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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
11:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
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81 - 90 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2015

I went for the lunch buffet. The waitress described a very attractive sounding selection of food. It wasn't. I tried a little of most everything. There were ribs that were dry with a thick sticky barbecue sauce, lukewarm pasta in what I think was supposed...More

Thank Sineidin O
Reviewed 14 May 2015

I've seen a sign for a lunch buffet for awhile now and decided to give it a try today. Seemed a tad pricey, but the selection the waitress described sounded good. I decided to try very small helpings of most things and I'm glad I...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I ordered the Flat iron steak and it came with twice baked potatoes and vegetables. I also ordered the soup of the day. The soup was very flavorful and hot. The steak was cooked a perfect medium and tender and juicy, the potatoes and vegetables...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We arrived just after 8pm and had a reasonable meal but felt rushed. The dining room closed at 9pm and the barman served us with one after dinner drink but was then ready off as well.

Thank valerie975
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The food was good but the service was lousy. When we arrived and told them we were a party of four people we were immediately taken to a table but then the manager ran over and told the hostess that that table was reserved. There...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 28 March 2015

the best sand dabs! We had a last minute reservation and they set up a table in the bar for 9 of us, really nice on a busy night. Great food, great service.

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 25 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 DanR315
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...More

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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
Groups, Kids, 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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