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Tucker Duke's Lunchbox

73 S John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32580
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Ranked #27 of 73 Restaurants in Niceville
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Description: Fairly new business which is tucked (hidden) behind McDonald's, off of Highway 20 and Juniper Avenue, in Niceville, Florida. The chef/owner is Brian Cartenuto, a young chef who cooks very tasty, and well seasoned, food in a casual environment. He claims to cook and serve the BEST HAMBURGER IN TOWN, and my son who considers himself a burger connoisseur (and tastes burgers in EVERY town we visit) says it is THE BEST hamburger he has EVER eaten. And, it is HUGE. In fact, all of Brian's portions are very large. I can never finish my plate of food, and take some home every time. In addition to his menu, he offers Blue Plate Specials from Monday through Friday. His "Red Beans and Rice" on Monday are the BEST I've ever had. As Niceville, Fl has so few delicious, affordable and local restaurants, I am reallly wanting to place Tucker Duke's Lunchbox on the map. In fact, I plan to contact that show Diners, Dives, and Drive-Ins. :-)
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for lunch with my class and had the original Tucker Duke Burger. Pretty much a standard burger from the look, except a little bigger. The taste was way better than most other burgers I've had. The place is sort of "hole in the wall" looking which for anything but mexican food is normally a bad choice for me,... More

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Niceville, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Not sure where the reviews came from that rate this place as great. Tried it twice. Enjoyed the burger but the service was marginal......slow and a bit of attitude.

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Golden, Colorado
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133 reviews 133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have been here several times when doing business in town. It has a good variety of sandwiches and sides. Something out of the ordinary when most of the restaurants in town are chains. Staff is always nice and helpful. The daily special is always a good choice.

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Niceville, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lunch at Tucker Duke's - was greeted by a server who told us to sit at the two seat table or the bar in a very harsh tone - no smile or welcoming greeting. Tables are close together. My view was the kitchen where there was substantial dirt in the refrigerator area and oozing insulation - the spray kind that... More

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Freeport, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Men will probably enjoy the huge sandwiches served here, but I would prefer petite versions of their burgers and sandwiches. I had the Louie, Louie, essentially a turkey club. It was OK, but the marbled bread was dry. Expect all sandwiches to be very tall and sloppy, and all sides are extra. $30 lunch for two, including tip. The POS... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is in an old gas station. Which to some may translate as "cool", but to me it gives the appearance of being dirty. It is noisy, tables too close together and the owners seemed disinterested in putting a smile on their faces. The food took a long time to get to our table and when it did, it... More

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Thomasville, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Really bad experience. And when I shared with the manager that the bread crust on the chicken-fried (minute) steak was so hard that I chipped a tooth, he just walked away. To be fair, he may not have heard me over the din of noise, but I was also pointing to my chipped tooth. Horrible.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I read several reviews about this place, and we decided to give it a try. Our burgers were extremely greasy, and salty. Way over priced also. For 2 burgers with tots, and 2 drinks the bill after tip was close to $40 ( we tip 20% unless service is horrible. Service was good) I did love the pics of all... More

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Niceville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food here is amazing! Nothing healthy, but good, good food! Try the Mac and cheeses they offer, and I've had five of the burgers from their menu and haven't been disappointed yet!!!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After a couple years of seeing pictures of this place's food, I decided to drive all the way from Navarre Beach while on vacation over to Tucker Duke's (in Valparaiso, not Niceville, as previously stated). It was worth the drive, I assure you. In hindsight, we shouldn't have ordered appetizers but they were still great, with the exception of, perhaps,... More

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