Melville Tavern

4.7
61 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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vipSiobhanG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was an amazing server !

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

Always a great time and service at Melville Tavern

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vipSemimagic
San Francisco
27 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
3 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
13 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual meal we both enjoyed and felt very safe

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OpenTable Diner
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
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
London
19 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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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
5 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
124 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
3 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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vipChrissy
Seattle
25 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.

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vipLisaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very spacious outdoor dining, lots of heaters. Friendly staff. Delicious wood-fired pizzas!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great food. Owner is awesome and doing everything he can to provide a pleasurable experience to the customer. I highly recommend.

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AuntieMi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service. Nicely spaced outdoor seating.

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vipRoxy
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
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 on February 20, 2021
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
7 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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
32 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
5 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.

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 61 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.