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Waitress is over worked.
Anna Marie Bancale via google.com - Sep 18, 2021
One of the best restaurant in town ....the have the best food in the area ...perfect ..love everythi
One of the best restaurant in town ....the have the best food in the area ...perfect ..love everything they have ... read more
Nunez M. via yelp.com - Sep 18, 2021
Outside look is offputting, but inside was clean, the staff was very nice and the food was very good.
Ayardin via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
First time, took my daughter to dinner. It was amazing...Try the bacon bombs and the Sussex punch.
Michael Korczakowski via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
You can feel the history at this place...food was great.. staff was very nice and friendly great place for the whole family ... read more
James Troisi via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
Excellent everything. And a pool table.
Bob Mazzo via google.com - Sep 7, 2021
Dinner was pretty good but slow coming out of the kitchen.
Anna Marie Bancale via google.com - Sep 7, 2021
Bland food, but great staff.
Andrew Bershtein via google.com - Sep 4, 2021
The atmosphere was beautiful inside. Don't run away from the outside look. The bartender was really nice and the burgers were yummy.
Debra Schnellbacher (Debi) via google.com - Sep 3, 2021
Awesome place ! Great food , great service !
Keith Van Westervelt via google.com - Aug 29, 2021
Went for a late lunch. Food was good as was the staff. Good prices. Loved the history of the building.
Glenn Schnellbacher via google.com - Aug 29, 2021
We came here today in our way home from visiting breweries. It's been over 2 years and we were all a
We came here today in our way home from visiting breweries. It's been over 2 years and we were all a bit leery. There are new owners (for about 2 years). From the service to the bartender to the meals, we'll be back. While the place could use some upgrades, the food, drinks, beer choices, and service did NOT disappoint!
Lisa C. via yelp.com - Aug 28, 2021
Great food, great service, and the coldest beer I've ever been served! For an out of the way place (
Great food, great service, and the coldest beer I've ever been served! For an out of the way place (45 minutes from my house) it was well worth the drive. We will definitely be making the trip again for burgers this good!
Geoff F. via yelp.com - Aug 17, 2021
Cool old building. Food was really good especially the steamed clams in wine and garlic.
Tom Studer via google.com - Aug 14, 2021
Haven't been here in years and they switched hands recently. I love the building and the atmosphere,
Haven't been here in years and they switched hands recently. I love the building and the atmosphere, it was built in 1843. I ordered a beer, a shot and a country turkey panini. The beer was cold, the shot was served in a chilled shot glass and the sandwich came out hot and well prepared.
Scott W. via yelp.com - Aug 6, 2021
Good service and food outside porch is very nice ... read more
Keith Trevor via google.com - Aug 5, 2021
Such a cool old place from the 1800s ... read more
Joe McGaughran via google.com - Aug 4, 2021
Excellent experience and excellent food!!! Staff amazing too!!! Plus it is haunted!!! Love it!!!
Laura Hykes via google.com - Jul 31, 2021
Food was very good and Bingo was fun..... I'll be back.
