A local recommended this place to us and we were so glad. We're here in the off-season and while most restaurants near the boardwalk are pretty dead, Tautog's was lively and a lot of fun. You can tell this is a locals hangout. Great ambiance, and you can dress however you want-- some were in shorts and some in dresses and button-downs. The food is better than average but not great, but that's OK. (Although dessert was fabulous: key lime pie, and we thought the wine and beer were nicely priced.) We'll definitely come back.