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Tara Inn

1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
+1 631-828-5987
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“lobster” (9 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

You can still get a burger here for a great value and there are some decent values on the menu but it's not like it used to be. For 2.75 you get a bacon cheeseburger with a couple of fries which is probably the best...More

1  Thank Justmemat
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food is pretty darn good and extremely well priced. Tara's is a landmark of the Port Jefferson area. Lots of fun kind of a cheers of Long Island. Enjoy

Thank betterair
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I've passed Tara's many times but this was the first time I went in to eat. It is a very inexpensive, local "dive." The menu is on a blackboard by the bar or by the tables. You order at the bar and the waitress brings...More

Thank artistJoan
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This has GOT to be the only place in NYC that sells a cheeseburger for $1.50. Their HUGE roast beef sandwiches used to be $1.00, but are now $4.00 and still a huge bargain. This place looks like a biker bar, it's changed a bit...More

Thank fluffy217
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A whole lobster for $10... on a paper plate. Great fun. Menu is posted on board and some specials written on paper plates, tacked to wall. No written menu. Lots of chicken, fish, shell fish, burgers Large bar area Good service.

Thank Anneenp
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Went down hill quickly. Waitresses are rude. Food quality has dropped very low. Will never grace this place with my presence again

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I have been going to Tara Inn for a long time. Every time I visit Port Jeff, I have to stop in there. It's my slice of returning home. While I do see some changes it is still the same old place to me. There...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you want food cooked in a kitchen you'd rather not see, use a bathroom that's no better than an outhouse and drink till you fall down then this is the place. There is a pool table. Many people outside smoking.

2  Thank LIMom99
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Tara Inn 1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238 is a family long time local bar and grill . the Food quality is amazing/ very inexpensive.The atmosphere is very informal from blue collar clientele to your most highly paid professional- in other words you will...More

Thank pjprincess
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I*ve been going to Taras Inn for over 30yrs; I*ve taken my wife, sons, relatives, family and grandkids. I don*t know whats going on there now, prices are all raised, items have been dropped from the menu, the bathrooms are a disaster. I asked a...More

1  Thank kaps49
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25 July 2017|
Response from Justmemat | Reviewed this property |
Yes, till about 5pm
David C
3 February 2016|
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Response from funtimefamily12 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm not sure. I'd call and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Port Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 631-828-5987
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