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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
Best Meals in LBI!

I have been everywhere in LBI throughout my life, and so far, Carmen's is THE BEST! I have been to Carmen's three times, twice by boat and once by rental. Each of those trips were lengthy and full of other restaurants in LBI, but Carmen's stilled reigned at the top. Service was great, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Pat F
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The people that work here are very friendly & the atmosphere is nice but the food was very disappointing. How this restaurant almost has 5 stars is beyond me. My sister in law got the worst end of the stick. She ordered food 2x and was sent back & didn't end up ordering anything else. Not because she was a... More 

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The staff at Carmens are sorry you felt disappointed with your meal that evening. We remember your sister inlaw very very well, please feel free to contact the staff to dissuss your concerns. thank you More 

Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been everywhere in LBI throughout my life, and so far, Carmen's is THE BEST! I have been to Carmen's three times, twice by boat and once by rental. Each of those trips were lengthy and full of other restaurants in LBI, but Carmen's stilled reigned at the top. Service was great, very friendly people. Restaurant is very neat... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Food is very good! Had the best crab cake I have ever eaten! Almost all crab, light and fluffy! Best thing there! Great seafood platter. Lots of food.The owner is very friendly, and came over to chat. Service excellent! BYO

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Food is excellent, as is the service. Owners very friendly, atmosphere also friendly. You'll always get a good meal here. Never rushed. Byob.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Upon going out with another couple we were looking for somewhere to go for dinner. We came across this restaurant and walked inside. One of the owners greeted us with the utmost enthusiasm and sat us down at a table. She continued to introduce herself and lit a candle, brought out some bread and olive oil, and asked what we... More 

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Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is my second review of Carmen’s on LBI – see “New best restaurant for me on LBI”. My wife, daughter plus her husband and their 2 boys, one 4 y.o. and an infant who is 9mos, had brunch this Mother’s Day at Carmen’s in Bch Hvn on LBI. I’ve had excellent dinners there in the past, so we thought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wandered in here early on a Saturday evening. The menu outside looked delicious and we were looking for a local place to enjoy a nice meal. We were informed it is a BYOB and directed to the marker half a block away and while my husband took care of getting some wine the children and I were seated right away.... More 

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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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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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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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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: Continental

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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: Continental

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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