Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery - Steaks & Seafood

3.5
403 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

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.
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3.5based on all time ratings
3.5
food
3.6
service
3.5
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3.5
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StevieC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had a reservation. Were sat by a staff member. Left after 25 minutes without any service.

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vipAndy
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I've eaten at this restaurant several times before and as usual the food was very good. However I felt the service was rather slow, considering the fact that business was very light!

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None
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At around 7 pm on a Monday night, the Tavern was only 30% full. Very quiet. The crab cakes were large and meaty and their Red Ale was excellent.

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vipMichaelH
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We made reservations because we knew it would be crowded. However, when we arrived we found that they DO NOT TAKE reservations when there is an event at the Convention Venter. How would we know that? The hostess told us we would have to wait 30 minutes. We waited for over 45 while several tables were left empty. We finally convinced her to just split,us up (party of 5). We sat. And waited another 15 minutes before getting waited on. Our waitress was VERY NICE! However, it took forever for our food to arrive. It was pretty good. All in all, VERY disappointed and will not return. And, don’t post availability on Open Table if you are not going to honor it. We would be better off just knowing ahead of time to go to McDonald’s!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was terrible. Hostess was rude, said they didn’t take reservations even though I showed them my booking, people waited 45 minutes to get a drink. We ended up leaving

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vipNayT
New England
49 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I came at a very busy time but still thought the service could have been faster.

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vipLadyGurdon
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious. The two ladies at the front desk are my favorites and I will miss them. I did not enjoy my server. But regardless I went back more than once.

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vipPaulinaF
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food is ok. Needs a new menu.

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KimT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Most horrific experience ever... gave tun tavern another chance after having a bad experience two years ago and this visit proved it’s a poorly managed establishment... when there is a convention, SHOULD be prepared for that I had reservations and “by accident” sat a table which manager said was ours but hostess gave it away, 2- took 57 minutes to receive food after which we complained because food was sitting under heat lamps and tasted horrible, 3- waiter overwhelmed and never checked on us or acknowledged our presence forgot our drink orders numerous times and let alone 3 orders of food wasn’t even brought to the table, after this point we were disgusted and failed to even mention to bring it as we asked to be taken off bill, 4- after our failed expectations you think management would step in and apologize for the mess of our experience but yet just said it’s really busy right? NEVER again will I return and I’ll be sure to write a yelp on this as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word ... Deliciously awesome and friendly.. 4 words

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vipBrianT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Did was good, but nothing special. Small plates and overpriced food.

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vipGloria
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We had a show to go to at 8pm. Got to the Tun Tavern at 6:40. Plenty of time, right? WRONG! From the minute we walked in...hostess was no where to be found for about 10 minutes. Then she didn’t tell the waitress that we were at her table. Another 10 minutes. Then the food took forever due to the kitchen being understaffed. Ended up our food was finally ready, but was sitting waiting and we had to get the manager to bring it over.
There were also about 5 other tables in the same boat. For one guy, it took 45 minutes for him to get his soup!
Bottom line, they didn’t schedule properly based on Fleetwood Mac being in town. Or someone called out.
I understand things happen, but it would have been nice to know up front if there was going to be a wait for the food. It will be a LONG time before we think about going back.

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vipHerblewis1
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

What was long for Salmon sandwich. Bread pudding was a piece of cake. Apple cobbler a la mode very good.

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vipMarkHenry
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch and dinner. They brew their own beer and it is all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome time

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EllenE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, service was fine. Good value for the money. Good selection of home brewed beer but they also offered bottled and tap domestic/imported beers. Would definitely good back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

90 minute wait for our food, 4 wrong orders, one didn't even make it to the table.

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KellyJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took over two hours to get a few salads and a sandwich. Our waiter was fun and worked hard but the wait for food was not worth it. It was so dark you could not see anything. We were expecting a manager to stop by but that never happened.

