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1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pebble Beach 18th Hole and Beer = Awesome!

Did the 17 mile drive and ended up at Pebble Beach, Of course, we had to go into the clubhouse for a beer, a snack and some people watching, Sitting on the patio of the Bench restaurant was everything you could imagine it would be. Wonderful. The service was also excellent and my son's flatbread... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Vernon, B.C.
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Vernon, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Did the 17 mile drive and ended up at Pebble Beach, Of course, we had to go into the clubhouse for a beer, a snack and some people watching, Sitting on the patio of the Bench restaurant was everything you could imagine it would be. Wonderful. The service was also excellent and my son's flatbread was tasty with the beer.

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Lockeford, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We love coming to Pebble Beach for lunch and have usually dined at the Tap Room on numerous occasions. We love their warm spinach salad with chicken and have often said we would drive from our home there (5 hour round trip) just to have it. While planning on eating at the Tap Room again on Tuesday, we were encouraged... More 

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Atlanta, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited Pebble Beach on a recent trip to California and 17 Mile Drive. We stopped at The Lodge for drinks and chose The Bench so we could sit outside as the weather was beautiful. The view of Monterey Bay and the 18th hole is gorgeous, and our server, Jeremy, was extremely nice and attentive. Being at The Bench is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The atmosphere and views cannot be topped! Looking out over the 18th hole at Pebble Beach with the pacific's waves crashing in, is a view hard to beat! Our waiter, Richard, was personable and resourceful and the appetizer he recommended, portobello fries with a cheese dip, was gone in a flash! The baked brownie dessert with ice cream (I can't... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It's not inexpensive but if you're going to splurge, this is a fine place to do it. Sit outside, enjoy the sunshine (if i's a nice day) or the warmth of the fire pits if it's chilly. They'll even bring you a blanket if you get too cold. It's pretty fabulous for lunch or just to enjoy a cocktail and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I'd been golfing all day and promised wife I would take her out, really I was tired and wanted room service. Being a average husband I showered and put my fancy clothes on and we were transported in the bus which was full of drunks especially one older gentleman who used profanity unnecessarily. Whew now what. We arrived got to... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Definitely a menu suitable for grazing. Selected lots of dishes from all menu categories to share among four. The food came as it was prepared. We did not ask for it to be served in any particular order. Extensive wine list. Very relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. It was late and cold, so we sat indoors.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

we really enjoyed the bench for our first lunch at Pebble beach lodge! great views while eating outside and looking at the ocean. food and service were very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We recently did a week long vacation through Carmel, then Napa Valley. My husband is a huge golfer, so we had to atleast eat at Pebble Beach. We were referred to The Bench by an on-site store clerk. The place did not disappoint. We were seated around a fire pit outside, with gorgeous views of the 18th hole, along with... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The place is just great! What a beautiful area and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!! Food was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pebble Beach

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?