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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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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This has GOT to be the only place in NYC that sells a cheeseburger for $1.50. Their HUGE roast beef sandwiches used to be $1.00, but are now $4.00 and still a huge bargain. This place looks like a biker bar, it's changed a bit from years ago, but they still congregate there. I've never had a problem there, everyone... More 

Thank fluffy217
East Northport, New York
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

A whole lobster for $10... on a paper plate. Great fun. Menu is posted on board and some specials written on paper plates, tacked to wall. No written menu. Lots of chicken, fish, shell fish, burgers Large bar area Good service.

Thank Anneenp
Islip, New York
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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187 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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380 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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100 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?