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The Tuck Box

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Dolores St., between Ocean & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA
+1 831-624-6365
07:30 - 14:30
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San Francisco, California
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134 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch here and the beef pot pie was exceptional! The tea and scones are always wonderful. Check the time before you go as hours are limited. Dog friendly in the courtyard. When you are finished chowing down go right next door ( wash your hands first😉) and visit the amazing Hat store! Fantastic!

Thank Kat E
Calgary, Canada
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554 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute little cottage and nice service. Food is genuine and tasty but not great. For the scone lover their scones are a bit different, pan baked and heavy. Chicken pot pie creamy but a bit heavy. Limited menu.

Thank Challenger01
Ozark, Missouri
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Mom and Dad honeymooned in Carmel and Monterrey area in 1952. While there they discovered this place. They lived it! Scones, homemade marmalade and blackberry preserves. So good. My mom passed several years back. My Dad and I had breakfast at the Tuck Box and it was neat to see him relive memories! Still good food and environment.

Thank jama80
Red Bluff, California
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178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a place that is advertised everywhere ~ and the cottage itself is darling ~ but the food is just OK/Average ~ and can absolutely be missed with all the other choices you have available in this incredible town. Prices don't reflect just OK food.

Thank kimnoreen
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I had to talk my husband into going to The Tuck Box, but he enjoyed the food and cute atmosphere inside. There is patio seating, also, and the place was continuously busy. If you want to do full tea instead of lunch, call ahead. They also have teas for sale. The scones and jam were DELICIOUS!!!!! I would definitely go... More 

Thank tangokilo12
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My wife and I go to Carmel once or twice each year, and Tuck Box is always a must-go. Easy walk in location, dog-friendly courtyard seating in the warm morning sun, and my favorites are the omelettes (always with fresh avocado added, of course) and the awesome buttered scones. Cute cozy building and surrounding businesses, friendly staff, great food, all... More 

1 Thank Gregory M
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Adorable little "English" style breakfast place! I was surprised by all the negative reviews on here. I ordered an omelot with avocado and the egg was cooked to perfection! Nothing worse than an overcooked omelot. I also tried some scones and loved them! Their jams were delicious, as well. It's a charming little place and definitely worth stopping by for... More 

1 Thank Kristin1228
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
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?