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The Tuck Box

Dolores St., (between Ocean & 7th Ave.), Carmel, CA
831-624-6365
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Ranked #65 of 153 restaurants in Carmel
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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280 reviews 280 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stopped there and had breakfast. Only seats around 40 people. Very quaint place on Delores. Had wonderful jams and very good food. Can buy jams or order on-line. Staff friendly

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Moscow, Russia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a must if you visit Carmel and a very jolly place too. We had breakfast here on a couple of mornings the eggs Benedict, once with the bacon and the second time with the smoked salmon, delicious ! We also went for the afternoon tea with their famous take on scones , baked while you wait, with whipped... More

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Napa, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had breakfast here in this tiny tea shoppe that looks like it was a home for Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. They have a full breakfast menu, and everything was good. The scones are not the scones that most people in the US are used to... they seem more like sweet cornbread, but they are delicious especially with... More

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