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1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
631-828-5987
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Tara Inn 1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238 is a family long time local bar and grill . the Food quality is amazing/ very inexpensive.The atmosphere is very informal from blue collar clientele to your most highly paid professional- in other words you will never feel out of place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
pjprincess
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Port Jefferson, New York
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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want food cooked in a kitchen you'd rather not see, use a bathroom that's no better than an outhouse and drink till you fall down then this is the place. There is a pool table. Many people outside smoking.

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Port Jefferson, New York
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175 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Tara Inn 1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238 is a family long time local bar and grill . the Food quality is amazing/ very inexpensive.The atmosphere is very informal from blue collar clientele to your most highly paid professional- in other words you will never feel out of place. Weekly/daily specials and Tara's Inn definitely gives back to it's... More 

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selden, n.y.
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I*ve been going to Taras Inn for over 30yrs; I*ve taken my wife, sons, relatives, family and grandkids. I don*t know whats going on there now, prices are all raised, items have been dropped from the menu, the bathrooms are a disaster. I asked a couple of waitresses if there is a new owner or if there*s new polices in... More 

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Thank kaps49
Irmo, South Carolina
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Been going here for many years! Very good food at amazingly low prices, love that! Good drink specials and happy hour foods! Great place to eat, drink and be merry!

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Thank Fred L
Long Island
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286 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came in here for lunch with a coworker. From the smell of old bar to the old cigarette marchine in the corner this place basically looks like a dump both in and out. If you can get past that and read the menu on the walls the food is better. I ordered the $2 hamburger. It was cooked perfect, came... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Tara's for about 30 years as a go-to for an inexpensive meal and a decent beer. It has never let me down. It is a local bar, but strangers are welcome. I think it's part of the Long Island experience.

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Thank John_M_Cook
Mount Sinai, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been going to Tara's for years; it was always a nice Irish family type bar and still is. Very recently the pull tabs at 'happy hour' were dumped-- the prices--heretofore very reasonable have increased greatly (4 x) while the portions have shrunk. Now it's just a bar; what happened?? Yesterday I was there with my and wife and... More 

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Thank JohnFromLI
Berlin, Connecticut
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Pros- inexpensive, good beer list. Cons- place is very worn, salads very small, menu changes, when they run out of an item they run out, cash only

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Thank Janice402
Holbrook, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The salads have shrunk in size. You have to order everything at the bar because the servers are not trusted with taking orders and everything is all cash. This is has been the 3rd time we have been here and they have no lobsters. This is the only reason we come and I will probably not come back

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Thank Jeepman44
mberga25
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I love Tara's and always come here when in town. Decent food and a great atmosphere. Six of us went to dinner last night. When three of our dinners arrived twenty minutes after the others, we asked for a manager. Kate was nothing but rude and confrontational. Get some skills sister!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Port Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 631-828-5987

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?