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“Good thing for Darlene” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Terry's Lounge

Terry's Lounge
Lincoln and 7th, Cypress Inn, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-3871
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Ranked #7 of 127 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Roanoke, VA
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“Good thing for Darlene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

I have had two experiences at Terry's on a four day trip in Carmel. Fortunately for Terry's, I upgraded by rating from poor based on my disappointing experience last night to good based on the wonderful reception and service from Darlene this morning. Our service last night was slow and our server was clearly in over his head. It took about 20 minutes to get our drinks and another 20 to get the check when we were ready to go. Quite the opposite, I was greeted with a smile and attentive service this morning by Darlene. I was even more impressed that she remembered my fiancé and I are getting married today and even recommended a spot for the ceremony. Her bloody mary's hit the spot!

Visited July 2013
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Had a great dinner of the local fish, sand da (the sauce was to die for) Also enjoyed watching the dogs parade by. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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“So Many Great Things to Say About Terry's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

First there is the ambiance. Located in the Cypress Inn which is a landmark in Carmel, Terry's extends from a cozy dark bar out onto one of the pleasant patios of the hotel. The drink menu has so many fun cocktails like Lemon Drop Martinis and a good selection of wines and beer. It also includes memorable factoids about old time stars like Dean Martin who advised folks not to drink and drive, don't even putt (gotta love that guy!).
We had a couple of the appetizers, crab cakes and a salad, which were excellent and are a good value. Next time, I'm going to order the sweet potato french fries which were served in a stylish paper cone. The dinner menu has something for everyone, from burgers to fish, and is also reasonably priced.
The service is polite and prompt and you are welcome to bring your well-behaved pooch to sit with you - in fact if you don't have a dog, you might want to borrow one. The staff sincerely loves dogs!
There is also entertainment in the formal living room of the hotel. The evening we were there, a jazz trio was playing in front of the fireplace.
We had a great time and will definately visit again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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“Loved it so much we ate there twice in 2 days!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband, son (16) and I were in Carmel for just 2 days in July 2013. We were advised to try the Cypress Inn (Terry's Lounge) for lunch and were very impressed. There was a great range of food to please our different fussy tastes and an extensive list of beers and wines to try and all in a relaxed and beautiful setting. The tables are set out in a bar area, a lobby style area and in an open courtyard.

We were in Carmel for the July 4th holiday weekend and, given how busy the the whole area was, we ended up dining again at Terry's Lounge' for dinner as well. The dinner menu did not disappoint either and there was live entertainment making for great evening out. I would definitely recommend including a visit to the Cypress Inn and Terry's Lounge if you ever get to visit Carmel by the Sea.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Pet Parent Paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Our daughter and son in law have lived in Carmel with their 2 white fluffy doggies for 4 years. With or without the "girls," we spend many lovely evenings at the Cypress and Terry's Lounge. This past week, we enjoyed both lunch and dinner at Terry's Lounge. We are foodies and the value and quality of the food is exceptional and the prices are very reasonable for Carmel. We ate the sand dabs twice! $18 for a meal that fills up my husband (although the hamburger is divine). Wine prices are excellent and the entertainment in the livingroom attracts a very outgoing and eclectic mix of pets and their parents. Simply the friendliest place in town. Our favorite seat for dinner is the patio table by the outside fireplace. 4 greyhounds were calmly laying next to our table while we shared a bottle of Zin.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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