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1 N Shore Rd, Absecon, NJ 08201-2128
(609) 641-8223
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great crab cake

From the outside, you might think that this place is another so-so diner on an old highway (U.S. 9). Inside it's surprisingly nice and honestly has the nicest men's room that I've seen in a real bar & grill, ever. Well done there. The staff was generally friendly and certainly had camaraderie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2014
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Absecon, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

local bar and grill...very friendly staff...felt like we were part of Black Cat family when we first moved here...extensive menu, sometimes wish it was less but their specials are a great value...I have never had anything bad at the Black Cat...they also have live bands periodically...would highly recommend this for a fun evening

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Fredonia, New York
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769 helpful votes 769 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stopped in on our travels while in A C. Didn't expect much but atmosphere was friendly and food was decent. Convenient location if in the area. Nice little shore town. Would return, even if just for light fare.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Second time we ordered takeout from there. $25 for two cheesesteaks and one order fries. Fries were soggy, like last time and the cheesesteak shrunk inside the roll. I won't forget not to order from there again.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We decided to try the black cat, a popular local eatery, for dinner. I ordered the NY strip w/ 3 fried shrimp and my wife had the crab cake. My painfully thin steak arrived with 3 burnt to a crisp shrimp and my wife's crab cake arrived burned dry and having all the flavor of sawdust. The steak was at... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We often order take out and sometimes dine in. A good place with a big menu. Big bar with local regulars and good beer selection. They also have a packaged good area for beer/liquor take out. We often get the chicken wings and pizza. Good for what it is - a local joint with good bar food.

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Colrado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

From the outside, you might think that this place is another so-so diner on an old highway (U.S. 9). Inside it's surprisingly nice and honestly has the nicest men's room that I've seen in a real bar & grill, ever. Well done there. The staff was generally friendly and certainly had camaraderie with the locals, chatting it up some, but... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food was good, the beer was good and the prices were very reasonable. Looks like a good place to watch a game.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is a local staple of Absecon. It has been in business forever and has continuously evolved. The food is good here. The pizza is a very good local recipe they acquired. when a place has been in business as long as they have , they must be doing something right , especially with the competition right across the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food is good, but the pizza is better! Old favorite pasquini's recipe. Redone and updated. Great for drinking.

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Linwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had lunch at the Black Cat. I had a cheeseburger which was cooked correctly and served with good fries. My husband had a Reuben which was also quite good. They make their own flatbread which our friend had. She said it was excellent. The atmosphere is very nice and staff helpful.

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  • Address: 1 N Shore Rd, Absecon, NJ 08201-2128
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Absecon
  • Phone Number: (609) 641-8223

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