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R.H. Tugs Restaurant & Bar

1115 Richmond Terr., Staten Island, NY 10310 40.64526 -74.107829
at Snug Harbor Rd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-447-6369 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Cajun/Creole
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website


S40 Bus to Snug Harbor Rd.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Waterfront


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

R.H. Tugs’ water’s-edge perch on the Kill Van Kull recalls a working-class seaside eatery. In a sense, that’s exactly what it is—just one that happens to be located across from industrial Bayonne, NJ, in Staten Island, as opposed to down at the Shore. While they watch the tug boats and cargo ships go by, patrons sip Bloody Mary cocktails or one of 30 bottled beers and listen to live music from traditional Irish to Sinatra standards. The white, ranch-style clapboard building was originally a legion hall back in the 40s, and is wrought with old-fashioned details like fan belts that connect each of the lazily swirling ceiling fans in the large tin-ceiling dining room and original John Noble paintings of those bass-note-hooting tug boats. If you linger, do it over a bowl of spicy jambalaya loaded with shrimp nearly as big as a pirate’s hook, with chunks of green pepper and celery, or over ample pieces of mustard and cornbread-coated fried catfish.

Recommended Dishes

Jambalaya, $20; fried catfish, $18