Tin Lizzy's - Tallahassee

3.2
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
In 2005 four longtime Florida State graduates opened Tin Lizzy’s in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, giving their guests a unique taqueria with service rooted in genuine hospitality. Tin Lizzy’s quickly became a popular
place to work and to meet friends for refreshing margaritas and delicious TexMex cuisine. Soon after, other neighborhoods wanted their own Tin Lizzy’s. We are excited to bring our passion for hospitality and “friends serving friends” mission to new neighborhoods and especially back to Tallahassee.
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vipScottD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was awful and it took almost 2 hours

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EatOutTooOften
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This is strictly a college hang out joint. We waited more than 15 minutes after being seated for anyone to even come to ask if we wanted to drink. Service was incredibly slow. Food was OK, nothing special, but pricey for what we got. We had to finally chase down the server through the bartender just to get our check and get out of there. Definitely not a place we would go back to but seems like a place for college kids go hang out.

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Atlmomo2
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Something was going on in the back kitchen! Maybe the chef didn’t show up? The place was empty it was Labor Day Monday and the day after a big home game! Maybe all the staff were hung over? Our appetizers came out pretty quick but our mains took an hour an a half! The waitress came over once to let us know they were behind but never asked to refill drinks. When my salad finally did come out there was no dressing! Since waitress was sitting at bar eating my husband walked back to kitchen and ask someone. Everyone else’s food was cold so it was obviously sitting there for a while. Even though there were barely any customers in there we heard the hostess turning people away that wanted food. So there was definitely a problem in the back! I don’t know if I would eat here again maybe I will try different location

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 11:30, however we were informed by snigger family that also had a reservation that the restaurant wouldn’t even open for an hour. I pulled in the door thinking they must be mistaken, nope completely locked. Why take reservations if you’re not even going to be open. It was very disappointing.

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Noname
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unbelievable how bad it was

Had reservations for 7pm. Was seated on time.

Took 1.5 hours for food to arrive. Everything was cold and my meal had raw chicken. I sent it back and had them just take it off the bill.

So bad. Don’t waste your time and money.

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vipgoodgreatfun
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Short staffed servers. Out of most menu items. Stated one cook in kitchen. All around Pitiful. Surprisingly the food items that were in stock and that we did get were good. Food and drinks are way overpriced for what you get. Restaurant is an amazing location and has the potential to be very successful if staff accordingly.

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JeffF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. Took over 30 minutes to get the first and second drinks. After 1:30 we asked to cancel our order to which the waiter told us it would be ready in 5 minutes. 10 minutes later they cancelled all of the food orders in the restaurant. Obviously a rough night but the service should have been better.

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Jeff
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. The Margaritas were good. Waitstaff was friendly.
The negatives are it's very noisy and all the servers were wearing their masks on their chins.

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vipMariaH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s a super casual place with good food and great service. We were in town for a college visit. We went to dinner on a Saturday night, so it was incredibly and uncomfortably loud for us. My husband measured the noise and it was over 90 decibels! We could not hear each other talk. They did have outside seating, but no available tables. What do you expect from a college restaurant, anyway, right? Maybe it would’ve been a more pleasant experience any other time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit to FSU w my daughter to see college and have a nice dinner! It was awesome food and soo fun 👍

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vipFoodie4
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The severs masks were not covering mount an nose
Patrons did. Not wear masks
Lack of social distancing
Food was cold and tasteless- ordered the chips and 3 sauces the cheese one was coagulated, the salad tasted like canned tomato sauce.
The Baja fish tacos were “fishy” and cold

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vipCBF52
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

During this pandemic I thought at least the staff should be wearing DIR masks correctly.

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JonB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Made reservation for 4 and we were seated immediately. It took 20+ minutes for our server to come to the table and take our drink orders. Service from there was even slower. Noise level was off the charts. Not the place for dinner with family. This was my 4th visit, and the noisiest and slowest service of the 4.
On a good note, the food was great as expected. Sunday evening must be party time!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic and very knowledgeable! Meal was the best meal that we had while in Tallahassee...Definitely will return next time!

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vipFoodisfriend
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best! She is a perfect example of a great team member. I hope her managers know what a gem they have in her.

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Juli
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere! Staff was right amount of attentive and the food was delicious. Visit this restaurant!

