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

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  • 18
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 11
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  • 8
    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
Great views and specials

Second time here and enjoyed the views and meal again. Come earlier so you don't have to wait too long. Apps are just ok. Better entrees. I enjoyed the broiled seafood sampler. The crusted mahi mahi my wife ordered was definitely worth getting. They could space sitting better so you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Glenn K
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Second time here and enjoyed the views and meal again. Come earlier so you don't have to wait too long. Apps are just ok. Better entrees. I enjoyed the broiled seafood sampler. The crusted mahi mahi my wife ordered was definitely worth getting. They could space sitting better so you are not crammed in, but the local and open air... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was a wedding reception. Very roomy with a good sized dance floor. The view of the bay was wonderful. The appetizers and entrees were deilicious.

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Manahawkin, NJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a great time at the beautiful wedding held here. I was not happy that during the timeline we were here the neighboring restaurant and bar was making complaints about noise. Their business makes noise daily and well into the night all summer long! It was a bit ridiculous of them to complain. We were not by any means... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Food is always great here, as is the service from the wait staff. This is a BYOB establishment, which is always welcomed as well! It can get a little loud with its open air dining, but if you time your dinner well, you will enjoy some spectacular sunsets. This would have been a five star rating, but sometimes the host... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ate at this restaurant in August. Expect restaurant to be crowded due to summer vacationers, which is fine. Outlook onto Barnegat Bay is pretty. My complaint is that the food itself is mediocre tasting, the portions are small, and the food is extremely over-priced. I ordered 2 "jumbo" crab cakes that weren't even big, much less jumbo. It came with... More 

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Boca
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361 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Great spot to dine at as the sun goes down. I never have great expectations from a seasonal restaurant but this was OK. Unfortunately , the cost of a family meal is more than this place is worth.

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New Jersey
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43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Ate at the Boathouse the other night for the first time even though we have been going to LBI for years.... Its off the main drag so you have to know its there - you wouldn't just drive by. We had a reservation and were asked to wait 15-20 minutes that was disappointing. More so, we actually waited about 30... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were looking for a bit upscale, waterfront, nice adult evening out for a special birthday surprise celebration. So, we made reservations at the Boat House. The website showed white table linens, flowers and large wine glasses and beautiful bay views. Upon arriving, we had plain wooden tables, with plastic water glasses and straws, and very casual atmosphere. This is... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After eating at the Boat House 2x's. I definitely think it was our best mean in LBI. It is located in one of the best spots on the Bay side with a terrific sunset view. We ate here over the summer and had a table by the outdoor bayside wall which I definitely reocmmend. The views are beautiful. The food... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sunset views here are amazing. Always crowded but good food. BYOB for wine, beer or cocktails. Prices are good for what you get. Always my best meal when 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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