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“Good breakfast but hard to find” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of From Scratch Restaurant

From Scratch Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 156 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in the LOWER level of the Barnyard Shopping Village - below Bay Bikes. The back stairs face Highway One. Since 1977, this charming, family owned restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch made from the freshest of ingredients lovingly prepared by an expert chef. From Eggs Benedict to made-to-order omelettes to the best Huevos Rancheros around, it's impossible to beat their award-winning breakfasts. The restaurant is available for private parties in the evening. Enjoy your meal inside next to the fireplace or outside on remodeled patio. Pet friendly! We hope to see you soon.
Old Saybrook, CT
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450 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Good breakfast but hard to find”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Tucked beneath the Barnyard Shopping Village, this place is tough to find. But we had a good breakfast and enjoyed the coffee.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tracy, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Service excellent. Anything on the menu is great. The Pebble Beach omelet is the best. So big need to share with my husband. Have a mimosa with your breakfast. Coffee is great. Location is great especially after running.

Visited May 2013
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Thank jlsbps123
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NJ
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145 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Too Slow and Too hard to find”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

It was a Tuesday morning and we waited almost half an hour to get served breakfast. Great place to go if you need to kill a morning or have all the time in the world. food was so - so. Service is the worst.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank xxxtraveltoday
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not much to rave about”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

I saw the good reviews and took a chance..not a good move on my part. We had the worst waitress ever. The only thing nice I can say is that the food was mediocre and the waitress was friendly..super slow and confused but friendly..steer clear.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank redhead691869
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Midwest
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344 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

After reading the glowing reviews about breakfast we decided to try it on a Saturday morning. I thought the Carmel omelet was a bit overdone in that it was way too dry. I prefer my omelettes fluffier. It was enough for two meals but reheating it only made it drier. I also thought the biscuit was dry. I did like the potatoes though. My spouse had one pancake and it filled the plate. He said it was very good. The server was friendly but was trying to train a new employee which was taking up a lot of her time. It's a small area for the employees to navigate in the work area behind the counter so it must be difficult to keep things flowing at a comfortable pace but it seemed like a happy "family" of employees.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Curly
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