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FrankB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our waitress was struggling. We came back since the last 2 times were so good. Much louder. And waitress disappeared a lot. We had to leave and order drinks at bar she was no where. Tacos are great price and so yummy. But salads.. they forgot dressing. Had to ask 3 different people to please get dressing for grandma.

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vipYvetteT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tin Lizzy's is one of my favorite fun spots to go when I'm visiting Tallahassee. I can always find a table when I use OpenTable for reservations. My favorite drink is the Detox Margarita. The food is good, too.

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vipKarenD
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Thai Basil margarita (which tastes nothing like Thai Basil lol) is outstanding and will sneak up on you! This is a casual Tex Mex place in Collegetown and you really can’t go wrong - will be back!

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vipTSReston
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Tin Lizzy's gets a 5 star rating due to the service. We came in last week when FSU was back in session and the place was packed. We ordered some appetizers and ordered food about 10 minutes later. The server was very attentive and was checking on us frequently and refilling waters. He realized the food was taking a long time so brought us extra chips, guac and salsa without us asking. The food took about 45 minutes and before it arrived the manager, John, came over to apologize and tell us the entire meal was comp'd. WOW. We hadn't complained or even questioned the delay because we knew they were busy and I am sure not had a crowd like this in a long time. I told him he didn't need to do that but he felt bad for our wait. He noted many of the kitchen staff were new and adjusting to the volume of orders. For them to offer to comp the meal for 6 people goes above and beyond my expectations. The food was good and we will certainly go back. Service can make all the difference!

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AmeliaDiner2015
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! LOVE the diversity of the menu. They also are doing a good job with keeping tables spaced for social distancing. All servers were wearing masks. We will be back!

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was fun and delicious! Our table was ready when we arrived and we felt safe

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JuliaR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter Tucker was amazing!!! A+++ thank you so much!

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BestinSF
Tallahassee
49 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great product and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were moving our daughter into FSU. After we were done for the evening we made a reservation. It was quick and easy and great food!

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LThomas
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is very good. Tacos and homemade tortilla chips are fresh and tasty. We went on a Sunday night and service was poor. It was very busy. We were seated because we had reservations. People waiting outside. The busyness made service drop. Tables clean but seats not. Out of certain food items. Bathrooms messy. 30 minutes to get tacos. So it made for a subpar experience. Took away from the good good. Prices are also good.

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MelindaB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We went during covid. Our waiter was awesome. The margarita was ok. They didn’t have any fish (except shrimp) or guacamole. We al ordered the skillets. I got one with grilled veggies and shrimp. The shrimp were way overcooked. My husband and son got another skillet they were ok. We also got the chips, salsa and queso. The salsa wasn’t great. The queso was fine

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AngelaH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I have had in a long time !

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Vegan taco was wrong and it took so long to get the replacement that we had to get it to go

Beer was served in a broken glass, glad we caught it before it hurt someone

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FrankB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Saul was a rockstar. Awesome service. Food portions are good size. Can’t wait to go back.

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AlbertoM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

They need improve server, wait to long and didn't retuned on time.

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vipSporticus
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vibe .
Great value
Great taste

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DanM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hit the place with a party of 16 after an FSU basketball win. Excellent service (thanks Saul!) food was outstanding, well laid out facility. College crowd here so noise may be an issue for some...

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vipBigdaddyslim89
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A hard place to park the car

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I made a reservation for the ladies of my family. The restaurant staff from the GM, to the hostess, to the amazing waitress they had made their lunch so special. Thank you! I never go to CollegeTown...we will now

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vipATLfoodies
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow as our server didn't have much to do and would sit in a booth with someone she knew chatting and on their phones. Food was good, as usual, and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant so noise level was low.

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vipMickeyV
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was Friday night prior to a home FSU Football game with a huge street party in "CollageTown" the FSU party street. They sat us ahead of our reservation ahead of a long line of people trying to get in.
Had a wonderful time and excellent dinner.

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vipJeffCgnv
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sports based place! Plenty of staff, all were very responsive and friendly and the food was great!

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Jess
Wilmington
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great college vibe—don’t expect on time reservations during game weekends

FAQs

Tin Lizzy's - Tallahassee offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 558-5592.

Tin Lizzy's - Tallahassee is rated 3.2 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.