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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
What a Joke

The view of the bay is great and that's exactly what you must be paying for. We sat at the bar and had a drink, the bartender although nice messed up my drink even though my husband specifically let him know how to make.....a white wine spritzer (not exactly something rare and exotic). There were... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
Denise S
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Schenectady, NY
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Chatham, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

The seafood is so great & fresh. You must sit outside whether up with views of bay or down with partial views and atmosphere- it's so relaxing yet casual. Great kids meals and at a much lower price. And really good hot bread. Can be a bit pricey but it's worth it when you are tired and everyone is hungry.... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have made it an annual tradition to have dinner at the Ketch. Each time we've had decent service, and we've always enjoyed our meals. We get there before 6 (or is it 6:30?) so the kids eat free, which is great. My husband always enjoys the pitcher of margaritas, and he orders different entrees each time but has enjoyed... More 

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Schenectady, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The view of the bay is great and that's exactly what you must be paying for. We sat at the bar and had a drink, the bartender although nice messed up my drink even though my husband specifically let him know how to make.....a white wine spritzer (not exactly something rare and exotic). There were 3 other people at the... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Yes, the view of the sunset is pretty but the food & drinks are pricey & tasteless, Got a special drink that the bartender was making for $1 but because the waitress brought it to me , it was $9!!!!!. Food is pricey & not f good quality. It really is a tourist trap. There are better choices in LBI.... More 

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Manahawkin, NJ
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to Happy Hour for drinks on a Sunday afternoon in August.The open air upstairs deck had a view of the bay. Our bartender, Mike was very busy but kept no one waiting for service. He was friendly and made our visit enjoyable. We didn't try the food. We had a drink called a bushwhacker which was good. We... More 

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I will pay any price for a good meal. This place was so overpriced with their ala carte menu. I will never go back here. I ordered the scallops with wild mushroom risotto and asparagus. Scallops were good, risotto undercooked and asparagus bitter. Presentation was a joke. For $30 I should have gotten a better looking and tasting dish. Disappointed.

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Westwood, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Decided to give this place a shot and make my own descion considering all the negative reviews. Well, I should have listened. To keep it short, the entire staff are young college girls. I respect them trying to make money over the summer but you need an experienced leader to guide them about do's and don'ts like dont lean on... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wow, I'm not even sure where to begin... I guess by saying that I will never be paying this establishment another visit. The service was so poor it was staggering. The waiter was slow and we constantly had to track him down. We tried to ask his support person for assistance, but she literally ignored us every time we asked... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

So here's the deal. They offer a lobster bake on Mondays and Tuesdays, buy one get one free for $40 but the Sea Shell has lobster for $19, so its about the same price. They also have a kids eat free promotion with each paid adult meal. Tried to use it on a Monday when my wife and I got... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant had incredible water views. The drinks - Monkey Walks into a Bar & the Mango Mojito - were incredible! Our favorite dishes were the seared tuna and saffron angel hair pasta with lobster. Book it on a clear evening!

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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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