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Jack London's Grill & Taproom

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Address: Dolores and 5th& 6th, Carmel, CA 93921
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+1 831-624-2336
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30

Popular pub with a well known happy hour.

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Pretty good food, not exactly what we expected. Beautiful presentation. I had the Monterey Chicken, one son had Spaghetti Alfredo (which had NO alfredo sauce!!), another son... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2015
Alice H
Clarkesville, Georgia
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Bradenton, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This was one of my favorite places to go for happy hour but no longer. They have closed for good. We did find a new hangout called Barmel. KIind of the same atmosphere and friendly.

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Pretty good food, not exactly what we expected. Beautiful presentation. I had the Monterey Chicken, one son had Spaghetti Alfredo (which had NO alfredo sauce!!), another son ordered a BLT which came loaded with tasty fries. All in all, not disappointed, but could have been better if the Alfredo came with alfredo sauce! The restaurant was relatively quiet, though there... More 

Thank Alice H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We just had a drink while waiting for our restaurant reservation nearby. It was a nice place for that, with a dark, quiet ambience.

Thank Bill S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

My husband & I have been coming here for years! Great drinks & food but I think we keep coming back for the bartender Caesar! We love him!

Thank Destiny G
Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

not a great spot for food. Mostly fried and pub stuff. It is not horrible but not exciting either. The bar scene is kind of cool especially if you want to sit and watch locals. They make a descent bloody mary. The prices are a bit high but it is carmel. Not many options for late night in the area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

I had the pleasure of eating here when in Carmel. Enjoyed a beef taco that was on special for happy hour! Lovely blackened salmon dish with mashed potatoes and beets for dinner. Highly recommend the courtyard as it is quite quaint and loved the firepits built into the tables!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We've been going here for years and have enjoyed the ice-cold beers, the amazing service, and the consistently well-prepared food each and every time. The menu occasionally changes, as all places do, but the staff are always willing to prepare what you're craving even if it's not on the menu. Nice people, good, food, and great beer in a beautiful... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Came here for meal with family. The worst service we have ever had in USA. Such a shame as we love Carmel and there are so many other wonderful restaurants. Rude, grumpy waiters.

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Queretaro City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We sat at the bar, have a couple of bloody mary and beers. Nice and friendly mexican barman, it is a good option for a quick stop after walking the town.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Maybe this place is just for locals or maybe due to the lack of nightlife this place gets as many rave reviews as they have. I personally don't get it. For my first night in Carmel, my husband and I were looking for more of a fun pub atmosphere for dinner and drinks, so we searched on yelp and trip... More 

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