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Running Iron Restaurant

24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
+1 831-659-4633
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“prime rib” (3 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice local saloon and restaurant. We went there to have dinner two nights and drinks in the saloon one evening before dinner. Absolutely recommendable. A large selection of food and we found all we ordered very tasteful and large portions as well. Try their...More

Thank chrilles-zibrandt
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We stayed one night at the Hidden Valley Inn and were wanting something different for dinner. We found Running Iron Restaurant and had ribs! we only ordered one which they were very happy to split and it was delicious.

Thank CarolynSaunders
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner after playing golf at Carmel Valley. We had the Rib Eye steak and Mexican Platter. We should have only ordered one meal as the portions were very large and the food was great. We had leftovers for the next day....More

Thank HBGolf1
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Our party of four ate at the The Running Iron in Carmel Valley on an overcast, cool and windy day. Unfortunately, our table was placed directly in front of a side door and every time it was opened a blast of coldness enveloped us. The...More

Thank Mila W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Especially for those of you with motorcycles, this is a destination place. Great for brunch and lunch. I have not had dinner here so I cannot say, but having lived on the coast for 13 years, I can tell you that this is a long-standing...More

Thank foxtrot711
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We enjoy our periodic visits here to get a taste of good food but more to capture the taste of the local culture which is easy going, friendly and makes one feel at home. The burger is always good .... give it a try!

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 13 February 2018

First, don't use your garmen or map quest to find it. It is across the street and east 1 block from their listed address. However, once you find it, it is worth it. For food quality, I would call it family friendly, for atmosphere I...More

Thank Mainsailhr
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The locals know to come to the Running Iron for great food in an informal rustic atmosphere. Has outdoor tables, too, and a bar with lots of atmosphere. The food is OUTSTANDING and fairly priced.

Thank Barb D
Reviewed 25 December 2017

came across this quaint restaurant and bar in Carmel valley village after visting the moto museum with so much atmosphere and old juke box with country music great staff and lovely looking restaurant I had a root beer BEER !!! 5.9% while soaking up the...More

Thank skylane72
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Enjoy the boots hanging from the ceiling, the eclectic and reasonable menu....seafood to burgers to salads and so on. Good value and truly a slice of old time Carmel Valley. Belly up to the bar to hang with the locals.

Thank cvtcss
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Bruce C
31 December 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-4633
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