The Little Tuna

The Little Tuna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelittletuna.com/
  • Phone: (856) 795-0888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Close at 8:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Darren P Watson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer a wide range of off premise catering. Please contact us directly for details, thank you
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private party room can seat up to 60 guests & even very small parties. Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Marcus 8567950888

Getting there

  • Public Transit: High Speed Line and NJ Transit
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Look for the little green signs to direct you.
A word from The Little Tuna
The little tuna is located in historic down towne haddonfield new jersey. We offer a wide range of classic & inovative seafood and steak. Please feel free to bring your own spirits (BYOB). Catering is availble on one of our two floors partys up to 60 guests per floor can be accomodated. We will meet any special request you may have.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Little Tuna reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (30)special occasion (26)romantic (25)great for lunch (22)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • A Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We visit The Little Tuna quite often and we are never disappointed! One this visit, we sat upstairs and our server, Dominick, was terrific. I especially enjoyed the scallops over pasta from the three course menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big disappointment
    treeclimber
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Understaffed this visit. Good lobster bisque but entree was not hot whe brought very late to table. Request for bread was not fulfilled until almost end of meal. Other tables seemed to receive more prompt attention than ours with two women.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trifecta!
    AFanVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Most times you are lucky to find a restaurant that has 2 out of the 3 qualities you hope they excel at; food, service and ambiance but here you get all three. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. Our server was most likely the best I have ever had anywhere. He was attentive without being intrusive and his attention to detail was spectacular. The food was perfect. I had the scallops with the spinach salad. The scallops were perfectly cooked. They offer three base salads with several choices of protein which is a fabulous idea. The lobster bisque was creamy, seasoned perfectly and had lumps of lobster meat. My mother, who is from the south, said the fried oysters were perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe they had a bad night?
    WeshoreliketoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I haven't been there in years. I took a friend there the other day and I was disappointed in the fish. I had the pistachio crusted salmon and my friend had the flounder franchais. Honestly, we were both disappointed. Sad, because I used to like this place. I should mention that the side vegetables were excellent and that the service was good.
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  • Great Food, Great Service
    Karen7
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We all got their $19.99 dinner deal and it was amazing. The food was fabulous, the portions perfect and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An outstanding experience!
    Lovemyfamilydinners
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The ambiance, service and food were all outstanding! Looking for the right location and food to celebrate with family The Little Tuna did not disappoint. Excellent appetizers (highly recommend the artichoke dip and scallops wrapped in bacon) followed by perfectly prepared entrees of crab cakes and the baked seafood combination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delish
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food. Waiter thought he was funny. Not good at entertainment
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time -- bad timing
    luv2RV
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My first visit and I was not disappointed in either the food or the service. HOWEVER, and it's a big however, when we walked in we noticed an immediate foul and musty smell. We thought maybe it just needed to air, but it got worse. As other diners came in, they explained to them that there was a water main break and the entry point was right under the middle of the floor -- where we were sitting! They offered all incoming diners to seat them upstairs, but never offered that to us. The food was excellent and our waiter was beyond attentive, but it would have really been nice that besides an apology for having to smell that all through dinner they had offered to comp something! It would have been an incentive to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dick
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our only criticism is the service. The waiter originally assigned to our table did not appear until we were halfway through our meal. We had to find a waiter ourselves in order to place our orders.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed another romantic dinner Saturday night outside for two. The waiter, Dominic, was very attentive and was on top of our every need. Besides teenagers riding their bikes rapidly behind us and nearly crashing into a waiter, te night was calm and uneventful and thoroughly enjoyed. The bacon wrapped scallops are always a must and the Maine lobster was excellent. Why we come back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent food
    Sue56
