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Mission Ranch Restaurant

26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
+1 831-625-9040
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (56 reviews)
“prime rib” (108 reviews)
“steak” (73 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While you may not always run into owner Clint, the food and service are fantastic and the patio is the most coveted seat in Carmel on a sunny day! Piano bar is a lot of fun as well! No reservations, so plan to come for...More

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am here to celebrate Father's Day with my family. The place is set at a beautiful corner of Carmel, right behind the mission. It is pleasing to the eyes and quite a serene pairing to the meal we are about to have. The food...More

Thank sbudiman
Reviewed 6 days ago

During our first evening of our stay two-night stay at the Mission Ranch we feasted on a hearty dinner outside under the heat lamps as we enjoyed the sheep grazing in the nearby meadow with a view of the Pacific in the distance. The outdoor...More

Thank GoodToGoinNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there twice during our recent visit. The food was great but the views outside were amazing. Watching the sheep line up to be brought into the barn was fun to watch. I can't wait to come back again.

Thank jbuilderman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch only to find out that the restaurant opens for early dinner at 4pm. Went back for drinks and enjoyed the piano player and atmosphere. Didn't have dinner but every meal walking past us looked great.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very welcoming and professional staff. Great ambiance and outstanding food- sea scallops we amazing. Wait staff was extremely accommodating- our favorite place in Carmel!!

Thank irishrover40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable environment with burning fireplaces and inviting atmosphere. Sit on the outdoor patio overlooking a beautiful valley with the fog rolling in or inside listening to the fire crack. Yummy food with fresh local food! Very enjoyable!

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply great food ... in a nice atmosphere with view on the sheeps and a very well heated patio. Food came quickly (the check a little less) but qltogether a very nice experience.

Thank thistlegorm2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal, overlooking a great and scenic view, with live piano music and an excellent food and drink selection. Will go back here for sure.

Thank Ad V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have a choice of seating- near the piano, around the corner ( quieter) or outside with heaters. The waits can run up to 1 hour and no reservations. staying at the ranch will give you preferred seating-speak up. food and wines toward the finer...More

Thank gmleven1
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Open for lunch?
2 June 2017|
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Response from Silvemi | Reviewed this property |
I'm not positive but I don't think so. If I remember correct they open at 4 or 5.
Hi! I wld like to know if the restaurant serves Sunday brunch or lunch on Saturdays? I only see hours from 4:00pm thereafter! I'd like to have my deaf ladies club dine there for lunch in July & all of us are from the SJ Bay Area. I heard no reservation is accepted. Thanks, Carole
23 April 2017|
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Response from BarbaraF2017 | Reviewed this property |
The Ranch serves a brunch on Sunday ( 10:30am to 1:30pm ) that is the best on the Monterey Pennisula. Yes, it is standard that no reservations taken ( only on Easter, Mother's Day & Thanksgiving ) but get there when they... More
do you take reservations?
15 March 2017|
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Response from tkelly64 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure the Mission Ranch restaurant does not take reservations. It's a first come first served system where they will take your name and buzz you when the table is ready.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-9040
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  • This restaurant is at Mission Ranch
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