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Monterey Cookhouse

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2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
+1 831-642-9900
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 09:30 - 22:00
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Livermore, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Vallejo, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 special. She loved her dish. I thought my port chop may have been the best... More 

San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 was understaffed. Why you ask? I went to go get a drink and one bartender... More 

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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

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 appetizer calamari sautéed, not breaded and deep-fried, and our server asked the cooks to depart... More 

Thank MarkSS1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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
Tel Aviv, Israel
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

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 be happy

Thank Jessica K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 flavorful I couldn't stop eating! Portions for both were more than enough. It's a bit... More 

Thank Andrea H
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 the wine menu (nice, large, and local). I would go back here certainly.

Thank sfgoldrushgirl
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Wow, what a find. This place was busy but service was amazing and the the food was delightful. After being on the road for a few days it was good to have some home cooked vegetables cooked to perfection. Could not fit desert in which was a bummer as they looked very impressive. Maybe next time..

Thank ditt010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?