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Corkscrew Cafe

55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
+1 831-659-8888
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (47 reviews)
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American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's improved significantly since the previous times I've been. I can now recommend it, especially on Thursday's when the (as usual in the area) the overpriced wines are half-price. The rib-eye steak (which is plenty for two) was wonderful, the mussels good despite being somewhat...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends here for dinner, and was delighted with the food and atmosphere. My friends lived in France for years, having bought a house in a small village outside of Avignon, so they know good food. Was delighted when they picked a new restaurant for...More

Thank kwnovoa
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Corkscrew had been recommended to us and did not disappoint. Sara's, our server, was friendly, knowledgeable, and just the right mix of attentive and relaxed. The wine she recommended was delicious and the pizza was to die for. The restaurant is very attractive and you...More

1  Thank lovestotravel4959
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This had to be one of the most pleasant lunch experiences I have had in my 6 years in the Bay Area. The Pear Salad was delightful as were the Onion Rings and roasted garlic with baked goat cheese spread. Yum! Then we had the...More

2  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Lunch of Myer Lemon pizza and pear salad in the patio when very well. Great staff and prompt service a real plus.

1  Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had a wonderful relaxing dinner at the Corkscrew Cafe. The staff knows the great selection of wines and was able guide us to a nice one. We are onto sharing plates. We selected something from each menu area. The food is great. We had...More

Thank MRY_USTraveler
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The food was surprisingly good. I guess we had no expectations but we were pleasantly surprised. Again the outside isn't much to look at but the inside has a warm ambience and isn't pretentious. The salads were delicious. Normally I don't like blue cheese but...More

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Pleasantly surprised by this quaint restaurant. The service was very attentive and friendly and the food was fantastic.

Thank CraigDelMar
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has had a couple of owners over the years and a number of chefs. Most recently, they are closed tuesdays and wednesdays. Menu has been significantly reduced in recent times but the quality of the food is fine. Pizzas are quite good as...More

Thank patsenoj
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A nice mid priced local bistro with great pizza, burgers and an eclectic menu. Nice wine selection and competent service... take a breath and relax.

1  Thank markmDanville_Ca_
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Audra R
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Response from Candace R | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine. Saw people in jeans, no shorts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-8888
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