About Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery - Steaks & Seafood

When first built in 1685 on Philadelphia's waterfront, the original Tun Tavern developed a reputation for offering fine beers & being home to important historical events including being the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1775. Today's Tun Tavern continues to hold prestige as the first brew pub in Atlantic City, NJ offering award-winning casual gourmet cuisine & handcrafted brews, as well as live entertainment & weekly special & events.

Tun Tavern offers a Full Service Bar featuring Home Brewed Beer & Great Wine, an Outdoor Deck, Live Entertainment, Banquet Facilities Available.
Located in the center of Atlantic City, 4 blocks from the Casinos & adjacent to the Walk Outlet Mall.

2 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am or later.

Cross Street:
Baltic & Michigan Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 347-7800

Website:
http://www.tuntavern.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday 7:00pm-11:00pm

Catering:
Please call for details.
dianetuntavern@aol.com

Parking Details:
Free 4 hour parking right across the street with validation from Tun Tavern.

Public Transit:
NJ Transit Train Station located directly across the street in the AC Convention Center.
Atlantic City Bus Terminal located just a few blocks away on Atlantic Avenue.

Jitney Service Available.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Lynch

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Tun Tavern Restaurant is Atlantic City's first and only Microbrewery! Tun Tavern takes pride in offering a fun, relaxing way to celebrate a special occasion – with fabulous food and great drinks! Our award-winning restaurant, adjacent to The Sheraton Hotel, is a most convenient site for events.

Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery - Steaks & Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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4.4

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4.3

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3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2016

You definitely get what you pay for. Food was decent and service friendly but nothing special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2016

We were in Atlantic City, reserved Tun Tavern last minute with the OpenTable app. We arrived a few minutes before our time and with a few people before us, we were all seated quickly. With making reservations it seems that you are seated in a different area than the walk-ins. Staff was very nice, and the food was fresh and good. We started with the chicken wings with BBQ sauce. These were big, crispy, meaty wings. My wife ordered the scallops which she liked, I ordered the filet mignon, cooked to my liking of black and blue... We have been to some steakhouses where wait staff had no idea what that meant, and here at a micro brewery they did it right. The portions were sized right for when we eat out we hardly ever have room for dessert, but here we had the cheese cake and the salty Carmel cake. Both of which were nicely presented and rich. All in all we would go back again, but after all it has been a long time since we were there last.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 12, 2016

My wife and I were staying at the Sheraton and on our way to the Tanger Outlet stores, so we thought it might be convenient to eat at Tun Tavern since it sits adjacent to the hotel. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich and the chicken was the driest piece of meat I had ever eaten. When I mentioned it to the waiter, he informed me that all the chicken breasts were precooked in the morning and then re-grilled upon order. He suggested that next time I should ask for a "freshly cooked" piece of chicken so it won't be so dried out. Next time? Really???

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

We had been here a year ago and remember the experience so different. We were staying at the hotel adjacent to the restaurant and where there for a dance competition. Originally our reservation was for 4 people and another dance family also had a reservation at the same time for 4 people so we went down to the restaurant a few minutes earlier to ask if we could combine the tables so we could all sit together. The restaurant was quite empty when we got there and they said they could accommodate the seats together, but that everyone in the party had to be there before we were able to sit down. Some of the dancers had gone back to the rooms to change and were on their way and yet we had to sit and watch others do the same. It was an odd thing to have us do. We would have started ordering drinks and appetizers had they allowed us to sit. It wasn't as if they were giving up our table so this made no sense. They lost the opportunity to make money on us cause we probably would have ended up ordering more food and drinks this way. When we finally sat we saw they had sangria on the menu. Four of us wanted some and we ordered a pitcher. The waiter came back and told us they don't do pitchers. Again a loss for them, cause we probably would have ordered at least two pitchers and instead we ended up ordering just one drink each. The food was your typical pub burger and wings kinda place. The burger was good. I made the mistake of ordering a chicken salad and requested they hold back the blue cheese which was on just about everything, yuck!!! The salad was delivered with the blue cheese on it. The waitress took it back and they simply just scraped off the top layer of the salad they prepared incorrectly leaving me with less lettuce and just a few pieces of chicken versus what was originally on the dish. The service was terrible and the food was way over priced for the type of service you get. I would not be going back again or recommending to others.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Our food was awesome and cooked to order. The handcrafted beer was excellent, the Devil Dog in particular. My wife actually met the owner while taking a picture of a Marine uniform hanging on the wall. Turns out, it was his brothers. The history of the place, as parents of a young Marine, is what initially triggered us to try it out, but the excellent service and food will keep us coming back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 25, 2016

