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Friar Tuck's Restaurant

Dolores St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-4274
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Ranked #80 of 153 restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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52 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were staying at Hofsas Hotel up the road - their breakfast was all liquid and carbs - I knew I needed good protein to endure the drive down PCH on a Friday to Los Angeles - and I'd remembered walking past this place the night before.... It is very basic in appearance - there are a few flat screen... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat before church in Carmel and walked upon Friar Tuck's. A local restaurant on 5th and Dolores in Carmel. My husband had the French Toast Combo with french toast, eggs and sausage. and I had ordered an egg white omelet. My order came as a scramble, which, even though wrong was delicious. Jose,... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We were hoping to get to Friar Tuck's early to beat the crowd. We arrived at 8:30 . . . that's the time they open! Ha! So, we were the second people to walk through the door. The owner was a hoot, he had plenty of one-liners (some would find inappropriate) but he made us laugh. I love that they... More

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San Jose, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Maybe it's just me but I love it when the owner sits down at your table for a chat - this guy was hilarious and has such a great attitude it made my morning! Also the food was very good - I had the blueberry pancakes and my companion had an omelet that was absolutely stuffed with bacon cheese and... More

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Austin, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The usual bacon, eggs, toast, etc....nothing especially delicious about this place. The owner was friendly but a bit overly talkative. There are so many places that do a good breakfast...don't think I would return here.

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Los Gatos
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband had a very large hamburger for lunch at Friar Tuck's and I had the greasiest Reuben I've ever had and would not recommend it at all. I did not find the menu to have any variety. The Cottage Restaurant has a better selection and known for their Artichoke Soup. I would return to The Cottage, but I will... More

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Wichita, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We walked into Friar Tuck's and it immediately felt like we were at home but even better....I didn't have to cook! Everyone was so friendly and the food was fantastic! Try it, you'll like it!!!

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Sunnyvale, CA
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181 reviews 181 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
708 helpful votes 708 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We were walking around our hotel on 5th street, and ran into Friar Tucks, and decided to stop by for lunch on a Monday, as Tommy Wok's was closed that day. On the front of the restaurant is a picture of a woman pushing the cook, who is pushing a live cow into the store, with a notation 'when freshness... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Others will give you the low-down on breakfast here. We had burgers for lunch. The best we've had in Carmel! Good draft beer choices to with them. The fries were crispy and hot! Great place for lunch!

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Rocklin, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I enjoyed the many different choices for breakfast. Many different varieties of Eggs Benedict including meatless with fresh spinach, and another with lean turkey for the health conscious diner. Everything we ordered was delicious !!!

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