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been eating at The Little Tuna for years now and have never been disappointed. We noticed they now have a fresh seafood market next to the restaurant where you can purchase their high quality seafood and some sides for take home. This trip we started with a dozen Blue Point and Chesapeake raw oysters which were very fresh and briny. I then had the crab stuffed rainbow trout, rice and broccoli and my husband had the 12 oz sirloin steak which was cooked perfectly rare - his mashed potatoes were outstanding. Everything was prepared perfectly and the key lime tart we shared for dessert was also just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience
    sjhedcon
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good value. Neighbor location and welcoming staff a plus
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    4 of us went to dinner. They have an early menu which is a 3 course meal for $19.95 & well worth it. We started w/the spinach/artichoke app.$13.00.Enough for 4. 2 of us had the chicken gombo & 2 had the lobster bisque soups to start. The soups were good. The lobster soup was very thick w/ a lot of lobster meat in it. 3 of us had the ceasar & 1 the garden salad. The ceasar was good, nothing outstanding.We've had better & much worse. The main course :2 Tuna steaks, 1 flounder & 1 talapia. The tuna steak was very good. If the rub was on 1 side instead of 2 it would have been better. It was very hot. The talapia had a nice light ginger sauce. All the entrees were served w/broccoli & carrots. The portions were good, we had no room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    Keeks
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to the little tuna for dinner on a Friday night. The salad was mediocre. The food was plain. One of my favorite appetizers is tuna. There, it was sliced too thick and didn't have anything special. We should have spent out $100 in Philly.
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  • Nice Dinner
    Kelly
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a pleasant dinner with excellent service. I took advantage of the 3 courses (soup, salad, and entree) for $20 while my husband's entree alone (we both had tuna) was $27, which makes it worth getting there before 6:30! I did not love their "famous" lobster bisque as it was very heavy on the cream and light on the lobster, but their tuna was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nearly perfect
    Felines
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our for was great--we had 3 courses for under $20 each, The seafood is always fresh and perfectly cooked. We had the scallops primavera with penne in a splashy garlic sauce. Delish! The only drawback was in service when the server, thinking that because I had arrived 15 minutes prior to my dining partner and had overheard him explain the specials to the couple adjacent my seat that he didn't need to repeat them directly to us. Oy vey! Needless to say I felt dissed. I didn't care at the time because we had already made up our mind on our selections but it would have been a common courtesy. The rest of the service was absolutely fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    little tuna has always been a stalwart dining experience. Good and fresh seafood at not unreasonable prices,try the 3course for20$,the only complaint was the filet bites were too fatty or the bacon was not cooked properly. otherwise great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS GREAT!!
    THEBARONVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place. The blackened grilled tuna is ALWAYS outstanding and the banana bread pudiing was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Fish anyone
    myhappyplace1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I dine at Little tuna with some family members from out of town. Food was good, service was OK...Couple of suggestions to the restaurant: For a BYOB, rather than putting out the cheap grade wine glasses they should invest on some proper wine glasses specific for white or red wine since they are charging premium fees for the entrees. I am certain that the guest who are dining at this restaurant know how to pair their food with their wine... My second comment is that some of the dishes are a bit overly stuffed, filled and topped... The catfish special with the Cajun spices I had was so salty and I am one who puts salt on everything I eat, thought that it was too much... the fish was smothered with the spices that I couldn't taste the fish
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I ordered flounder franchise. What I got was fried flounder with capers on top. Not the same thing! Very disappointing.
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  • Surprised
    crowld00
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Haven't been to restaurant for years as it was average. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and freshness of the food. We live 5 minutes away and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fresh fish.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were a party of four. We each ordered something different. Everything was very fresh tasting. I believe that all of the fish selections were wild caught and not the usual cheap tilapia or farm raised salmon. Our waiter was personable and the room was pretty.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great lobster bisque
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    the lobster bisque soup was amazing. very, very, good. had a great lunch here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Go enjoy a good seafood meal great service and the fish is very fresh
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Spectacular Service
    Jsax
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Little Tuna's earns an A➕ for service. We made reservations for noon, but arrived a bit early. Our party included a toddler and the host welcomed us with enthusiasm. His attitude was very much appreciated especially when dealing with small children The host also served as our waiter and we never had to wait for anything. In my book, we dined at the Big Tuna.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint
    luvopntbl2VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very nice atmosphere with a variety of specials to offer.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to have dinner.
