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The Tuck Box

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Dolores St., between Ocean & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA
+1 831-624-6365
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“scones” (108 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (7 reviews)
“berry jam” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Dolores St., between Ocean & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place online and decided to stop for a tea and scone. This cute little cottage is lovely and quaint. Lady who served us was lovely and told us their scones were not traditional but had been made this way for over 20...More

Thank bjholiday
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Excellent food in a quintessential Carmel setting! Excellent food always! We live in Carmel and have to take out of town guests here to experience! Lovely.

Thank kellygX8671LF
Reviewed April 21, 2018

My daughter and I ventured here after the 17-Mile Drive for a cup of tea and scones. The tea was fine, the scones (though not really proper scones--more like a round loaf of Irish soda bread) were fine, and the jam and cream were delicious!...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

I am a local and mostly only eat out. I have gone here many times. It has poor customer service~ unfriendly , unhappy staff. I rarely complain .Too bad~cute building on the outside that doesn't match what goes on inside. Cash only~ no credit cards...More

Thank suz999
Reviewed March 17, 2018

If you want a bit of whimsy in your visit to Carmel-by-the-Sea, stop in for tea and scones at the Tuck Box - a historical fairy tale building by Comstock. It is like visiting an old friend whenever we're there!

Thank Kerry A
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Midweek when it is raining in Carmel is actually a great time to visit! We stopped in for breakfast and had a very enjoyable meal. We both like Eggs Benedict. I had the traditional and my wife had the Welsh Rarebit Benedict, something you don't...More

Thank Imawino
Reviewed March 12, 2018

If you are looking for a hearty breakfast, go elsewhere. But if you love the unusual and quaint, this is for you. Look at that Hobbit door! Small place, just a few tables. I have been here many times. I got a cheese omelette and...More

Thank lolly63
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Tasty food, nice tea box environment, filled with old style traditional porcelain teapots. Good selection of food both breakfast and lunch. Excellent house egg benedict and breakfast potatoes, scorns were good as well. Two things we weren’t comfortable with; Cash only, no credit card and...More

1  Thank falafil2007
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Not much of a real tea room. Only very small limited types of teas. The lunch was good (standard lunch fare) but nothing out of the ordinary. The service was good and the staff friendly. Found out half way through our meal by overhearing the...More

1  Thank dadbeme
Reviewed January 29, 2018

I love the charm and intimacy of the Tuck Box. it allows for relaxed conversation over tea or coffee. While the menu is not extensive, the food is good. The Tuck Box is noted for its homemade scones and jam. Prices are reasonable and cash...More

Thank KHNA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dolores St., between Ocean & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-6365
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