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All 25 Carmel Valley Restaurants

Running Iron Restaurant

24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4633
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Ranked #15 of 25 Restaurants in Carmel Valley
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fun place with local cowboy atmosphere, sports bar with fireplace and juke box with Johhny Cash tunes, food reasonably priced, good burgers but the rest of menu not the best quality.

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Carmel Valley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent bar, bartender makes perfect cocktails. Mexican food topnotch, secret recipes. Burgers are the best. So are sandwiches. Hate to reveal that they have the best prime rib deal around on Thursday night (Certified Angus). Low prices, good pu food, lunch or dinner.

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sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stopped here for a beer and a needed restroom break in my travels. I can say that I was made to feel at home at the bar by a pair of locals. Sat down and they immediately struck up a conversation on where I'm from, where I'm going and what my story is. They did reciprocate in the conversation about... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a large group and were staying in Carmel Valley Village. This place was just ok. They had seating for all of us, but the service wasn't that great. I walked to the bar to get water after waiting for the waiter to bring it. The Calamari and Chips were very good, but the fish tacos lacked flavor. How... More 

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Contributor
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 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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NJ
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304 reviews 304 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
461 helpful votes 461 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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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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