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The Little Tuna

Reviewed by Robert Strauss   
Posted July 5, 2009

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THE LITTLE TUNA
141 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, 856-795-0888


Hours: Lunch: Mon–Sat, 11 am–4 pm; Sun, 11 am–3 pm. Dinner: Mon–Thurs, 4–9 pm; Fri and Sat, 4–10 pm; Sun, 3–8 pm

Price: $$

Style: Casual BYO in Haddonfield’s charming downtown shopping district. Sidewalk seating available in warm weather.

Don’t Miss: As may be obvious, the tuna selection. At dinner, there are seven preparation choices for the wild-caught, sushi-grade ahi (all $22), including Jamaican-jerk grilled, pan-seared wasabi, sesame crusted and honey-jalapeño grilled. There are also carpaccio plates, served with various dipping sauces ($13). The roasted lobster bisque is thick and creamy ($3 cup/$5 bowl). There is a small, but strikingly fresh raw bar menu and a good array of other unusual seafood choices, from coconut-crusted tilapia ($20) to baked crab and asparagus casserole ($19) to Nina Capri crab cakes, a mountainous duo with honey goat cheese, spinach and roasted bell peppers ($27). There are even steaks and steak combos with lobster, shrimp and crab cake ($35-$47). At lunch, the salad selections—such as pistachio-and-basil-butter-crusted salmon fillet over Romaine hearts ($10)—are ample in size and appeal.

Head’s Up: Little Tuna has a four-course offering for $20 Sundays through Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 pm. The deal covers seven different entrée choices.

The Scoop: Little Tuna is smack-dab in the strolling-and-shopping district of the colonial borough of Haddonfield. The big glass windows looking out onto the sidewalk make the otherwise snug dining room appear a bit roomier. After lunch or dinner, turn left to the historic district, centered around the Indian King Tavern, where New Jersey was declared a state and Dolley Madison was known to party. Turn right for the specialty shops that have made Haddonfield a shopping mecca almost since those Dolley days.

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