We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Klein's Waterside Cafe

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
7326811177
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Klein's Waterside Cafe and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 93 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice to sit outside but food is just average

Your best bet at Klein's is picking up fish from the market and eating at home. That said, if you do eat there, its a good place for kids as they can watch the boats and trains come in and out and all can enjoy the water view (albeit a bit industrial -- Brielle restaurants offer better views... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Buffalo1125
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your best bet at Klein's is picking up fish from the market and eating at home. That said, if you do eat there, its a good place for kids as they can watch the boats and trains come in and out and all can enjoy the water view (albeit a bit industrial -- Brielle restaurants offer better views). The menu... More 

Helpful?
Thank Buffalo1125
Howell,NJ
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is mainly a seafood restaurant, right along the water. The food is good, though I think pricey ($30 range). The early birds were good and more reasonably priced, along with alcoholic beverage specials. Not a very large parking lot.

Helpful?
Thank hwllmary
Hawthorne, New Jersey
Level Contributor
53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I go to Klein's a couple of times a year and we enjoy great sea food drinks and a view to the inlet. Service was excellent and we were not rushed. Whether we go in the summer or fall or spring we enjoy Klein's. A Consistently enjoyable experience.

Helpful?
Thank MrDavid14
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

There in a Wednesday night and not crowded. Sat outside by the water and it was a nice environment. Food was crab cakes and baked potato. Very nice!!environmentattentive

Helpful?
Thank Brian P
Lambertville
Level Contributor
145 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Stopped for lunch and was very disappointed with food. Service was very good. Wanted a simple broiled crab cake sandwhic. OMG...was mostly bread crumbs with little crab. Kaiser roll was day old. Slaw and waffle fries were good. Enjoyed the outdoor view except yellow jack bees around and annoying. Lauren( server) was very good. Doubt if kitchen has a trained... More 

Helpful?
Thank JG1Lambertville
avon by the sea
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Friday night spur of the moment decision was a terrific dinner suprized. Service was very nice and friendly as well as good and attentive. Prices reasonable fish was fresh . all in all a nice experience .I would return.

Helpful?
Thank maureen1224
Moscow, Idaho
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Good food, good price and their happy hour includes draft beer, cocktails and some seafood appetizers, from 3-6pm. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank lou_ibanez
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Great food and fabulous service. We visit our son 3 times a year and always make it a point to eat at this location. Never disappointed

Helpful?
Thank Richard S
New Jersey
Level Contributor
315 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My wife, kids and I ate a late lunch early dinner at Klein's Waterside Café. The New England clam chowder was very good as well as my baked scrod. My wife and kids enjoyed their food. My wife had the New England clam chowder and a lobster roll. My son had a hamburger and my daughter had macaroni and cheese.... More 

Helpful?
Thank blairkk25
Belmar, New Jersey
Level Contributor
52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I generally do not speak bad about restaurants, but I don't get what people see in this place....maybe its the view of the RR bridge and Route 35. You have to wait for average food that is over priced and nasty attitudes. Not likely will be going back

Helpful?
Thank LennyBK

Travelers who viewed Klein's Waterside Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Klein's Waterside Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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, American

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Klein's Waterside Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?