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500 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ
732.894.3502
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still there!

Jakes original building is gone, destroyed by Sandy along with everything else on the ocean side of Ocean Ave., but they are still in business operating out of what looks like an overgrown food truck parked on the sand along the boardwalk. Lunch was reasonably priced, the food was cooked to order... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2013
Al R
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Lansdale, PA
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Lansdale, PA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Jakes original building is gone, destroyed by Sandy along with everything else on the ocean side of Ocean Ave., but they are still in business operating out of what looks like an overgrown food truck parked on the sand along the boardwalk. Lunch was reasonably priced, the food was cooked to order and. Was tasty. Menu was limited and if... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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96 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We really enjoyed everything about this place..,,,definitley worth a return trip hope they survived sandy

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We have been to Jakes on several occassions inthe past. This year, however, it seems they have increased their prices and decreased their portions. In the past a bucket of fries was quite large and worth the price. Today, however, a "large BUCKET" was a small paper side dish for $6.49!!!! Are you kidding me.???? Lobster bisque, while very tasty... More 

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Maybrook, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Nice casual place on the beach for seafood. This is our second time visiting this restaurant. Cash only!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Waited 1 hr for our food.... Thought this was a good place for crab legs...not even on menu. Waiter was nice but 1 hr wait for dinner is unacceptable. The wait gave me time to download app and the drive to write my first review ever.

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Franklin Park, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We had a sunday night dinner at Jakes after a perfect beach day and some dancing at Djais. We forgot to bring drinks so the waitress offered a delivery service which promptly brought us a six pack. Our meal was perfect. Couldn't ask for anything better. We ordered a shrimp quesadilla (with extra cheese) a single crabcake, a lobster dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We have been here a few times. The crabcakes are always delicious...mostly crab and not all the usual fillers. The wait staff is friendly... Fries and corn were also satisfying. Steamers were tasty and looked like they were just caught. Expect to pay (cash only)...after all its seafood on the ocean!

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Let's start by saying that Jake's is a small snack shop on the boardwalk in Belmar--about six indoor tables and another ten or so on the patio. Given the realities of this type of seasonal business, I think you have to expect prices to be a bit on the high side--that said, I thought we received a fairly high-quality seafood... More 

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Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

The place was so filthy, I lost my appetite. Who could eat here?

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Belmar, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

The crab cakes were very good but I was very disappointed with the greasy New England Clam Chowder and the $6.00 fries which were advertised on the menu and chalkboard as being "hand-cut" but turned out to be squiggly frozen fries from a bag. I questioned whether these were in fact hand-cut only to be told, "that’s what we serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: 732.894.3502

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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