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Hog's Breath Inn

San Carlos St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-1044
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Ranked #51 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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67% Recommend
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Montreal, Quebec
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Staying in Carmel, so we decided to try this establishment. We waited for approximately 6 minutes before anyone came to assign us seats. Finally, a server offered us a nice table close to a little outdoor fire pit, but then our menus were removed from her hand and tossed onto another table and were told we could sit there instead.... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Enjoyed beer, cocktails, and appetizers here--grilled eggplant, calamari, arugula and beet salad. service was swift and attentive, food was fresh and delicious. Fun courtyard seating.

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Petaluma, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of our favorite before dinner spots in Carmel. What could be better than drinks and appetizers in front of your own fireplace in a quiet courtyard? Well, add some jazz on that soundtrack and you are good to go. Sit back and enjoy. Staff is friendly and efficient.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Really neat restaurant but the food is always lacking. While it's one of the coolest restaurants in town the food doesn't live up to the atmosphere.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wasn't great, pretty expensive for what we got. The crab cakes were exceptional. Really delicious! I had Cannelloni, the husband had their pork chops. We shared a cup of soup because I read on Trip Advisor that it was great! Unfortunately, Gino's in Salinas has a better Artichoke soup (theirs is a bisque). My cannelloni was good. Husbands pork chop... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The atmosphere and food are great! Every time I have eaten there the food and service have been wonderful. I ate there with a family member that is allergic to peanuts on a recent visit. She had ordered a salad that had no indication on the menu that it contained peanuts. This is a Serious Issue for someone with a... More

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Sebring, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stopped for a quick lunch while shopping in Carmel. The history and charm inside the little pub was contagious along with the Clint Eastwood memorabilia. My teenagers loved it!The swordfish sandwich was terrific! Would go back again!

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Who can go to Carmel and not eat at the Hog's Breath? My wife and I were here 20 years ago, now, married and with two teenagers, we came back. We popped in for a drink, around 1500. Really great service, really nice surroundings and atmospohere, enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine and a 'chill'. We went back at... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a fine time here watching the World Cup championship. The food was good, ( swordfish sandwich and Chinese chicken salad were both great) but overall the place was just meh. I'm not sure why, we had good service and the outdoor space was great but nothing really called to me.

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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166 reviews 166 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stopped here for lunch as we traveled on Highway 1. Neat to sit outdoors and we enjoyed our meal. Neat surroundings outdoors- glad that we made a stop here.

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