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“Avoid....worst place to eat in Carmel”

Friar Tuck's Restaurant
Ranked #70 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed August 20, 2012

When you enter this little resturant the hostess is pleasant, the decor is passable BUT the food is terrible. My bacon was fried to a frazzle, the muffin was burnt and the "scrambled eggs" were simply dried egg scrapped off the bottom of the pan. They then had the audacity to autonatically add a gratiuty to the bill. Very disappointing and by far the worst meal I had in a three week stay in America.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

After five days in the Carmel area, we happened upon this restaurant on our way out of town. We had tried to go to Katy's, but it was, of course, packed (timing is everything.) We wandered a bit and discovered this local's hang out. We had a nice breakfast, not fancy, (and that was nice too at this point), cooked to order, not piles of cold bacon waiting for a plate. The other people were locals, policemen, contractors - regular working folks. It's charming in a campy sort of way, clean and quiet. It's been around for years, on a corner next to the post office. Maybe that's why it's more of a locals hang out, it's not in the middle of the shopping madness. Even parking wasn't a problem. Would certainly go back. Very reasonable, good value.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Thank Ryan M
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