The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel

4.2
435 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to the famous Hog's Breath Inn, Carmel.
Formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, and sold to a good family friend, Kaiser Morcus,
a seasoned restaurateur, hotelier, grocer, butcher and entrepreneur.

PATIO DINING, LUNCH & DINNER,OPEN 11 AM
Our belief is that you are what you eat.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 435 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChadS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We were sat inside and it's probably because it was at a very low capacity that the atmosphere was a little down. The food is fine, it's a Carmel landmark and I guess you have to try is once, but unless you are sitting on the patio I think you lose the atmosphere you came for. Ther service was excellent, they have a friendly and professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food is not terrible, but not the greatest eithe, for the price you are paying; however, the staff was very attentive and polite. The outdoor seating was heated and very pretty. Although I have had better steak at a Sizzler, I do not regret spending the money to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Little did I know that this place employs people that are snob and rude. My bday celebration was almost ruined because of this place

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RandallF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Had the chicken fettuccine right amount of ingredients!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Bad food. Dirty floor.

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WeLoveCarmel
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love HB on San Carlos... we brought our 4 dachs dogs, ate dinner in the patio, fun atmosphere- asked to be placed in a corner as doxies aren't the most behaved dogs, but they loved it, very comfortable... My kids had fun, loved their meal and had a fun dessert... Excellent margaritas!! You'll love it there, we always enjoy the Eastwood photos!! We'll be back Hogs Breath! Thank you for your Wonderful Service!!

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JacquelineL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Disappointed- been coming for years. The place seems less cool factor and more tv/colored lights tacky. Had chicken piccata- rice wasn’t fresh made...sauce egh. My friend fish and chips were soggy. Oh well...goodbye Hogs breath😢

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. The service was prompt and the Seafood dishes were delicious.

JB
JulesyB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, Great service and Great food! We will return!

JH
JaniceH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Nice place , good drinks, and good service. I ordered the Chicken fettuccine, and I didn't like it at all. Had a weird cinnamon taste, very bland. Not worth the price. Sidewinder fries were good

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LarsB
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. The courtyard is wonderful. The food was quite good, but not what I consider “fine dining”. Typical pub fare, but done well. Great fir a casual evening out.

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vipLaura
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great for the family including our dog. Very relaxing. Great music. Food was delicious!

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lisam
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to the Hogs Breath Inn in several years, but I have to say our dinner dinning experience was just as excellent as the last time we ate there. My husband had the Braised Short Ribs and I had the Sand Dabs. WOW! Fireplaces were glowing, it was a birthday dinner and I will always remember.

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KathyH
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was excellent. The food was great. We are planning to check out the one in La Quinta in December when we travel there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing cocktails, and our server Jacob was genuinely hospitable and hardworking! Couldn't ask for more!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, ambiance was chill, and customer service was excellent! I highly recommend you visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very kind to our dog. Nice to sit by the fireplace.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food good service

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vipCindyR
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Outside seating area is great, food was average, a. It mediocre. My husband had the ribs & I had beef stroganoff. We ordered an iceberg wedge and it barely had any bacon or tomatoes & was very small.

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Nesnat
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. I don't have any complaints at all.

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Giants12
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we chose to try this restaurant. A "fun" entrance off the main street into an open courtyard with tables, fireplaces and heaters. We were seated immediately and attended to by Sergio. The wedge salad was very good and glad we split it. The steak was outstanding and cooked to perfection. The potatoes were delicious. The pork chop was good. The bread was warm out of the oven when it was brought to our table. The cheesecake was the perfect finish. We brought our own wine and there was a reasonable corkage fee. Sergio was fantastic as a server. Very attentive without hovering and a great personality. Street parking was easily available.

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vipbokes16
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is such a great spot for couples or families in the heart of Carmel by the Sea. They have a great kids menu, and lots of options for all to enjoy. Eat outside by one of their five outdoor fireplaces and make sure to get the chocolate torte for dessert!

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TimG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I have been there many times in the past. It was not the same maybe because of the covid thing.

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SukhiC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We were sat in the Corredor without much ambience at all. They had heaters which was nice. But it was like dining in a doctors office hallway.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner for four of us! Excellent drinks, attentive staff, good selection of dinner items to choose from.

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Carol
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Will definitely be back. Food was great! Service was wonderful.

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DrBob
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was cold weather wise but enjoyable.

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ShirleyF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service! Highly recommended

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VanessaG
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this place again for their amazing carrot cake. We got a fireplace seat and it was a wonderful atmosphere. Quick service. Great food. Hands down, will be back again.

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Jacks
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great... Food was amazing.. I will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food.

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JoeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All was just Ok and not as good as the past experiences. There are so many places in. Carmel and sadly this one despite its charming setting is falling away from the standard. We will go elsewhere now. Food was Ok, portions a little small, prices are not justified as they are the same as better places. I guess tourists will keep this place alive. Sad we enjoyed it in the past.

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PattyC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 1st time we have traveled since the Pandemic, so we decided to go to Carmel. It was the beat meal we have had in Carmel. The food was outstanding. The staff was very good and very attentive!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Someone totally dropped the ball. We got there about 10 minutes before our reservation only to have the staff tell us they were closed.

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Mvkagawa
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

If you love Denny's, you will love this place! Nothing special: although the patio is very nice with all the fireplaces. Too bad the bar/food/service is just meh.

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quitecontent
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing enough for dinner that we went back for lunch the next day. Loved all of it

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FrederickN
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, quiet, delicious! The outdoor seating area look like a movie set. Definitely an A+

AJ
AJF1986
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, very COVID safe, and delicious food!

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vipChristineF
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved getting back to dinner at Hog's Breath. Their are many out door heating sources and it had busy vibe. Food was delicious. Service was slow to start but it came around.

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JonB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is not a review of Hogs Breath, but a review of Open Table.
I came into Carmel Ca for my girlfriends birthday. Wanted to give her a special weekend and wanted to have a nice dinner at a decent restaurant. I was directed to Open Table where they reserved a table for us at 6:00 pm on a Friday night. We got to the restaurant at 5:45 and walked up to see a sign stating that Hogs Breath is closed due to Covid. Come to find out that all restaurants in Carmel were shut down and some had take out service only. I think that an application like Open Table would be up to date on any restaurant being available to make a reservation with. They also took my credit card number in top of it and I am holding my breathe to see some weird charge on my card for not being able to keep my reservations since restaurant was closed.
We had a great weekend in spite of the crappy service from Open Table and I would encourage anyone to not use their bs services now or in the future!!

FAQs

The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 625-1044.

The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel is rated 4.2 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.