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Tucker Duke’s

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American, Bar, Pub
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1027 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it when was on the Bay. It had a different atmosphere. None the less burgers are still great. I really like their burger of the week.

Thank Ronnetta G
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is their 3rd location in the 5 years we've lived here. They are now at 1027 E. John Sims Parkway, across the street from Jim & Nick's BBQ in the strip mall next to Dollar Tree. It's the same great burgers, but without the beautiful waterfront view of their previous location. They have updated the tables and chairs and... More 

Thank Larry T
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Never, ever going again. Staff is rude. Service beyond slow. Food so-so. I'm allergic to onions so when I received an onion bun, I asked for a non onion bun. Took 20 minutes to get the bun! No kidding. They use to have the water location but then moved.

Thank Emerald P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I always look forward to going to Tucker Dukes! You can never make a wrong selection there. Can't wait till next time now!

Thank Robbin C
Niceville, Florida
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205 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The photo for the listing is of their previous location: a converted gas station. When I visited, they were in a new location with a water view--a definite improvement. Now I hear that they are moving to a strip mall which will be a downgrade. I had the Tucker Duke burger. It was huge! I ordered mine medium rare, but... More 

Thank twballard
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at Tucker Dukes this evening for the first time. Right away noticed a chalk board with "rules". The rules were things like "no cell phones", "no changes to the Tucker Duke burger", "no strollers". Since I am not real keen on rules in the first place, this display didn't sit right with me. We were hungry, the place... More 

Thank squrrily
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

These were the biggest and most original and unique hamburgers I have had in Okaloosa County! It's a little pricey (around $20.00 for burger, fries and a drink) but what do you expect from a meal that if you finish it, you leave needing an immediate nap!

Thank DriveLikeABatOuta
Niceville, Florida
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175 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Tucker Duke's announced on the restaurant's Facebook page, today, that they had closed, and that they're moving again. According to their announcement the new location will be in a strip-mall location in Niceville when it reopens...again.

Thank RavenATB
Niceville, Florida
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

They have good food at Tucker Duke's, but lousy drinks. All they have is Italian type liquors and they are not good. It sits close to the water and has a wonderful view.

Thank Richard T
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Decided to try this place out for lunch. Walked in and stood there for about 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged we were even there. Finally sat down and the waitress kept doing "fly by" conversations as she was going to other tables. When she did take our drink order (I ordered a Moscow Mule) she asked to see my ID... More 

Thank Aubree B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1027 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville
  • Phone Number: 8502793049
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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