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Tara Inn

1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
+1 631-828-5987
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (10 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about the Tara Inn for years and finally went. First and foremost it’s a saloon and offers the cheapest food around. Noisy and unsophisticated but has a certain raunchy charm. Check out the blackboard photo and see the unbelievable prices on the food.

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch...and because of my name...the waitstaff was very friendly...one woman said she worked there for 24 years !!! Good food...chatty atmosphere...good vibes

Thank TARA1967
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a place to go get some good food and drinks for VERY reasonable prices. This is the place to go. Even though it may look like a “dive bar” during the day it’s very family friendly. I had a tough time...More

Thank Ralphie220
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

About 25 years ago, I would stop by Tara's for a beer and inexpensive but very tasty lobster dinner bfor $7. Today, I stopped by for lunch - cc same great service, cold beer and $10 lobster dinner. Local bar interior is standard, but who...More

Thank EEAnewyork
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Cheap food and beer in a dive local hangout. Paper plates for all! Loud and friendly. Order at the bar with your table number. I had a good shrimpl salad sandwich on rye with fries for $7 and my husband had fried fish and scallops...More

Thank Jane S
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
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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
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
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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