This was our first time at Tun Tavern and we were very impressed. Service was terrific...very attentive and friendly. Our sandwiches were exactly as we ordered and at our table in no time. Whenever we travel to AC we will be stopping in the Tin Tavern.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was enjoyable though two tries to get a rare ribeye. I would visit again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Although it doesn't have a lot of atmosphere it is a good place to grab a sandwich or burger. The Philly cheesesteak was well made, and the sweet potato fries were excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2016

I will start with positive. Wings and burger were excellent. Location was great for the convention center. The negative, it seemed as though they were trying to get you out the door as fast as possible. We received our main course less then 10 minutes after our appetizers. The table next to us hadn't even received all their appetizers when their main course arrived. Slow it down and allow your patrons to enjoy the food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2016

Service and drinks were okay, nothing great. The food for dinner was way overpriced for the quality. I understand that AC has higher prices but you could have gotten better food at any chain restaurant for way less money.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Overall it was good. 1st time there. Only negative was that our drinks didn't show up until after our appetizer. But food was really good. Will be back.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2015

This place is great! I mean, they have it all! Great food, excellent staff, a working brewpub with fantastic stainless steel machinery and brewing equipment behind glass walls that catches your immediate attention. Then there's the fine collection of Marine Corps pictures, photos, and memorabilia. The name "Tun Tavern" is based on the birthplace of the Marine Corps that was in Philadelphia. It makes this formerly active Marine's heart beat just a little louder when I visit. The beer selection is broad spectrum with "Tun Light" at one end of the spectrum and their Stout anchoring the dark side. They always seem to have six or seven beers or ales on hand as well as a seasonal selection. (Currently that is pumpkin ale and octoberfest.). I go to Atlantic City just for the seafood, steak and burgers! Our waitress was a goddess named Tatiana and kept our table set up all night! Not to be missed!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Tun Tavern is ok if you just feel like grabbing a burger before your go out somewhere else.. The food is just ok, not anything spectacular! We had to return the wilted wedge salad and were disappointed. It's just ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2015

Attentive waitress. Good food. Pretty reasonably priced.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Dry chili. Turkey burger no taste. Chips looked like crumbs from the bottom of the bag. Food overall terrible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2015

8 of us went for my boyfriend's 50th. They had great sampler beers. Let us bring our own cake. There was a nor'easter so I don't know how outdoor dining would've been but I'd definitely go back! Food was good too along with really nice waitstaff. We had a ball!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 23, 2015

The beer was excellent, although they were out of the Irish red, which is what we wanted to try. The mushroom ravioli was out of this world, but the burger was so-so. Good fries and rolls, too, were available.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 19, 2015

Really overpriced bar food. I would go back to have a drink or maybe a burger, Not diner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2015

We arrived late and we were looking for somewhere easy and quick to eat. We came across this place on open table and liked the menu so decided to try it out. We had the calamari to start which was good and then both ordered the shrimp scampi pasta (I think that's what it was called) which had a lemon butter sauce. The pasta was actually very good and tasted fresh and fragrant. The waitress was very sweet too, and filled up our drinks constantly and had a joke with us too. We had dessert which was ok- pretty standard chocolate cake and ricotta cheesecake but they were very filling! I would go back if I'm ever in Atlantic City again

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2015

The first night via our Open Table reservation was a poor experience. The restaurant was nearly empty on a Friday night, but the live music act they had was turned up so loud we couldn't have a conversation. That could have been forgivable considering the type of place Tun is, however the food and the service were both awful. I ordered the "chicken teriyaki" which said was served with mashed potatoes, I requested a rice substitute instead as they has many other dishes served with rice. The dinner I got was chicken on bone slathered in mediocre teriyaki sauce, with very dried, hard yellow rice which we were pretty sure was a popular box brand cooked poorly. The rice was actually not edible, as it was so hard, but not once did the waiter return to ask how our meal was or see if we needed water. Not once. We finished eating (what little I ate) and had to wait even longer for the waiter to finally come around. Remember, this kind of food and service happened on a night where the restaurant was mostly empty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2015

It's not fine dining by any means .. It took someone at least 10 minutes to come to the Hostess stand to seat my party.. The sandwich I ordered must have been pre made on the refrigerator as the whole thing including the bread was ice cold. There was hardly anyone there and the service was terrible .. Very disappointed! It used to be better,,,

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2015

The food was excellent and their brewed beer was too. Good portion sizes. I will surely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2014

My father and I go every year and enjoy the Tunions, beer, and fresh fish. Unfortunately, for the past 2 years our reservations have been bumped for a private party.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 8, 2014

Food was good: fish & chips, burger. Typical craft beer bar; 5 beer sampler was just a range of bitterness. If I recall correctly, pumpkin beer was offered. Hahahaha.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2014

