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Red House Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Cafe, Soups, Contemporary
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662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
+1 831-643-1060
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08:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Mon 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined for the first time at the Red House Cafe. It was fantastic. Small, quaint dining rooms in an old house in the center of Pacific Grove. The menu had some excellent choices and for us the small plates ended up being just we were looking for. The spinach and cheese ravioli and crab cakes were perfectly prepared. The... More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the porkchops which had a brown onion flavored sauce. Very nice. My husband had their seafood pasta. The tomato sauce was excellent. We would go back. Call ahead for seating.

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Thank Susan M
Minnetonka, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love dining at the Red House Cafe every time we are able to visit Pacific Grove. The menu provides excellent choices and the breakfast frittata is the best we've ever had. The atmosphere provides a great way to start the day and is equally enjoyable for lunch or dinner. The space is cozy but not cramped and the decor... More 

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Thank John H
San Jose, California
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw this on tripadvisor as a #2. We were in the mood for lunch. They had a special sandwich, grilled cheese with mushroom. Luckily we split this special. Two halves with outstanding bread with a salad was plenty for a lunch stop. We will go back again during our next visit in the Monterey Bay area.

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Thank gjim195
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We often dine here, good food and reliable Lunch or dinner are very nice space is tight but cozy Old building but quaint

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Thank James q
Pacific Grove
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint, delicious, well known so there's often a line to wait for a wonderful meal...Sunday brunch, coffee latte and a delicious pastry, sandwiches and soup

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Thank Sharon S
Camarillo, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had the crab cakes which were mushy and salty, I had the beet salad that was nothing to write about( beets were hard and dressing was bland). The place is really cramped but their soup was fantastic!

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Thank Glenda G
Southfield, MI
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate lunch at Red House Café. He was served a very large hamburger on a large brioche type bun with very good French fries. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich. It was HUGE...very thick slices of bread...with Fontina cheese artichokes and red peppers. The flavor was good, but there were too many peppers to suit my... More 

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littleton, colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times. It is a cute place with good food. They could crank up the service a bit with friendlier service with a better trained staff !

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Lodi, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Red House chefs make incredible split pea terragon soup! Their tomato basil soup is also a favorite of mine. The servers and all the staff are very friendly and professional. Always a treat to dine there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-643-1060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?