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Hog's Breath Inn

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San Carlos St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-1044
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The legend of Carmel. Formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, he still owns the...
The legend of Carmel. Formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, he still owns the building-who knows when he will stop by? Kept intact to keep the charm that is the cozy Carmel of yesteryear.
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  • 87
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet haven in busy Carmel....

Looking for somewhere for lunch we came across The Hogs Breath Inn somewhat by chance and it turned out to be a quiet haven in a busy Carmel on a Sunday afternoon. Approached down an alley (don't let this put you off) it opens up into a leafy courtyard with tables, with a pub and restaurant leading... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Looking for somewhere for lunch we came across The Hogs Breath Inn somewhat by chance and it turned out to be a quiet haven in a busy Carmel on a Sunday afternoon. Approached down an alley (don't let this put you off) it opens up into a leafy courtyard with tables, with a pub and restaurant leading off. We sat... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The name sounds awful. Expensive, but we ate here three chilly nights. Really excellent food. Small quiet dining room where we could sit next to a fireplace.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Have been visiting this restaurant since 2003 and it never fails to charm. Always tasty, romantic unfussy American and cozy. Not at all a fan of Eastwood's politics but the dining here is first rate quality and calm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have been to Carmel a couple of times previously, and somehow never got to the famous (Clint Eastwood is the previous owner) Hog's Breath Inn. The advertised Happy Hour was as good as advertised, and we were surprised by the rather small patio and the (even smaller) bar. Drinks were inexpensive, ambience was relaxed, service was excellent, and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We made reservations and upon arriving we were seated immediately however after that we were ignored. We did not even get served water. We left. Will never go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Dinner was excellent, at a fair price and the waitress could not have been nicer! I had Sand Dabswhich were cooked to perfection.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great patio and funky bar in a courtyard off a Carmel side street. Totally casual, though the menu is not downscale. Wine/beer list was not as impressive as the many other places we traveled in CA where the local beers and wines gave us great tastes we can't get on the east coast. Food didn't quite live up to the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was our third visit to the Hog's Breath. While the service is sometimes spotty, on this particular visit, it was terrific - prompt and personal. The food (I had the swordfish sandwich) was excellent. Overall, I would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's been here a long, long time - because of good food, casual atmosphere, and just a fun place. The bar in the bar was cozy, and they added some ding/drinking areas outside since we started coming here. Been here at lunch and dinner - early bird dinners are very good, as are burgers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food here is very good. But what makes it special is the ambience and decor. Been here many times and always enjoyed it. Service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Carlos St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-1044

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Description

The legend of Carmel. Formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, he still owns the building-who knows when he will stop by? Kept intact to keep the charm that is the cozy Carmel of yesteryear.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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