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Klein's Waterside Cafe

708 River Road at Main St., Belmar, NJ
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Ranked #11 of 89 restaurants in Belmar
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This place has been around as a fish market for more than 70 years! It is now run by fourth generation family. But here's the catch. If you go on a busy night, you will not get the best service, meal or atmosphere. Try an off night or go early, even lunch. Your best bet is to stick with the... More

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New York City, New York
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186 reviews 186 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We all enjoyed the variety of food - from lox, sushi, bagels, seafood, carvings, desserts, chocolate fountain to dip fruit in, omelettes, waffles, pancakes, cheeses, etc. great selection and great server. Make a reservation. Brunch begins at 11 AM.

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Manasquan. NJ
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We hadn't been to Klein's in several years, but the couple we went with had been there recently and felt a return visit was in order. We were seated on the inside porch overlooking the Shark River Inlet; nice view and ambience, but a bit too dark (we had to use our iPhone flashlights to read the menu). From the... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My late Grandfather was a huge fan of this place, so I was excited and really wanted to love it. I went twice in the last month. The first time was better because we were outside and so you get more atmosphere and I wasn't focused on the food as much. I thought it was decent. I went again recently... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I just visited Klein's for the first time. For my nieces and my birthday she decided on this restaurant. An excellent choice I must say. Situated directly on the water of the inlet it has a nice atmosphere. We had clam strips for an appetizer and each had the clam chowder. Both were good, though I preferred the strips. My... More

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south river,nj
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67 reviews 67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wow wow wow!!! Went here last night for dinner and I was very impressed. Service when I walked in the door was prompt and friendly. I seated right away and had a drink in about 5 minutes. My server was excellent, very friendly and knew her stuff. I ordered a dozen oysters on the half shell and a "small plate"... More

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