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Will's Fargo Restaurant

W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-2774
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Ranked #13 of 24 restaurants in Carmel Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Village Drive
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76% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We love the petit filet and the baked potato comes with so many treats. The restaurant is old school steakhouse. It's not fancy. I enjoyed that as it's comfortable and has good service. They serve some veggies with ranch dip to start. The bread is awesome, garlicy. Reservations recommended

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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

They do steaks well here, but it would be nice if they offered prime grade beef. The menu says a couple of them are "prime", and maybe they are. Anyway, they are good, so are the salads. Liked the raviolis, even had the sweetbreads. All in all, above average, reliable go-to steakhouse. Full bar, rustic atmosphere.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

They leave you a long time waiting,bring you the menu 5 mins later when it was pretty empty. They offered us you bread & butter and never brought it. I came with my daughter, we are Mexicans and ww felt the racism.

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Mentone, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had a great dinner on the patio on a Monday night. Service was great. One salmon and 3 Rib Eye steaks all cooked correctly. We have eaten here many times since 1977, and glad to see Will's is still a decent place go. Change has affected all the world, but by and large I would recommend Will's as a great... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were told at Bernardus Winery that this was a good place to go. Surrounding were nice appetizers good main course a disappointment. I ordered the prime rib special med rare and got well done with no flavor. I showed this to the waiter and he told me that the chef said I had received the last med rare they... More

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Carmel Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Steak and eggs were perfect. Help your self Bloody Mary bar. Open weekends for breakfast and brunch/ food and service very good. Just started opening for breakfast on weekends. Great news.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This restaurant came recommended but was not impressed. Loud, food only fair and way over priced. Felt like a tourist & fudged like one too

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Carmel, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wills Fargo has been here for years. My grandfather used to come here and picked out his own steak from the butcher up front. Sadly, there is no more butcher up front. The place is dark...romantic, in ways. Old Carmel charm. My husband celebrated Valentine's Day here. We ordered the calamari appetizer. It literally comes in a giant salad bowl!... More

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monterey, ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a classic style restaurant with a cowboy flavor. The rack of lamb, the steaks, and the pork were all very well prepared and met our quality expectations. The price points for the wine list were quite high and unreasonably so. However, if you bring your own Bernardus wine there is no corkage.

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San Jose, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Husband and I had a lovely steak dinner. Attentive wait staff, fresh salad and veggies. My only complaint was that it was very dark. I and to use my cell phone to see what I was eating at different points throughout the meal. I ordered top sirloin and lobster, husband got the angus top sirloin, both excellent choices. Loved the... More

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