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Lunch in Carmel by the sea

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Hi we will be driving up that way from Woodside.... to Monterey for the night.. where to go for a nice lunch?.. doesnt have to be Carmel,but we will go there.. thanks..

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  1. Cantinetta Luca on Dolores St. in Carmel.

    Excellent salume fatta in casa.

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    Cantinetta Luca
    Dolores St Carmel-By-the-Sea CA, Dolores St Carmel-By-the-Sea, CA

    1. For excellent fish, views and service, Massaro and Santos on the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey.

      www.massaroandsantos.com

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      Massaro and Santos
      32 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

      1. today - sun 19 sept - sfgate.com has a big article on where to eat in carmel/monterey and outlying areas. don't have the link directly, but shouldn't be too hard to find.

        1. today's sf chronicle - sept.19 - has a big article on where to eat in carmel/monterey and outlying areas.

          1. we like portabella right on ocean. table outside

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            1. re: toncasmo

              We generally hit Cassanova or Grassings for lunch when in Carmel.

              1. re: HoosierFoodie

                PortaBella, Grasing's, Casanova are all very good. We also love Demetra Cafe on Ocean Ave. If you go to the Carmel Highland's area, California Market is very good and you will have beautiful oceanviews there. Mission Ranch is another great place, they have a spacious outdoor patio area there overlooking the pastures and ocean. Enjoy! :)

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                California Market Restaurant
                120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA

                Grasing's
                Mission and Sixth, Carmel, CA 93921

                Mission Ranch Restaurant
                26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923

            2. Just an fyi, the Mission Ranch isn't open for lunch except on Sunday for brunch. However, it's a great place for dinner for good, basic American food.

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              Mission Ranch Restaurant
              26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923