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May 24, 2011 11:54 AM

Dinner in Monterey?

Any recommendations for dinner spots in monterey? Nothing too fancy. Just a solid meal, preferably a little away from all the tourist traps.

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  1. Kind of a wide open question. Can you give us an idea of seafood, Mexican, steak, French, Thai, Italian. If you narrow it down a bit, we can help you. Do you want to stay in Monterey or would Pacific Grove or Carmel be OK?

    1. Passionfish (in nearby Pacific Grove) is a board favorite. Reasonable prices, great wine list (wines priced at retail), and focus on sustainable seafood. Monterey Fish House is more conventional, but solid.

      Like Gail said, if you have more specific needs/wants, we can make more specific replies.

      701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

      Monterey Fish House
      2114 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

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      1. re: Ed Dibble

        Fandango in Pacific Grove has great paella! Red House Cafe is also very good in PG. :)

        Red House Cafe
        662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

      2. Fishwife in Seaside (not Asilomar) Solid seafood meals, also a deli counter for po boys, salads and other casual options.