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Ragin' Cajun

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1102 River Rd, (Hwy 35 N), Belmar, NJ 07719
732 280 6828
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

My husband and I ate here Saturday night with three of our teenage boys. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. For appetizers we shared the alligator sausage which was delicious but on the small side, the clams, which were some of the best we have had and a ceasar salad. We had Swamp Pasta, Seafood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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New Jersey
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I have heard great things about this place for some time now but have only just visited it. This restaurant is housed in a Victorian style house across from the water. As soon as you walk in you have this charming, intimate feeling. There are only 10 tables so come early. The decor is an eclectic mix of things you... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit since a year ago. The waitstaff is still young and very friendly. This is a casual place and the atmosphere screams kitchy. The rolls were piping hot and delicious. The blackened mahi mahi bites were perfectly prepared, but not very tasty. My husband had the jambalaya and he said it was also pretty bland. Bland... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After having a disappointing experience I wrote about it .The manager contacted me in hopes of bringing my opinion back up about the restaurant. Based on the fact that she took the time to respond I am adding one more star for now. I will go back and see if it was just an off night when I visited last.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Best food and staff!!! Had a great time!!! Would recomend highly! Very homey atmosphere, love the open concept kitchen, makes you feel like you are at a dinner party with friends.

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Neptune, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I ate there last Saturday night and the food was just as delicious as it was when Tracie held the reins in the kitchen. I miss her terribly but her spirit lives on through Kristen (the new owner with her husband John) who worked by her side for the past 18 years. We had tuna bites as... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have lived in Belmar for 15 years and I used to love this place and eat here probably once a week. That said, recently I ordered my favorite dish Shrimp Diane and picked it up to eat at home and was very disappointed. The broccoli was basically raw, the pasta was very over cooked and the shrimp were not... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ragin Cajun is the best food in town. If you like Cajun and/or spicy food, this is the place for you. Traci, the owner just passed away and it is very sad. She was so passionate about her food and her customers. We will deeply miss her. The restaurant goes on and we will continue to eat there regularly. We... More 

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I ate here Saturday night with three of our teenage boys. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. For appetizers we shared the alligator sausage which was delicious but on the small side, the clams, which were some of the best we have had and a ceasar salad. We had Swamp Pasta, Seafood Jambalya and Shrimp Etouffe for dinner.... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I bought the Groupon and decided yesterday was so cold we really wanted some warm, spicy dishes! The atmosphere was awesome from the moment we walked in! It was small, but felt very cozy and welcoming. The service was very friendly, easygoing and attentive. We tried the alligator sausage, onion soup, blackened catfish and chicken jambalaya, and... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just one visit; weekday during summer of 2014. Food was fabulous. Service friendly and efficient. Prices reasonable. You can easily miss this place while driving by on Route 35, which appears to be the older single-family house is once was. Interior décor is charming, though tables perhaps a tad too close for some. Main setback was noticeably smoky air in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1102 River Rd, (Hwy 35 N), Belmar, NJ 07719
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: 732 280 6828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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