Dale Carter via google.com - Jul 29, 2021
My wife and I visited over the 4th of July weekend. There was a reservation mixup and they were closing right as we we arrived for the reservation, but they stayed open for us and never rushed us. The food was excellent -- best we'd had all weekend and great value for the price. Would definitely go again if we're in that part of N ... read more
David Golden via google.com - Jul 13, 2021
Food was okay. Reasonably priced ... read more
Braulio Delacruz (NB Lanai) via google.com - Jul 11, 2021
Wow! Sussex made it to the 21st Century!! I had a panini with mango salsa and pepper Jack cheese!! It was awesome! Only in south Jersey have I been able to get a panini. The Cubano was also excellent!! We have choices!! Thanks Brian ... read more
Maureen Vatalaro via google.com - Jul 4, 2021
Awesome atmosphere, smell of 1800 wood, friendly staff, cold beer and the best cooked hamburgers that you can find in the area. There blue cheese dip for the wings was amazing with pieces of cheese save it for my burger fries. 👍🏻 ... read more
Luis Lazu via google.com - Jul 1, 2021
Was there last weekend. Had the prime rib - huge piece of meat. Had nice flavor but over cooked and dry. I wanted it rare and it came medium, no juices flowing. Some of my friends were also disappointed with their food. However, we found the service to be phenomenal! Best we'd had in a long time. Everything possible wa ... read more
Patricia Schleusener via google.com - Jun 29, 2021
This place was great! Came around 6:15 today (Sunday) and the staff were friendly and welcoming. My
This place was great! Came around 6:15 today (Sunday) and the staff were friendly and welcoming. My boyfriend and I ordered a bunch of apps as we've never been here before and the apps sounded too good - and they were amazing! The bartender, Danielle, was our waitress and she was very nice- we told her It was our first time here and ... read more
Claire S. via yelp.com - Jun 27, 2021
Excellent food and service ... read more
stasy burnett via google.com - Jun 26, 2021
Great food Good service cold craft beer and live music.
Emma Johnson via google.com - Jun 12, 2021
My family and I went to Early American Tavern for dinner this evening. The entire family raved about their food. The wait staff did the best they could to accommodate us. We highly recommend E.A.T. to anyone visiting Sussex or Sussex county. If we could rate tonight's meal 10 stars we definitely would.
Damon McCaffery via google.com - Jun 4, 2021
My family and I went to Early American Tavern for dinner this evening. The entire family raved about
My family and I went to Early American Tavern for dinner this evening. The entire family raved about their food. The wait staff did the best they could to accommodate us. We highly recommend E.A.T. to anyone visiting Sussex or Sussex county. If we could rate tonight's meal 10 stars we definitely would.
Dee J. via yelp.com - Jun 3, 2021
My family and I went to Early American Tavern for dinner this evening. The entire family raved about
My family and I went to Early American Tavern for dinner this evening. The entire family raved about their food. The wait staff did the best they could to accommodate us. We highly recommend E.A.T. to anyone visiting Sussex or Sussex county. If we could rate tonight's meal 10 stars we definitely would.
68damonm via tripadvisor.com - Jun 3, 2021
The food and staff are great . We go to the Early American Tavern a lot in groups off 10 people we never had a problem .You may have a long wait for food but is worth it .Wednesday Bingo night is a most lots of fun good drinks and food.
Elsie Santana via google.com - May 31, 2021
First of all, we were greeted like we were family by the staff of this nicely decorated cozy restaur
First of all, we were greeted like we were family by the staff of this nicely decorated cozy restaurant. Everyone was attentive and helpful with helping us decide what drinks to order and meal suggestions. Our drinks came out promptly and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. We all had ordered salad with our dinners and were very happ ... read more
yumabatguano via tripadvisor.com - May 30, 2021
My daughter found out about this place on social media and said it's right up our alley. We love old
My daughter found out about this place on social media and said it's right up our alley. We love old historic taverns. We visited on a Friday afternoon, sat at the bar and had a couple of drinks and a bunch of apps. We loved everything, the clams in Guinness cream broth were especially good. The staff were just as amazing as the buil ... read more
chetndeb via tripadvisor.com - May 28, 2021
Service was nice and quick, the people friendly, and the food was good.
Monique Lindor via google.com - May 16, 2021
Had a rehearsal dinner for a group of 18 in the side room with its own bar. Great place for a small party. Food and service was excellent. Bar and restaurant has a great atmosphere and very comfy. Would recommend any time. Thanks Tammy!
Alex via google.com - May 16, 2021
Had dinner here tonight. And I have to say it was absolutely delicious. We had the fried pickles and banging shrimp for our appetizer. For our main we had the Tuscan roast panini and a E.A.T burger topped with Mac and cheese. We highly recommend The Early American Tavern.