My large group turned out to slim down before we even arrived. I had no problems changing the group size when I contacted the restaurant. That was just the start of a great night. I guess we arrived during a lull in the holiday/Saturday crowds. Which worked in our favor!
The waitress, Ashley, was on top of everything. She even joined in our conversations and fun times.
The beer sampler was a great introduction to the house brews. Which we were all able to select one or two that we preferred. The food was top notch! All of our guests were impressed and will definitely return for more fun times!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2014

We have been to Tun Tavern many times. The food is always excellent! If you are looking for a good steak or burger, this is your place. I had the Filet Mignon and was cooked as I requested. Its a little noisy but not bad for an open space and lots of people. I will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2014

We had a Great Time on the Marine Corps birthday. Food was good but the Crab Meat Fries were cold. Beer was great, as usual.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 22, 2014

Two peole in my group ordered the crab cakes. We couldn't even finish one - they were awful. The tuna steak was awful. The scallops we OK. We should have ordered hamburgers.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 11, 2014

We ordered the hot wings and calamari appetizer both were over done and to crunchy--not good. My husband ordered the crab cakes which were also over done and dried out. I wanted the Tuna and they said they were all out. it was 5 on a Saturday how could they be out? So I ordered the shrimp and rice again it was over done and dry. I would not recommend this place at all!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2014

We were seated immediately, the sevice was great and the restaurant was spotLess. The burgers were among the best I ever had. Very creative. I recommend the beer sampler. There are too many good ones. This is definitely on our must do list when back in AC!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2014

The food and ambiance provided for a great time and incredible meal. Executive Chef Jennifer Cimino is out doing herself with the great food and upcoming new menu. A definite restaurant stop in Atlantic City! They have earned a new customer! Keep up the great job!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 31, 2014

Restaurant was uncomfortably hot, muggy . Two of salads were wilted and slimy..totally inedible. Shrimp was fishy. One order came out completely wrong. One order was not put in with the rest and didn't come out until the rest of us were halfway done. Two meals were sent back and the waitress took them off our bill. The manager never came out although the waitress said she would send him/her over. On top of everything, it was soooooo overpriced for what we got. OH... and the beer was a backyard keg...flat beer. Totally unimpressed. We left and went to Wing craft.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 16, 2014

There was no one in the place and we were asked to move to a booth because there was a large party that had a reservation. We had a reservation. We did not really want to move. There were two other open tables behind this one that we could have been offered. In the end, our table was then removed from the group about 15 minutes later and remained open the entire time we dined.
The food was OK, typical bar food, but underseasoned. We ordered an appetizer, a burger and crabcakes. I ordered a beer that I returned because it was flat. The second beer was also flat but at least drinkable and did have a nice color and taste. With AC prices the bill was almost $60. No one from the staff was smiling, ever.
Overall NOT worth the time and money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2014

This restaurant caters towards private parties, however they don't have a private room to accommodate this. Our reservation was at 10:00pm and there was a "private function" along with a DJ; the music from the DJ was so loud it was unbearable, making conversation virtually impossible. The upside was that the food was really good. If there are private functions they should just close the entire restaurant or better yet build a private room.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2014

Had dinner reservations for 5:30 on a Saturday night before a show. Probably should have just had burgers. My husband and I both had dinner - he had Chicken Parm and I had Salmon - both were just ok.

Also, the material on the table top (had a booth) was very sticky.

One bright spot was the Raspberry Sangria which was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2014

Second time there. Went back for the cowboy steak. Three people - two had porterhouse, both said very good steak. Sides were good too, garlic mashed were exceptional. Good spot for above average food. Has marine corps history.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2014

Great bar food experience . Good beers and drinks. Food is so so. Not for foodies!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 17, 2014

The food was rather lackluster and the atmosphere was too industrial for our taste. It is convenient for parking to shop at the Outlets and they provide 4 hours free parking.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 26, 2014

This restaurant had such great potential... Booked a reservation for 6 people for a pre bachelorette party dinner. Checks could not be split, restaurant was out of 3 different menu items we tried to order and we got no help accommodating a wheelchair. One dish we ordered was amazing and the rest was nothing special. Waitress was impatient and forgetful and left us alone for long periods of time making it difficult to get drink refills or anything else. The restaurant was not busy whatsoever for a Saturday night. Live music was a nice plus.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 5, 2014

Made a reservation & only waited 10 mins to be seated. Food was delicious & service was great, especially for how busy they were due to the Beer Fest. The only "complaint" we had was in order to accommodate such a large crowd, the pulled 4 tops apart to make 2- two tops, which works if the tables are in the middle of the floor, but the table next to us was up against the wall & the waitress had to lean over us to take their order & serve us & when the other couple was ready to leave, we had to stand up & move away from the table to let them out. This probably isn't typical, just a result of the Beer Fest going on next door, but definitely not an ideal set up. Otherwise, everything was good and we would definitely go back

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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