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Klein's Waterside Cafe

708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
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Ranked #16 of 88 restaurants in Belmar
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Brownfield, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went here about 2 years ago and the food was very good. Great location along the river but the location can't make up for the poor service and the mediocre food. I won't bother with Kleins on my next visit. Oh, and the music ~ I wanted to poke my eardrums out. Just saying.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great location right along the river. Enjoyed the outdoor seating. The food was very good, but not quite great. We had the drunken clams to start, which were very good. Our entrees were red snapper and grouper. The fish was very good, but the veggies and potatoes were just ok. It's a nice atmosphere right along the river. There was... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good seafood, but very expensive considering you are sitting outside on plastic furniture and our waitress wasn't friendly in the least.

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Sparta, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had 3 appetizers: fried calamari. ..drunken clams...crabcake sliders. All superb! Beautiful views and great service. Free valet parking.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There is just nothing like a great seafood dinner outside, next to the water. If you are going to eat here, and the weather is nice, eat outside. The first time I came (last summer, mid-season), I had to wait about an hour. This time, in June, mid-week, there was no wait at all. The food is excellent (I had... More

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Congers, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Heard so much about this place and was greatly disappointed. Extensive menu and eating outside is preferable to the dark, dreary inside restaurant. Food is so-so more like you get on the boardwalk than at a restaurant. Very crowded and noisy. Plastic tumblers and paper plates make for quick service and clean up but gives one a rushed feeling. The... More

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