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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (229 reviews)
“crab cakes” (99 reviews)
“seafood omelet” (28 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Seafood, Diner, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an intimate eatery by the wharf and has the freshest fish you can imagine. We had the calamari and clam chowder which were so good! For main course, we ordered the catch of the day which was a crispy battered sole fish fillet...More

Thank jolene c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by Fisherman’s Wharf to see the sea lions and did see some but then decided to have some lunch before leaving. Loulou is small, just a few tables inside and maybe six outside. One special of the day was fresh halibut with a...More

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for lunch on a Thursday and it was not crowded. The food was so good!! We had the chowder, fish and chips, and the crab cakes. I recommend them all! It was very small, only about 3 tables inside but overall it was...More

1  Thank RubyJJack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across Lou Lou's on trip advisor and thought we should give it a try. It's located in a great spot and the food was delicious.

Thank Daniel o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is awesome and the food is quite good. Just hope you like the salad dressing they have be because there was only one choice. Try the fish and chips!

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered lulus in the middle a few years ago. My little dog Kaylee and I had breakfast here and two hours later my wife had to come back and have hers! This eclectic little out-of-the-way restaurant is worth your time! Give it a try!

Thank Jimbo316
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We shared a breakfast of scrambled eggs, potatoes and a crab cake. Ohhhhh my goodness!! Taste bud heaven! Potatoes browned on all sides, seasoned to perfection, the crab cake was amazing, eggs fluffy fully cooked but a bit plain. We were going to try somewhere...More

Thank Ed-Carol2015
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I love these kind of local places whenever I am travelling. I heard Loulou's was a great spot for breakfast and it certainly is, no matter what time of the day! It's very tiny inside with some tables outside on a beautiful day. There can...More

Thank tsonloc
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Nice vibe. Limited lunch options especially if you're looking for something that is not deep fried. Shrimp cocktail was boring. Hamburger and grilled halibut were very good

Thank FrequentTraveler2810
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very,very busy restaurant in the wharf in Monterey,there are not many tables so be prepared to wait. The food is very fresh with all the seafood caught in the area. The service is very good,my only negative comment is that you cannot...More

Thank dartmanbull
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Questions & Answers
19 October 2017|
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Response from Cherisa Y | Reviewed this property |
Don't really know; it's a very small place so I assume the kitchen is small
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.
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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
View, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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