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Mission Ranch Restaurant

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26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
(831) 625-9040
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This restaurant is at Mission Ranch
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

Food as hot, well prepared, and tasty, reasonably priced. View of the bay added to meal. Service was attentive with out being over bearing. Perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food as hot, well prepared, and tasty, reasonably priced. View of the bay added to meal. Service was attentive with out being over bearing. Perfect.

Thank cologirl0707
Thousand Oaks, California
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Husband, teen son and I had dinner with local friends at Mission Ranch Restaurant during Thanksgiving week. We had just arrived into town and friends suggested we dine there as it was 5 minutes from their home. Our party of five arrived at 6:00pm without a reservation and were seated right away on their patio. It was unusually cold outside,... More 

Thank Ohiofamily
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Solid place! Simple menu, fast and friendly service Nice wine by the glass selection We ordered duck for entrée, and it did not disappoint!

Thank Michael B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant on a recommendation from a friend for our anniversary dinner. We were spending the weekend in Monterey and wanted to have dinner at a memorable place. The ambiance was great, with the piano bar playing nice music, and we were able to be seated right away on a Saturday night. The server Juan Carlos was... More 

Thank Harumi H
Berkeley, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to arrive at 4 pm in order to get one of the chairs outside that is not set up for the dinner service. The sunset is stunning. We recommend the ones that are closest to the view of the ocean. If you are staying at Mission Ranch Inn you can request a dinner reservation later in the evening. If... More 

Thank FarmerRK
Lincoln, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop in here for dinner on our annual week long visit to Carmel by the Sea. We get there before dark to watch the sheep in the pasture gather for the grand gate opening and the rush inside for their dinner. We start on the outdoor patio and are soon called to our favorite table by the fireplace in... More 

Thank Sandra P
Sippy Downs, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Just Perfect" congratulations to everyone the service was personal and everyone thoroughly enjoyed there meals. The only thing missing was the man himself I was hoping to meet him but that remains a dream of mine. But for us coming from Brisbane Queensland Australia was just perfect Thank You. We will recommend the "Mission Ranch Restaurant" to everyone travelling to... More 

Thank chezza312
Mission Viejo, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent my birthday over cocktails while waiting for the sunset! You have to get there when they open at 4 pm to get a seat in the patio. Limited seating. Dinner starts at 5 pm and they don't take reservations. Excellent service. Patio overlooks a flock of white sheep with one black sheep. You can watch them all get corralled... More 

Thank Elaine G
Los Angeles, California
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354 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I picked the Mission Ranch Restaurant for my birthday dinner and was very pleased with the location, the views, and the food. We were seated in a nice dining room with a fireplace and view overlooking the sheep pasture. It felt like a farmhouse where you would be served an exceptional meal and it did not disappoint. I had the... More 

Thank CacheOn
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a must do or must stay when we go to Carmel. The beautiful property, amazing views, great food and cocktails are wonderful. An evening at the piano bar, or even an hour, is a must do! LOVE this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 625-9040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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