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The Barnyard

3626, Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel, CA
831 624 8886
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Ranked #17 of 25 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Gardens, Malls, Specialty Shops, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Gardens, Malls, Specialty Shops, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Shopping in the village is a little expensive and tends toward conservative design. The Barnyard had a few nice options for shopping and dining and a large parking lot. It is a relatively small center, but was still charming and had some more affordable options.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place wasn't what I expected with the Barnyard name. We came here to stop at the bakery. There were a few shops but we didn't see anything we wanted to check out, so we got our pastries and left.

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Carmel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

home of many fine stores and restaurants in a rustic setting away from the usual tourist areas of downtown Carmel

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Monterey, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I suppose there are some fine shops here, but this place feels a little worn out and sad. I wouldn't exactly come here to hang out.

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Minneaoplis, MN
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are in the vacinity of this spot, stopping in is fun and there are cute little shops, but it's not worth a special trip. If you are staying at Carmel Mission Inn, The Made By Scratch restaurant is a good choice for breakfast, if you can find it tucked back behind the pizza place.

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Rocklin, California, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Once we figured out how to get into the parking lot, we really enjoyed exploring this multi-level center. Very unique architecture with many surprises around every corner. A combination of high-end shops and fun restaurants await you. Everything surrounds the lovely garden with trees and great sculptures to enjoy. Very relaxing - a real joy !!!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's six years since I was LSAT the barnyard and it's got a little tired round the edges. A couple of empty units tell you that the complex on the other side of the road is having an effect. That said the design of the place works well with good shops and eating areas. Flannegans Pub is a must for... More 

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willows, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had an ''awesome'' sandwich,at a place,called Erik's Deli cafe.They offer quite a few sandwiches,as well as soup,salad,and beverages.We felt that the price,was good,for the delicious sandwiches that we ordered.We liked it,that we didn't have to wait long,to get our order.We went and sat down,at a table...and they brought our order to us,in a matter of minutes..and with a friendly... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you like hunting for shops, this is the place to go. Unique antique shops, a delicious chocolate shop, bagel bakery, and a handful of second chance shops.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I was a little afraid that in this location the Barnyard would not have survived the recession. It does not have the buzz it once had but there are still a number of good speciality shops here! Hang on in there...things can only get better!

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