    DMCs
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have dined here multiple times and once with a large party. Nice place when you want to go out to dinner and have grown tired of the usual chain restaurants. Not quite fine dinning...but nice atmosphere which makes the meal feel "special". Attentive staff. Fair prices. Good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    NJHorse
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Really good service and food. Our waiter was amazing and very attentive. The food was excellent and the specials were great.
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  • Great Food; Great Value
    Haddonfield
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Check out the early bird special. The food is very good and the early bird special is a great value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our meal was perfectly cooked and the service was fantastic very attentive and not rushed in any way. Highly recommend this place can't wait to return. Great Crab Cake
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RonB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    WE have dined at Little Tuna several times & love the food.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent!Never again!
    Martyr
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My daughter and I ate there a month ago and looked forward to returning. Major dissappointment this time around. Food and service ok but not good enough. Won't return or recommend.
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  • Simple and plentyful
    HK4dining
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was one of South Jersey's Restaurant Week events, dubbed Farm to Fork. We took the menu specially designed for this event. The portions were generous and the entree were good. However, my soup was a bit on the salty side and the dessert was too simplistic. Yet for $35 a person, it is worth the money. BTW, toward the latter part of our meal, there were a couple of flies. We told the staff, but was not nothing they can do about. What a pity!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a nice night out
    Mharris239
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Both our server and the food was very good. The blackened tuna (my favorite) was a larger portion than I remember before which was a nice surprise. Relaxed atmosphere adds to a very well prepared meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Hungryman
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food, service was good, we enjoyed both. Very Loud, noise was uncomfortable at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Marcha
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I have been hearing about this restaurant for several years. It was not at all what I expected. They had a special 3 course dinner but they conveniently did not give us that menu or mention it until we asked. My friend did order the flat iron steak from that menu and it wasn't bad. I ordered flounder stuffed with crabmeat from the regular menu. By far, it was the worst flounder stuffed with crabmeat I've ever had. It was tasteless. The edges were rubbery, like it had been microwaved or something. The crabmeat, which our waiter raved about, left much to be desired. I would not go there again.
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  • RipDavid
    Hungry1inHaddonfield
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We made a last minute reservation on a Monday night. No problem! The food, as always, was excellent. My wife had Ahi Tuna and it was prepared just as requested. I had Cioppino with a mild red sauce, and it was also perfect. We also had a wonderful catfish fingers appetizer with some very tasty sauces. In all, we love Little tuna. their outside seating is nice although they have uncomfortable tables and chairs which we wish they would upgrade. But sitting outside in toney Haddonfield at a BYOB is always a pleasant experience otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Tuna, large delight
    Crab2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The restaurant itself is not extremely elegant but cozy and comfortable. Our waiter was excellent, not overbearing yet very attentive to our needs. My wife was not very hungry, she ordered the mini-crab cakes which were tasty but the sauce on them was Very spicy. She also had the lobster bisque which was very creamy and tasty. For an appetizer, I ordered the chicken pot stickers. What a pleasant surprise! There was a good amount of these tasty morsels. The outside was mildly crunchy but the sauce on them was out of this world. I also ordered the peppercorn tuna. The toppings were a little overwhelming and I would have like the tuna a bit rarer, but still a delicious dinner. In a nutshell, go.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Revolution
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Too noisy, we could not hear each other talk. The food was good but not worth the price. We spent $100.00 for two entrees, an appetizer and spinach salads. We bought no drinks nor did we have desert. For this price, coffee and a side vegetable would be a nice perk.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • noise
    delish
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very loud table across the aisle made it difficult to talk
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.