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601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732)793 4447
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Crabs Claw always a great stop!

The food is good but not great....I just love the old style Jersey shore place. Its a must stop. Also some good live music as well. ConsumerMarineSupply.com

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
royalboater
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Brick, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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lavallette
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lavallettes Cheers-fantastic seafood,prime rib -the early bird specials are amazing-99 beers,and fun bartenders -try Bingo on Thursdays during the off season!

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Brick, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is good but not great....I just love the old style Jersey shore place. Its a must stop. Also some good live music as well. ConsumerMarineSupply.com

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place has everything. Great food and drinks and better people. From locals to travelers alike, this place is why I miss the jersey shore. The 99 beer club is amazing and a great way to find out what you like. They also do tap take overs to support micro breweries from the area. Fantastic!!!

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New Jesey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There are so many negatives about this place that I'll spare you the time. Basically, rushed service (even when empty), appetizers served 2 minutes after salad is served, entrees served at room temperature, small portions and high prices. I have to mention that the bread served is actually warmed slider buns.This is a tourist trap even in the off season.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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119 reviews 119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We've been here numerous times. It is the only restaurant in Lavallette with a liquor license. They are the only game in town. The food is just ok. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area that serve better seafood. If you are going for food, go for the lunch deal. Same food, but cheaper than at night. The... More 

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New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My wife liked the potato skin, after she scraped off the chives. She also raved about the lobster tail and lobster ravioli. I had the seafood fra Diablo over linguini expecting some sort of spice and was disappointed, yes I would come back again, had nice selection on menu. Just won't listen to waitress about spice.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've been here many times over the years. We probably will move on to some new choices, as we've been consistently disappointed. Hostess is usually marginally pleasant, at best. Management is invisible. We've had good service and we've had terrible service. We've had a few good meals, but many more that were average or absolutely terrible, including one meal that... More 

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love to have a place to go where you can relax at bar and have a great meal. Bartenders especially attentive and friendly!!

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place used to be "the place" . It has all the makings to be fabulous but misses it on every count. The front desk not so friendly, The bathrooms not so clean, that's what makes me nervous when you don't have a clean bathroom you don't have a clean kitchen simple rule. Key issue is that management is resting... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Took our traditional yearly walk on the boardwalk in seaside on the first day of the new year n decided to head down to the claw. The lunch specials were good but choose wisely. Overall def try it. Maybe for dinner now. Ohh. N the beer selection was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lavallette
  • Phone Number: (732)793 4447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?