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Founders Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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55500 Route 25, Southold, NY 11971-4649
+1 631-765-3100
12:00 - 23:00
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Oceanside, NY
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Every time we visit the north fork we stop at Founders for drinks, lunch or apps...the service is terrific, even when they are busy.

Thank Maryann N
Patchogue, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Mostly typical pub food, good specials. Everything we've eaten has been good. Nice atmosphere, friendly service.

Thank MUlaxmom
Long Island, New York
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The food and service are always good at Founders Tavern. The wait staff is pleasant, friendly and efficient. The food is good with a large variety to choose from. It ranges from pizza to steak to salmon. A good place to put on your list for families and couples. The restaurant fills up quickly on Saturday night.

Thank Golfpa1
Wading River, New York
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We've been to Founders a couple of times with friends, and have always been pleased. Tonight I had one of the specials, crusted salmon and Risotto. Wow, I was totally thrilled with the up front flavor, and everything was prepared perfectly. This small town restaurant is a must on the North Fork!!

Thank lobob12
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The food is good and the service is super friendly. They have standard fare like burgers but also some really interesting dishes as well, like thai dumplings and the tuna wasabi wrap. Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or a casual dinner

Thank Nancy M
Southold, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Founders Tavern is a neighborhood tavern with a nice side dining room. Service is friendly and food is very good for this type of place. Turkey BLT is large and delicious. Nice selection of sandwiches and wraps as well as craft beers. My wife love the spinach salad as well as the soups. Dinner entrees include an excellent chicken Milanese... More 

Thank SailorJohnnyG
Mattituck, New York
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We go here every few months for a nice low key dinner. Always good wraps and burgers. Homemade chips and craft beers.

Thank NancyCocks
Huntington Station, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The staff was incredibly friendly, the management superior in their concern for our comfort. The food was very very good and the restaurant was clean. Very busy on a friday night however the wait was minimal. They run a very organized place and we recommend it highly.

Thank lcbifulco
New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite local pub style restaurant perfect for couples, families and groups. From sandwiches & salads to more fine dining local seafood / meat entrees , you will always be satisfied here. My favorite us their Ahi-Tuna Wrap😋

1 Thank winkler2015
Austin, Texas
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154 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The girls & I went here for dinner. Everyone had something different & all were delicious. I had filet mignon tips sandwich which was smothered in sauted mushrooms & onions on a delicious ciabatta roll which had a nice herb & garlic spread & sweet potato fries. One of us had a delicious shrimp dish, another had a burger with... More 

1 Thank Kayaker318

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55500 Route 25, Southold, NY 11971-4649
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  North Fork  >  Southold
  • Phone Number: +1 631-765-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?