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708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
7326811177
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Riverside location

Klein's has a great location with outdoor dining on the River in Belmar with an extensive, primarily seafood menu. For appetizers the mussels and shrimp are delicious. Fish can be ordered in a variety of ways and they readily accommodated my request to substitute a different fish in one of their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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North Jersey, USA
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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went there on our last night of vacation (Thursday 7/16/15). Ask first host what the wait was and if we could have a high chair for an inside table and he was so rude! I went out to tell my husband what the wait was (immediate seating for indoor patio area) he decided to bring our 15 month old in... More 

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Tinton Falls, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place was ok. I thought that the soup was good and that the location was ok. Something between a view of the train tracks and inlet. When I asked if the lobster roll came on a New England roll, and the answer was "what is that?" I knew I was in trouble. It came in a kaiser roll and... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Rubbery calamari. Fried crabcakes. Fried? yes Deep fried, terribly dry. Clam chowder, floury. Not BYOB so beer and wine are expensive. No reason for crowds or a line on Saturday, or any night.

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North Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Klein's has a great location with outdoor dining on the River in Belmar with an extensive, primarily seafood menu. For appetizers the mussels and shrimp are delicious. Fish can be ordered in a variety of ways and they readily accommodated my request to substitute a different fish in one of their dishes. While I would not describe the menu as... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Really don't know what the hype is all about with this restaurant. My family was disappointed in the meal. Food was just average. I think people go more for the atmosphere and the outside dining. If you are in Belmar the place to go to is "Mr Shrimp" on highway 71 now there is a place for great fresh seafood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Not knowing where to dine when visiting Belmar, we asked a local couple where to get good seafood. The answer we got was quick, Klien's Waterside Cafe. Dinning at Klien's Waterside Cafe offers choices to suit just about anyone. You can opt to sit inside, outside under the canopy to watch the local boaters or maybe you want to sit... More 

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went for dinner and sat out on the patio/dock on a Monday night. The waitress, Melissa G., was very nice and we were served quickly. She also returned several times to check on us, which was super. We had the drunken clams, which were fabulous, and I had the grilled shrimp platter and my husband the scrod platter. Delicious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a seafood lover, I enjoy fresh seafood and a waterfront view. You get both at Klein's and the lobster bisque was one of the best I've ever tasted. The fish and chips was extremely moist and tasty. My wife had the lobster salad sandwich and it was chuck full of lobster. This restaurant is a little pricey for the... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stopped here for lunch and while it was somewhat nice sitting next to the water although the view consists of the underside of a highway and a rusty railroad bridge. I had the shrimp cocktail, a beer and a cod sandwich - the bill was $40. While I don't mind paying for good food I thought it was very average,... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our large group all enjoyed their meals. We sat in a covered space outside and for a nice evening experience. Good service.

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Address: 708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
Phone Number: 7326811177
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: 7326811177

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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