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Klein's Waterside Cafe

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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
Great Meal With A View

This restaurant had a great family atmosphere. We were given a nice table for 8 with a view of Shark River. It was like eating on an outdoor boat deck. The food was fresh. We had everything on the menu it seemed. Snow crabs, oysters, shrimp, fish and chips, calamari, grilled salmon, salads, bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had a great family atmosphere. We were given a nice table for 8 with a view of Shark River. It was like eating on an outdoor boat deck. The food was fresh. We had everything on the menu it seemed. Snow crabs, oysters, shrimp, fish and chips, calamari, grilled salmon, salads, bread, and excellent drinks. The service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great Tikki Bar for the total vacation feel. We always stop here for Happy Hour when we are in town. It is a great location along the Snake River right where the boats are leaving or returning from the ocean. The service is good with Happy Hour specials and live music.

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Middle Village, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The restaurant is deceiving. From the outside, it looks like a burger place. Inside, it is much nicer than expected. We didn't dine outside because the view of several roadway over water and flies wasn't appealing to me. The food was good. Appetizers of fried calamari and stuffed clams were good. The burgers and waffle fries were very good. As... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Do not waste your $ or time! Need I say more? Rude service, our waitress spent her time with the cook and not at her tables. Refills were even painful for her. And the worst seafood we've ever had. And extremely high priced! We are headed to another place to see if we can salvage the evening! Sorely disappointed. Oh,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I went to this place 'cause I wanted to have seafood. They add to much flavours in everything. I am very plain when I eat fish.

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely view of Shark River food was good for the prices paid. Waitress very accommodating. Parking lot is a problem. Could have nicer accommodations outside to eat at and sit in

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had dinner at Klein's Waterside on the advice of our b&b owner. Very nice view over the river. Our waitress was great, very attentive and helpful. Unfortunately food was only decent-to-good while prices were rather exorbitant. Not one to knock a very nice night out (especially with a beautiful woman, a pretty view, and exemplary service) but heads up that... More 

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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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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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

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