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Duffy's Tavern & Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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282 High St, Monterey, CA 93940-2129
+1 831-644-9811
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Salinas, California
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I like the locale, and the folks there could not be nicer. Great burgers. However, the trash on the floor when I've been (twice) and the stench of stale beer are definite negatives for me and my guests.

Thank David B
Turlock, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent location for a quick bite. The menu is basically American cuisine with few exceptions. The bar is real good with draft and bottled bear. Open mostly lunch and evenings, i think. Service is good with friendly crew.

Thank falafil2007
Monterey County, California
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place is right in the middle of the neighborhood close to the Franklin Street entrance to the Presidio. It's probably been here forever, and the place shows. There's not a whole lot to the place. It's a bar, what more do you need. It's dark and there are some booths and they pour a good drink. Greasy spoon menu... More 

Thank C-Note831
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Sits in a neighborhood Right outside the Presidio It's the longest continual restaurant in Monterey The building dates back to at least 1913 I live just up the street there this spring and decided to check it out Well... Best burger I've had in the Monterey Peninsula The other food that went by looked equally awesome Go Just go I've... More 

1 Thank Alcandriver
Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Feels like a local gathering place offering bar food and all you can eat specials on certain days, friendly locals and a wonderful bartender/waitress. We had burgers and enjoyed every bite! The french fries are cooked to perfection, crisp on the outside with great flavor, come off the main strip and enjoy some good bar food with the locals, it's... More 

1 Thank been_there_u2
Carmel, California
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148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Had dinner after some local golfing.Food was very fresh and tasted great. Great specials and great service. Also a very extensive beer selection Will be back for sure to try some other items on the menu!

1 Thank Indyboy_10
Bristol, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

What a great find and thanks to Trip Advisor!! If you want a great 'locals and family run' experience this is it - excellent steak (Tuesday is steak night!) and great atmosphere. If you want fine dining - this is not the place - but if you want good local home cooking, great beer and local flavour - well worth... More 

1 Thank Richard195418
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This place is at the peak of a hill and nestled perfectly with a local military base. The Wait staff ( a wonderful and genuinely lovely older woman) was absolutely splendid. She missed one thing in our order but fixed it immediately with a loving smile! She made our first night in Monterey on our honeymoon (after a flight from... More 

1 Thank Dominic C
Sonoma, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This place is touch and go. Don't get me wrong...I love it. But it is almost a running joke as to why I love it so much. I love the staff...but sometimes I never get service if they are busy. I love watching games here...but sometimes their satellite is fuzzy. I love their food specials...but you have to ask about... More 

1 Thank Rawbs1986
Riverview, Florida
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Whenever I get to the Monterey area, I make it a habit to stop at Duffy's. I've been going there for years and have tried many things on the menu. This time I ordered a VERY rare cheeseburger and that's exactly what I got. They don't try to tell you that the law says that they "have" to cook it... More 

1 Thank Robert H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 High St, Monterey, CA 93940-2129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-644-9811

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