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All 89 Belmar Restaurants

Klein's Waterside Cafe

708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
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Ranked #18 of 89 Restaurants in Belmar
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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San Diego, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Address: 708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
Cuisine: Seafood

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