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Corkscrew Cafe

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55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Grass Valley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We don't eat a lot, so we look for good food, especially salads. The food was very good and the service was also. The onion haystack was the best we have ever had and their soup was excellent. It was recommended to us by a local and worth it

Thank Judy E
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I were at Corkscrew last week for pizza and I was highly impressed. One of the ones we ordered had Meyer lemon, prosciutto, and arugula, and I was skeptical, but it was divine. We also got the sausage pizza even though one would have been enough for the two of us, and I am glad we did... More 

Thank Robyn M
Houston, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I were so pleased to stumble upon this little gem of a restaurant in Carmel Valley. We arrived around noon on a Saturday, and we were able to pick a table on the patio with just the right amount of shade. He ordered the wood plank salmon with veggies, and I ordered the fish tacos. I am... More 

Thank Jody S
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal with the family at Corkscrew. Really nice restaurant with the food all being fresh and beautifully cooked in the open wood fired oven. Really friendly staff and to top the evening a half price offer on a great bottle of wine

Thank Richard G
San Diego, California
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch while staying in the area and were very happily surprised with service, ambience and menu. Our server Megan, was very informative about the wines on the menu as well as area winery suggestions for us. I had roasted pear salad which was a very nice lunch selection with great flavor and added hazelnuts, yummy. My... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this cute little restaurant after a long hike. Wow, were we happy we did! We tried the mushroom pizza that we saw baking in the wood-burning oven right when we walked in. Absolutely perfect! And the wine that the server recommended with it was spot on. Can't wait to return to try other items on the menu!... More 

Thank kmr60
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Corkscrew is a delightful rustic restaurant with delicious food . My wife had the daily special, parpadelle pasta which she declared the very best she has ever had, and bearing in mind we are frequent visitors to Italy this is high praise. I had a burger which was excellent though not my first choice, the pork chop parmigiana, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Corkscrew's pizza, bread, trout, fish tacos...Yes it goes on. This is definitely a go to place for me in Carmel Valley.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza was perfect. Crust nice and thin. Meat was very flavorful. Will definitely come back. Very nice menu for lunch. Salads looked delicious.

Thank Debra B
San Francisco
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 2 and the only seated patrons in the dining area; the waitress took 10 minutes to learn that the wine we'd ordered was not available, and then another 15 minutes to get back to the table with an alternative. At that point we had zero interest in waiting around to see what more they had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: 831-659-8888

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