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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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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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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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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
Anniversary Special

What a great restaurant! Whether it is a spacial occasion or just a yen for some great Italian food, Carmen's is superb. Attention to detail is always paramount from the place settings to the food preparation. Do yourself a favor and go to Carmen's. You will go home fully satisfied and with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
john s
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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  • Local cuisine
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a great restaurant! Whether it is a spacial occasion or just a yen for some great Italian food, Carmen's is superb. Attention to detail is always paramount from the place settings to the food preparation. Do yourself a favor and go to Carmen's. You will go home fully satisfied and with leftovers to enjoy the next night. Yippee!

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Staten Island, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We dined here last week with a party of 5. The seafood is the freshest on LBI. It is a bit pricey - the main dishes we ordered were all $40 dollars - but the taste was amazing. The service was excellent and you are never rushed, even when it is busy on weekends. Will def be back next summer.

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Rahway, New Jersey
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went there on the recommendation from Mark at the Island Beach Guest house. The food was delicious and fresh. Very nice surprise. Very unexpected. The best steak I have ever eaten. Done to perfection. And the scallops, they melt in your mouth.

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We decided to dine early and take advantage of the sunset dinner special. A great meal at a decent price. The meal included appetizers, entree, and dessert and coffee.. BYOB and your appetite as well! And they do accept reservations. 👍🏼

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We dined in August of 2015. To put in perspective, on a Friday night, peak season, the place was only a 1/3 full and the meal was bad. The night before, on a Thursday night, a bigger place down the street was a 45 minute wait for a table and we ate a delicious meal. The locals know the difference.... More 

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Rob R, Manager at Carmen's, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to write a review for Carmens, we at Carmens are sorry you were not happy with your meal. Unfortunately on that night the kitchen staff was short handed and your Chef Father would explain to you how difficult a night like that can be.We the Staff at Carmens always try so hard to... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a fabulous dinner last week at Carmen's. Food and service both outstanding. Menu was varied but we went with traditional choices; fried calamari appetizer, crab cakes and land & sea entrees. Calamari prepared perfectly; crab cakes as big as my fist, crispy on the bottom and packed with meat; filet mignon with shrimp cooked exactly as ordered. Bring a... More 

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Long Beach Island, NJ
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food at Carmen's is excellent, breakfast or dinner. The service very good, and the atmosphere, lovely. Highly Recommend.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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
1 review
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
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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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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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