• Wednesday , 21 February 2018

Get Some Sweet Bay Views and Tasty Food, Brews at Tuckers Tavern in Long Beach Island, N.J.

Story, photos by Cassie Hepler

Beginning with a spirited restoration inspired by the best American taverns and English pubs, Tuckers Tavern is a fantastic gastropub located near the LBI Fantasy Island Amusement Park with bay views and its own parking lot. The menus feature creative beer-centric food and coastal beach favorites with an impressive happy hour: Sunday to Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the bar with food specials and $3 select drafts, PBR and wine, $4 well drinks and $5 select craft drafts. And let’s not forget about the freshly shucked oysters and oyster shooters.

As any good tavern knows, live entertainment in the bar is key! Featuring local musicians at 7 p.m. nightly in season and live jazz brunch starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays only, it’s a can’t miss good time. You can also celebrate your next party at Tuckers Tavern with private and semi-private spaces for 25 up to 110 guests. The Oyster Bar can accommodate cocktail parties for up to 60 or seating for 32 with a full bar, or combine as pre-function space for the nautically inspired
Tavern Room. The expansive Tavern Dining room offers available seating for up to 110 guests or more intimate
groups may dine under the hanging lights and vintage old glory. We opted for the best views of the bay in the house, the fully covered Outside Deck with seating for 45 or cocktail parties up to 60 guests with a built in bar.

Walking inside Tuckers Tavern, you are greeted by a nautical theme.

A view of the bar inside Tuckers Tavern.

The back dining room area at Tuckers Tavern.

An impressive bar area with hanging lights and mermaids at Tuckers Tavern.

Mermaid guard the back dining room and bar area at Tuckers Tavern.

On a glorious June day, we enjoyed the outdoor deck all to ourselves at 11:30 a.m. opening time at Tuckers Tavern.

There are three tables with the best bay views at Tuckers Tavern, make sure to get there right when it opens to secure your space.

East coast oysters are huge here at Tuckers Tavern, a dozen larger than normal oysters for $22 is a steal. We ended up with 13 which means one more for me!

Get your background photos on fleek at Tuckers Tavern.

A beet salad with goat cheese can’t be missed at Tuckers Tavern, so light, creamy and refreshing.

The most succulent lamb tacos I’ve ever tasted with juice dripping down at Tuckers Tavern.

Always a sucker for a crab cake sandwich, this was a little too fried for my tastes but delicious on the inside with some meaty fries and fresh coleslaw at Tuckers Tavern.

Our guest felt like going light with a specialty order of eggs, quinoa, avocado and asparagus at Tuckers Tavern.

We were told to taste the fish taco too which we liked but those lamb tacos are everything at Tuckers Tavern.

Mango sorbet sounded tasty on a sunny summer day and this sweet treat fit in the cracks at Tuckers Tavern.

Perfection is this 20 Proof Tiramisu, it’s light and fluffy but somehow boozy and potent at Tuckers Tavern.

After stuffing yourself silly, take a walk down to ride on the Black Pearl near Tuckers Tavern.

We’ll be back for the live music and/or jazz brunch for sure and partake of more than just the stellar iced tea next time for sure!

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