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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

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101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quick lunch

Standard food offerings, with LOTS of seating to accommodate all. Service was very good. Food was good, not great. Would return.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kimberly M
Clinton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
Clinton, New Jersey
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standard food offerings, with LOTS of seating to accommodate all. Service was very good. Food was good, not great. Would return.

Thank Kimberly M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The had a very upscale menu, and not a whole lot of seafood. It was very busy when we went for dinner on a Saturday night, although we didn't wait too long to get a table. There was a plant right above the tablet that keep dripping water, and was pretty annoying. I ordered the crab cake dinner, and it... More 

Thank Molly S
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This place is open all year except Christmas, so you can always get a bite to eat anytime. All of the servers have always been extremely friendly and efficient, but we usually sit at the bar. Sushi is good but they don't serve it Tuesdays. My husband's Octoberfest Knockwurst and bratwurst was excellent and hot. My crabcake was good, but... More 

Thank musicteachjc
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Have been going to this restaurant for years. It has become a little more upscale, more options including sushi which is quite good. However, it is still a place to enjoy a beer & burger, or pizza if you like vs. steak & lobster.

Thank Alyssa M
Belvidere, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The food wasn't bad, but it was average. The service began poorly as we couldn't get served in a booth by the bar and then were grudgingly escorted by the hostess to a quieter area of the restaurant proper to a small table on the side. I can understand slow service in a busy place, but Buckalew's dining area (and... More 

Thank Tim K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It was our first visit to LBI and we stopped here for a late lunch just because it looked nice. And it was nice - inside it was clean and comfortable with large skylights and jungle-y live plants. It was a good choice. Everyone enjoyed their food which included french onion soup, clam chowder, chicken pot pie, pulled pork sandwich... More 

Thank Jayne C
Herndon, Virginia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had some good bar food , oysters etc. Came back for dinner another night to a complete disaster. Wait staff needs help, bartenders do a good job. Another example of LBI mindset you are here you should be happy no matter what.

Thank Dennis J
Latham, New York, United States
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We only went to the bar at night but the bartenders were excellent the drinks were good. The crowd was friendly and the band was decent and apparently they have many bands that are far better to go there. This time of year there are tons of weddings on LBI so going to this bar is almost like crashing a... More 

Thank Billsfun7
Pennsylvania USA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stopped here for dinner because it's an institution on LBI and had clearly been remodeled. The outside porch dining was closed due to staff shortage after the season, but the dining room filled with plants with a brick floor and skylight was lovely. There was a football game starting in the adjacent roomy bar area which was lively and... More 

Thank deckyria
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This place has been around for many years and has changed its appearance and its menu. It is not trendy but has a menu that grows and changes; for example, the vegetarian choice on the menu is Veggie Tacos. It also has a sushi menu. It is open year round, and is known for its delicious tomato pies (pizza).

Thank Lydia P

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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, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?