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Friar Tuck's Restaurant

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Dolores St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-4274
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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159 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here the second morning we were in Carmel. Found it the first day and noted the reasonable prices. It was closed, It closes after lunch, so we had to go back for breakfast the next day. We were not disappointed, Everything was wonderful. Would go back if in Carmel again.

Thank bikeontheroof
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice hamburger joint just slightly off the beaten path. Great for families with kids that want an affordable option. Restaurant is clean and staff is very friendly.

Thank Allen M
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146 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked by here and were enticed by the hamburger meal deal posted in the window. A quick review read on yelp, and I decided it was worth a try. We didn't want to spend a lot on lunch, but I wanted to enjoy what I was eating. The atmosphere is friendly and they make you feel like you are... More 

Thank sutrotower
San Luis Obispo, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed Friar Tuck immensely the Hosts were very friendly. You will need a sense of humour and not be politically correct, join in and you will have a great time. Breakfast was excellent an coffee kept on flowing with the conversation.

Thank areyathere
New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carmel is very expensive and sometimes you just need a quick decent bite that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Friar Tuck fits the bill.

Thank IP-LF
Dayton, Ohio
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We were in Carmel for a few days for our honeymoon and learned pretty quickly that food (and pretty much everything) is pretty expensive in Carmel and were happy to find a cute little place with reasonable prices. We didn't have breakfast or brunch, just lunch, but the burgers we had were DELICIOUS! I imagine the owner could annoy or... More 

Thank chris70768
Central NJ
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

4.0 star rating 9/4/2016 We read terrible reviews about the owner's behavior and treatment to customers but sometimes I just can't believe it can be that bad. So hubby and i tried it out. Didn't have owner waiting on us but did have a lovely soft spoken older woman waitress with long white blonde pony tail wait on us. Lovely.... More 

Thank rokamabe
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This place was completely laid back and felt like we had stepped back into a 70s diner. We took a window seat and enjoyed people watching as we ate Carmel's version of diner food. I don't want that to sound bad, there was absolutely nothing wrong with our food, aside from maybe a lack of salt. The service was fine,... More 

Thank 7Rutherfords
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Friar Tucks has a good sized menu with decent cheap meals. Nice and chill, the vibe is very relaxed. Good on a budget with very nice wait staff. This place is also good if you want a small meal (ie: a one or two egg breakfast as apposed to three) plus has gluten free bread. Is defs family friendly especially... More 

Thank Minx O
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough- the owner went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed and kept us thoroughly enterained with his wonderful stories! I just wish we had found it sooner as I would have visited every day! Great food and service and I will always fondly remember our experience there!

Thank SKIRK007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dolores St & 5TH Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-4274

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?