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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The "neighborhood bar" at its best

Established in the late 70s has maintained many of the food prices from that era including their famous $1 hamburgers. Varied menu at reasonable prices will satisfy almost anyone's taste for typical bar food. Popular from bikers to brokers and everyone in between. Multiple screen TV always tuned to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Berlin, Connecticut
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96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Holbrook, New York
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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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mberga25
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Stony Brook, New York
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Established in the late 70s has maintained many of the food prices from that era including their famous $1 hamburgers. Varied menu at reasonable prices will satisfy almost anyone's taste for typical bar food. Popular from bikers to brokers and everyone in between. Multiple screen TV always tuned to sports channels. Friendly staff who do get to know the name... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What else can I say, great drink and food specials. I am never disappointed in this place. Paper plates are filled with great food.

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Mount Sinai, New York
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

A whole lobster for $9.99 A large steak for $11.99 and $5.00 for 10 peel and eat shrimp. The value is great with a good selection of food. My biggest complaint about this place is that it is very very loud. If you want to be able to hear yourself talk ...go in the middle of the day instead of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Go casual, jeans casual. It could get a bit messy. It is confusing the first time, ask for "how to" at the bar. It is noisy, crowded, busy. Not good for conversation unless you are shouting. The lobster wasn't huge but was very good. The split pea and ham soup was great as well. Forget the slaw and the salad... More 

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Vero Beach
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Tara's is a landmark in Port Jefferson. The menu is on paper plates on the wall, you can get anything from a hot dog to a "the best lobster in town" $10. The day we were there the special was corned beef dinner or roast beef sandwich served with salad & soup for a dollar. Food is great but if... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

beer battered onion rings nice! mozza sticks with fries nice! dollar burger nice! soup nice! peel n eat shrimp 10 of them nice! boneless buffalo bites with fries nice! fried shrimp n scallops nice! every thing was nice 7 years since i was last here with my family the salad was smaller but so what. the price was right the... More 

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Islip Terrace, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

the food there is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good. i love every thing i get there and the people are sooooooo nice. i love the iris feeling that this place gives you and the burgers are soooo good as well as every thing there

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Additional Information about Tara Inn

Address: 1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
Phone Number: 631-828-5987
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Port Jefferson
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American
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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