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Friar Tuck's Restaurant

American, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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Dolores St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-4274
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful couple that have owned this small cafe since 1978.

Great comfort food, we loved the old style local diner. Good food, modest prices and comfortable personal friendly service. We will definitely be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
sharon559
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Redondo Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Okay, I do understand that Carmel is not somewhere that you will find a bargain with restaurant fare. But, to serve an average burger then add extra for a side of fries and charge twice the price for the meal is just taking advantage of people. It had all the makings of a cool experience... But a total let down.... More 

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Stockton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great food, we loved the old style local diner. The friendly service was outstanding and made for a great time. For a quick burger, fries and shake this place can't be beat. Good food, modest prices, great atmosphere, we will definitely be back.

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Redondo Beach, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great comfort food, we loved the old style local diner. Good food, modest prices and comfortable personal friendly service. We will definitely be back!

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We came here early in the morning before the weekend brunch crowd, and had a great time! The food was great, but Friar Tuck and the staff made the morning fun and entertaining. Would definitely come back!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wanted a quick bite to eat at a not too expensive place in Carmel by the Sea and stumble upon this place. It's a diner, oldschool vibe, but the food looked good so we stayed. Had the burgers, mine was the stuffed with artichokes, it was amazing and the fries were very big and crunchy. Very surprised with this place.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are into long lines and paying high prices for breakfast, try Katy's a couple blocks up, but if you want a hearty and fair priced breakfast in Carmel, Friar Tuck's is the place. Not knocking Katy's as we have had very good breakfasts there too! You'll find many locals dining at Friar Tucks!

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

a fairly small place with the usual menu offerings for breakfast and lunch. Food was good and plentiful. What makes this place special, is the attention from the owner/cook, who takes the time to make it a personalized dining experience.

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Seaside, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a great first impression! I am a Monterey County local and I currently have two jobs in Carmel but not much time in between. I was looking for something new to try and this place caught my eye. I placed a order to pick up on my way to job #2. As soon as I walked in I was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Loved the older cafe style ambience of this place. Owner operated with very friendly service. If you are craving a Hamburger hot off the grill this is the place for you.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband, 5 kids and I went to Friar Tucks for breakfast and had a blast! Staff is terrific and the food is good. Good basic breakfast menu with all the family favorites. We would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dolores St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-4274

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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