Closed Mondays. Open at 11:30am Tuesday-Sunday, available by phone at 9:30am. Limited reservations for groups of 6-12 only, all other seating is first-come, first-served.

We are closed on Sunday, May 26th (and Monday, 5/27, but closed every Monday) for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

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Chicken Wings
Chicken Tenders
Sandwiches & Burgers

Click here to download/print our food menu. (PDF)

Allergy information: Menu items may contain or there may be cross contact with TREE NUTS, PEANUTS, WHEAT, EGGS, DAIRY, SOY, AND SHELLFISH. Before placing your order please inform your server of any food allergies and we will do our best to accommodate the allergy. If your allergy is severe we are unable to guarantee there will not be cross contact, for example, nut dust.

Chicken Wings

J. Timothy’s is the originator of the “Dirt Wing,” voted Best in Connecticut year after year. The Food Network named our wings a Top 5 bar food…in the country! Watch the video here. Also named the 2nd Best In The Nation by “The Daily Meal”, proclaimed one of the Top 21 Wing Restaurants in America by “Thrillist“, and The #2 Chicken Wing You Must Try Before You Die by “Buzzfeed“.

“The nation’s best wing sauce!” – The Food Network. Proudly serving over 300+ tons of premium, fresh wings a per year! Our famous Buffalo Sauce, Honey Gold BBQ sauce, and Bleu Cheese are available in jars to go!

Original Buffalo
Honey Gold BBQ
Sweet Red Chili
Buffalo Chipotle Dry Rub (not available dirt style)

Mini 6 wings – 11.50
Single 10 wings – 17.45
Double 20 wings – 32.75
Bucket, approx. 35-40 wings: 57.85
(6.5 lbs. before cooking)

All wings served with our house made bleu cheese dressing, celery and carrots. All flavors except Dry Rub can be “Dirt Style”: fried and sauced, then fried and sauced again, for a caramelized, slightly crispier wing. No extra charge. We created Dirt Wings here at the Taverne! Click here for descriptions of our flavors and how Dirt Wings were created.

We apologize in advance for NOT being able to split flavors on orders of wings. And all orders will come with a mix of drumsticks and flats. Sorry, no exceptions.

Extra Sides: Sauce (on side): 1.95 / Bleu Cheese: Large 4oz 2.00 Small 2oz 1.00 16oz jar 8.00 / Celery & Carrots: 1.50 / Buffalo Sauce 16oz Jar: 8.75

We fry all of our foods in Trans Fat Free Oil (no peanut oil is used). Our Buffalo and Teriyaki sauces are gluten free, however, the oils in which they are fried have possibly been cross contaminated with gluten product. We leave it to you to decide how sensitive you are to gluten when ordering these items.

Cold Wing Pack: If you’re not going to be eating or serving your wings right away, our Cold Wing Pack is the perfect solution! Super easy to re-heat. The wings are cooked through, then chilled, with the sauce on the side. This prevents them from sitting in the sauce for too long and losing their crispiness. You can order any size and have them regular or dirt style. Please note: We need 1 hour advance notice to prepare a Cold Wing Pack. 

Chicken Tenders

These are larger, breaded chicken tenderloins, they are not chicken nuggets or poppers. Our chicken tenders can be served plain or covered in any of our 4 sauces. Chicken tenders cannot be served dirt style. Each order includes bleu cheese, celery, and carrots. When ordering please indicate if you want them plain or with sauce on them. 6 – 13.50 / 12 – 24.75 / 20 – 41.25


Mozzarella Fritta: Hand-breaded mozzarella cheese, deep fried & served with marinara, basil pesto & herbed Parmesan. 11.75

Tailgate Pretzel: A gigantic soft warm pretzel served with our cheddar ale soup and a side of honey mustard for dipping; enough for two! 16.25

Traditional Nachos: Multi-colored tortilla chips smothered with melted cheddar-jack cheese, served with salsa, jalapeños, and sour cream on the side. 18.25
Add grilled chicken 5.75 Add pulled pork 7.50

Fried Calamari: Rings, tents and hot cherry peppers tossed in seasoned flour then deep fried, served with sides of marinara & roasted garlic aioli. 16.50

Loaded Tater Kegs: Deep-fried jumbo bacon, chive, and cheddar tots smothered with melted cheddar jack cheese and chopped bacon, sprinkled with scallions; sour cream on the side. 16.25

Garlic Bread w/ Gorgonzola Cheese Fondue: Toasted garlic ciabatta wedges with a gorgonzola cheese fondue. 15.45

