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Ketch Bar & Restaurant

529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1834
609-492-3000
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Ranked #59 of 70 restaurants in Beach Haven
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Oct 4, 2013
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Quebec City, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Seem to be a nice place with atmosphere when dinning on the great outdoor patio with the view on the Sunset that's all. The meal are various and are just the average in presentation and taste, and dont think about service, i have se my waiter at the end of the meal he never poor a glass of wine. It's... More

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south river,nj
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67 reviews 67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Came here for dinner after seeing their advertisement which sounded pretty good, it was fair to be generous. I came in at around 8pm and it wasn't as busy as many other establishments in the area...1st bad sign. I requested indoor seating and was told that outdoor seating would get me served faster as they only had 1 server for... More

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nj
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I've been vacationing at LBI for since the 80s and have seen restaurants come and go and this is one that should be gone soon, hopefully. How hard is it for an alleged seafood place to make shrimp scampi and crab cakes? Very hard for the Ketch where the scampi was served luke warm to cold and went brought out... More

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nj
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Our group of 11 (5 being kids) found ourselves without dinner plans at 6pm on a Saturday in August..We made some calls while driving south to the few restaurants that we knew took reservations, but couldn't find anything until after 8pm. We had eaten at the BoatHouse across the street earlier in the week, and knew the Ketch was a... More

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Randolph, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

There is a REASoN why you don't have to wait to be seated in this place while all the restaurants near by are packed. I think that says it all. Trust me. Unless you are beyond the point of starvation don't go.

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NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The view is beautiful. That's about it. From the get go, the hostesses looked like deer caught in headlights when putting our name in for a table. They also seated out of order and took a table of 3 that arrived after my husband and myself. Just a pet peeve, but irked me nonetheless. We were seated about 20 minutes... More

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Westwood, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Our trips to LBI are never complete without catching a sunset diner on the outside deck. The bay n horizon are right there to enjoy along with a never disappointing meal The sesame tuna. Mahe mahe were great not huge but enough with Galicia potato n veggie. Our waiter happily substituted the side to our liking. The 2 kids ate... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We have been going here for years, we stay in LBI a week and go here usually 2 times with 12 people. Will never go again. This year the food was not great, menu had specials we ordered they came back and said sorry that was yesterday's menu we are out. Ordered clam chowder, it came in a half filled... More

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Nyack, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The only real positive about the Ketch is the view. If you want anything more you should probably go elsewhere. We had reservations on a Friday night and were shown our table pretty quickly. We then waited 45 minutes for our drinks to arrive and another hour for our food even after the 'sunset crowd' left which we attributed the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We went there for lunch yesterday. I've been crawling on the floor puking ever since. I don't usually do this, but if I can prevent anyone from experiencing what we went through yesterday, I might be able to save someone from a ruined vacation day. Took us 30 min just to get sat (there was nobody there when we got... More

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