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Tucker Duke’s - CLOSED

1027 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
+1 850-279-3049
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“burger” (74 reviews)
“onion rings” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1027 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578-1915
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Reviews (157)
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2017

This restaurant had some of the most creative, innovative food in the area. They had a killer burger. Their brunch was terrific. Every item was so fresh and made to order. The cook was on nationally broadcast cooking shows. Sadly, they are now closed.

Thank Sherri M
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank FLdiver52
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.

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...More

Thank RavenATB
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
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...More

Thank Larry T
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...More

Thank Emerald P
Reviewed 24 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
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....More

Thank twballard
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank squrrily
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 East John Sims Parkway, 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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