Tater Tot Poutine: Crispy, fried tater tots smothered with a hearty pan gravy & squeaky Wisconsin cheddar curds. 14.25
Add grilled chicken…5.75
Add braised beef short ribs…7.75

Basket Onion Straws: Jumbo white onions sliced extra thin, deep fried, BBQ Ranch dipping sauce. 13.25

Chicken & Lemongrass Dumplings: Pan-fried potstickers served with spicy peanut sauce and fresh cilantro. 14.85

Buffalo Cauliflower: Breaded and deep-fried cauliflower florets tossed in our famous Buffalo sauce, served with celery, carrots and bleu cheese dressing. 15.95


The Big Salad: Stolen from “Seinfeld”, Elaine’s favorite salad with lots of stuff: cukes, tomato wedges, red onion, julienne vegetables, shredded cheeses, croutons, choice of dressing. 16.50

The “Mini” Big Salad: About half the size of the original above. 10.50

Chicken Tostada Salad: Mixed greens, grilled chicken, black beans, corn, tomato, cheddar and jack cheese, fried tortilla strips, chipotle ranch drizzle. 19.50

Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad: Grilled boneless chicken breast tossed in our Buffalo Sauce, julienne carrots, sliced celery, gorgonzola crumbles, red onion, hard-boiled egg, chopped bacon & halved grape tomatoes, over fresh spinach, choice of dressing. 19.75

Chop Salad: Chopped lettuces, cucumber, sunflower seeds, red onion, tomato, chick peas, fresh mozzarella and chopped basil; tossed with a champagne honey vinaigrette. 17.75

Chicken Caesar: A traditional favorite with romaine lettuce, grilled breast of chicken, parmesan cheese, and croutons. 18.50

Gorgonzola & Caesar Salad Burger Platter: Burger patty topped with gorgonzola cheese, no bun, with sliced tomato, raw red onion, Caesar salad. 17.75

Shrimp Waldorf Salad: Grilled shrimp, fresh apples, walnuts, gorgonzola, mesclun greens tossed in a champagne honey vinaigrette. 21.85

Add a protein to your salad: Grilled Chicken Breast…5.75 / Grilled Shrimp (6)…8.95 / Beef Patty…7.75 / Grilled Salmon…4oz/8.75 8oz/16.25 / Fried Chicken Tenders…7.75 / Black Bean Patty…7.50

Dressings: Bleu Cheese – Ranch – Parmesan Peppercorn – Balsamic Vinaigrette – White Zinfandel Vinaigrette – Honey Champagne Vinaigrette – Thousand Island – Honey Mustard – Italian. Extra Dressing: 1.50


French Onion Soup, Au Gratin: seasoned crouton, topped with Swiss cheese. Crock (one size only) 8.95

Cheddar Ale: Cup/7.95   Crock/9.25

New England Clam Chowder: Cup/7.95 Crock/9.25

Soup of the Day (ask your server): Cup/6.75  Crock/7.95

Sandwiches & Burgers

Sandwiches & burgers include a choice of French Fries, coleslaw, or fried onion straws. Substitute a garden salad, sweet potato fries, or tater tots for an additional 2.25.

Short Rib Melt: Tender bits of beef short ribs, melted provolone cheese, with spinach & onions on white toast; with a creamy vodka sauce for dipping. 18.25

Buffalo Chicken Wrap: Tomato tortilla, grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, gorgonzola crumbles, lettuce, tomato. 16.95

Austin Chicken Brioche: Southern fried, buttermilk marinated breast on a grilled brioche roll with pickled slaw, sliced tomatoes, red onions, and spicy serrano/cucumber ranch. 16.95

The Americana: Homestyle Taverne meatloaf from the char-broiler topped, tangy tomato glaze, with melted American cheese and crispy fried onion straws, served on a toasted hard roll with lettuce & tomato. 16.95

Loaded Pastrami: Thinly sliced Nodine’s Smokehouse black pepper pastrami, roasted red and hot peppers, sautéed onions, pickles, and melted Swiss on toasted marbled rye. 18.65

Corned Beef Reuben: Grilled marbled rye, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing. 16.95

French Dip: Hot roast beef & melted cheddar on a garlic baguette with au jus for dipping. 16.95

Carnitas Tacos: Three warm corn tortillas filled with slow cooked shredded marinated pork, oven-roasted tomato salsa and cilantro crema. 16.95

Cali Ranch Turkey Club: Sliced oven-roasted turkey & cheddar cheese, spicy jalapeño bacon, avocado ranch dressing, lettuce & tomato, on toasted wheatberry bread. 17.75

Eggplant Ciabatta: Breaded & fried eggplant topped with our vodka sauce & melted provolone, splashed with basil pesto, on toasted garlic ciabatta.16.75

Classic Burgers

You tell us how to build your burger!

