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Ketch Bar & Restaurant

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529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1834
609-492-3000
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Don't Miss Sunday Afternoon Cocktails

The view at sunset is spectacular. My new friend the bartender's been around town for over 30 years and remembers the good 'ol days at the Ketch and he serves a fabulous martini to top. But the food, the service and the rest of the experience...made the night a bit nightmarish. First of all, the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Lily S
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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maplewood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

surprisingly good dinner! We expected a beer and burger jopint, but the food was excellent, and reasonable. Pluse we had a terrific view of the sunset. Service a litle slow, but the place is crowded, so make a reservation!

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place had awesome food and picture-perfect views. The drinks were awesome and the place was rockin! You may have to wait a bit without a reservation, but you can hang out at the bar before your table is ready. Apps and entrees were amazing. We'll be back!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The view at sunset is spectacular. My new friend the bartender's been around town for over 30 years and remembers the good 'ol days at the Ketch and he serves a fabulous martini to top. But the food, the service and the rest of the experience...made the night a bit nightmarish. First of all, the Hostess sat us down, then... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I ordered the surf and turf. The meat was very good. The lobster tail however was bad. Like spoiled bad. When I told the waitress who was very nice she said since she asked how everything was before and I didn't say anything then there was nothing she do according to the owner. Well she asked me if everything was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Expedient seating considering it was August. The food was very good and came out very fast, but above all our waiter Brian was probably one of the best waiters we have experienced and we eat out at least 4 nights a week.I would highly recommend this place.

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White Plains, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We came here last year (in 2014) and chad a memorable and reasonable supper. So we came back in 2015 and had another one. The food was delicious -- they had gluten free choices for my wife. The seafood was outstanding. My wife (age 62 and a world traveler) said the blackened swordfish was the best she had in her... More 

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Lancaster, PA, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Own a summer home on LBI - there every week in the summer, oftentimes in the WInter. We like the Ketch a lot - have had one or two issues in the past, but the staff always corrected to our satisfaction. Not any more expensive that the rest of the restaurants in the area - and eating outdoors is always... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Yeah, overall, it's not awesome, particularly considering our bill came to over $1000.00 for fourteen people, two of whom were kids. The view? Spectacular. The bartender? So fun and cool. Our server? Great! The drinks? Yes please! But the food? No way, not ever again. Every summer they offer up amazing drinks, particularly the Bloody Marys, and every summer we... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Recently our family was spending a family vacation on LBI and as is our tradition we go out one night for dinner. We selected the Ketch this year for two reasons, its location (right on Barneget Bay), and reviews which indicated that they were able to accommodate food allergies and special requirements. The view of the bay was perfect...especially to... More 

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Okay, we are foodies and after reading the TA reviews for The Ketch, we were really disappointed that my brother wanted to go here for his birthday dinner. But hey, his bday, his choice, so we went expecting the worst. They had us sitting upstairs but gladly relocated us without any fuss on a busy Friday night. Our waitress was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1834
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: 609-492-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 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?