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“great local eatery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Running Iron Restaurant

Running Iron Restaurant
24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4633
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Ranked #16 of 24 restaurants in Carmel Valley
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Cleveland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“great local eatery”
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.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
“Omlette and potatoes awful, rude manager and complacent staff!!”
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 not crowded at 2:00 pm on a Saturday. Half of the food ordered was not eaten. No one asked how things were or why the food was left on the plate. Because I brought out of town guests, I did not want to make "a thing" out of it, but did call later and explained...asking for refund on one dinner. Manager was rude and ended up hanging up on me when I said I didn't want to come back in for dinner so he could "buy one dinner". I needed to spend more money to get a refund???
We will not go back or refer others.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Quirky style”
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

Visited July 2013
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Stroud,
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Very accommodating!!!”
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 lovely salads . The service was fantastic really attentive, friendly and the food was reasonably good value for money

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food - average service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The food is good and the décor keeps you busy just trying to take it all in. The service is a bit slow and unenthusiastic.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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