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The Tuck Box

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Dolores St., between Ocean & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA
+1 831-624-6365
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited Carmel for the first time in five years, and The Tuck Box was number 1 on our list of "must visit again." It still has outstanding tea and delicious and unique scones. Hopefully it won't take me another 5 years to return.

Thank 28Engine
Austin, Texas
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Amazing breakfast. The best eggs Benedict! Be aware, they only take cash, so bring some cash with you, $20-$40 for breakfast. It's cozy inside and you can of course sit outside as well. It was our first time visiting, we will definitely be back!

Thank CWTX1
Ventura, California
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244 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Our first meal at the Tuck Box was 46 years ago and it is still the same or even better! We were in Carmel for our 46 anniversary and our first lunch was here. We enjoyed visiting with the waitress who was very friendly. The food was great and the Chef even came out to say hello! There is very... More 

Thank Dan C
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

The waitress was welcoming and delightful. Fast service and wonderfully fresh food. Small but quaint... perfect Carmel style!

Thank Ami B
Brea, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 15, 2016

We have been coming here for 35 years. Still just as quaint as ever and the food always good. Scones are delicious.

Thank KTY2013
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141 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We ordered ham omelet , spnish omelet, cheese omelet and turkey sandwich. Omelet is simple. Sandwich cp was higher. Also have daily special set. It's an good choices for brunch here. The seats numbers are not too much. The biggest table only can for 4 people. If more than 4, need to separated.

Thank Yingli J
New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Menus is very limited but had delicious porridge made from mixed whole grains. Service was poor and no effort was made at food presentation- just a bowl and spoon. With a little extra effort could have been so much nicer (couple of mint leaves? a berry or two?). Carmel is expensive and this place was no exception- porridge and coffee... More 

Thank IP-LF
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Mom and I would go here often and loved it. We would always get scones and tea, delicious and the service was great. Always ate outside, sometime the sun can be bright so we always brought hats.

Thank vacation f
Monterey Peninsula
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

My mother took me to the Tuck Box when I was a child. I felt so grown up having tea with her. My daughter grew up having tea at the Tuck Box and it is now our 'go to' place when we want to catch up and spend quality time together in Carmel:)

Thank Kathy K
Osage Beach, Missouri
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

When we drove by and saw this beautifully charming building, we just had to find a parking spot to see if the food/service would match it's setting? We quickly found out the service would be poor upon being greeted with a young woman who clearly hated her job as she greeted us with her painted on fake smile! The scones... More 

Thank GunnerMO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?