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Running Iron Restaurant

24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4633
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Ranked #17 of 24 restaurants in Carmel Valley
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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54% Recommend
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Pinetop, Arizona, USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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271 reviews 271 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
416 helpful votes 416 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

A long way from Monterey. Seemed like we would never get there. The food was nothing special. If you are in Monterey skip it and go elsewhere.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A great place, obviously loved by the locals. Good service and affordable food (unlike the other places that were open at 7.30 pm which were few and far between). Lots of memorabilia on the walls and ceiling, attentive friendly staff. We loved it and were glad we kept on walking!

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