Carmel, California [Moved from Elsewhere In America]
Patisserie Boissiere for about a $10 lunch. I had a great roasted turkey breast sandwich, and others I was with had yummy meatloaf and soup and sandwich. They have a pastry case, too.
Jack London's Bar & Grill. I've heard it gets pretty loud and rowdy on weekend nights. I went early on a weekend and had great food at reasonable prices. (Most entrees are around $15, I think).
For seafood, I always like going to Old Fisherman's Grotto on Fisherman's Wharf. They have the best clam chowder.
You'll find Lollapalooza in downtown Monterey. They have good food, though on a weekend night, the bar is packed.
In Pacific Grove:
Just across the street from Passionfish is the Red House Cafe. They have incredible breakfasts and lunches for about $10. I've heard their dinners are good, too.
Peppers Mexicali Cafe is good for Mexican food if you're in the downtown P.G. area. Yelpers give it a good rating. I liked their tamales in mole sauce.