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Running Iron Restaurant

American, Bar, Pub
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24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4633
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Carmel Valley, California
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a beautiful day sitting outside and eating lunch is glorious. The service is excellent and the casual atmosphere lends itself for a delicious salad or hamburger. They are known for their different types of hamburgers and they are delicious whether you like them with avocado , cheese or bacon etc...all delicious. Soak up the food and the wonderful weather!

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Thank Sebastian3962
Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed several courses there on two occasions though, on our first visit, our older waitress was non-communicative and seemed put-out by fairly simple requests. We did give the restaurant a second try during our vacation but with a different couple and we insured we had a different waitress. The food was consistently good.

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Thank Ron C
Carmel Valley, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The Running Iron used to be the locals hangout any day of the week. We went on a Thursday evening and didn't see a single person we knew! The place has been cleaned up a bit, but the food hasn't changed much nor has it improved. We were a group of 8 people of various ages. We were seated quickly... More 

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Thank Annette P
Ca
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We scheduled our visit at the same time as the Warriors play off game. We were very concerned where to watch it in this tiny village. Our hotel manager told us they would be showing it here. As vegetarians, there was the usual bar food choices, and average taste. But, the service was outstanding! They sat us near the TV... More 

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Thank 900susank
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

small place but very friendly local spot, good drinks great food. fun atmosphere. will go back often.

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Thank Ruby L
Whalley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at the running iron and even learned a little about rustling at the same time!!! Good steak and nice salad.

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Thank BarryDennis
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the Sea Otter Classic bike race down at Laguna Seca and stumbled upon this place since it was near our hotel. Awesome down-home American food...BBQ, steaks, hamburgers, sandwiches, pasta, etc. Warning: the portions are HUGE. We had enough for lunch the following day. Sirloin steak was outstanding as was the Ranch Burger. All the old... More 

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Thank Jill H
Carmel Valley
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Great blue cheese burgers!! The place is a cute local hangout. Has a bar separate from the dinning area. The decore is interesting with cowboy boots hanging up above and kids overalls hangin as curtains. lol, fun place to grab a bite to eat!

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Thank cvfam4
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Actually, every time I have eaten here has been good. Interesting menu -- California cuisine. Burgers, pasta, salads, soups etc. Draft beers seem to be popular, although I prefer the wine. The ambience is western, with the name referring to branding of animals on ranches. The music is rock, and the clientele is mostly locals. There is a bar, restaurant,... More 

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Thank Linda T
San Leandro, CA
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This is a fun place to go but is expensive so bring your wallet.I had a very good fried artichoke and a Cobb salad plus one scoop of ice cream and my meal was almost $40. The food is fresh and the waitress was very friendly. I would probably go back for appetizers only.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: (831) 659-4633

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