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Tucker Duke's Lunchbox

American, Hamburgers
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73 S John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32580
Today
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Fairly new business which is tucked (hidden) behind McDonald's, off of...
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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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
TUCKER DUKES IS MOVING...NEXT WEEK

Written on May 3rd, 2015 Tucker Duke's is moving to the former "Big Fish Grill" at Northlight Marina in Niceville, FL. They will open next week, they'll be serving the same great burgers as part of an expanded menu, and they'll be serving wine, beer, and spirits. By the way, I had a burger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
RavenATB
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Niceville, Florida
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Located near east gate of eglin air force base...lots of military and locals eating there...id asked someone in niceville where a great burger place was and this place was recommended....loved it and will definately go back!

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Lecompte, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went looking for tucker dukes at the old location and it was closed just happened to see sign at marina for new location, stopped in and they had literally only been open for 1.5 hours and they warned us it was a soft opening and lead time on food was min 45 minutes, we would be one of their first... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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183 reviews 183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Written on May 3rd, 2015 Tucker Duke's is moving to the former "Big Fish Grill" at Northlight Marina in Niceville, FL. They will open next week, they'll be serving the same great burgers as part of an expanded menu, and they'll be serving wine, beer, and spirits. By the way, I had a burger there last week, and it was... More 

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Niceville, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Tucker Dukes is an unexpected treasure in tiny Valpariso, FL, just outside of Niceville, FL. This converted gas station is dishing up the best burgers you will find .... Perfectly prepared generously sized burgers with fresh toppings on a tasty bun. .... A real feast for your taste buds. Pass on the sweet potato fries (frozen) and the homemade chips... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited Tucker Duke's on a Friday evening. We sat inside the restaurant and it was slightly crowded when we arrived. The waitress came and took our drink orders. Since this was our first visit, we took our time perusing the menu. There were many options for burgers and sandwiches. My husband and I opted for a burger. I chose... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Tucker Duke hamburger comes to your table 6 inches high! Can eat it that way or remove the onion rings and attack the more manageable 1/2 pound burger topped with delectable Tucker Duke Seeecret sauce. Samantha is an amazing friendly, knowledgeable, efficient waitress! Dine in or out. If burgers aren't your choice choose other sandwiches or their blue-plate special... More 

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went here for lunch, and planned accordingly for a larger group since they get very busy. I tried the tucker duke burger with tater tots on the side. Burger was huge, and the onion rings and sauce on it were outstanding. Very casual atmosphere, not someplace you would linger over your meal. Great spot to eat to break away from... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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211 reviews 211 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
604 helpful votes 604 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is busy at lunchtime, so be prepared for a long wait for your lunch, even if you only order a burger. Service is friendly, but food could have been served hotter. The burgers are good, and certainly big.

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Niceville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

These burgers are HUGE and are very tasty! I've tried 4 different items but always go back to the Tucker Duke!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A nice quaint place and very reasonably priced. Very friendly staff. Went for lunch with co-workers and had the Jose salad, which was fantastic!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 S John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32580
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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. :-)
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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