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Tucker Duke's Lunchbox

American, Hamburgers
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73 S John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32580
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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: Lunch, Dinner
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Original - everything House-Made!

My son recommended Tucker Duke's to us on our recent visit to Destin / Ft Walton Beach. We found -original recipes for dressings, sauces & sides -creative sides such as house-made cucumber salad, jalapeno mac & cheese & house-made chips -gluten-free options -portobello substitute on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My son recommended Tucker Duke's to us on our recent visit to Destin / Ft Walton Beach. We found -original recipes for dressings, sauces & sides -creative sides such as house-made cucumber salad, jalapeno mac & cheese & house-made chips -gluten-free options -portobello substitute on almost any hamburger -congenial server -beautiful bayside view -indoor & outdoor seating Recommended!

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Destin, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went here after work to check out their new place, very nice digs. I rode my bike there so I was ready for a frosty beverage and ordered up a stout. Much to my surprise it came in a water glass. When I inquired about the way it was served I was told that the brew master wants it that... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Now at North Light Marina in Niceville. Food is still good, burgers are great, brisket is really good too. Sides seemed to be needing a little attention. Service was fine, but one thing was a little odd. No salt or pepper, no condiments or extra napkins on tables, and none where brought with the food. If the brisket had not... More 

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Crestview, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This nice restaurant was closed recently because the city of Valparaiso would not issue them a liquor license. Not sure if owners are looking to open again nearby.

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Valparaiso, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wonderful burgers -- just relocated to a nicer location -- a tad pricey for a burger. Takes about 20 minutes to get food, so don't expect to order and eat quickly. Cooked to your specifications.

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Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The service was super slow at the bar and bar eating area. But, they are still new at this location, so I am trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. Instead of one of their YUMMY burgers, I tried a fish dish and it was like warm and not very flavorful. This place is known for their awesome... More 

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Shalimar, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

They have moved since that picture was taken. Now in Valparaiso at North Light Marina. Got a deal on prices through a promotion. Long story short: good things-view and our server-Brianna. Uncomfortable things- disconnect from website versus reality in the area of operating hours and menu; attitude-while server was very positive, the owner never smiled in the entire time we... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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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 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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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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Additional Information about Tucker Duke's Lunchbox

Address: 73 S John Sims Parkway, 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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 S John Sims Parkway, 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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