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Monterey Cookhouse

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2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
+1 831-642-9900
09:30 - 21:30
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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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New York
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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! 100% would recommend.

Thank oldriverrower
Orangevale, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 almost any taste including salads, pasta, seafood, various meats, including some of their featured BBQ... More 

Thank Bill K
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank mill2109
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We gave it a go and it did not disappoint! The artichoke appetizers was Amazing! The whole table was pleased by all we ate including the flour-less chocolate cake at the end of our meal. Will definitely recommend and go again when in the area

Thank Greg H
Monterey, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Good spot for their lunch buffet or order off yummy menu. Try the assorted sliders for lunch...love those! Have been for dinner many times since live within walking distance. Plenty of good choices for dinner, steaks, great wood fired oven pizza, salads, etc. Friendly service. Enjoy!

Thank lizclark100
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

After a few days on the road was desperate for a nice meal. Filet mignon was fantastic - perfectly cooked, tender and tasty. Rest of the family's meals were good too. Pulled pork pizza yummy. Highly recommend.

Thank AussieKel76
San Diego, California, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were the only two customers in there at the early dinner hour (around 4:00pm) and the waitress was very friendly and attentive. French fries were cold and had to be sent back for some hot ones.

Thank reneej633
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The beast burger was very tasty, tho I did separate the different items (onion rings, brisket) and ate them separately. The burger itself was big. The wedge salad, tho good, was watery. The lettuce should have been allowed to dry first.

Thank janinenbob
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The pork chop and mashed potatoes were outstanding!!!! The skirt steak was also very good. The friendly and attentive service rounded out the excellent experience. If you are really into dessert though, there wasn't anything fabulously appealing on the menu. Appetizers and main meals though, it was hard to decide...

Thank Melissa R

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