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Running Iron Restaurant

) #7 of 25 Restaurants in Carmel Valley $$ - $$$ American, ,
24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
+1 831-659-4633
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow! Local (Castroville) artichokes were featured three ways on the menu. Grilled with Balsamic Tarragon marinade was unbelievable. Portion size on everything was huge--consider sharing. Red Snapper was two large filets. Cobb salad with Calamari filled a platter. Decent wine for reasonable prices made the...More

Thank Barbjefts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Running Iron is kind of an institution in Carmel Valley. Everyone would tell you that it's a good place to go to get some drinks and that it stays open pretty darn late. I also like to snack on what I would consider bar food...More

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a journey and found this gem what a find good food good service cold beer. Waitress was the best

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fresh and delicious. Portions generous! Our sweet waitress attentive and kind. Had the blt with green salad.

Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Running Iron is located in a shopping center at a busy intersection, but is easy to access & park. Staff is very attentive and helpful with the menu. The tuna club on sourdough was terrific.

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Unpretentious and largely Millennial-Free pub; several TV's where we watched a Giants game. Burgers, the appetizers and the salads (full and half sizes) were particularly good. Service was fine first time, but a disaster on a second visit. We were not the only table to...More

Thank SF88
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Quaint ranch style pub, serving large portion typical American dishes in relaxed atmosphere. It has an outside patio and TV's at the bar. Food is good if you like old American.

Thank SusieFD
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Eating on this cowboy style terrace all year long is always a pleasure. Sharon, the waitress is definitely part of the good experience! The food is plentiful and nicely presented. Whatever you order is excellent, their "over the south border" selection too. I enjoy the...More

Thank northwind131
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great food, wonderful service and awesome beer. My yorkie and I enjoyed a yummy dinner with friends (with their lab) and then lunch the following day just my pup and me. Delicious burgers, fabulous chili relleno and the olallieberry pie is magnificent (and homemade!). Sit...More

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Went on locals night: they get a discount. Top notch pub food and extensive local and non-local beer and wine list. Attentive service from the one bartender/waiter working that night. Some sofas for those who are there to lounge. would recommend when one wants a...More

1  Thank Bill K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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