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708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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
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Neptune
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Dallas, Texas
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72 helpful votes 72 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 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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87 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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New York City, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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