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All 88 Belmar Restaurants

Klein's Waterside Cafe

708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
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Ranked #19 of 88 Restaurants in Belmar
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been going here for years, with no complaints. This time, the quality of the seafood was awful to the point that they should have been embarrassed about what they put on a plate. Too pricey, terrible service, and poor food means that I will never go back here again. There are plenty of better options in the area.

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Allentown, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've eaten at Klein's once a summer for the past several years while on vacation. It's eclectic including: a formal indoor dining room, a sushi bar, an outdoor seating area along the Shark river, a covered semi-outdoor eating area, a tiki bar, and a retail seafood store. It literally has something for everyone. They accept reservations, although they take walk-ins... More

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went there with family that came in from Boston. While dinner portions seemed a little small, and was a bit pricey, we left the dinner table extremely satisfied. With having a large number of folks at the table, we expected some service issues as it's difficult for the kitchen to get everything out at the same time. Despite that, they... More

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New York City, New York
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194 reviews 194 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are looking for a quiet relaxing place, don't come here. If you want great seafood on the water with a great energy ... this is the place. The prices are a bit steep but the menu is varied and has something for everyone. My friend got the burger -- YUM! The lobster was cooked well (although my friends... More

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Brownfield, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went here about 2 years ago and the food was very good. Great location along the river but the location can't make up for the poor service and the mediocre food. I won't bother with Kleins on my next visit. Oh, and the music ~ I wanted to poke my eardrums out. Just saying.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great location right along the river. Enjoyed the outdoor seating. The food was very good, but not quite great. We had the drunken clams to start, which were very good. Our entrees were red snapper and grouper. The fish was very good, but the veggies and potatoes were just ok. It's a nice atmosphere right along the river. There was... More

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