Tuckers Tavern
Tuckers Tavern

Tuckers Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tuckerstavern-lbi.com/
  • Phone: 6094922300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Allen Vanesko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Tuckers Tavern is pleased to host live bands in our bar Wednesday - Saturday from 8 PM - midnight.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Engleside
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot in the rear with plenty of street parking surrounding the restaurant.
A word from Tuckers Tavern
A Beach Haven local favorite is back, better than ever, thanks to a spirited restoration inspired by the best American Taverns and British Pubs, featuring a gastro-pub menu, raw bar and ever changing selection of craft beers.
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Tuckers Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (40)great for outdoor dining (38)kid-friendly (33)vibrant bar scene (30)neighborhood gem (28)scenic view (20)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (16)hot spot (11)late-night find (7)special occasion (6)great for brunch (5)romantic (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had our first date night in months while my in laws babysat. The food was delicious. We had the Burrata app and I had pork chop and my husband had the scallops. Everything was delicious. I will def be going back. Our server Alexis was great and knew the menu very well. I made reservations on open table so it was really easy. I highly recommend Tucker's Tavern for any occasion.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Burgers to Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We're seated promptly in Mermaid Room. Service was immediate and friendly. Went with my grandchildren and all water, bread and butter and appetizers came out quickly. I had the Portobello Raviolis with large shrimp on top with a delicious cream sauce and spinach. Just as good as the first time I ate there. Everyone else happy with their choices. Turkey BLT sandwich, Scallop dinner, Burger and fries, Crab Cakes etc. Didn't stay for dessert but I'm sure that was good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great improvement!
    Lbmom
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    They have really worked out their kinks! Now one of our favorite spots to go to! Great food and drink, great service...yeah, a little pricey but so is everything on LBI! Great job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will not return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Unfortunately it started poorly out of the gate and never recovered. Apps arrived long before before cocktails, (beware the beautiful round tables in the raw bar area, lovely however the wood planks are uneven and drinks can easily tip over as our waitress discovered) Ordered a round of peel and eat shrimp, rubbery and over cooked, not the best omen for a restaurant that promotes seafood...As for the entrees average, average Lastly I also order a baked potato (a staple at a seafood restaurant) not baked , no delicious crunchy skin, but rather microwaved with orange cheddar and bacon bits, looked similar to a boiled potato....We will return to our standby the Black Whale
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  • the new Tucker's...not so new
    DanJac
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Big improvements inside. Like how they broke up the very large back room. Menu is better as well. Trouble is that if you are not careful and get placed in the back room, it is oriented toward large groups and children, thus very noisy and hectic. Biggest issue was that the food was middle of the road. Also concerning is that the main course came out in under five minutes from the order. We had chicken and crab cakes. Obviously the chicken was pre-cooked and just waiting to be warmed up and served. This might be a common practice but your meals should never be served that quickly. Place is okay, but would recommend more for vacationing families.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • What a miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Boy we were excited to try Tucker's but it was very noisy! It's great for kids but parents seated near us let their kids run a-muck and yell. Our server was slow and the menu seemed very limited. I got the steak frites but they were just steak fries and a steak, nothing special. Kids burger was the adult burger. A real shame. Bottom line noisy, service lacks and the food is nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Not enough food choices and very expensive. Old Tucker's was much better. Disappointing experience.
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  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Loved Tuckers. Food was simply amazing as well as the service. So glad we went and would recommend over and over.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience
    fishlover
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My husband and I heard about the "new" Tucker's restaurant and looked forward to checking it out while on our once a year LBI vacation. Our corn chowder soup was very good. The rest? Really bad food. The mahi mahi (sandwich) was dry and fishy tasting. The seared tuna salad was inedible...gray, flat piece of raw, cold, uncooked rubbery fish not even resembling tuna. The salmon salad served as a replacement (waitress apologized and said it had never looked like that before) was very fishy, not fresh. Service was slow. Such a disappointment for our first night on vacation.
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  • Good food
    JenLovesFood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Used to be Tucker's, which had a casual menu. This place is fancier, weird items on the menu. The appetizers (octopus, fried pickles and clams) left something to be desired. The entrees were excellent. Crab cakes have lots of meat. Tuna was cooked to perfection. Portion size was good. Good cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renovations Turned Out Great
    Raymo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We tried Tucker's while down in LBI. Great Gastro Pub style food. Good selection of beer and cocktails. Loved the appetizers. Will go back sometime to try lunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Improvements
    aln13
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    In the past, Tuckers was always a place you could get a reservation because the food was OK, but, I went here with the family last weekend and the experience was our best in LBI! What can I say-it's new management, new menu, great food and great service. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same anymore
    Keith
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Tuckers used to be our favorite restaurant in LBI. They had a more diverse menu which was much more kid friendly. Now it is way too overpriced with a limited, more "gourmet" menu. One step forward, two steps back. Bring back the old Tuckers!
