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Tucker Duke's Lunchbox

1115 Juniper Avenue, Niceville, FL
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Ranked #22 of 70 restaurants in Niceville
Cuisines: American
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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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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English first
Florida Panhandle, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Staff is very friendly. These are gourmet burgers, each unique and full of flavor. There is no need for any condiments on the table. Well worth the price. I won't order another burger anywhere else after eating here. I had the Fido burger with the crispy bun. What a treat! Looking forward to my next visit to try something else.

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Destin, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten a lot of hamburgers in my life, so I feel qualified to review the burgers at Tucker Duke's. I've certainly had better; they discourage deviations from the way they want to make a hamburger, not necessarily the way you want it. Well-done seems to be a mystery, as does plain ol' mayonnaise. Building is an old ( and... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This food is amazing. One of the best burgers I have ever eaten. Just remember to hit the gym once you come out of your food coma.

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Niceville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Okay the is okay but do you want yo support a company that is abusive to its employees? I can't. I am a local and won't eat here.

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floridia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I stop by once a week for a Sophia (turkey burger) sans the bun and change the cheese and the staff is always very accommodating in making those changes for me. My service has always been friendly and my food very good, I'm a fan. But don't go if you're uptight, stuffy or in a hurry cause it's not that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Saw a crowd eating there one Saturday and had to give them a try. You can sit inside or out lunch seems to be pretty busy. They only had counter seating when we arrived, I'm not a fan of country seating. When a table became vacant the table was cleaned off for us. I wasn't impressed with the decor, probably... More

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Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went for lunch on a weekend. Service was just ok. The Restaurant is filthy, way way overpriced food. You can see the cooks and grill, and the were wiping sweat of their foreheads.

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Golden, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stopped here for lunch one day. Yes, there are silly signs in the restaurant and the decor is interesting. But, I disagree with the other recent reviews. I think this place has good food and variety of food that you cannot find elsewhere in town. Staff is nice and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone going to Eglin... More

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Niceville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The food was mediocre and overpriced. Our waitress was friendly however there were signs all over the place indicating that if you didn't like your server's attitude see your way out. They don't take "special" orders which apparently includes asking for something to be left out of your dish. One of my sides was collard greens, I was very disappointed... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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150 reviews 150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The exact date is not 100%. My wife and I ate at the food truck they have on base outside the mini food court. My wife had to give her budger back twice because they couldn't get it cooked right nor put the correct items on it. For a burger place not to get the basics down is sad. The... More

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