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Dolores St., (between Ocean & 7th Ave.), Carmel, CA
831-624-6365
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast Cottage

One of the many Carmel "Hansel & Gretel" style buildings, nice breakfast options, open at 8am but no "proper" coffee.... has a terrace also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Broomfield, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in at the Tuck Box for their Scottish style scones, which were fresh, toasty, and buttery. The service was prompt and the setting delightful. They have a breakfast and lunch menu as well.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Restaurant reviews are so completely reliant on a combination of variables that will probably never occur more than once - that is the only explanation I can think of for the variety of reviews for the charming Tuck Box in Carmel. Here is our experience: my husband and I arrived at 2:15, not knowing they close at 2:30. Apparently everyone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the many Carmel "Hansel & Gretel" style buildings, nice breakfast options, open at 8am but no "proper" coffee.... has a terrace also.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The eggs benedict & tea and scones were very good. However it was almost impossible to get any coffee. We ordered coffee with our original order. The tea was brought to the table. No coffee. The table next to us was served. No coffee. Our food was brought to our table. No coffee. We asked again for the coffee. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love this little place, but only for the atmosphere and the scones. The scones are AMAZING! But all of the other food we had (omelets and Welsh Rarebit) was very average. Good service, busy place. BEST scones ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. This is a quaint little cottage with not a lot of room inside, but there are a few more tables out in the patio area.The service was excellent and our waitress was very, very nice but unfortunately, we didn't get her name. Overall, let's just say that if this place was packed, waiting for a... More 

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Coarsegold Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food and service, Pricey for what you get but the food was a amazing! It feels as if you are eating in a set from Harry Potter. Great place to eat...

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We wanted coffee and came across The Tuck Box almost by accident. The building itself is very attractive with old world charm and we were able to secure an outside table. The very friendly waitress showed us the menu and explained there was a minimum charge of $5 per guest. This turned out not to be a problem as we... More 

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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

For a Saturday morning breakfast, we walked to the Tuck Box Restaurant in downtown Carmel. The restaurant is a small little building that looks like something from Disneyland's Fantasyland, with an adjacent patio outside. It is one of Carmel's "fairy buildings." They only take cash, to let you know. We were served by a friendly waitress--the only waitress working in... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

While in Carmel for spring break, my grown daughter and I went to the Tuck Box(childhood fav) for breakfast on our way out of town. It was a weekday and we were the first ones there, so there was no wait. Service was very promt and my coffee was never less than half full. We ordered eggs(perfectly scrambled), canadian bacon(thick)... More 

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Additional Information about The Tuck Box

Address: Dolores St., (between Ocean & 7th Ave.), Carmel, CA
Phone Number: 831-624-6365
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dolores St., (between Ocean & 7th Ave.), Carmel, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-6365
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?