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Running Iron Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout
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All reviews brunch burger chicken strips red snapper salad cowboy boots hanging from the ceiling huge portions cold beer great steak selection of beers fun atmosphere bloody mary great lunch spot ate here overalls saloon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique decor, friendly staff (we loved Stephanie. She had a great sense of humor and made our meal enjoyable). Good bar menu and other entrees. You must have the olieberry pie ala mode. It's delicious! Homemade with these berries that are only found in the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jane K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the outdoor patio area - you can look out over the hills. The food is definitely comfort food, the staff is super friendly.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Getaway222217
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife ordered a medium rare Lonely Burger which is a plain burger with stuff you tell the cook to put on (like lettuce, mushroom, tomatoes...etc). It is a 8oz burger but when it came out, it looks more than 8oz, at least to me....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank J9499MUdanw
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a family dinner at Running Iron on Halloween while visiting family in the Carmel Valley. We sat on the patio and our server entertained us from the second she arrived at the table - in costume & dishing out local humor. We shared...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ScottD801
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This place isn't fancy but the food is really good! Patio outside is lovely on sunny days. The decor inside is country rustic and a real hoot! We're locals so we go there frequently. We've had burgers, salads, blt's, soup, grilled artichokes and great breakfasts,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank adrienne837
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This was down the road from our hotel. We went twice and both times it was a good experience.A good range of American diner food. The half BBQ chicken was very good.You get a choice of soup or salad as a starter. The staff were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SWLondonRichardp
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Visited here for lunch a couple years ago and we returned very hungry after a nearby hike. We shared the nachos and chicken strips and both were very large portions and really good. Our server was attentive and we will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steffen S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I’ve cold beer awesome burgers with fresh grilled pineapple and a crisp salad with Bleu cheese like being in Bobs Big Boy 1970 local forever hang out run into Clint Eastwood or a local vintner all are welcome What happens at the running iron stays...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jana B
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I went to check out the menu, there was a group of rum looking characters smoking outside whilst their children were running about . Their smoke carried all the way into the bat and restaurant. The menu looked ok, but very expensive for what us...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jody P
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Ate here with my family. Walked in and got a table one evening without reservation. Great friendly service. Food was generous portions and nicely presented and cooked. Red Snapper was very good. Good local beer and the decor was absorbing!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Bruce C
December 30, 2017|
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Response from cvtcss | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much anything you can imagine. It is an eclectic menu with all those described in the previous answer. This is not an upscale place, just a basic old time cowboy kind of bar/restaurant.
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