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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great outdoor dining with your dog

We've been to Hog's Breath Inn many many times over the years so it's a favorite. We like sitting in the little "pub" area beneath the mounted hog's head while enjoying a drink while planning our Carmel excursions. The mural on the far outdoor wall is spectacular and worth a stop in just to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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San Jose, CA
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Jose, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We've been to Hog's Breath Inn many many times over the years so it's a favorite. We like sitting in the little "pub" area beneath the mounted hog's head while enjoying a drink while planning our Carmel excursions. The mural on the far outdoor wall is spectacular and worth a stop in just to see it! We had sliders, fries... More 

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Dog friendly, great food, atmosphere and music. Service was a little slow but everyone was very pleasant. I had a good burger, the bread was great. My husband had a fabulous chicken club with fresh avocados.

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My interest in dining here during our California vacation was sparked simply by a man's T-shirt that I saw in passing back in my home town of Houston. Something about it stood out to me as a place I would love to visit. Fast track months down the road from that scene and there we were, stopping into Carmel-by-the-Sea to... More 

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Lincoln, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stop here for drinks before dinner and thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere, either sitting in the bar or outside near the open fireplace. The bartender is very friendly as is the rest of the wait staff, and my Long Island Iced Tea was so good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Sat outside and we actually saw Clint . Food is good . hostess was smoking hot. Kinda expensive but it's only money

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here mainly because of its association with Clint Eastwood although he no longer own this place. He now owns Mission Ranch. This place is located down a long alley in a courtyard with a large mural. They still capitalize on their past link with Clint Eastwood by having his picture in the dining room and the Dirty Harry... More 

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Salinas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food was very delicious and the service was very fast. I can't recall the last time I was at a restaurant when dinner was served this quickly. It did not hamper the taste and experience at all. Will go again!

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Murrieta, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Hog's Breath has a great location and good food; but the service is a little slow even when it is not crowded.

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Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food is pretty pedestrian. My baby back ribs were served luke-warm at best and the rest of the food was very standard chicken and pasta. A few notches above fast food.

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Fort Bragg, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Service was mediocre. Once seated, food order taken promptly. Food arrived promptly and was very good. We didn't see waiter after food was served and had to ask for tab.

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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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