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The Tuck Box

Dolores St., (between Ocean & 7th Ave.), Carmel, CA
831-624-6365
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Ranked #56 of 151 restaurants in Carmel
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Harare, Zimbabwe
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped by to get a snack and some ice tea! Their tea is so crisp and refreshing! The scones are amazing! They said it's a Scottish recipe brought to the United States 60 years ago! The homemade jams are wonderful! I am not a big fan of cherry but the cherry jam was my favorite! Really fun neat place... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There is a reason this place has been here for 20+ years. It's not fancy, and it's not expensive, where the locals come to eat brunch.

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Blaricum, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved the look of this cute place in Carmel so went there for lunch. The service is attentive and the chef's special was very tasty so can definitely recommend a meal there.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate at an outside table. Service was great. Food was tasty. The side salad included with my sandwich included beets.

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Melbourne Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Small cottage, sat outside in the sun, lovely quaint and pretty surroundings. Staff were lovely, food was excellent, great vLue and not as frantic S some of the more well known venues for breakfast. Definitely recommend.

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Palm Desert, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This small restaurant that looks like a thatched roof hut is one of the most popular breakfast places in Carmel. Once you traverse the usual wait be sure to have one of their homemade scones- there is nothing like them in California - enjoy you'll appreciate the recommendation

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I went to Carmel on a mini getaway on Sunday January 26th. We were starving and the first thing we came across was the Tuck Box. I fell in love with the look of the building. It is an adorable Tudor cottage that reminds me of something out of Disneyland. I ordered the hot oats (7.50) and... More

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Northern California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We hit Tuck's Monday after Mother's Day and had several outside tables to choose from. We picked a fruit bowl, a side of two scrambled eggs, a bacon omelet with cheddar and two scones with marmalade and olla berry jam. The fruit was nice and fresh. The chef knows how to scramble eggs correctly, nice and light and fluffy, not... More

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located in a very unique and quaint "gnome home" that's the subject of many paintings found in the town, this restaurant served just an average breakfast with a "scone" that more resembled cornbread than the dropped scones one would expect.

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San Francisco, California
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321 reviews 321 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I've been to the Tuck Box several times during my life. The place seems to have been there forever. It is located in one of the few remaining "story-book" cottages built in Carmel during the early years of the 1920's -- the kind of place that made Carmel world-famous. The tiny little dining room where food is served seems to... More

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