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American Dining

Carmel-by-the-Sea offers a delightful range of American restaurants, perfect for any appetite. Whether you’re looking for a traditional burger, classic comfort food, or a menu that showcases California’s fresh, seasonal ingredients, you’re sure to find the perfect go-to restaurant.

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For a taste of Americana, look no further than The Hog’s Breath Inn, a local favorite known for its delicious ribs and charming atmosphere. Or, unwind at Mission Ranch Restaurant, a scenic farmhouse restored by Clint Eastwood, and savor American cuisine with a breathtaking view.

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American Restaurants in Carmel

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Carmel Burger Bar

Extensive menu features hand-crafted beef burgers and other mouth-watering selections. Located inside Carmel Plaza.

Hog's Breath Inn

Hog's Breath Inn

Favorite gathering place for locals & tourists alike. Great place to grab a quick drink in a memorable, intimate setting.

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Rio Grill

Where Central Coast American fuses with European cuisine. Enjoy Happy Hour cocktails, sandwiches, salads, full entrees & more! Try the Cioppino! Located at Carmel Crossroads.

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Sur at the Barnyard

Located in the Barnyard Village Shopping Center. Enjoy classic favorites like NY Steak Sandwich, Chicken Marsala or Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles.

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Terry's Lounge

Terry's specializes in craft cocktails and local beers. Located inside the historic Cypress Inn. Outdoor seating is also available.

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