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Tucker Duke's Lunchbox

73 S John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32580
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Ranked #27 of 74 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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Valparaiso, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Had the Tucker Duke. This is my second time eating here. Again, as usual, service was excellent, decor great, food delicious, and price reasonable.

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Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have written a previous review, now it is more awful...WHEN A RESTURAUNT APPLY'S FOR A LIQUOR LISCENCE you know they are in trouble.....look at the ceiling it is telling u run.. it is not the worst thing the cooks wear no gloves and wipe there foreheads to wipe sweat. This place is sooooooooo over priced it is crazy.....

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Madison, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If I had stumbled on this place in a small town somewhere and the burger had cost half as much, I would say 5 stars. But a $10 burger in a gas station with, shall we say, minimalist decor just comes up short. The namesake burger was good. The service was reasonable. The pricing just didn't match the food or... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Arrived early for lunch and selected a table out side. I was greeted promptly and ordered a glass of sweet tea while I waited for my lunch partner. The tea was sweetened just right, but had a slight bitter taste that is familar with either older (stale) tea or from a dispenser that has not been cleaned thorougly. I ordererd... More 

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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

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
77 helpful votes 77 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Address: 73 S John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32580
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville
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
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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