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Tara Inn

American, Bar, Pub
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1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2238
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went down hill quickly. Waitresses are rude. Food quality has dropped very low. Will never grace this place with my presence again

Thank Elizabeth M
Ocean City, Maryland
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I have been going to Tara Inn for a long time. Every time I visit Port Jeff, I have to stop in there. It's my slice of returning home. While I do see some changes it is still the same old place to me. There is nothing fancy about the place at all but it just has the home town... More 

Thank Jason D
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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.

2 Thank LIMom99
Port Jefferson, New York
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183 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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 

Thank pjprincess
selden, n.y.
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

1 Thank kaps49
Irmo, South Carolina
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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!

Thank Fred L
Long Island
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316 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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 

Thank funtimefamily12
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank John_M_Cook
Mount Sinai, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank JohnFromLI
Berlin, Connecticut
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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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

Thank Janice402

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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

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