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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

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101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
609-492-1065
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2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Meal

We ate here on a Thursday night, it was very quiet, just a few locals sitting at the bar. We like this place but gotta tell ya, the prices don't drop in the off season . $10.5 for a Martini in a small glass, I was expecting a full shaker for that price. The server was great and the atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Plymouth1952
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Troy, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Food leaves quite a bit to be desired. Bands are awesome, wait staff friendly and knowledgable, bartenders are great...food...used to be better. Sorry to say it but it is true. Too bad, this place could be a gold mine. At least you know you can go here for fun and drinks.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We ate here on a Thursday night, it was very quiet, just a few locals sitting at the bar. We like this place but gotta tell ya, the prices don't drop in the off season . $10.5 for a Martini in a small glass, I was expecting a full shaker for that price. The server was great and the atmosphere... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice atmosphere Good food.Went for dinner 2 nights.Good service nice choice of Draft beer.Live music was nice.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not much to complain about at Buckalews, nor much to boast about. My family and I go out of convenience, and when we don't feel like waiting an hour to eat. The food is decent, there's a big selection, and the staff is very nice. The last time we were there, though, there was a very mediocre performer loudly playing.... More 

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tafton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The service is great and has a great atmosphere. Not pleased with the food-French onion soup bland with tasteless, chewy mozzarella. Scallop dish was just ok. The sushi is great though. Pricey for amount of food and quality/taste.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A jersey shore tradition, you'll wait sometime for a table during peak hours but it is worth the wait. My sister and her husband and son had excellent sushi and our meal was very good, it is on the expensive side for what you get. They have entertainment, happy hours, outdoor seating great experience and good service. They need more... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What a pleasant dining experience! Good food, drink and service too! Definitely a restaurant worthy of return visits.

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Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

the food there is very good. It is definately a SHORE THING. they have been there a long time and still going strong.the pics that are hanging all over the walls are phenominal !!they are well known for their suishi, if that's what you like.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice local pub. Good decor and beverage selection. The food is iffy. King of too expensive for what it is and sometimes the chef must have a bad day. I've had some not so good meals here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our server Jane was friendly and professional. What else can you ask of a server? Unfortunately for her, my asparagus was over cooked, my son's burger was dry, and we all had to have our utensils traded out for clean ones because every piece had dried food on them. Oh and the hostess wasn't even there when when arrived and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: 609-492-1065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?