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Carmen's

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122 North Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
+1 609-848-9650
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Opening for the season on April 11 Come join us

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Get the risotto - and have some for lunch the next day!

Quite yummy! Great service - and the risotto portions are enormous! Plan on taking some home. :) But don't forget that it's BYOB!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Sarah S
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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  • Local cuisine
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Quite yummy! Great service - and the risotto portions are enormous! Plan on taking some home. :) But don't forget that it's BYOB!

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Carmens is- without question- our favorite restaurant on the Long Beach Island! The owner Peter Palladino, his wife Joanne and their entire wait staff could not be more accommodating every time we dine there. We have brought our friends and family there many times and it has become their favorite too! Some of our favorites are their scallops, Veal Carmen,... More 

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New York City, New York
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Carmen's is my favorite restaurant on the island! The food is delicious, the service is amazing and the atmosphere is great! Sean was our server and he was excellent. (He is also very handsome!) I had the New York strip which was out of this world. Overall great place. Will return!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My wife and I had been to Carmen's once before when we were on LBI and had a very good experience so we decided to try it again with three of our older grandchildren. Our party of 5 ate here last night and it was just about perfect. The service and food are very consistent and high quality. The shrimp... More 

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New Jersey
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Been on the island 7 yrs and never visited! Decided to go with TA advice and give it a go. Did not disappoint. Great service (Sandra) even though it was very busy. Nice atmosphere. Excellent presentation with sophisticated choices (try the figs/Brie/melon) and delicious fresh seafood. A step up from many others on the island. Book ahead and try for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Superb food, quiet atmosphere and reasonable prices. Joanne the owner was very personable and shared her comeback story after Sandy. I'll Definitely comeback!

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When I got to Carmen's, I was hoping it would be good. I was with my entire family - children and grand children. It was not disappointing. In fact, everyone loved it. Three of us had lobster stuffed with crab. It was fresh, sweet and delicious. Worth the $36 special price, which we all thought was reasonable. There were three... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The family returned to LBI this summer and went to Carmen's again. Again the food was great and the staff was friendly. They always make you feel welcomed. I had the Carmen's figs for an appetizer and it was Delicious! My husband had the tempura artichoke which was a special appetizer. What can I say this too was delicious. Main... More 

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed this place so much we came back again and will return on our next visit. The crab cakes are amazing. Also enjoyed Carmen's catch. The Mixed seafood dish included Salmon that was cooked perfectly. The duck special my wife got was also very good. The owner came by to check on us and our waitress was very nice... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love this restaurant. Ever meal is amazing. Hard to pick a favorite dish, but the scallops are out of this world. Homemade ravioli is delicious, and my husbands favorite is the "Ocean". A mix of beautiful seafood over linguine. You will not be disappointed.

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Additional Information about Carmen's

Address: 122 North Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
Phone Number: +1 609-848-9650
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 North Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-848-9650

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Opening for the season on April 11 Come join us
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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