Logan Hanlon via google.com - May 14, 2021
This place was wonderful for lunch after skiing at a nearby mountain. The staff was super attentive
This place was wonderful for lunch after skiing at a nearby mountain. The staff was super attentive to our group and we had almost the entire restaurant to ourselves which was amazing during COVID times. The food was good. Good quality pub food. Would definitely go back if we visited again. Thanks for the amazing service and hospital ... read more
Abby B. via yelp.com - Apr 16, 2021
Great server; attentive and friendly. Food was very good ... read more
Eag JB via google.com - Apr 15, 2021
Nice atmosphere, good food. Hot open roast beef sandwich, onion rings, mozzarella sticks.
Guy Cali via google.com - Apr 9, 2021
Great food, great atmosphere, staff was wonderful and very friendly. Can’t wait to go back!
Gabryelle Gonce via google.com - Mar 6, 2021
The servers are great, food is amazing and it's a great atmosphere! - Posted this awhile ago and it is still true to this day! The new Bacon Bombs are awesome!
Tyler Wurst via google.com - Jan 22, 2021
I flew in with friends to have lunch with Tammy. First time at the restaurant, first time in Sussex. Atmosphere was rustic and comfortable. The menu looked amazing, so many delicious choices. On recommendation I tried the pulled cow with onion pedals, it was out of this world. I will be flying up again for lunch.
Craig Argus via google.com - Jan 22, 2021
Awesome Awesome Awesome. Great service, always pleasant. BEST ATMOSPHERE of any restaurant I've ever been to (and that'ssaying something). And... YOU WANT THE THREE DIP CALAMARI. (You're welcome!) The food is fantastic. Definitely a place we will return to, time and again!
Ashley Swords via google.com - Jan 12, 2021
Seriously, this place is clean and good. You’re not catching COVID here! Private booths, great food, great drinks, and cheerful staff. You can get reservations and the table is ready when you get there. If you want to support local business you’ll have a great time doing it here!
Kathleen Neillands via google.com - Jan 12, 2021
This is a regular stop for us!! Mickey and the staff are amazing! They pay great attention to detail and take care in their service! They remember you when you walk in the door and make you feel at home! The food is top notch and so are their drinks. We’re excited to see their new wine list!! We recommend this local gem to anyone do ... read more
Rachel Flar via google.com - Jan 12, 2021
Best burger around.
Kelly Leavitt via google.com - Dec 12, 2020
This restaurant came highly recommended from friends that recently stayed at Minerals Hotel. The hot
This restaurant came highly recommended from friends that recently stayed at Minerals Hotel. The hotel is rustic with dark wood, old framed pictures, and eclectic music. The service was helpful and friendly. The menu was huge and we finally settled on the famous fried chicken and meatloaf. Both were perfectly cooked and came with hom ... read more
jark21 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 17, 2020
Can't say enough about this place and the service, but I'll try... Big shout out to Tammy from "Big Red"! I have to start with a little back story first. A very close friend of ours had recently lost his 5 year battle with colon cancer. He enjoyed hiking the great outdoors and hanging out with friends. So, as a tribute to him, 15 of ... read more
Rick Pomponio via google.com - Nov 12, 2020
I was in tonight and ordered the sweet potato waffle fry pulled pork nachos. They were fantastic! A must have app! Portion size was huge, and I could barely finish it. Shout out to servers Grace and Selena. They always made sure my glass was full and all my needs were met. Excellent drink recommendations as well. Thank you Early Amer ... read more
NIcholas Cestone via google.com - Nov 12, 2020
Great place, great food. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Tammy was amazing and really took care of us. Half way through the night it felt like she was part of our group. (Nobody) would not have a good time here. A very memorable night.
Steve via google.com - Nov 12, 2020
Stopped in the Early American Tavern had a nice meal staff was friendly place was clean and enjoyable,The place is rich in local history and well worth the stop ! Will be back real soon what a pleasure to eat out again!
victor coiro via google.com - Oct 12, 2020
Really cool old building, beautiful bar with lots of character, nice servers (Thanks Grace!) And great food. Good value and big portions!
