1. Wagon Wheel Restaurant

This country restaurant in a Carmel Valley strip mall might not be much to look at, but its breakfasts draw fans from throughout the Monterey Peninsula. It's tiny, so there's often a wait. Horseshoes and tack on the wall make local cowboys feel at home. 7156 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; (831) 624-8878
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