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The Barnyard

3626, Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel, CA
831 624 8886
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Ranked #16 of 28 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Specialty Shops, Malls, Gardens
Activities: Shopping
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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Minneaoplis, MN
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78 reviews 78 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Aguanga, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Hank B. hit the ole nail right on the head with his review--this center is nothing like it once was. Where did all the cool shops go? A few years ago we made several trips to the Barnyard as my wife liked it so much. This last visit was extremely disappointing. It is still beautifully landscaped and decorated, but that... More

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Bend, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The stores at this location are very mediocre. We were there on a Friday and you would think you would see people walking around and visiting the small shops. The Barnyard was almost totally empty. The main reason we feel is there is nothing there to attract people to come and shop. Years ago it was a very busy and... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

What a nice surprise to find this place behind the motel where we were staying. Ate dinner at one of the restaurants with a fireplace pit proving warmth. Beautiful flower gardens and shops.

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Carmel Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This place is friendly, cozy and welcoming. We dine here at least once a week and always bring visiting family and friends here. You can count on the service and we have had consistently excellent and delicious food in all the years we've been visiting. Especially try the fondue and the schnitzel!

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