The classic Taverne burger on a hard roll with lettuce, tomato, pickles … 15.50

Toppings 1.25 each:

  • Cheddar, American, Swiss, Provolone, Gorgonzola, Pepper Jack
  • Bacon
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Hot Cherry Peppers
  • Fried Egg
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fried Onion Straws
  • Sautéed Onion
  • Sautéed Mushrooms

Pub Burger: Beef patty topped with crisp bacon and a horseradish cheddar cheese spread, served on a toasted pretzel roll. 17.95

Double Barrel Burger: Char-grilled beef patty dusted with BBQ dry rub and topped with a bourbon, bacon & onion jam; on a toasted brioche roll. 17.95

Chipotle Black Bean Burger Club: A grilled chipotle black bean patty, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, red onion, & pepper jack cheese, skewered on wheatberry bread, served with avocado ranch. 17.95 This is vegan and vegetarian, without the bread.

Extra Sides: French Fries, Coleslaw, Onion Straws, Vegetable of the Day, Jasmine Rice, Mashed Potatoes (gravy optional): 3.75
Sweet Potato Fries, Tater Tots: 4.25
Basket of Fries 5.95 / Garden Salad 4.75


Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus: Available Thursday, Friday & Saturday after 4pm, and all day Sunday, while it lasts. Slow roasted Prime Rib with vegetable and choice of side, horseradish sour cream on the side.  14 oz. cut – 40.25

New York Strip: Char-grilled 12oz NY strip steak served with tangy chimichurri, fried onion straws, mashed red-skin potatoes and sautéed vegetables. 37.75

Chicken Pot Pie: White and dark meat chicken, potatoes & vegetables topped with golden brown pastry. 23.95

Sunshine Salmon: Baked lemon pepper salmon filet served with a chilled lemon/dill cucumber salad with carrots, chick peas, daikon radish and grape tomatoes. 28.75

Ravioli a la Vodka: Portobello, spinach & cheese ravioli tossed with our creamy vodka sauce served with garlic ciabatta toast and shredded fresh parmesan. 23.75
Add a grilled proteinChicken  5.75  Shrimp (6)  8.95 Salmon (4oz)  8.75

Taverne Grilled Meatloaf: Homestyle beef and pork meatloaf marked on the char-broiler, with tangy tomato glaze, loaded mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. 23.95

Boneless Braised Short Ribs: Incredibly tender boneless beef ribs, mashed potatoes, garlicky spinach & apples, laced with burgundy demi-glace. 32.75

Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese: Buttermilk fried chicken tenders dipped in our famous Buffalo Sauce, served over cavatappi pasta with gorgonzola sauce, broccoli & sautéed onions. 26.95

Shepherd’s Pie: Ground beef in a demi-enriched brown sauce, corn and mashed potatoes. 22.95

Bourbon Steak: Char-grilled 10oz marinated sirloin sliced & served over our onion, bacon, & bourbon jam, with mashed red-skin potatoes & sautéed vegetables. 32.75

Fish & Chips: Perfectly flaky deep fried New England cod filet with French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce and lemon. 23.95

All entrees served with fresh, warm bread and our famous Honey Butter. An additional side is 2.45. Add a garden salad or a cup of soup of the day to an entree choice 2.45

As required by the CT Department of Public Health, we need to remind you that thoroughly cooking meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs greatly reduces the risk of food borne illness.

Allergy information: Menu items may contain or there may be cross contact with TREE NUTS, PEANUTS, WHEAT, EGGS, DAIRY, SOY, AND SHELLFISH. Before placing your order please inform your server of any food allergies and we will do our best to accommodate the allergy. If your allergy is severe we are unable to guarantee there will not be cross contact, for example, nut dust.

Click here to download/print our food menu. (PDF)

Dessert Menu

Kids’ Menu


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We are so pleased to present the 31st Annual J. Timothy’s Taverne Golf Classic, benefiting The Plainville Community Food Pantry and our John Huwe Memorial Scholarship for Plainville High School students. It will be held Monday, May 20th at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington. All details about the tournament can be found on our golf website, … Continued

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