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Tucker Duke’s

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American, Bar
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1027 John Sims Pkwy E, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
+1 850-279-3049
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Niceville, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Mostly burgers. They are at their second location with in the year. Not impressed by food at all. Tried twice because they had a very nice waterfront location, but food not worth price. Now they no longer have that waterfront view so it is a definite no-go!

Thank karmerr2016
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Sad to see this business go as they had really great food for reasonable prices. There's a sign on the door and a local newspaper article that they have permanently closed.

Niceville, Florida
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265 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This restaurant went from very good, to marginal, to downright unbearable in just a few years. They opened as a new restaurant in Valparaiso, offered excellent food and decent service. After a few years they moved to the Northlight Marina in Niceville, where their food seemed to slip into what could be best called "inconsistency," and the service got even... More 

Thank RavenATB
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 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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181 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 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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225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 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!

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1027 John Sims Pkwy E, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Niceville
  • Phone Number: +1 850-279-3049
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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