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  • Nice family dinner for 17!
    MaureenLBI
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had all the kids for dinner out on LBI and had 2'tables...17, counting the grandkids. Very good service and food also good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • LizLBI
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I live a few blocks away, so I have been there a few times since they re-opened. My overall rating for the food so far is fair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Jocko606
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    6 of us on a Friday night. Outstanding service from start to finish. Seafood dishes were all top shelf, including the yellow fin,salmon, and oysters. Sure to return next time were in LBI!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not the same tuckers but ok!
    BAM5
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Tuckers has reopened but don't expect the same tuckers you used to know and love. The food is more upscale and trendy and the prices are higher. It also is not exactly kid friendly. Seems they are more interested in the bar crowd. The menu is rather limited, but the food is excellent. The service is impressive! I had a child with me that was unhappy with the meal and Christina the manager noticed and came over and suggested another menu item to replace it and it was perfect! There meal was taken off the receipt without any discussion. Great customer service. We love sitting outside on the deck, but the high tables are a little awkward. We will be back to try again and hopefully the menu selection will increase after being open longer
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • Nice to see Tucker's open again!!
    Johnjoe
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Tucker's is a must stop while on LBI. The food is great, the scallops were out of this world, but at a price! The oysters were very fresh as well, I went East Coast. The makeover inside is tremendous, and the food is right there in terms of excellence. We went with our four young kids, the kid's menu was perfect for them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kitchen closes at 10
    coldfrenchfries
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We ordered at 9:45, an AWESOME fried pepper app....ALSO a burger with fries and a Mahi Mahi sandwich with fries. Our fries were cold. We asked for hot fries ( too much to ask ? ) We were told : " I can warm your fries in a microwave if you want soggy fries " THANKS - BUT NO THANKS **** Burger - Awesome ! Mahi Mahi much less than awesome
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  • Laurie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Fourth time at Tucker's, always accommodating, friendly and enjoyable. The Brussels sprout salad is great for something a little different. Fun drink menu too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alym
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The restaurant is very nice but unfortunately the food is horrible!
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  • Good food
    Goodfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed the homemade French onion and lobster bisque soups. Sandwiches were plentiful. We had crab cake and pulled pork sandwiches. They fries were hand cut and savory. The sandwiches were $16 and $15 but worth it. I've heard the raw bar is great. The entrees are pricey.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horray! Tucker's is back!
    broadwaybound
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Having dinner at Tucker's has been a long standing family tradition, it's wonderful they're back. The food was delicious, the service outstanding, beautiful décor and the best part is they now take reservations! More restaurants on the Island should do the same. You won't be disappointed relaxing at Tucker's!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Glad they're open again
    Jakeswmr
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food s very good and different - I had the crispy Brussels sprout salad for an appetizer, entree was Barnegat scallops with brandy lobster sauce. It was served on a bed of sweet corn and sun-dried tomato risotto. Very tasty! My dining partner had the Caesar salad and opted for two appetizers as an entree - oyster sliders and mussels in a curry corn sauce. Both were deemed very good. Dessert was chocolate banana bread pudding and mixed berry crisp - both also quite good. The service was quick - perhaps a bit too quick - entrees came before we had finished our appetizers. The restaurant was very busy so I was impressed with the speed and efficiency of the kitchen. We ate out on the deck - nice view of the bay.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    good service and liked the decor at hostess station
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    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The New Tucker's
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Tucker's has just reopened following Hurricane Sandy, and we were eager to try out this reincarnation of one of our favorite restaurants on LBI. I was underwhelmed. The menu has been greatly reduced, with lots more attention given to the beer menu--something I care nothing about. The room was extremely noisy, making it difficult to carry on a conversation. Worst of all, the service was about the slowest I've experienced anywhere. We waited more than 30 minutes between placing our order and getting our food, even though several neighboring tables who had come in after us were served before us. We will have to think long and hard before returning to Tucker's. Insult to injury? No Open Table points!
