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The Tuck Box

Dolores St., between Ocean & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA
+1 831-624-6365
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“scone” (18 reviews)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Dolores St., between Ocean & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for coffee and scones, the latter apparently a speciality based on a very old Scottish recipe. The scones were fine, but they were like no scones I have ever tasted before! They were nicely served with marmalade, jam and whipped cream. Coffee...More

Thank iMunros
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Who doesnt like this charming little Carmel treasure. This place has been in Carmel for eons and then some. I always have a lovely time there.

Thank 4JMP
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great looking place right in the middle of Carmel by the Sea. Nice place to drop in and the service is good.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank Kat E
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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
Reviewed 27 February 2017 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...More

Thank jama80
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...More

Thank kimnoreen
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...More

Thank tangokilo12
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...More

1  Thank Gregory M
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...More

1  Thank Kristin1228
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
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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