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$9 - $50
American, Bar, Seafood
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

Service was very good, including bringing out food for kids early. Wine selection good, ranging from something like $30 for a bottle that costs $3 at Walmart, to $120 or maybe more. The Sauvignon Blanc I had was nice. Fish and chips for somewhere in...the mid $20s was certainly a good enough quality, but overpriced. I had a BBQ combo which consisted of very dry ribs which even the tasty sauce failed to make up for, a chicken leg quarter which was flavorless once past the skin, cornbread, and Andouille sausage which was okay. I get that the ribs have to be previously cooked and then reheated, but other places can and do achieve this without the dryness. Wife's sea bass special was good enough. We sat outside but there was inside dining - but tables way too close to each other for my liking. $200 including tax and tip for 4 people including 1 bottle of wine is a bit much really for the quality.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020

Carlos (General Manager) I can't thank you enough for allowing me to have my large party there for dinner tonight. Our dinners were wonderful, so tasty with unique sauces, the one on the shrimp appetizer and oysters on the half shell was amazing, I loved...the fresh fish of the day, sea bass. Next time I want to try the Pork Schnitzel, which is always a treat and hard to find. Everyone in my party loved their meals, one of the gals loved the food so much, she ordered two more meals to go. This was my first time here tonight, and I know I've heard so many fabulous recommendations, they were all accurate. The views were beautiful seeing the gondolas going past the window, and huge yachts docked outside along with the homes on Linda Isle. We will be returning for one of the famous Sunday brunches with a great menu we saw. I hope to bring back another party of 12 people, because you really have taken all Covid precautions for your patrons and we felt very safe. Thanks again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020

Why the bad reviews?? Must be REALLY fussy patrons. I found this restaurant to have great service (NORI our server - she was excellent). Fabulous fresh fish. I had the fish and chips. Husband had the Sea Bass which was delicious and so fresh. Better...than in Boston or Maine. Charming restaurant with wonderful views, sunsets and great service. Loved this restaurant and I am one of those fussy eaters.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

We celebrate my uncle anniversary and It was a nice view. It used to be 333 restaurant. But the food was just okay. I ordered Budha bowl and the rice was not cooked right. My husband fish Sandwich was okay. But we love the view.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

The bartender was amazingly attentive. She highlighted the happy hour wine pricing and the menu. The wine menu is very good by the glass or bottle. Ordered the Tuna Poke. Appears small, however, it is very filling. Chips are house made. Highly recommend at sunset....There are TV's at the bar for sport events. Friendly valet parking. Lots of locals dine here. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Good food, good atmosphere, and good view. We wanted to go somewhere good to eat on the water, this is where we picked and it was exactly that. Nothing was sensational about it but it was very good. Food, drinks, service was all good.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Hamburger was over cooked, I sent it back and it took twice as long to come back out. Service was poor at best. View was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 3, 2019

Happy Hour only---hamburger--fair; french fries--greasy and smelled like fish. Clam chowder--mediocre. Food was better before at 333.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019

Restaurant and Bar are beautifully done. We just went for happy hour and enjoyed the bar area. There are two dining areas, one in the bar and another in a separate small quiet area. Nice water view. Valet parking available.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019

It was a tough evening at Tavern House. For starters it took 30 minutes to have our cocktails prepared and delivered to our tables, the women were all hot as there was some kind of A/C problem so we watched as they used the menus...to fan themselves. I ordered the French Dip and asked for it to be extra lean; it came out extra fatty and was sent back; the fish special was extremely overcooked and fell far short of our expectations after reading a positive newspaper review (the critic must have been at a different restaurant . Finally, it took quite a while to get our check and we were late for a scheduled show. One positive note, the bottled wines are very fairly prices.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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