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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
609-492-1065
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Ranked #34 of 69 restaurants in Beach Haven
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I ate dinner here. She had pasta with shrimp and I had a burger. For what you get the food is grossly overpriced. The food was edible, but underwhelming. Now whenever we go out to eat and the food doesn't meet expectations we call it "Buckalewish". Do not Ever go here. How it placed one spot behind... More

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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised at how good the sushi was here. I was a little reluctant to order sushi but after the waitress assured me it was fresh I did and it sure was. Rolls are big so 1 is good enough for a meal. Definitely recommend this place. They also have a live band playing so it's nice to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Wow! What a great night. Great service and good food. We were a table of 16 and the service was outstanding. I truly appreciate Holy and all her help. The Irish singer was great and the food was good. Thank you so much!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Eaten here a couple of times, no complaints from anyone. Good food and nice atmosphere. Would recommend.

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New York City, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I have been to Buckalew's a few times recently. We've had both seafood and bar food on our visits. Honestly, I prefer the pizza and bar food to the seafood that they have. I'm a seafood lover. Not a snob, but I appreciate seafood that is fresh and prepared nicely. The crab cakes and sushi are not... More

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NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had dinner tonight with reservations for 12 which we changed to 14. No problems there. However we booked for a Monday based on an email I received advertising pirate night for the kids. The email stated that kids eat free with each paying adult. I confirmed this when booking originally. Upon arrival I was advised that, that was an... More

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Montvale, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The only thing worse than the horrible food was the awful service. You would think a beach town restaurant would serve fresh crab cakes, not frozen. Our waitress disappeared for what seemed like her entire shift. We had to ask the bartender to find her and bring us our check. With so many other places on the island, stay away... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went here on a Saturday with my family and we sat out on the deck ready to have a nice meal. Erin our waitress greeted us with the comfort you would expect at a little shore tavern. That is where is all started going downhill. 9 dollars for a craft beer? are you kidding me? My wife ordered the surf... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Layout, staff, service just never quite get it done for some reason. Open year round, seems like more of a place for locals than visitors at the bar. Music nightly is spotty, sometimes better than others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First Restaurant to open after Hurricane Sandy and true to the family friendly environment of Beach Haven, LBI. We come back every year, thanks you! The Harnetts.

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