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Loulou's Griddle In The Middle

€€ - €€€American, Seafood,
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-0568
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 20:30All hours
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Monterey's Best Calamari really deserve it's name! Awesom calamari salad fries combination. Homemade! Good price for a huge portion. A lot of fresh salad with an excellent dressing. Nice people. Interesting location at the Warf.

Thank Katharina W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon Loulou's on fisherman's wharf 2 for lunch. It's a tiny cafe but the staff are very attentive, a table quickly reset for us and food served. The food is yummy but serves are large. Tip us to order half salad and chips....More

Thank Aussieptraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loulou's Griddle may look small and away from the main wharf, but they served the best food ever! Their shrimp cocktail is the freshest I've had, and their clam chowder was steaming hot and had so many clams. Their service is also top notch and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were so impressed with this little place, what a gem! We happened to be walking around Monterey Harbor and spotted this and decided to give it a try...amazing breakfast! No frills, very casual, but perfect! It was packed on Sunday morning, but well worth...More

Thank welovecc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for breakfast. Have "hubcap pancakes" that are the size of a tire. Located on the pier. Small place so may have to wait.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is located in fisherman's wharf. It is a little shack that you will take a second glance at and question yourself. However don't judge a book by its cover. This place is very good and the portions are huge. Take a look at...More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had lunch & were disappointed 😔. I had salad with grilled salmon & hubby had tuna melt. Neither one were very tasty. This is a tiny place with some outside seating. Great views of the Monterey beach. I think they need to spice...More

Thank Flowerful
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This fun restaurant is within walking distance of downtown and two or three neighborhoods. Wharf one is the tourist wharf, While wharf two is the quieter more commercial wharf. This restaurant is just fun. The ambience, what ambience? There are a few tables inside and...More

Thank richard l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun little restaurant with good food and an interesting atmosphere. We had swordfish salad and it was just right for lunch. Lot's of different vegetables and a few fruits with a perfectly cooked fish.

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere...we were able to sit outside,even tho it was a little chilly. Right next to a beautiful beach. The salad portions were huge and fresh. I had the grilled chicken salad and it was very good. Others in my party had fish, and soup,...More

Thank Vatraveler60
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Questions & Answers
Jacquelyn W
25 October 2016|
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Response from Traveler0320 | Reviewed this property |
They definitely have gluten-free menu items. Great place with friendly staff too.
18 August 2016|
Response from Pattie S | Reviewed this property |
Apps, soups and seafood are available at lunch.
Michael K
6 July 2016|
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Response from cbncgirl | Reviewed this property |
Well worth any wait time, although I they do a good job of moving tables quickly so you don't have to wait long.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-0568
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Loulou's Griddle in the Middle is the tiny diner on Wharf #2. We always say we're "tiny but mighty." We cook with a lot of heart, soul, and deep care about every detail. We aim to make your experience comfortable, fun, delicious, and a little like being at a home-away-from-home. The kitchen is open so you can see our chefs preparing right in front of you. Our community of customers--both local and visitors from far away--also make Loulou's special. We bend over backwards to accomodate your requests, when we can, and we might crown you with a tiara if your requests are many....but all in fun. The diner opened in 1948, so it's rich with history. We're blessed with one customer, Henry, who has been coming EVERY morning since 1948 and he's earned a customized stool, a plaque, his own coffee mug, and a warm place in our hearts.
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