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24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4633
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good prices for this area

We were there for breakfast. No frills for what we had but bacon was thick and delicious and I enjoyed a warm olallieberry muffin - very good. Patio was very pleasant and service was good, attentive. Would definitely return for breakfast or lunch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Robin F
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Fresno, California
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English first
Carmel, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great Burgers and Sandwiches, warm friendly staff with loads of local knowledge, indoor outdoor dinning- overall best experience.

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Royal Oaks, CA
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant/bar looks like it has been here forever, like a building in an old western town. The walls and ceiling are covered with a mixture of old western items and signs with cowboy boots nailed to the ceiling. So the atmosphere of this place tells you that good old fashion food is expected. We sat on the patio, which... More 

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Fresno, California
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were there for breakfast. No frills for what we had but bacon was thick and delicious and I enjoyed a warm olallieberry muffin - very good. Patio was very pleasant and service was good, attentive. Would definitely return for breakfast or lunch!

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Piedmont, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Been coming to this restaurant for many years. Today, we sat in the restaurant and waited for our food for over an hour. Waitress told us our order was coming in 5 minutes, but, we decided to leave. Asked another waitress if we should pay for our dinks. She ignored me and walked on by. Disheartening after all these years... More 

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Naples, Florida
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I am surprised this restaurant has some average reviews. It had very good food, we tried the roasted artichoke appetizer which is a must try for novices to the area (evidently this is the area artichokes are grown in). We each had different entrées including their fried chicken, which the server said they are known for, the fish tacos and... More 

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Boulder Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great drinks, great local vibe in the bar and great food and service. The bartender was friendly and poured an excellent drink. The food was tasty and the waitress also vet friendly. We came back three times during our stay.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A great American Bar that is a combination between a saloon and a restaurant. Good food, good service, good beer and wine and all for good prices. Try the artichoke, its the best we've had so far!

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had the green chilli breakfast plate. Very tasty, and not horribly priced for the location. The spicy bloody marys are very black-pepper spicy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I saw this place across the street from 6 wine tasting rooms. Obviously, I needed a bite to eat. It was just what this wine taster needed.....a good beer and bar food. Had a Guinness and a turkey melt on grilled sourdough bread. Yummmmmmm! Life is good! Waitress was very nice. Let's go!

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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been customers here for the past 25 years. The place has not changed, nor has the clientele, and that is a huge relief after all the changes in the Carmel Valley restaurant world over the past decade in particular. Try the sweet potato fries! Absolutely the best. Delectable burgers and steaks. Service is casual and the waitress should... More 

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Address: 24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone Number: (831) 659-4633
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley

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  • Address: 24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: (831) 659-4633

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