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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 #33 of 69 restaurants in Beach Haven
Price range: $30 - $30
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant itself is very pretty, but when I went on a Tuesday night there was a singer that was a little too loud. The service was good, not great but the food was amazing. I had the 2 pound lobster and it was extremely worth it!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was hesitant to try this restaurant after reading some really negative reviews on trip advisor. My friends and I had taken our children to see a show at the Surflight Theater and needed an easy place to get lunch. Buckalew's is a one block walk, so we decided to give it a try. There was a bit of an... More

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Exeter, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I may have written a review well in the past, but I just went to dinner here again, a few days ago. Never a disappointment. My husband and I had a date night here and sat out on the patio (the enclosed section) and had a delicious dinner. I ordered the Flank Steak au Poivre, served with Jersey corn and... More

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Randolph, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lunch and Bar food is just fine at this establishment (hence the 2 stars). Dinner should be avoided. Their dinner menu and service is really mediocre. Bottom line, you can do better at more fine restaurants for the same price. Stick to bar food (nachos, etc) if you must have something, that is their specialty.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As non-seafood eaters it's hard to find a place in a beach town that isn't all about seafood so Buckalew's was a great find. We sat in what i would say is the atrium, had skylights and plants, had a nice table by the window. Prices were decent, we shared the full rack of ribs- which were very good. Drinks... More

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I sat solo at the bar and enjoyed great steamers and a tasty chicken cheesesteak sandwich. The Yankees were on and the bar was busy yet the two bartenders were attentive. A solid pub-like eatery with an extensive menu.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I hadn't been to Buckalews in a while, the last time I remember it being kind of expensive and food was just ok. But we went back tonight and had a great meal, reasonably priced and the service was prompt and friendly. We enjoyed ourselves and I like that there is paper on the tablecloths so the kids can draw.... More

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