Melville Tavern

4.5
89 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Wood Fired Pizza • Burgers • Beer • Brunch
Melville Tavern has a wide variety of menu items. Burgers, pastas, seafood, salads, ribs and dessert. Melville Tavern takes pride in a unique dining experience either in our main dining room or our outside patio while enjoy a large menu of beers and wines.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 people are saying
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SeasonM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Colton was great! And it was his first day!

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ShockingAmbrose
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were disappointed in the space but enjoyed our dinner. Normal bar food well prepared. Nice range of beer offerings. The space is tired and old. Needs a renovation. The staff was friendly and attentive. The lights were so dim in our corner of the room that patrons were using flashlights on their phones to read the bill. Apparently the owner likes the lights to be dim.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great lunch with friends! Our server, Colton; was fantastic! Always checking in on us and helping us when we asked to move to another table out of the sun. Always love coming to Melville!!

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vipRoxy
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time sitting inside inside!! It was great!!

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vipKristinS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Melville - always fabulous service and food 😊

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vipMikeg
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

45 minutes to get my first drink. Clearly overwhelmed staff.

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Kalison
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great service, food (fish n' chips is amazing), good drafts on tap. Only minor touch-up--please offer hot sauce and malt vinegar with fish n' chips.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great date night with my husband. We sat at the bar, they had a great selection of local beer which paired well with the burgers! We shared the mozzarella sticks for an appetizer and I’ve been dreaming of them ever since! We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a meeting. Food and service were great.

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Phil
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We are outside. Our waitress was very attentive. The food was good and quick.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wood fire tavern pizza was so delicious! I have also been here for Sunday brunch and it was so much fun! Servers are very friendly and welcoming.

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MelanieK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Socially distanced. Amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Megan, our server, was super friendly and accommodating. The food was good albeit I had Cobb salad so can’t botch that too much. Would want to go back and try a few other items on their menu. Solid experience.

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vipkadidiac
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We went here for my son’s 16th birthday. I had been here on two occasions before and the experience was good. The service was great, the food was good. But - some of the dishes we were given, specifically (but not only) the appetizer plates, still were wet and had some food residue on them.

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VickiM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! And great wait staff!!

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EAT1
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great people. I recommend it for special events.

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vipDavidF
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wife and I were down in Monterey shopping furniture and lunch time, look for places on Yelp, like the reviews so we thought we’d give it a try. Love the ambience, good outdoor seating...great variety of food on the menu, fantastic. I didn’t have a burger but they looked awesome also the eggs Benedict looks great as well! I had the herb crusted mahi-mahi vert good, my wife had the huevos rancheros, she said they were “ the best she’s ever had”. I definitely will go back when in Monterey.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great blackened halibut sandwich! Large portions-love the green goddess dressing!
Great craft beer selection on draft.

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SoulGrafitti
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Melville was a great find. I booked it for our night in Monterrey because it had a great score and didn't want anything too complicated. They had our table ready shortly after we arrived. I give them points for that right there. Frankly I was a little unsure how good it would be at first - looking like a basic sports bar. But our server was spot on getting our drink order right away, knowing about the menu, having a good recommendation, checking on our food after it was delivered and asking about a second drink.

On top of this the food was great. Food done well doesn't need to be complicated.

A good restaurant experience is a combination of a lot of things. Melville is good because they are good at getting a lot of small things right. They add up.

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JudyH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We had a reservation for 12:30 for the patio. We’re finally seated at 1:00 indoors which is gloomy. Ordered chicken and waffles. Extremely overcooked, soggy waffle and overcooked chicken. Comes with a sausage gravy. All were cold. Returned it. Little bowl of gravy came back warm, but they just threw another piece of warm chicken (Also overcooked) on the soggy waffle. It was awful.

Our server was nice and apologetic.

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vipShannon
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the best tater tots in town!

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Cynthia
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit to Melville Tavern. Good vibe, friendly staff, great food. We'll be back!

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vipNathanW
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Melville Tavern has some amazing looking brunch options but way outside my diet plans. HAHA. The bottomless mimosas are a great deal. They have beer and wine only and no full bar. I do appreciate they have ample parking nearby and they take reservations on OpenTable.

Our server was fantastic and offered some great suggestions. She kept our mimosas full and continued to check on us throughout our meal. The food quality was fantastic! I do recall my friend ordered the chicken and waffles and the portion was huge and delicious! I would highly recommend it.

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vipRusselC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to casually hangout and I love the library/bar ambience.

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Traveleats
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food for affordable prices. Slow service but great atmosphere.

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AuntieMi
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Melville Tavern. Good pub food and great servers!

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vipSiobhanG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was an amazing server !

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ZachB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and service at Melville Tavern

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vipSemimagic
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very nice find in Monterey for lunch. Excellent burger and pulled pork sandwiches with freshly toasted buns. Crispy seasoned fries in great quantity. Gave me a free refill of a diet coke at the end of the meal. Clean and wide open for Covid dining! Parking all over the place on the street nearby.

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AuntieMi
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food-great service- we dined outdoors. One of our favorite spots!!

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CelesteW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Melville Tavern offers a wide variety of food choices including salads, sandwiches, soup, pizza, and entree courses. The prices are reasonable the staff was very attentive.

Melville Tavern
Responded on March 27, 2021

It's very Nice to have you here and recognize our restaurant. Thank you for your support and hope to see you again. Thanks Ian

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vipMollieM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual meal we both enjoyed and felt very safe

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food, easy parking & decent selection from the menu. Do wish they had cocktails for our girls night but the wine & sparkling ale were delish

Melville Tavern
Responded on March 27, 2021

In the works! looking for that liquor license! We will take care of that compliment to our food :)

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JosephE
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in Monterey! The service is great, but most important, the food is wonderful! Love living here in Monterey.

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vipPtownbrit
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch outside - we had Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Lamb Burger and Tavern burger all were delicious and we would order them again. Great selection of Craft Beers both on tap and bottled and good wine choice. Service was attentive and friendly even though only one person was serving the tables and taking care of take out orders on a Friday.

Melville Tavern
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you for giving us chance. With the weather hit and miss, its hard to staff. Thank you for your patience and compliment. We hope to see you again :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio and enjoyed a Sunday brunch. Eggs Benedict were on point and the blueberry pancakes were full of real, whole blueberries. Wait staff was super helpful and accommodating with a few special food requests. Overall a great experience and we will definitely be back.

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vipJoyce
Hawaii
151 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful outdoor seating with warmer lamps. Love the add on choices to their salads, plates and nachos. Friendly service.

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AlanH
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza (Hawaiian) was very tasty. Service was overall good but I had to seek out my waiter once to order wine. We had two of the red wines on the menu. Parking was right nearby.

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Chrissy
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

While the patio was good and heaters sufficient, our server (while kind) was slow and inattentive. The food was just okay.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Melville Tavern using the Order Online button. Melville Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 643-9525.

Melville Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.