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“Great food and Friendly Owner”

Friar Tuck's Restaurant
Ranked #68 of 156 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food and Friendly Owner”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We went for breakfast at Friar Tuck's and were greeted with humor and friendliness and a good booth (we picked Shirley rather than John Wilkes). Down home food in large portions and the friendliest people we met in Carmel (which is a very friendly place). Good prices. You really can't go wrong having breakfast here! They kept the coffee coming. We'd go back anytime we were in Carmel.

  • Visited June 2012
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best breakfast joint in town”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Out of our three days in Carmel, we had breakfast twice here rather than at the complimentary buffet offered at the Best Western nearby. It isn't too pricey and the breakfast items are delicious and fresh. The waitress and cook were very cool and so friendly. They even gave us travel tips to the surrounding areas. Wish we had breakfast here on our last day. The pancakes were unparalleled.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Foodiemia
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Nevada City, California
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12 reviews
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“Best Breakfast in Carmel”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We have been to Carmel three times and have eaten at Friar Tuck's about nine times. We have tried several other places, but always return to Friar Tuck's. The food is always good and the Owner/Cook is very friendly and will come to your table to make small talk. My wife and I are not easy to please when it comes to breakfast and we have never been disappointed with Friar Tuck's.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Ryan M
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Santa Monica, California
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Perfect Place for Breakfast in Carmel!”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

I love this cozy restaurant! The owner and staff are warm and friendly and make everly feel like a regular. The food was super delicious and served promptly. Sometimes prices can be on the high side in areas as beaufitul as Carmel ... but that is not the case here at Friar Tucks.

They understand that not everyone wants a huge breakfast and offer smaller portions at an extremely reasonable value. If you want the huge omelette or breakfast, they have that available too. Everything are family ordered was cooked to perfection! The coffee was great!

We saw this lovely restaurant as we were walking around one evening. It was set up perfectly and so inviting that we went there the next morning. We were not dissapointed! We have a new favorite place to eat breakfast in Carmel ... even thought its been since the 70's. We love it!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank calgal405
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Sacramento, California
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“Avoid Fried McDuck's”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Your basic fried eggs and country potatoes fare and so-so coffee. Coffee cups are logo'd and cracked and have been in use since they opened. Cracks could have been where I acquired a nice case of the stomache flu bug. The stand up by the head chef/owner is pure Don Rickels but an interesting diversion from the old time race car posters and celebs' memorabilia that adorn the walls. Place has been there (as-is) for decades and it shows. No reservations needed and there is no view. Most fun part was leaving. We won't be back.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Fred A
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