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KellyJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I had to rate this restaurant very low based on 105 MINUTE wait to be served. Our reservation was not during a peak time for dinner. I booked a table on line for 7 people at 9:30pm with guests that we had never had dinner with and we were seated immediately. The restaurant was not packed and we watched the musician play and close down his shift. We ordered 4 SALAD's Ribs and 2 sandwiches... no major entree's The waiter did everything possible to try to make the best of a horrible service delivery. The food did not come out until after 11pm on a 9:30 reservation. We were not even visited by the manager to address concern of the delay. This certainly was not the customer experience that we expected or nor should it be the customer experience that the restaurant wants to stand behind. Very Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good. Slow day so quiet but would recommend to people-so many places to eat

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Easily accessible to convention goers and patrons of Sheraton Hotel. Staff friendly and accommodating. Glad we chose a quiet night!

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Notsogreatfood
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was great! We had the crab cakes and the ribs. Music was really loud. We actually wanted the entertainment to take a break. Oh and the ice had “something” black frozen in it, so I requested water with no ice. Given the choice we would not eat here again.

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MarianneB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a conference. We were not familiar with the area, but the Tun Tavern was near by. We were pleasantly surprised by the service and the food. Our Waitress, Mia, was more than accommodating. We would definitely go back again when in the area. PS - the chocolate bread pudding was worth the trip!

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vipItalian
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good sports bar with an excellent team. Turn tavern Was originally in Philadelphia. That’s where the Marine Corps first started recruiting arrange to support the continental navy. That’s a memorabilia and hand crafted beers

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had a reservation for 4:00. We were not seated until 4:25. The hostess bought us our ice tea, forgot about my glass of wine. I had to flag down a waiter to take our order. This was at 4:45. We would have been there a lot longer if I hadn’t done this. Food was good.

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ConstanzeS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uns hat es gut gefallen, das Restaurant können wir empfehlen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience

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vipBrookester
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as previous experiences years earlier. Food and service was so-so.

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vipJohnW
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the scallops and the crab soup was also delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was not very good. Just mediocre. Wouldn't go back.

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
225 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tun Tavern was great. Appetizers and soup were tasty. Sandwiches and burgers were also very good. Nice beer selection.

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vipAndy
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As on my previous visits, both the food and service were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by an extremely nice & knowledgable. It was a true pleasure to dine there & I will definitely be returning very soon!!

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The atmosphere was great. The food was not good. I had the scallops. They were over cooked, under seasoned, grittier than normal and the foot was still attached. The rice was over cooked and mushy. I did not try anything else. My boyfriend ordered a steak medium rare and it came back medium.

Our server did not charge us for the scallops, but let us sit for a long time after she cleared our table and before bringing the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Our server was amazing.

SJ
SussanaJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 beer flight was amazing!

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AllysonM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent!!! Food/drink recommendations! Quick service for refills!

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vipPaulinaF
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was terrible. The meal was super late and one of us waited 15 minutes more!

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RussR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex was awesome! We’ve been to AC twice and we’ve eaten here both times. When we make a 3rd trip, we’ll stop in again.

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Mommyof2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Cliff the waiter was great. This restaurant is lacking in alot of ways. First we had a reservation and waited at the hostess desk for 10 minutes. I went up to them and asked was I in the right spot. Despite having many open tables was told it would be a while before we could seat. I explained I have a reservation. Then Danielle said Oh. After coming to the hostess desk offered to take us despite there 2 people in front and 6 behind me. After finally getting seated and meeting our awesome waiter. They were truly understaffed for a holiday week and weekend that also had a kids convention and rv convention. Michelle was helping to run the kitchen. She was completely unsanitary. Throwing the papers for the orders on top of the food. I've seen numerous restaurants the ticket goes under the plate. Why would you put dirty ink on food. Dario was helping in the kitchen he was worse than all of them. He licked his fingers while cooking. He picked up chips off the floor. Never washed his hands and kept cooking and plating food. He had no head covering and kept wiping his face while cooking, he ate while playing and repeatedly carried trash and other things never once washing his hands. Gloves are unheard of in this place. After the extensively long wait the crab fries were the only good thing. Parmesan wings you really have no clue what good ones should be. My husband's burger wasnt mediocre. This place has a nice atmosphere but lacks anything that would make us return. Even when seated we didn't know to follow the hostess. The waiters and waitresses were really doing the best they could. I loved Cliff.

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