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Founders Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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55500 Route 25, Southold, NY 11971-4649
+1 631-765-3100
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Wading River, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We've been to Founders a couple of times with friends, and have always been pleased. Tonight I had one of the specials, crusted salmon and Risotto. Wow, I was totally thrilled with the up front flavor, and everything was prepared perfectly. This small town restaurant is a must on the North Fork!!

Thank lobob12
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The food is good and the service is super friendly. They have standard fare like burgers but also some really interesting dishes as well, like thai dumplings and the tuna wasabi wrap. Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or a casual dinner

Thank Nancy M
Southold, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Founders Tavern is a neighborhood tavern with a nice side dining room. Service is friendly and food is very good for this type of place. Turkey BLT is large and delicious. Nice selection of sandwiches and wraps as well as craft beers. My wife love the spinach salad as well as the soups. Dinner entrees include an excellent chicken Milanese... More 

Thank SailorJohnnyG
Mattituck, New York
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We go here every few months for a nice low key dinner. Always good wraps and burgers. Homemade chips and craft beers.

Thank NancyCocks
Huntington Station, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The staff was incredibly friendly, the management superior in their concern for our comfort. The food was very very good and the restaurant was clean. Very busy on a friday night however the wait was minimal. They run a very organized place and we recommend it highly.

Thank lcbifulco
New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite local pub style restaurant perfect for couples, families and groups. From sandwiches & salads to more fine dining local seafood / meat entrees , you will always be satisfied here. My favorite us their Ahi-Tuna Wrap😋

1 Thank winkler2015
Austin, Texas
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145 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The girls & I went here for dinner. Everyone had something different & all were delicious. I had filet mignon tips sandwich which was smothered in sauted mushrooms & onions on a delicious ciabatta roll which had a nice herb & garlic spread & sweet potato fries. One of us had a delicious shrimp dish, another had a burger with... More 

1 Thank Kayaker318
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130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent burgers and wings. Soups are ok. Reasonable prices and good service. Located on Main Rd. In Southold. Nice bar drinks.

1 Thank architect
Weare, New Hampshire
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband and I visited this restaurant late on a Friday evening. After traveling to Long Island from NH and arriving by ferry to Orient Point, it was difficult to find dinner at 10 PM, but Founders was still serving. We started with crab cakes then I had a burger and my husband had the ribs. The food and drinks... More 

1 Thank KarenAnne08
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The US does not really have "pub" culture like London, or a "café" scene like Paris, but it is nice to happen on a place that comes close. Founders does it for us. We like to sit at the bar and enjoy a pint of whatever is on tap, and occasionally take a meal as well. The pub grub is... More 

1 Thank RoseCityDon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55500 Route 25, Southold, NY 11971-4649
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  North Fork  >  Southold
  • Phone Number: +1 631-765-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?