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Hog's Breath Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene

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Dungeness Crab Cake
wild rocket arugula, cherry tomato, tabasco vinaigrette
Chicken Wings
buffalo style
Chicken $15.0
Beef $18.0
Vegetarian $15.0
monterey jack cheese, pico de gallo, chipotle crème fraiche
Artichoke Dip
castroville artichokes, spinach, peppers, toasted pita bread
Ahi Tuna Poke
edamame, cucumber, avocado, scallions, crispy wontons, wasabi peanut sauce
Angus Beef Sliders
grilled angus, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar
Crispy Calamari
fresh Monterey squid, lemon-caper aioli, spicy tomato puree
Chili Con Carne
slow cooked angus beef, southwest pepper blend, chili beans, croutons
Steamed Castroville Artichoke
local artichoke, garlic aioli
Queso Fundido
three cheese blend, peppers, fried corn tortillas
With Salmon Or Crab Cake $19.0
Salinas Valley Greens
cherry tomato, cucumber, croutons, balsamic dressing
Wedge Salad
iceberg, shaved red onion, cherry tomato, applewood smoked bacon, maytag blue cheese dressing
Hogs Chicken Salad
grilled chicken breast, romaine, shredded cabbage, onions, tomatoes, avocados & jack cheddar cheese, in a crispy tortilla bowl, ranch dressing
With Salmon or Crab Cake $19.0
Caesar Salad
romaine, parmesan, croutons
Roasted Beet Salad
candy beets, arugula, grapefruit, goat cheese, toasted almonds, honey-citrus vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato Salad
fresh mozzarella, roasted sweet peppers, avocado, basil, olive oil and balsamic
Cup $6.75
Bowl $9.0
Castroville Artichoke Soup
Cup $6.75
Bowl $9.0
Soup of the Day
Baked Chicken
Mary's Farm organic free range chicken, mashed potatoes & cole slaw
Chicken Breast Piccata
pan roasted, capers, lemon chardonnay sauce, rice pilaf
Pork Chop
thick cut chop, roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed greens, apple chutney
Hog's Baby Back Ribs
braised and grilled, house smoked barbeque sauce, sweet potato fries
Dirty Harry
new york strip, garlic mashed potatoes, chef vegetables, mushrooms, whole grain mustard sauce
Australian Lamb Chops
charbroiled, chefs vegetables, potato a'ugratin, fresh mint jelly
Rib Eye
14oz cut of certified angus beef, french fries, peppercorn sauce
Filet Mignon
tender cut of beef, certified angus, point reyes blue cheese-potato gratin, julienne vegetables, red wine sauce
Pomodoro Pasta
spaghetti, roasted tomato, olive oil, fresh basil and garlic
Chicken Fettuccine
chicken breast, alfredo sauce, parmesan
Butternut Squash Ravioli
roasted butternut squash, egg pasta, brown butter, sage
Shrimp Pad Thai
shrimp, rice noodles, thai vegetable, peanut sauce
Seafood Pasta
fresh cuts of fish, shrimp, mussels, oyster mushrooms, tomato-cream sauce
Sauteed Sand Dabs
local sand dabs, garlic mashed potatoes, chef vegetables, lemon caper butter sauce
Halibut Fish & Chips
beer batter with fries & malted vinegar
Roasted King Salmon
British Columbia king salmon, rice pilaf, fresh chef vegetables, tomato, pesto lobster sauce
Fresh Alaskan Halibut
baked in parchment paper, with tomatoes, corn, peas, jalapenos, lemon, rice pilaf
The legend of Carmel. Formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, he still owns the building-who knows when he will stop by? Kept intact to keep the charm that is the cozy Carmel of yesteryear.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews dirty harry artichoke dip sliders steak onion rings salad sand dabs crab cakes chilli salmon clint eastwood patio area san carlos outside seating great lunch carmel by the sea memorabilia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food (especially enjoyed the crab cake starter and the sand dab dish!) service, ambiance —thanks for a great lunch! We look forward to returning! Highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Roya P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a perfect day outside... but we were warm by the fireplace... we had the steak, burger, turkey, and pulled pork... all was perfect... onion rings were great...

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tonymD4471AD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carmel is such a great little city. I have been to the city many times but never to the famous Hogs Breath Inn. Being the Clint Eastwood fan that I am, I knew he once owned the restaurant so I thought it was the perfect...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Becky197043
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not been to Hog's Breath in close to 20 years but went because it was close to our motel on a very rainy night. I was afraid that thy would be living off their Clint Eastwood reputation and that is exactly what happened....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank corvette2005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this establishment for over 40 years and our latest visit will be our last. I ordered a Johnnie Walker Black and they were out of it. My wife ordered a Gibson (Dry Martini with an onion instead of an olive)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kennray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great. We thought the food was just average and definitely not worth the very steep price. The ambiance is nice open air seating and pet friendly. The ribs were very fatty and the sauce tasted like KC masterpiece out of a bottle....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 9erbabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for an afternoon happy hour. We sat in the courtyard and enjoyed great service and great food and drink. Very laid back, friendly staff and clientele.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rcnordy
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Beautiful outdoor ambiance, nice fires going. I had the salmon which was good although not a big portion. The guys enjoyed their steaks with the garlic mash potatotoes. (The Dirty Harry plate) My sister had the ribs which were not great. Some pieces were fatty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TruGrits1
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

I love this restaurant has delicious food and fabulous service ! It was a girls trip weekend and we had lunch at the hogs breath. Our server Sergio was five stars all the way ! Thanks once again for the great food and great service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

We were excited to try the famous Hog's Breath Inn, Carmel last night. Which by the way was formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, and was sold to a good family friend, Kaiser Morcus! I sure loved the atmosphere with the outside seating, fireplaces and lights....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Rebecca W
18 September 2018|
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Response from ldehayes2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dog friendly! As is most of Carmel.
Carol H
3 July 2017|
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Response from Kevin W | Reviewed this property |
Hogs breath inn has a website with the menu, history and contact details. I would get in touch directly regarding bookings. We just turned up at lunchtime and there was plenty of space. Don't know when the peak times are... More
23 April 2017|
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