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Food and restaurants in Monterey

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Probably the best restaurant in P.G. Specializes in great sustainable seafood. Best wine list on the Peninsula with extremely reasonable prices. Right around the corner at 701 Lighthouse. Occasional celebrity sightings, particularly during car week or Pebble Beach Pro Am. Reservations recommended.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you are in the mood for seafood, this little gem is one local favorite you don’t want to miss. Only about a 5 minute drive to Del Monte Ave., but go early, as the line is typically out the door!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Located inside a Victorian home, the food is delicious! Great for brunch or lunch. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great selection of beer and tasty food. Parking can be a pain but worth the wait. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is an excellent choice for a casual dinner. We recommend the Luau Pork or the Fish Tacos. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The Bacado Omelette and all of the pancakes are delicious. And you can walk off all those calories along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail (also known by the locals as the bike path) while you take in the ocean views.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Always a good band and dancing. Don't miss The Money Band if they are playing.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“because, it is a popular local restaurant with quick service, good food, large portions and affordable.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Located inside a Victorian home, the food is delicious! Great for brunch or lunch. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best french pastries (croissants and more) on the Monterey peninsula. Good coffee as well. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Acme roasts clean-grown, fairly-traded, and the highest ranking coffees available. Twenty-five years of roasting experience in small, manually controlled batches are combined with the truth, charitable hearts and the small community interchange.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“We recommend the Huevos Rancheros and the Chicken and Waffles. If you're in the mood for a cocktail that can also qualify as a meal, try their Bloody Mary- it has bacon. You're welcome.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Closest coffee house at 667 Lighthouse. Good wifi. Nice selection of pastries and quiche. Adjoining bookstore with local titles. Try the vegan chocolate cake.”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Café Lumière has hands-down the best coffee in the whole peninsula. A great place to catch indy movies too!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Extremely healthy, high quality organic ingredients, unique and flavorful menu items. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free. Tumeric milk chai lattes, bliss chocolate balls, homemade Kombucha on draft. Canned fruits and jams.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Recommended - A bakery within walking distance. Nice selection. My friends like it, I prefer Patisserie Bechler's.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bakery
“I get a sandwich here twice a week.. Great Prices! Easy walk in breakfast and lunch! A true staple”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best french pastries (croissants and more) on the Monterey peninsula. Good coffee as well. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“Highly recommended - Amazing French bakery. Anything from a simple pastry to an elaborate cake. They also serve light lunches.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“This small, family owned and operated bakery is known for their wedding cakes, but now that they've opened their storefront, everyday is a special occasion! We love their Princess Cake. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Everything is delectable, and is within walking distance, which will make you feel better about all of the delectable butter you're consuming.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend