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Running Iron Restaurant

24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4633
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Ranked #16 of 24 Restaurants in Carmel Valley
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- Aug 6, 2014
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Love the Running Iron! Great menu with a vast assortment..a little something for everyone! We ate there MANY times during a kitchen remodel. :) Drinks..are great as they have a bar next door where many locals hang out. Food...burgers are great. The roasted artichoke is wonderful and there Prime Rib (when available) is great. Brunch...our new favorite place. Bloody Mary... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great burgers, great Manhattans (but they charge extra to serve them up!), nice take on Mexican staples, great chile, excellent prime rib dinner Thursday only.

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Pinetop, Arizona, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The food was good although their clam chowder separately needs help. Their staff was running ragged to keep up with business. They did a good job. Salads were great. Fish tacos were enormous. This restaurant is a price performer!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food is decent and plentiful. The service could be better. Once we got our food the waitress disappeared. We were the only ones in the place so not sure what was keeping her so busy. She never came back to offer to refill our drinks, to ask if everything was good or if we needed anything. After she came... More

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Carmel Valley, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We hadn't been to "The Iron" as we locals call it for a while. The calamari appetizer was good. The kids were happy with their tuna melt and chicken strips. My shrimp Cobb salad was huge! I couldn't finish it and it could have easily fed two. Other favorites there are the burgers and the fish sandwich. The service was... More

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Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I enjoyed the ambience and the service. The soup and my wife's meal were both super. However, the steak in my steak sandwich was fatty and not terribly juicy.

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carmel valley
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great yummy blue cheese burgers! Funky inside but a must stop if your going to go to the village. Has a seating inside and out. Separate bar area. Gets kinda loud. Atmosphere is casual.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed right off Hwy 1, so it was worth the 12 mile drive to the restaurant for the food. The fish and chips was very good and the appetizer portion was very big, plenty for a dinner meal! Very relaxed atmosphere and the price was right. Also, we loved the bread pudding for dessert.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The servers were very friendly and the atmosphere with tons of cowboy boots hanging from the ceiling was very unique. The food was well-prepared and delicious.

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Fresno, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is good for some cheaper grub like burgers than the trendy bistros that surround the area. It isn't cheap, but a better alternative but the atmosphere is pub/bar type with locals mostly. It is across from a string of wine tasting rooms. It got dark quick and the other places were not cheap so we scarfed down some... More

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