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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

I go by Tunks every time I go to Ft Polk or returning to Alex I love the atmosphere love sitting outside having some drinks and good eats

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 1, 2020 via mobile

Everything was horrible. We waited 90 minutes for our food that was cold when it arrived to the table. Waiter was slow and so was the entire restaurant. The “mashed potatoes” are out of a box. Asked if they were real and the waiter assured...they were. Shrimp pasta was a joke. Steaks were rubber. And to top it off they charged 4% to use a credit card. Never again. Which is to bad because it has the potential to be a really fun place with a perfect atmosphere.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

We lived in Alexandria 30 years ago, and Tunks was our favorite restaurant. On a recent trip to Alex., we looked forward to eating there again. Granted it was a busy night, but we were there 2 hours and we still hadn't received our food....We tried to be patient because we knew they were busy (Valentine's Day), but when almost everyone else in our section received appetizers (in some cases two rounds) and/or their meals and we were still waiting for our food, we became very frustrated. When we were seated we were the only people in our section so everyone else came after we ordered, and yet they received food while we waited. We asked the waiter to check on our order a couple of times, and he assured ours was being cooked. When the table next to us (who arrived 20+ minutes after we did) and had a larger party received their food before we got ours, we gave up, paid for our drinks and left without eating. The waiter's excuse for their food arriving first was that he turned in BOTH our orders at the same despite our ordering more than 20 minutes earlier than they even arrived. We felt sorry for the guy because he was obviously swamped, but two hours is way too long to have to wait for food---even at our formerly favorite restaurant.More

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

I read the reviews and decided to hit this place up for some mudbugs, but they did not have any even though they are in season. I ordered another dish angle hair pasta which was more like white sauce spaghetti with reheated frozen shrimp and...a dash of crab. I'm felt the menu was overpriced for the area. Atmosphere was dismal the place needs a good cleaning and update.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

I wish we lived here I would be a 3 day a week regular. Awesome food. Go downstairs to the oyster bar. Definitely a must if your in the area.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

My first trip to Alexandria. The restaurant was on a lake. The server was a pro, and mind you, she had only been there for 4 days. The fish filet with white sauce cooked in a bag was delectable. Never had anything quite like that...record. Very Rich. You can actually share it. The sweet potato was loaded with brown sugar, butter and nuts. Yumm, The humingbird cake was fabulous. Having said that, I hope I get another opportunity to eat there.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

I have made Tunk’s a regular place to visit when in Alexandria, LA. The food is really good and the fried bread, their specialty, is heavenly. The people are very friendly and take really good care.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

Looking for a place with a nice view of the Lake give it a try. they have great Gumbo awesome cat fish and other seafood on the menu. The place could use a renovation but he food and drinks and service makes up for the...wear and tear of this eatery great service and friendly staff I would go back again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Our golfing group went to this restaurant on a recommendation from one of our members and it was some of the best seafood I have had in a long time. The seafood gumbo was really, really, really, good !!! Make sure you order a cup,...you will not be disappointed. The catfish and shrimp were cooked to perfection and the loaded potato supplemented everything quite well. I will make a point to return to Tunks in the near future, Oh the restaurant sits on and overlooks a beautiful lake.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Met up with some friends after work for some excellent crawfish . Excellent Atmosphere by the Lake! Service was good. Crawfish were good and SPICY!!

Date of visit: April 2019
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