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  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our server, Isabelle, was awesome and very attentive. We had lots of 'special' requests that were met quickly and cheerfully, e.g., we changed our seat, asked for music to be lowered a bit, etc. Drinks were great and food was particularly awesome. We cleaned our plates. This was the best dining experience I've had on the island.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Terrible, terrible, terrible
    trixie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The (sticky, dirty) menu here must have been written by someone smoking crack. Rocket and arugula are both used to describe salads, but last time i checked they were two words for the same thing. The tuna they use is previously frozen. "Little neck" clam appetizer were sized more like top necks, and came to the table with empty shells--kind of a bummer when there were only 10 clams to the order. The mark up on their wine was WAY out of line and didn't even make sense on the glass to bottle prices. Waiter was a jerk and handled the situation poorly. Manager took 2 entrees off check but (with 2 outrageously priced glasses of wine) was still over $60 for 3 people. And there isn't a good table in the entire ridiculous place.
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  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Very limited menu. Very expensive. Appetizers were great but dinner was greasy (fish and chips). I would go back to sit at the bar or outside for drinks and apps
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Rebirth
    Linda
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were worried about what would happen to Tucker's, but no worries now! They did a great job on the interior and added a new bar inside and outside. The outside seating is great with a view of the bay. The whole interior looks great, they really dug in and cleaned it up, adding some nice beachy touches. Food was great and our server Caitlin was knowledgable and personable. This restaurant has been in this location for years and it's nice to see that it will be there for many more!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • Good Food, Nice Atmosphere
    hlthygrl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We heard that Tuckers had re-opened and decided to give it a try. We were seated in the Mary Poppins (for lack of a better description) room off the bar area. It was very nice and cozy, great atmosphere for conversing without having to raise your voice even though it overlooks the bar (which was packed by the way). Our server Brian R. did an excellent job of describing the dishes. My husband had the pork chop, which although pricey, was delicious. My father and his wife ordered the fish and chips and the scallops and were both pleased. I however didn't take my servers advice and ordered the orriechetta pasta dish. I couldn't eat it due to strong unknown flavors. Everyone else licked their plates clean.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Julien
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    1st time dining here. Overall a wonderful experience. Server, a young lady, was fantastic. Food was excellent. Overall vibe was really nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ravioli dish
    barb
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The pots bello ravioli were an excellent choice..service was great..manager made sure to stop by and be sure everything was ok..being able to make an open table reservation was also helpful with two small kids..kids menu was high 12 for hamburger that was too big maybe 2 smaller options should have been made available
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    LBIbeach1515
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We ordered Salmon, it was very dry and the beet salad was over salted. Very pricey for what you get. Would not go back unless they Changed things. Too many other places to go for the price where you get a vegetable and salad. Only good thing is the place was renovated Nicely.
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  • staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    from the host to the busboys and everyone in between all were courteous knowledgeable and professional
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LBILOVER
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Arrived 15 min. before our reservation brought to a table that was short by 2 seats, waited 10 minutes finally our waiter got us chairs but still had not received menus, which we got ourselfs. our server & appetizers were great, it was all down hill from there. we waited more than 45 minutes after appetizers for our meal, which we watched the runner go to three different tables with our meals trying figure out what table they should go to. 3 out of 7meals were luke warm at best 1 (Fish and chips) was sent back - extremely oily,sides of asparagus was COLD, loaded baked potato came plain- no butter, sour creme. crab cake sandwiches & side of brussel sprouts were good. Overall the entire dinner experience was disappointing.
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  • Welcome Back, Tucker's!
    tuckers
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Tucker's is an LBI landmark. After repairing from Sandy, Tucker's recently re-opened better than ever. There isn't one critical comment I can make about it. Everything about the experience is beyond any expectation a diner may expect. They've added a fresh raw bar which is the perfect first course. Not even a spoonful of their French onion soup will be left in your crock. We've had most of the entrees and recommend all of them. (Honestly, we've dined there 3 times in one week!). Dessert?? Impossible to resist (especially the warm brownie/ice cream)! They are so accommodating to children. Their bar scene is a culture in its own. All this AND they're open year round. One caution-----make reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Dinner with Family
    Golflinks77
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food and service was vey good. A bit noisy inside by the bar. Food is a bit pricey, but I would definitely go back on next years LBI shore vacation.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Kboz07
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Many LBI locations are a bit slow with service. Tucker's was speedy but not rushed. Accommodated kids meals with apps. Restaurant was awesome. Food was great. Will definitely be going back with and without kids.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time ....again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Having been to the original Tucker's 6 times .... We decided to try the new redesigned Tucker's .... While the convenience of on line reservations was a welcomed change ....the experience went down hill quickly ...Overpriced ,noisy and a table that took way too long to clear between courses . Our server worked hard but clearly lacked the training that seasonal usualky help brings to the experience ... A perfect example would be the following ....after an apology from the waiter about the 41munute delay between the conclusion of appetizers and main course ....his helpers arrive with the food ...but not certain what entree goes where ...I offered my assistance and was told NO We paid our $649 bill. ....9 people ...and left underwhelmed
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