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Red House Cafe

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662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
+1 831-643-1060
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08:00 - 21:00
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Mon 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Carmel Valley, California
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382 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food at good prices with excellent service. Only been there for lunch, the Red House Soup and Half Sandwich, and anything else, is a steal. I assume, based on the pre-lunch crowds, that breakfast is just as good. I eat there once a month, and love it.

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Thank Andrew A
Mission Viejo, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place. Cute and awesome food. Place was referred to us and we are so please we came. Big portions and cozy atmosphere

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Thank Andrea B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kaden was the most amazing guest relations and host we have experience in many years. As someone who often experiences challenges with living a gluten free life in restaurants, Kaden substituted poached pears for the bread and wow, what a treat!. The fig and port reduction fit perfectly with the honey poached pears and the delightful nuttiness of the camembert... More 

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Seattle
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have never been to this place for dinner, only breakfast on my most recent visit to Pacific Grove and also many years ago. Very tasty breakfast selections and cozy environment. The staff was a bit busy and I had to go find someone so I could get a refill of my coffee, and the older lady serving us looked a... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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215 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Red House is simple and delicious. It is warm and cozy, with a cherry fireplace. The food is simple, well-prepared, fresh and tasty. Service is friendly and efficient. Red House is homey - and affordable. I imagine it attracts regulars; I'd be one if I lived here.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have the Grilled Calamari small plate, which was excellent. I requested that it not be breaded and it was tender and flavorful. We also had their mixed berry pie, which was excellent as well. Nice wine list and friendly, courteous service.

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Thank foodnut003
Oregon
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to this cute little place for dinner. Tasty focaccia and tapenade came out and the beet and spinach salads were very good. The special was a tortellini pasta with a sauce that was too salty to eat. Crab cakes were mushy and had an odd flavor. They substituted French onion soup, which was as expected. They were good enough... More 

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Deerwood, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service. Quaint little restaurant it is worth waiting to be seated. The five of us all had something different and it was all good.

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Thank kmkg6
California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been trying to eat at the Red House Cafe for some time, but the lines have been too long. This week at noon, we were seated after just 15 minutes and had an excellent meal. The service was top-notch as well. I would suggest a jacket or sweater for the outdoor seating. The menu gave many different choices,... More 

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the patrons at this fine restaurant were of a vintage similar to my own but the menu was creative, fresh, very attractive and nicely presented. Modestly priced the food looked fine and tasted interesting and not too extreme in any direction, spicy but calm, veggies crunchy but not raw, rather like a super nice dinner you would prepare... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-643-1060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?