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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Great selection of beer and tasty food. Parking can be a pain but worth the wait. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“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
Seafood Restaurant
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“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
Coffee Shop
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“Located inside a Victorian home, the food is delicious! Great for brunch or lunch. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“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
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“This is an excellent choice for a casual dinner. We recommend the Luau Pork or the Fish Tacos. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“because, it is a popular local restaurant with quick service, good food, large portions and affordable.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Always a good band and dancing. Don't miss The Money Band if they are playing.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Excellent Italian Cuisine - wonderful place for early or late night dinner.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery, Live music on the weekends and great selection of house beers, and traditional beers! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Coolest lounge in Monterey. Perfect for the cocktail-loving 30 and older crowd.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Visitors can get a Whale watching trip, try all the samples of sea food and shops full of touristy things and good prices. Close to Custom House Plaza and wine tasting places.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is an awesome British style pub with a very British selection of beers and ales on tap. The food is downright delicious too, no greasy spoon pub food they have a proper chef in the kitchen.”
  • 10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Their Angus Burger and Castroville Artichoke with lemon-basil pesto is delicious!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great Mexican food in Pacific Grove! Locals favorite. If you love a great Margarita go here. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“The best sushi in Monterey Bay! The staff is friendly, the place is cozy and the food is amazing! I highly recommended the pink lady roll!!”
  • 18 locals recommend