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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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  • 46
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 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
Very good.

Finally made it with our friends and the food was great. Enjoyed the food very much and have to come back to try other things on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
MRM1952
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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glen rock, nj
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

From the moment we sat down to the flavorful roasted garlic freebie appetizer on our table to the last lick of the spoon on the Creole sauce for our shrimp this place was bursting with flavor. Lobster bisque was great made with the Madeira wine instead of the usual Sherry. The grilled occasion shrimp were absolutely amazing! I fought with... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We live locally and love this place. Feels like home. everything we've ever had there is wonderful and wait staff is excellent. I usually have the barbecue Cajun shrimp and my wife has the blacked steak bites. Delicious bananas foster for desert. BYOB as well

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Staying with friends in Belmar, they promised us a different eating experience one evening and took us to the nearby Ragin' Cajun restaurant. It was like walking into someone's house (the restaurant had previously been a family home and was structurally unchanged). Unfortunately, the front room, (where a superb three-piece blues band was playing) was already full, but we were... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Finally made it with our friends and the food was great. Enjoyed the food very much and have to come back to try other things on the menu.

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Food was good - pretty authentic Creole/Cajun - which is not easy to find in the Northeast. The service was really outstanding and the servers couldn't do enough to make sure that everything was just right. I would, however, not suggest this restaurant if anyone in your party does not love Cajun food as just about every item on the... More 

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Highland Mills, NY
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We each had something different: blackened steak tips w/red beans & rice; chicken creole over rice; seafood jambalaya over rice. We all enjoyed our meals. I thought jambalaya had a little too much liquid, but it tasted delicious. The blackened tips were excellent, wig a slightly spicy aioli. I prefer my red beans and rice a little gooey-ier, but, again,... More 

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Millstone, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for Father's Day just before rush hour. A little hot but acceptable. Outstanding food and service. The gator is terrific. This must be the best Resturant in all of Belmar/ area. The staff is extremely friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Everyone knows you feel like family when you walk into the door at Ragin' Cajun. I have been going here for years and I crave the food like a pregnant woman (side note- I am a dude). I just went again for the first time in almost a year and what a fulfillment.The waitstaff was so engaged and really made... More 

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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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