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Carmen's

122 North Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
+1 609-848-9650
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Ranked #7 of 68 restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Nothing more to say but FANTASTIC! Great menu...amazing food and LARGE portions. Nine of us went out as a family and every one of us were more than happy with our meals. I would recommend this restaurant 100%. Only slight downside was the noise level. It is a smaller restaurant, so it was a bit noisy when it filled up,... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Really wonderful vacation dining. Seven adults at post happy hour dinner at the beach. Everyone was really impressed with the food and service. Good mix of entrees featuring seafood, meats and traditional Italian. Try thr scallops with risotto, you won't be disappointed. BYOB.

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Tucson
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a breath of (slightly refined) fresh air during our week in Beach Haven. The restaurant has all the hallmarks of a high-end dining establishment (snug booths, linen table cloths, dim lighting, etc.), but without any pretentiousness. Feel free to stroll in without a reservation straight from the beach, and be welcomed like you just walked into the Ritz... More

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Going to LBI. Don't miss having dinner at Carmen's. . It's a MUST place to eat. Super delicious upscale food for adults and good food for kids. Went with my two grandsons 4 & 8 and the waitress asked if we would like for their dinner to be served before ours and we said yes. We didn't wait too long... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a great experience we had at Carmen's! Delicious food, great menu selection and terrific service! We frequent area restaurants each summer for vacation and have not been overly impressed with our options (aka Marlin's and Buckelew's were average at best). Carmen's offered a great variety of menu options. --Our eight year old daughter even found great options on their... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a scrumptious dinner here. Our server was awesome. The decore is lovely and the appetizers and menu choices are perfect

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Visited Carmen's once pre-Sandy and the meal was great. A little noisy, but it was packed throughout. Still, we found it to be a romantic setting and the service was excellent as well. As a BYOB, you can't go wrong with the overall cost for a lovely dinner out with the one you love.

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Hammonton NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We rarely eat out during the summer months at the shore but had to take out the daughter on her visit.....Of course looked on TA for help and decided on Carmens because of the BYOB....so we packed up the coolers and off we went. We started with the Calamari which was very lightly breaded and tender. Hubby had mussels as... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

LBI has few restaurants that are really worth multiple visits; this is one of them. Chef Robert does a great job with everything you order. There are enough tempting Early Bird specials (includes appetizer and dessert) at a fair price to satisfy anyone's palate. Service is friendly and attentive. No negatives here, try it! On the main drag in Beach... More

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A really good dinner spot that you may ride by and not notice. Once I found out from some friends that the food was excellent and moderately priced for LBI I been back 3 times. Definitely worth searching for and you will likely return. Good early bird value.

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