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Running Iron Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
+1 831-659-4633
Today
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through town, looking for lunch, this place caught our eye. Absolutely as it appears. A solid local place with good food (we had the Gobbler sandwich and the French dip). The service was excellent and friendly.

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Thank Frances S
Carmel Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carmel Valley's city hall. Whether it is for a quick drink or to grab brunch after church RI is a steady go to. Admittedly, I don't have a favorite dish here, but there is certainly a lot of variety. Daily specials are always on hand too. I haven't spent as much time in the bar as I have in the... More 

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Thank David B
San Jose, California
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We just stopped at the bar for a couple of beers. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Restaurant tables were full, but we had a commitment elsewhere. We looked at the menu and there was quite a variety. Definitely worth a look on a return trip.

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Thank Mike B
Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals here, having drinks and dinner on each of our two night stay in Carmel Valley. Nice, quirky style pub with attached, casual restaurant. Wait staff were great, explaining the various dishes available and arranging the take-away containers for the food we were unable to finish. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Dreckly56
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I ordered one of the burgers, my husband ordered the Filly, my son ordered a hot dog and all were good. BUT!!!! Do not, I repeat DO NOT order the Mac and Cheese for a whopping $12, it is nothing but Kraft Mac & Cheese! Although the rest of the food was very good, I was very disappointed and ticked... More 

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Thank Karen W
Carmel Valley, California
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

On a beautiful day sitting outside and eating lunch is glorious. The service is excellent and the casual atmosphere lends itself for a delicious salad or hamburger. They are known for their different types of hamburgers and they are delicious whether you like them with avocado , cheese or bacon etc...all delicious. Soak up the food and the wonderful weather!

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Thank Sebastian3962
Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We enjoyed several courses there on two occasions though, on our first visit, our older waitress was non-communicative and seemed put-out by fairly simple requests. We did give the restaurant a second try during our vacation but with a different couple and we insured we had a different waitress. The food was consistently good.

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Thank Ron C
Carmel Valley, California
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The Running Iron used to be the locals hangout any day of the week. We went on a Thursday evening and didn't see a single person we knew! The place has been cleaned up a bit, but the food hasn't changed much nor has it improved. We were a group of 8 people of various ages. We were seated quickly... More 

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Thank Annette P
Ca
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We scheduled our visit at the same time as the Warriors play off game. We were very concerned where to watch it in this tiny village. Our hotel manager told us they would be showing it here. As vegetarians, there was the usual bar food choices, and average taste. But, the service was outstanding! They sat us near the TV... More 

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Thank 900susank
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

small place but very friendly local spot, good drinks great food. fun atmosphere. will go back often.

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Thank Ruby L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-4633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?