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Running Iron Restaurant

) #8 of 24 Restaurants in Carmel Valley $$ - $$$ American, ,
24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
+1 831-659-4633
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unpretentious and largely Millennial-Free pub; several TV's where we watched a Giants game. Burgers, the appetizers and the salads (full and half sizes) were particularly good. Service was fine first time, but a disaster on a second visit. We were not the only table to...More

Thank SF88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint ranch style pub, serving large portion typical American dishes in relaxed atmosphere. It has an outside patio and TV's at the bar. Food is good if you like old American.

Thank SusieFD
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Eating on this cowboy style terrace all year long is always a pleasure. Sharon, the waitress is definitely part of the good experience! The food is plentiful and nicely presented. Whatever you order is excellent, their "over the south border" selection too. I enjoy the...More

Thank northwind131
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Great food, wonderful service and awesome beer. My yorkie and I enjoyed a yummy dinner with friends (with their lab) and then lunch the following day just my pup and me. Delicious burgers, fabulous chili relleno and the olallieberry pie is magnificent (and homemade!). Sit...More

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Went on locals night: they get a discount. Top notch pub food and extensive local and non-local beer and wine list. Attentive service from the one bartender/waiter working that night. Some sofas for those who are there to lounge. would recommend when one wants a...More

1  Thank Bill K
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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.

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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...More

Thank David B
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.

Thank Mike B
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...More

Thank Dreckly56
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!...More

Thank Karen W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-4633
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