something for...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just a short walk from Lone Oak Lodge which provide a coupon for dinner. Was not disappointed with service or food. Well eat there again on our next stay in Monterey.

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Brian K
21 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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