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18th and Central Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
(609) 494-6009
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, bring cash

Made reservations for four early Saturday afternoon for 6:30, sat right down. Everybody commented on the freshness of the fish, meals were perfect proportions, small menu but had plenty of combinations to choose from. Waitress was very attentive even though every seat in the place was taken. Fair... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
Bikerj0e
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Trenton, NJ
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It seems every time we make a reservation we receive a phone call during the day of the reservation telling us they have to make it later. We do appreciate the heads up so we don't have to wait. However, the last time we arrived we still had to wait. We do understand that it is a local spot in... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were visiting family and friends in the area and everyone raved about this small, but wonderful restaurant with great food. We went at about 8pm, and upon sitting down were told many of the main dishes were already unavailable. The food that we did order was ok, but we will not be rushing back. As this was a birthday... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food is simply prepared but good. BYO. Lots of seafood combinations along with steak and ribs. They serve warm, delicious rolls, and a bizarre veggie plate with carrots, olives, radishes, pickles, and celery. This place is cash only, but they do take checks with ID.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We always enjoy the excellent food and service. It is the highlight of our week in Barnegat Light. The restaurant is open Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday nights during the summer. The food is good and you can bring your own bottle of wine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Charming little restaurant down the shore with a small dining room and family atmosphere. The menu has appetizers, entrees, and kids' options. It's BYOB and cash or check only, no credit cards accepted. The decor is wood-panel walls and ceiling fans, with beachy portraits and fish posters. The food was simply presented (fish and potato). It was tasty and the... More 

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Trenton, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Made reservations for four early Saturday afternoon for 6:30, sat right down. Everybody commented on the freshness of the fish, meals were perfect proportions, small menu but had plenty of combinations to choose from. Waitress was very attentive even though every seat in the place was taken. Fair prices for that part of the Island but had no idea that... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We had been to this restaurant a number of times but this year we never made it past the door. 8pm came and went as did 815. They almost had a table for us at 8:30. Couldn't wait any longer so split to Plantation where the not only can take the reservation but they can hold it.

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Armonk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

great meals are a given at this cute little restaurant in Barnegat Light, NJ. freshest seafood on LBI since the fishing boats are less than 1/2 mile away. Can't beat the scallops as well as the tuna. service is very good but it can get a little hectic and crazy on Friday and Saturday nights. But, still worth the wait... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Unwelcoming. First we arrived 5 minutes early for a 5pm reservation . We were told they weren't ready and had to wait outside in the heat. 10 after 5 we were allowed in while tables were being windexed When we told them we wanted to order appetizers and salads they took the crudités off the table. We spent 50 dollars... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Has been around the north end of LBI forever, but just tried it for the first time....big mistake not getting there sooner! It's great! Very fresh fish and steak menu with great specials. Cooked perfectly and served quickly. Fair entre pricing, but some steals with $2 shrimp cocktail when ordering main course. Not much atmosphere, but that's offset with friendly,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18th and Central Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Barnegat Light
  • Phone Number: (609) 494-6009

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  • Cuisine: American

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