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Mission Ranch Restaurant

26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
(831) 625-9040
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Ranked #10 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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San Diego
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126 reviews 126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is the restaurant that is owned by Clint Eastwood. It is an old farm that has been renovated. The service and food were good. It is a bit pricey, but there are a few items that are quite affordable. The don't normally take reservations and the first seating is at 5 pm. You are wise to show up around... More

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Marshfield
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

On our annual trip to Carmel, we once again ate at the Mission Ranch Restaurant. It's troubling that they won't accept reservations so we "cooled our heals" on the patio. It was a rather cool evening and our table for cocktails was shy one heat lamp - but nonetheless we suffered through. Oddly enough, when our table was ready -... More

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Fort Lee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I live in Monterey and my family was recently visiting me. I'd never been to Mission Ranch so I decided to take everyone there for dinner. There was no wait. We we immediately sat on the patio. The scenery is absolutely beautiful! Now for the food... I ordered a Cobb chicken salad. It was good. My sister ordered the filet... More

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were here in the evening. It was dark already, so unfortunately we could not enjoy scenery outside. I did not like food, but service was good and atmosphere was amazing. There is piano bar inside, everybody was singing. And singers gave you feeling that you are in the States and in California. When they started Hotel California I was... More

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Galveston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We won't be going back for dinner - we both ordered the fish (maybe that was our mistake), and my husband's salmon was not cooked properly The place is actually like a cattle call when it comes to dinner - no reservations - and I guess everyone wants to eat there because of possible Clint sighting, but in my opinion... More

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boston
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I agree with many posters that the atmosphere is nice. We went for drinks and ended up eating dinner. Food is not great but, good and I would eat there again. We ate outside and had the Prime Rib which is huge. The shrimp scampi and chicken Caesar salad. The odd thing is that I ordered a bottle of wine... More

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Missouri City, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The atmosphere is perfect, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Excellent outdoor seating, great wine and the view is incredible!!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been visiting this Carmel icon for 10 years and it was always one of our must visit restaurants especially on a sunny evening to enjoy cocktails and then dinner on the patio. What happened in the past 12 months? The cocktails, atmosphere and view are all top notch but what happened to the food?? The roast chicken with... More

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Oak Hill, Virginia, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We only stayed one night at Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch but the timing couldn't have been better. With four very busy days in San Francisco and Monterey, we were ready for a change of pace: the Mission Ranch provided a nice relaxing atmosphere, with sheep grazing in the fields and lovely scenic views. But the highlight of our time there... More

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omaha, ne
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you are in Carmel, the Mission Ranch is a must. The sheep grazing in the meadow and the ocean in the distance is iconic Carmel. The food is decent, but you are there for the atmosphere. Expect to wait, but the hour and half we were expecting turned into 20 minutes - we were seated outside. The bar is... More

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