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122 North Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
+1 609-848-9650
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Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Opening for the season on April 11 Come join us
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HARLEYSVILLE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We've been going to LBI for 40+ years - we have our standard group of restaurants we frequent but, based the reviews from our fellow TA reviewers we decided to give Carmen's as shot. We're glad we did. The food was excellent but what makes the restaurant shine is the service. Casey gave us outstanding service and was the perfect... More 

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New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We made reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner for me, my husband, and my parents. We made the right choice! We were greeted by Owner/Hostess, JoAnn, who showed us to our table. Sandy was our friendly and helpful waitress. They had a special menu for Thanksgiving. My mom and I had the Pumpkin Bisque, which we loved, though Mom said it needed... More 

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Troy, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Expected more. Food was not bad, not great. Pretty pricey for what we got. I guess you cannot expect too much from a place that is only open a few months per year. Or maybe it was just that we showed up an hour prior to closing. Will probably try one more time. If your waitress tells me the side... More 

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Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The title says it all for me. Carmen’s exceeded my dining expectations last week. Four of us recently had dinner there on a post-season Friday night. Before our entrees, we ordered 2 apps, an order of calamari and an order of mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto. The calamari was good, but the mozzarella and prosciutto dish was outstanding. Following the appetizers... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The menu has something for everyone! From seafood to steaks the food is cooked to perfection. Ample portions for the price, you will not leave here hungry! The Filet Neptune is one of our favorites.The staff is pleasant, friendly, and eager to serve.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Rob R-I was at the same dinner as the” Really, really bad” reviewer below. My impression is that you think I’m the person who wrote the review when in fact I’m not. My dinner was exactly the same and was equally as bad. I’m actually the person who did complain to the server after dinner telling her how bad the... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I made reservations for dinner for two. We were seated promptly upon arrival. The staff was friendly and courteous. We ordered fresh seafood combinations, which were delicious! We dine out often and enjoy seafood. Every piece of fish on our plates was cooked PERFECTLY! Seasoning was spot on! Thank you, Carmen's and compliments to your chef. We... More 

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Washingtonville, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was the first time my wife and I have eaten here and we were not disappointed. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and were seated at a nice corner table as I requested. The inside of the restaurant was very nice and everyone was very nice. Our server Kasie was exceptional and made sure we were always taken care... More 

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Upstate NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Excellent, creative, expertly prepared food in a very pleasant unpretentious atmosphere. The people were extremely nice. Overall an excellent dining experience.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Service was very good. We all had good meals. Loud party in front room which is only separated by a room divider.. Make sure there is not a party there when you make reservation!

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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:
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Continental

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