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Klein's Waterside Cafe

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708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spectacular view

Kleins has been known locally to have the freshest fish around. The restaurant has been preparing that fish with locally grown ingredients as well combining them into a wonderful meal. We had dinner there on a Saturday, early evening for my wifes birthday and we were delighted with the meal and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Pilsner22
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Neptune
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Belmar, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Seafood always taste better when you are sitting next the water. The friendly staff served a delightful seafood meal while enjoying the views. Come early for discounts on food and drinks.

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Rahway, New Jersey
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Funky tablecloths dirty plastic outdoor windows.Mahi was 70% dark slimy looking.9 dollar salad had wilted lettuce and no sign of cheese.wasgiven flounder as substitute it was undercooked so I took it home and after I heated it in oven didn't like taste.Waiter was excellent.D-Kleins. Third time I tried place again and prices are still high.

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Neptune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Kleins has been known locally to have the freshest fish around. The restaurant has been preparing that fish with locally grown ingredients as well combining them into a wonderful meal. We had dinner there on a Saturday, early evening for my wifes birthday and we were delighted with the meal and the service. We had a reservation and were seated... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have written a review about Klein's and that review still stands. A great place for good food and friends after a day soaking up the sun and ocean. Friendly and efficient service, relaxing atmosphere. But I wouldn't recommend the brunch. We came with two friends and could have ordered the sit-down lunch, but my husband was interested in trying... More 

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Houston, Texas
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46 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took full advantage of the lobster specials in October as well as the clams appetizer. Really this would be a 4.5 - I would have liked a little garlic in the "butter" but did appreciate that it was olive oil and not 100% butter. The lobster was steamed to perfection. This place knows how to do seafood, with bibs... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The four of us came here for dinner on Sunday. The location is awesome and view of the inlet is great. Service was good, but the plates that came out for appetizers were dirty, with food stuck to them and grease on the edges. After the plates were changed, the appetizers came and tasted great. We ordered two king crab... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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95 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great neighborhood gem on the water. Any fresher and the fish would be swimming. Twin 1 1/2 lb lobsters dinner was over the top. Same for the chopped salad, steamers, chowder AND the service. Ellen was fantastic. Definitely will return.

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Considering the wonderful water-side location, they really should make an effort to learn to cook! I'm told the clams are good. What isn't are the following. Fish&Chips: very greasy and tasteless fish, gloopy clam chowder and bland, interesting lobster sandwich that must be their own version of a lobster roll. The key is simplicity not creativity when it comes to... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We`d heard some nice things about this place so we decided to try it. The evening was beautiful - perfect for outdoor dining. I have no complaints about the atmosphere. We were told we had a 30 minute wait, and we were called 30 minutes later and given out outdoor seating choice. So far so good. That`s where it ended.... More 

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Mt Olive NJ
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a sprawling business right on the Shark River Inlet, several bars, a fish market, formal indoor dining room, a sushi bar, a covered/open outdoor deck seating. Boats of different sizes/styles pass by on a regular basis, the drawbridge open and closes, locals drive up on their boats and dine on the deck or pick up take out. NJ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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