Tinkers Seafood Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2074 Park St Ste 1

    Hartford, CT 06106

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  • 860-232-1382

About Tinkers Seafood Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Tue., Sun. 11am - 8pm;Wed. - Sat. 11am - 9pm

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Good food and casual atmosphere. My family and I recently enjoyed ourselves and the atmosphere. Recommended.

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Good food and casual atmosphere. My family and I recently enjoyed ourselves and the atmosphere. Recommended.

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me and my husband went here on 2 times so far the 1st time we went we dined in,it was my husbands 1st time going to tinkers so he did not kno what to expect,we both ordered the fish and chips, when we ordered our food we sat down then

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me and my husband went here on 2 times so far the 1st time we went we dined in,it was my husbands 1st time going to tinkers so he did not kno what to expect,we both ordered the fish and chips, when we ordered our food we sat down then

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My grandma started taking me here about five years ago and I've been hooked ever since. The chowder is honestly the best clam chowder I have ever had and I go to school in RI and come from a cooking family so I've tried many. I always go there for my fried fish craving. They do it just right..Its never dripping in grease and theres always seafood in it Its never just batter. Best place around I really recommend it. The atmosphere is just as if you stopped by the shore and pulled into a seafood shack its comfortable, cozy, and laidback.

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My grandma started taking me here about five years ago and I've been hooked ever since. The chowder is honestly the best clam chowder I have ever had and I go to school in RI and come from a cooking family so I've tried many. I always go there for my fried fish craving. They do it just right..Its never dripping in grease and theres always seafood in it Its never just batter. Best place around I really recommend it. The atmosphere is just as if you stopped by the shore and pulled into a seafood shack its comfortable, cozy, and laidback.

Pros: Best Chowder

Cons: If you dont want a laidback atmosphere..dont go

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My late husband was a Chef so I can appreciate the difficulty that goes into keeping a place clean and maintaining a quality product.
When first going to Tinkers Seafood i was impressed with the quality and cleanliness of the raw food case for 'cooking at home.' Very good quality. The dining room is simple. The "dining wear" is simple as well. Lots of plastic and paper liners. You can order beer or wine with your meal if you eat in. It is a very utilitarian atmosphere designed to allow the food to be the diamond in the rough..and there are 4 outside tables with umbrellas. Most entree's are served with ranch fries and small coleslaw or baked potatoe -- all very good. Clarified butter is done right (many 4star restaurants can't get this right).
I have eaten there many times (>10) and all the food I have eaten has been very good. Quickly prepared, served hot. Crispy is crispy, juicy is juicy, fresh is fresh. I appreciate the simple nature of the restaurant. It is not elegant, very casual, excellent quality food. Very large (clean) salt water fish tank (250gal?) with eels, angels and other cool fish to look at.
Very CLEAN (sometimes diners take their food trays to the disposal and leave crumbs to be cleaned by the service staff...that's the only time i've ever seen anything dirty. On a busy night a few tables can sit 10 minutes). And clean, new 'no-touch' bathroom amenities.
I was impressed for the simple reasons i go there...excellently prepared quality seafood...or order fresh raw seafood from the case display to take home and make myself...The food is absolutely comparable with 4 star. If you're going for 4star atmosphere then skip it; but I prefer quality food over atmosphere anytime. And at Tinkers...relaxed in shorts, jeans or dress. It all fits there.

