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Running Iron Restaurant

24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4633
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Ranked #14 of 24 restaurants in Carmel Valley
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
carmel valley
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Devon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Cleveland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

staff and food were both very good. It was nice to find a restaurant that was still open after 9pm during the week. Love the decor of the place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Omelette hard and overdone, turned inside out to mask it was burned. Potatoes were hard and cold. Even the toast was cold. To be fair, 2 others in my group of 4 had edible food...fish and chips and Philly Cheese sandwich. Waited literally 10 minutes before our drink order was taken and we had to ask for that. It was... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Loved the whole atmosphere of the running iron, great decor, cowboy boots hanging from the beams and lots of curious items to look at. The food was great and HUGE portions too. I would recommend the burgers especially although definitely go on an empty stomach! Great place try and visit you will love it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We got here after all the other restaurants in the area had turned us away at 5 past 9 having closed at 9. The woman in here was very friendly and was willing to stay open late even though there was only a few other people drinking in there. The food was great some really well cooked fresh steaks and... More

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