Melville Tavern

4.7
46 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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4.7
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4.4
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vipRoxy
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy to be able to dine outdoors again! This is definitely my favorite brunch spot in Monterey.

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Sfstudiocity
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I can not complain about this breakfast experience at all. I love a good food experience. The chicken and waffles were out of this world delicious and satisfying. The patio was great and our service was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty American food, and swift service. Outdoor dining was cozy and seemed safe

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BradD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simply outstanding restaurant from the warm hospitality, the ambience to the excellent food and drink! A local gem...and a must visit for anyone going to Monterey! Just superb!

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vipCamfam
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Wonderful employees and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch with outdoor seating again! Delicious food, reliable service, amazing mimosas!

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MDub
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best outdoor seating in Monterey, tucked away off the Main Street of Alvarado the food here is SO GOOD!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so much fun! They are so considerate and sweet. The food was BOMB as well. I’m definitely going back.

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EdenF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was really nice, the bottom mimosas were so delightful

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TheTurk
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eating out during Covid is just an ordeal. It is worth it, but I'm not sure you really actually enjoy it... you kind of overcome the obstacles and you are just so glad to be out and doing something that it is fun. The food was fine, the service fine, nothing fantastic or memorable... but, for us, we have to be careful, due to our work, to not get sick so we follow all the rules... this was a risk for us, but being cooped up became just something that required a break. I thank the folks at Melville's for a nice break for us and for doing their best. We had a nice time.

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Emily
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Melville Tavern frequently and I always have an amazing experience. Their brunch is my favorite, but also they have really great pizzas and other dinner entrees.

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AgraceM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious and well worth the reasonable price we paid! Unfortunately the outdoor seating isn't ideal in inclement weather...but the servers were mindful of setting up heaters, umbrellas, etc. and the yummy dinner made up for the cold.

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ACP8
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch, and Lilly was an excellent server and kept our mimosas bottomless!

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JonB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just feel at home here. One of our Peninsula favorites

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Windos67
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience3

I knew the Original Owner Before He Sold It. The only Food I Order was The Ribs. So After a year, I thought I Try it from New Owners. The First Time I Get the Pulled Pork sandwich That Was Delicious. then I go Agin And Get The Tavern Burger. I Bite Into It Expecting The Caramelized Onion to give Flavor They Were Not Cooked Enough. The meat had No Flavor either. I did not Tell My Server I Just Will Not Order The Tavern Burger. I will Try something Else Soon

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vipMannyG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had to eat outside cause of Covid. Food got cold in a hurry. Had fish and chips. Not bad. Not enough Cole slaw. Service was good, server was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Would definitely recommend!

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JeremyL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our reservation was honored and we had a choice of seating. Our server was excellent. Over the top kind and helpful. The food was very good. We shared a wood fired pizza and shrimp scampi, which were both delicious. The seating is kind of in a parking lot/the street, which feels very 2020 to me.

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Mirna
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service .
Accommodates all ages and preferences.

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AshleyK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly! Great food and service if you want to be a little ways away from the main downtown area! Tables spread out nicely too!

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vipNapili
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Two of us had the fish, both pieces were over cooked. The salads were okay. Too much cheese on the pizza’s.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Mellville’s food and service was exceptional. The dining experience felt safe in the wonderful courtyard outside the restaurant. Also, they do an excellent job on take-out orders. They now how to pack food so sauces, juices don’t run together or cause buns/bread to go soggy and crispy food remains crispy.

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ShaunM
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great American food. Standout here though was the service. Our waitress was perfect and owner even came by twice to make sure all was well.

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vipLisaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Our top 3 faves = any burger, fish and chips, tavern pizza. For brunch = blistered jalapeño fries (sub sweet potato fries. Goes excellent with the spicyness!!), chicken and waffles, and bottomless mimosas!

They are able to maximize their outdoor space to accommodate a good amount of people. Suggest making reservations, small or large group. Not only at Melville but all restaurants. Also, be nice . . . Restaurants are doing their best to accommodate customers while keeping their employees and guests safe. We've seen people get mad at the hosts, servers, and managers/owners because when seats are full, they aren't immediately able to accommodate large parties with such short/no notice.

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vipBella
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter made excellent recommendations...the food and staff were awesome!!

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ElanieP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff! Definitely COVID practicing which is very much appreciated plus Can’t beat unlimited mimosas 😀

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vipRoxy
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch which we are planning to return to.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service, good as you could get for COVID-19 outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was tasty and fresh. Enjoyable patio dining.

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ScottH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the best gluten free pizza of her life...so thank you!

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BetsyG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch. Staff was very careful with following COVID protocols for cleaning, distancing, and masks. Wait person was friendly and attentive, food was good!

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vip2HappyLocals
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was excellent. Food was great and the service was wonderful. We will come back.

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LizanneR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious, the service was friendly and attentive, and the outdoor dining seemed very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love Melville and the staff there!! Totally recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was courteous and professional. The seating outside was lovely. They even accommodated our early arrival with grace and ease.

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AshleyK
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a 6pm reservation but decided to head over early to see if they had any availability. Thankfully they were able to get us right in and we were a little curious as to how it would be because it was empty and there was only one other table there. However, within 30 mins, the place was packed. There was only one server but she was great... she was very friendly and attentive despite having to run around to all the other tables. Place seemed like more of a local spot. Food was great, we were all really happy with everything we got (apps: potato skins and artichoke hearts / entrees: lamb burger, spaghetti, and pepperoni and mushroom pizza).

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AngelaH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location if you want to avoid the crowdedness that is Cannery Row. This was off the beaten path, but not so far away that you couldn't get to the trendy areas with shops and such. Spacious outdoor dining, excellent wait-staff, and kid friendly. Food was delicious and they offered our toddler markers (vice crayons) b/c they're reuseable and washable during COVID; super-smart way to save cost and remain safe! We had a great time!

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PattiG
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to sit outside and eat delicious food. Great service in a socially distant environment.

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CarolL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable. Our waitress was great, and all of the food was delicious and very satisfying! Yum!

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vipWashingtonianTiger
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice casual neighborhood spot. Excellent service. Loved the duck pizza! It was our first time and we’ll absolutely go back.

FAQs

Melville Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 643-9525.

Melville Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 46 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.