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★★★★★

My late husband was a Chef so I can appreciate the difficulty that goes into keeping a place clean and maintaining a quality product.
When first going to Tinkers Seafood i was impressed with the quality and cleanliness of the raw food case for 'cooking at home.' Very good quality. The dining room is simple. The "dining wear" is simple as well. Lots of plastic and paper liners. You can order beer or wine with your meal if you eat in. It is a very utilitarian atmosphere designed to allow the food to be the diamond in the rough..and there are 4 outside tables with umbrellas. Most entree's are served with ranch fries and small coleslaw or baked potatoe -- all very good. Clarified butter is done right (many 4star restaurants can't get this right).
I have eaten there many times (>10) and all the food I have eaten has been very good. Quickly prepared, served hot. Crispy is crispy, juicy is juicy, fresh is fresh. I appreciate the simple nature of the restaurant. It is not elegant, very casual, excellent quality food. Very large (clean) salt water fish tank (250gal?) with eels, angels and other cool fish to look at.
Very CLEAN (sometimes diners take their food trays to the disposal and leave crumbs to be cleaned by the service staff...that's the only time i've ever seen anything dirty. On a busy night a few tables can sit 10 minutes). And clean, new 'no-touch' bathroom amenities.
I was impressed for the simple reasons i go there...excellently prepared quality seafood...or order fresh raw seafood from the case display to take home and make myself...The food is absolutely comparable with 4 star. If you're going for 4star atmosphere then skip it; but I prefer quality food over atmosphere anytime. And at Tinkers...relaxed in shorts, jeans or dress. It all fits there.

Pros: Excellent quality food eat-in, take-out, or take home raw to prepare yourself. CLEAN.

Cons: Maybe the plastic wear if anything...but it fits the utilitarian atmosphere.

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I stopped in for lunch at the new location on Main St in Hartford and ordered a Ceaser Salad with salmon. The salmon was fabulous! Cooked to perfection, tasted wonderful with my ceaser salad. I order salmon frequently when I eat out and I am not always happy with the way it is prepared. This was great . I have been a fan of Tinkers for years and have had plenty of the fried seafood that was also always delicous. And now I can order a drink at the bar with my meal, even better!!

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★★★★★

I stopped in for lunch at the new location on Main St in Hartford and ordered a Ceaser Salad with salmon. The salmon was fabulous! Cooked to perfection, tasted wonderful with my ceaser salad. I order salmon frequently when I eat out and I am not always happy with the way it is prepared. This was great . I have been a fan of Tinkers for years and have had plenty of the fried seafood that was also always delicous. And now I can order a drink at the bar with my meal, even better!!

Pros: drinks now available at new location

Cons: parking is always a pain in the @#$% in Hartford

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we go there a lot for fresh seafood, pretty good quality. no other places nearby either. i suggest getting fresh & cooking it at home though. we looked at the menu on the markerboard over the fresh cases, but when we decided to eat there one time in the "dining" room (which i would compare to mcdonalds with a fish tank) they charged an extra $10 for the lobster platter. it was like $13 to go, but around $21-25 to eat the exact same thing there. if your looking for great seafood and a nice place to sit down, go to Chowderpot in Hartford...... delicious

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★★★☆☆

we go there a lot for fresh seafood, pretty good quality. no other places nearby either. i suggest getting fresh & cooking it at home though. we looked at the menu on the markerboard over the fresh cases, but when we decided to eat there one time in the "dining" room (which i would compare to mcdonalds with a fish tank) they charged an extra $10 for the lobster platter. it was like $13 to go, but around $21-25 to eat the exact same thing there. if your looking for great seafood and a nice place to sit down, go to Chowderpot in Hartford...... delicious

Pros: seems fresh

Cons: dining room is messy, not very inviting

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Tinkers is a casual seafood restaurant. You can buy something out of the case to take home or eat there. The food is very good as is the service. It is a good value for the money. The lobster rolls are excellent.

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★★★★☆

Tinkers is a casual seafood restaurant. You can buy something out of the case to take home or eat there. The food is very good as is the service. It is a good value for the money. The lobster rolls are excellent.

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This is our cozy seafood spot...Great Food Great Prices...ask for Michelle she's a great server...They also have a very large Salt water Fish Tank that's great for conversation.

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This is our cozy seafood spot...Great Food Great Prices...ask for Michelle she's a great server...They also have a very large Salt water Fish Tank that's great for conversation.

Pros: Great Prices

Cons: Not Romantic

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The most affordable place for high quality seafood. Don't waste the gas going to the shore for seafood, Tinkers has got whatever you need.

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★★★★★

The most affordable place for high quality seafood. Don't waste the gas going to the shore for seafood, Tinkers has got whatever you need.

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Tinker's is nothing if not Spartan, resembling your old high-school cafeteria with its few long tables lined with chairs. But that's okay. Frills don't belong in a retail fish market, not even one that also happens to serve in-store meals…

 

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