Nikki Perry via google.com - Oct 12, 2020
Great food, very nice wine list ... read more
Diane Rusnock via google.com - Sep 12, 2020
Great food, great service. Highly recommend ... read more
Rebecca Derin via google.com - Sep 12, 2020
Had a great dinner and got to play bingo too!
Lois Reustele via google.com - Sep 12, 2020
Food was great ... read more
Rob Cole via google.com - Sep 12, 2020
We like service and place but waiting was long. For one entree and one appetizer, it took 1 hour 10 min from entrance to exit. Suggestion: to improve timing and meat temperature knowledge.
Le Pari Dance Fitness Center via google.com - Sep 12, 2020
This isn't the old Sussex inn!! The food is absolutely spectacular! I encourage everyone to give it a try.. You will not be disappointed.
Bill Alfund via google.com - Aug 12, 2020
Excellent in every way, while supporting a true, historical landmark!!!!
S. Chapman via google.com - Aug 12, 2020
The food was amazing the service was amazing overall this my new spot 😊 ... read more
Mulaa Baby via google.com - Aug 12, 2020
One of my preferred spots to eat. convenient location, always clean, and good service. A must try!
Richard Bassett via google.com - Jul 12, 2020
Had a wonderful meal on the deck and enjoyed the atmosphere of Sussex. Food was great, I had the meatloaf and Jim had a burger. Service was quick and efficient. Thanks for seating us, best wishes.
Michael Misiaszek via google.com - Jul 12, 2020
Great food, great service....will be back. Highly recommend ... read more
Raiden Hayden via google.com - Jul 12, 2020
Food was great. Service was wonderful ... read more
Dana Ellis via google.com - May 12, 2020
Historic location with a classic tavern interior. An expansive menu and outdoor seating - try the pork & waffles (a play on chicken & waffles). Also, a great banquet and reception space upstairs!
Lexicon Expose via google.com - Apr 12, 2020
mickey the bartender makes the best green tea shots , bourbon wings are a must buy & tammy is great ... read more
THAT JJAWN via google.com - Apr 12, 2020
If you are looking for great food and drinks for takeout in Sussex County you should go to the Early American Tavern. They are super clean and understand the importance of social distancing!
Carolyn Gerdes via google.com - Apr 12, 2020
Tired the Pork & Waffles appetizer! It was amazing! Very different and delicious, bringing two different flavors together sweet an smokey. The new drink menu was also very interesting, I only made it through the "Smokin Gun" but my favorite is the Sussex Punch. The atmosphere was friendly, the service was great. Mickey and Chelsie we ... read more
Irene E Porro via google.com - Mar 12, 2020
I ordered the Steak and it was cooked to perfection!!! My compliments to the chef. The service and staff were top notch, second to none!!! I will make The Early American Tavern my new go to for dinner. What a great atmosphere clean and rustic at the same time. I can’t say enough about the place. Thank you all for a wonderful experien ... read more
Robert Soper via google.com - Mar 12, 2020
I stopped in last night for a beer & a shot to relax after work. I was so entertained by Salenia & Tami that I stayed for hours. Good news, 3 dip calamari was amazing and they brought back the meatloaf, which was delicious and a generously portioned. Definitely will return for dinner.
Sean Stewart via google.com - Mar 12, 2020
Kelsey was awesome. Great drinks.
Russell Van Sweden via google.com - Mar 12, 2020
The service was quick and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this place for a nice environment and very family friendly.
hac c via google.com - Mar 12, 2020
Another wonderful dinner/get together with friends. The beer was cold, excellent service and the food was outstanding! Can’t wait till we return. We had so much fun!!!
Timothy Mitchell via google.com - Mar 12, 2020
Calamari was great loved the 3 different dipping sauces!
donna barrows via google.com - Mar 12, 2020
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