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From Scratch Restaurant

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3626 The Barnyard, LOWER LEVEL OF COMPLEX, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
+1 831-625-2448
08:00 - 14:30
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N. California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and it was very tasty. A bit hard to find but eventually did with some help from a lovely local who must have seen we were lost. Chili was good, service and atmosphere were very nice.

Thank Renegade01
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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169 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

It takes perseverance to find, but take the time to find it. The food is very good and the "locals" know it as the room is always full. The menu has very interesting choices. I had what was called the Carmel Omelette with big pieces of bacon and lots of cheese and one of the most delicious biscuits I've ever... More 

2 Thank Bill W
Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My friend and I were visiting this area for a girls retreat and stopped here on our way out of town. This place was quite surprising! The service was very good and the food was better. I just LOVED the cinnamon french toast with bacon! The portions were HUGE and our waitress was such a sweetheart. The service was fast... More 

1 Thank HoneyLea
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to eat lunch here after reading Trip advisor reviews. Guy Fieri mention this restaurant on his travel show. My husband ordered the biscuit and gravy as advertised by Guy, It wasn't good. The chili is awesome. But if you're looking for a great sandwich definitely order the California dip!

Thank Kim J
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have enjoyed several breakfasts here over the years, and just yesterday we had a nice brunch here. Food was very fresh and nicely presented and prepared. I had a vegetarian eggs Benedict and my husband enjoyed the corned beef hash. Coffee is great!

Thank lindycalifornia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The best eggs Benedict I have had in a long time. I had regular and my wife crab, both were cooked to perfection. My daughter had pancakes. Awesome. Oh and the mimosas were good too. Service was fast and friendly. Worth another visit.

Thank zimson
Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This restaurant was a short walk from our hotel. We tried it the first morning and came back every morning after. The absolute best "from scratch" corned beef hash! This dish will change the way you think about hash. No mushy stuff in a can, this dish has large tasty chunks of real corned beef with potatoes and it's just... More 

1 Thank JenD510
Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
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510 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We came here due to the High Ratings on Trip Advisor and another site. The photo of the restaurant chef with Guy Gieri AND Robert Irvine sealed the deal for me as a “must eat” place. First, we could not find the restaurant – it is a lower level restaurant accessible from stairs in one area. Once we got there,... More 

Thank VegasBling
Troy, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Loved this spot! Well prepared breakfast, great coffee, lots of locals hanging. Prompt wait staff and un-rushed atmosphere.

Thank couchm
Garden City, New York
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stumbled onto this place and ended up going for breakfast. Plenty of choices with more than enough food. French toast was excellent as was everything else our family ordered. Very reasonably priced and low key but busy.

Thank Paul V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3626 The Barnyard, LOWER LEVEL OF COMPLEX, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-2448
Located in the LOWER level of the Barnyard Shopping Village - below Bay Bikes. The back stairs face Highway One. Since 1977, this charming, family owned restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch made from the freshest of ingredients lovingly prepared by an expert chef. From Eggs Benedict to made-to-order omelettes to the best Huevos Rancheros around, it's impossible to beat their award-winning breakfasts. The restaurant is available for private parties in the evening. Enjoy your meal inside next to the fireplace or outside on remodeled patio. Pet friendly! We hope to see you soon.

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