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Mission Ranch Restaurant

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26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
+1 831-625-9040
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Garden City, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a family dinner at Mission Ranch. Reservations in advance are a must. Very pretty location and you can see the sheep returned to the barn at dusk and see the sunset. We ate in the tent-covered patio. Food and service were very good but the patio was not as comfortable as I would have liked. Still would recommend... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sunday buffet was good. Best to sit on the patio, inside was rather warm. Music is wonderful. Great piano.

Thank gmac500018
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited the restaurant over 15 years ago and this time taking my grandson and was not disappointed. Food and drink are top notch and with outside seating the view is lovely. In my book a must do. Also the whiskey sauce bread pudding is worth the effort.

Thank Rodney A
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doesn't get much better, especially if you sit outside under heaters during sunset. Service is brisk to accommodate the crowds but this is still a premier experience. Piano bar music inside is a plus if you enjoy a semi-retro experience and of course the hotel grounds are drop-dead gorgeous.

Thank tresdar
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The heated patio is very warm! The catch of the day - yellow tail with wasabi and arugula, served with broccoli and mashed potatoes- was the best! The salmon was light and basic but the yellow tail was superb. The warm garlic bread and the selection of California wines was nice and the service was very personable. Out of the... More 

Thank traveljoyfully1
Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service were fantastic. We had the specials and recommended wine. we split a beet salad that would recommend if you like beets. Walking around the grounds before and after was a treat. We stayed in the lowest priced room and it was very nice.

Thank Bryan B
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mission Ranch is a must visit. I love sitting outside even on a cool evening. There are plenty of heaters. I often eat from the bar menu as I love their burgers! Glasses of wine are very reasonable unlike many places in Carmel. The view is absolutely intriguing as well. Should you decide to sit at the bar or inside... More 

Thank Steven A B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mission Ranch restaurant while not fancy or upscale, is our favorite place to go each time we visit Carmel. Priority seating as hotel guests is great as you don't have to rush, nor do you need to worry about driving should you partake in a few glasses of spirits. The patio seating is beautiful and we normally sit out... More 

Thank truckerdan2016
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy dinner at Mission Ranch every time we visit the area. Although this last rainy night we were able to get an immediate table, part of the usual appeal is the wait while enjoying an excellent martini from the bar and listening to the local talent singing around the piano. With the storm clearing, we took a table outside... More 

Thank thatwriter
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love, love, love the restaurant at Mission Ranch Inn. My husband and I have been there at least 10 times and have brought many friends and family. We always choose Mission Ranch for our last night of vacation because it is a guaranteed hit. Arrive at 4:00 for happy hour on the deck. You can choose your table for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-9040
  • This restaurant is at Mission Ranch

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