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Boat House Restaurant

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116 West Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 492-1066
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunset dinner

Lobster Mac n cheese!! That is all you need to know. Seriously though, great menu, great staff, local owned. Just plan to wait if it's peak seasonal hours. Long lines and watch drinking your BYOB on the streets of Beach Haven. Worth the time!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Ric W
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Lobster Mac n cheese!! That is all you need to know. Seriously though, great menu, great staff, local owned. Just plan to wait if it's peak seasonal hours. Long lines and watch drinking your BYOB on the streets of Beach Haven. Worth the time!!!

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Thank Ric W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Not bad, came here 2x, service is polite, but food is a little slow as well as service. View is nice by windows to harbour. It is a byob for this restaurant. We may come again during week days.

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Thank Joseph S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and i have been coming here for 3 years now and they are always amazing. We sit by the water, the food is amazing and we can bring our our wine!!!

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Thank bflynn1234
Lancaster, PA, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very rude hostesses, tables so close you can not have a conversation with your dining companion at the table without 15 other people hearing you, extremely slow service, flies buzzing around, really crappy food, overpriced - is that enough??

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Thank Stephan A
New Jersey
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We called and got reservations for the Boat House after hearing a recommendation from a friend. It's nice that they have reservations, because many places on LBI do not take them. As it turns out, we got there early and they were able to take us early, which was also nice. It was a weekday though and I overhead them... More 

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Thank aimathy
Boynton Beach, Florida
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775 reviews
500 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If this's S HOLE didn't have such a magnicificent view of the sundown, you'd have to be crazy to eat such poorly prepared and presented food. From the overlooked fish to the lame fries this spot not only survives, but prospers as evidenced by the cattle who line up here every day. The best part of the meal was the... More 

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Thank BigoBoca
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The view is spectacular. Byob. The crab avocado nachos were great. We also liked the clams and firecracker shrimp. It is quite loud for a Monday night. The only thing missing was the sunset because it was cloudy. We noticed that they cater to large groups and are kid friendly. So full couldn't even entertain dessert.

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Thank Gravos
Rochester, New York, Usa
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food is really good. I had seafood sampling. It was really good. My wife had crabcake. She loved it. Be aware that is expensive.

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Thank M00se1976
Manasquan, New Jersey, USA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is our go-to restaurant in Beach Haven for many, many years! We have gone as many as 3 times in a week! Food is always delicious, wait staff is attentive, prices are reasonable! And the sunsets are FREE!

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Thank Terri B
Elmsford, New York
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The open air environment facing west made for an uncommonly pleasant setting for a dinner with kids and grandchild. The service was very good, and the food was tasty. Shrimp scampi was a good choice, the "black and blue" tuna that my wife ordered was less so. I will return the next time on LBI.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 West Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: (609) 492-1066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?