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Cottage Restaurant

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Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 6260
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good food and excellent service

We always make it a point to come here for the artichoke soup and the chili.Breakfast is also very good.The service is always outstanding with pleasant smiles.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Cynthia R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We always make it a point to come here for the artichoke soup and the chili.Breakfast is also very good.The service is always outstanding with pleasant smiles.

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Northern California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I don't really like breakfast but those Kathy Cakes (small pancakes) are amazing! The ambiance is quaint. It looks like you are in your grandma's house, but the service was good and the food was delicious. The artichoke soup was as good as everyone says as well! We will definitely be back next time we are in town. Compared to... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stumbled into this place by accident...actually not...a local referred us to this place. The breakfast items are incredibly well prepared. My friend had a large cup of Granola which was filled to the brim with fresh berries. My Oatmeal was also plastered with giant blue berries and raspberries. The place is very cosy and there were several locals eating... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Food: awesome. Atmosphere: cute, cottage decor with the tight spaces to match. Service: excellent but they can get stretched when crowded. All in all a definite winner. If it's slow service will be almost too fast, if it's busy you'll need patience.

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Seemed like a locals spot. We had good service. The Cobb Salad was good although light on blue cheese. The Philly Steal was tasty. We had a good experience until I used the ladies room. It was disgusting. No hot water but it did have soap. Would not go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Fantastic service and delicious food. Good for family - my ten and four year olds enjoyed. The place could use an update, but I guess that's part of the charm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have gone hear for many years and have aways enjoyed the breakfast food and the atmosphere as well as great service.

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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have had breakfast at Cottage Restaurant and found it ample and tasty. A little pricey but a fun place to eat once in a while. We enjoy the charm of the Tuck Box more and it, too, is a bit pricey.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This town and restaurant for breakfast was adorable!! Cute little fireplace you can sit infront if or people watch out the front bay windows! I had the eggs Benedict which had some kind of a twist in their hollandaise that I couldn't put my finger on but it was goooood!! I saw a lot if people ordering the huevos rancheros... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I took two friends who were visiting us in Carmel out to breakfast yesterday. We chose the Cottage Restaurant because we had not eaten there in many years, and wanted to try something different. Plus the reviews on-line were great. We were not disappointed. The breakfast was excellent -- both hearty and delicious. The prices were also... More 

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Additional Information about Cottage Restaurant

Address: Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831 625 6260
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831 625 6260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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