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Marlin Restaurant & Bar

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2 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1767
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars

Cappucino had a strong after-taste; Shrimp scampi was good. Loved the Cannoli's. Waitress did not charge for Cappucino. Nice touch.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2014
Jerry U
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Pennsylvania USA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Since many of the waterfront restaurants were closed or hosting weddings this past weekend, we decided to try this place on the main drag in Beach Haven. Upon entering, it looked like a bar with a small dining area and a nice open kitchen. We awaited our table at the bar and ordered a Tito's vodka martini and a cosmo... More 

Thank deckyria
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Definitely not a fan of this place. They lured us in with the "kids eat free from 4:00-6:00". I had the seafood scampi which I hardly touched (basically lemon juice on pasta). Husband had a burger. Turns out kids only eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. My husbands burger, for some reason was not considered an adult... More 

Thank Heather P
Pearl River, New York
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I went to the Ketch on Thursday and I went to the Marlin on Friday. Same owners. To my surprise the price at the Marlin was very reasonable where the prices at the Ketch I felt were a bit high. We had a server named Tiffany at the Marlin who was very informative, friendly and a "home run". Prices were... More 

Thank john o
Oakland, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went here on recommendation of a friend who had not been to dine for a few years. The food was horrible . Turns out they had no chief , wondering who cook our food the wait staff. We were promised a refund nope never happened . Stay away.

1 Thank Ron L
Troy, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Food not too good, consistently. Great location, customers are not locals since local know better. Makes you wonder how this place has been here so long.

3 Thank rpiparent
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We just ate lunch here. Although the restaurant is about to close for the season, the menu was still complete. This is a casual shore place with big bar scene. We just had lunch, but the grilled calamari was excellent, Fried zucchini appetizer delicious to munch on while enjoying drinks. The Brazilian Cosmo was best Cosmo I have ever had... More 

3 Thank keaton7
Parts Unknown
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Cappucino had a strong after-taste; Shrimp scampi was good. Loved the Cannoli's. Waitress did not charge for Cappucino. Nice touch.

2 Thank Jerry U
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Eating here right now and I am so compelled to write this because I am so annoyed at the dining experience. Made reservations; walked in and there is no one here. They are telling people behind us there is an hour wait- for what? After waiting for 10min to get service, we finally order drinks and they come after another... More 

Thank Boatw11
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

I've never written a review before but I feel this is necessary. This place was by far the worst dinning experience I have ever had. The food was awful and there customer service was terrible. After sending back cold crab raviolis and a Undercooked fish(which we never do)..the manager came out and would not comp our meals after only taking... More 

2 Thank Leah M
Bethesda, Maryland
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354 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good location, but that is about as far as it goes. There is little energy and the results are pretty predicatble unfortunately. Maybe they can turn it around, it has potential.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1767
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: 609-492-7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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