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Hog's Breath Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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San Carlos St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-1044
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a late lunch outdoors under an awning in front of the welcome heat of a fire while being watched by a boars head. Loved the ambiance but the food was average. I had the shaved prime rib sandwich which was a thin layer of meat with a bit of provolone melted on top and the 'fried onions' turned out... More 

Thank Kelly K
Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First their advertising is so misleading. They advertise that have happy hour but since we were visiting during a 3 day weekend that they were not ding happy hour. Also they don't serve the proper sauces with the food as described in the menu. I think it's overpriced for that lack of attention to detail.

Thank Melanie E
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance is super cute and unique and definitely worth going just to check it out. The food is only mediocre though so maybe a good spot for drinks and appetizers. It's definitely a tourist spot, but a fun cute one.

Thank Melissa G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away down a breezeway off a side street in Carmel this upscale bar was surpringly cozy. Fireplaces abound outside where you can cozy up and enjoy drinks or food even when the temperatures were in low 50's at night. Menu not too extensive but deliciously prepared. Dining inside also.

Thank Terry D
Nolensville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hogs Breath Inn is located off a quiet side street. It has a number of outdoor fireplaces next to tables on a brick patio which provided ambiance and warmth on a chilly night. It was a lovely evening.

Thank brianrshaw56
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here after doing the 17 mile Ride. They seated us quickly outside and then nothing. It was around 3:00 PM on a Sunday and not busy. Watched wait staff walk around, right by us and never stop to ask if we wanted anything. Nope, will not be back.

Thank Sam M
Citrus Heights, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Carmel, I decided to walk with my dog to Hog's Breath Inn to have a birthday lunch. Friends of mine gave me a gift card to this restaurant. I arrived shortly after it opened, was quickly seated and my dog was given a bowl of water. It was a very nice, sunny winter day and the patio... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Enjoyed eating here, good food, great bar and full of Clint Eastwood photos. If your a fan of his you'll love it.

Thank Kurt M
Port Townsend, Wa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Down an alley from street. It would be pleasant to sit on outside patio, if it had been warmer, but doubt there will be a next time. The sandwiches were okay. Chowder was below average. Service adequate. Overall a non- memorable experience.

Thank RestlessFeet
San Jose, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We had asked the bartender for 2 ICE COLD BUD LIGHTS. We got BUD LIGHT OVER ICE IN A GLASS!! WTF? The benches are wooden, full of slivers, and LADIES' RESTROOM IS A STY. Add inflated price$ because it was Clint Eastwood's place. The Reuben was dry, kinda like the corned bef was microwaved. I realize any place can have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-1044
The legend of Carmel. Formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, he still owns the building-who knows when he will stop by? Kept intact to keep the charm that is the cozy Carmel of yesteryear.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?