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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great setting in the courtyard area, nice touch with the outdoor fireplaces. Very good and reasonably priced happy hour food and drinks.

Thank Mike B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in for a pre dinner drink as a " must do" in Carmel hoping to catch a glimpse of a celeb . The place is a bit hidden away down an alley with a dark courtyard in front. The bar was decorated in an odd style with just a few bits memorabilia paying homage to the former owner.... More 

Thank david t
Carmel, California
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, although his photos are all over the place, Clint sold this restaurant long ago. The food is mediocre at best, and the service leaves much to be desired. The Hog's Breath is a tourist trap, period. Not worth your time or money. Locals don't go here unless they are dragged by visiting friends or relatives. I was here a... More 

Thank JonSCalifornia
Henderson, Nevada
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were told that the famous person who founded this restaurant chain sold them, but we still wanted to go there, since this one was the first of the chain. We wandered around in front, not realizing that you had to walk down what was almost a small alley to the restaurant. Interesting place that was a bit smaller than... More 

1 Thank tlahuele
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only there for drinks one afternoon and therefore sat at one of the outside tables. The table we were given was dirty and sticky and was not wiped down before or during our visit. I drank a few sips of my beer before noticing something stuck on the inside of the glass. I called our server over and... More 

1 Thank two-seater
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quite atmosphere in the heart of Carmel. The food was excellent, very fresh and reasonably priced. I loved the Clint Eastwood connection.

Thank SydneySchoey
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't eat here but spent the evening in the beautiful walled garden having drinks with friends. It's a lovely romantic place, with fairy lights in the tree's and log fires burning. There are also heaters so its extremely comfortable sitting outside even if the evenings are a bit chilly. There's waitress service so one can just sit & relax... More 

Thank Claire S
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108 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up just before lunch time and because we only wanted a drink (it was a hot day) and no lunch, we apeared to just be unwelcome visitors to the staff. Started off waiting for a table and when we said we only wanted a drink were seated at an outdoor table. Another server came with menus and we stated... More 

Thank Holi-Ray
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had appetizers while shopping in Carmel! Food was good! This was my 2nd visit! I'm from Pittsburgh and love the ambience of the outdoor patio it's warm and rustic! My only complaint was the service was lacking, sorry I expect more! My previous visit service was excellent Shouldn't have to wait for drinks it wasn't busy, perhaps you don't... More 

Thank AngCino
Spokane, Washington
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is tucked in, behind the Inn. The place is quite charming, there's options for indoor dining or outdoor dining with fireplaces to keep diners warm. Hubby and I chose to eat indoor right in front of the fireplace as it was a cold day. The food was very good. My husband had the Dirty Harry Burger while I... 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
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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 Peninsula  >  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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?