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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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Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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
very romantic restaurant for dining

Carmen's offers excellent cuisine and specialty foods. They offer special nights with wine paring as an example. The owners are on site and eager to please

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
breit888
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Carmen's offers excellent cuisine and specialty foods. They offer special nights with wine paring as an example. The owners are on site and eager to please

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Thank breit888
Barnegat, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My company held it's Christmas party at Carmen's on Friday December 11th 2015. This was the first time I have ever been to the restaurant. From the outside it looks small but when you walk in restaurant it was decorated beautifully and the atmosphere was warm and comfortable. The food was amazing, Rob was our chef and he was so... More 

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Thank Nicole A
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We've been vacationing on LBI for many years but just learned about Carmen's from friends. Glad we went. Great food well prepared and served. Caring owners. We accidentally left an insulated wine carrier there (BYO). They kept it for us, and our friends retrieved it a week later. It's a nice addition to the other fine-dining establishments on the island.

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Thank bonehomme
Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We recently got married on 9/20 in LBI at BBYC and not only was Peter hands down the best vendor to work with, the most accommodating and his food was amazing; we were all so blown away at the tasting that my parents chose him to host our rehearsal dinner. Wedding planning is stressful and choosing the right food vendor... More 

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Thank NJNicole
Ocean City, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Carmen's is a great restaurant on LBI. The modest exterior hides a very comfortable and stylish interior. The food is really good. This was our first visit. We had the lobster ravioli special and the crab cakes. Both were excellent choices. I also had a chicken vegetable soup that tasted very home made. My only negative was the size of... More 

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1 Thank Bill_OCNJ
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Once on the island we very rarely head to the south end (we are in Barnegat Light) but our dinner at Carmen's was worth it. The food was great and servers very attentive. Will be back again.

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1 Thank NewJerseyCathy
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place after seeing such wonderful reviews! First we were sat right away which was good however it took awhile, about 15 mins for the waitress to acknowledge us. It took an hour to get our appetizers. It is apparently off season and they are down two servers. After the first Hour and working on our second bread basket... More 

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3 Thank sunnyshine244
Hoboken, New Jersey
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We arrived on a Thursday night looking for a seafood restaurant within walking distance from our hotel. Carmen's was a few minutes away and was worth the walk. Good selection of salads and appetizers. We opted for the crab cake appetizer and it was excellent (all fresh lump crab no fillers and no sauces) - simple, fresh and wonderful. For... More 

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1 Thank StellaHobo
Hopewell Junction, New York
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Outstanding service, very attentive to the needs of the table. Excellent meals. A clean well managed establishment. It was the best place we had dinner during our stay.

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3 Thank LA915x
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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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, Families with children

Description

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

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