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

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 24
    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
Long Wait

Food was just ok but waiting for dinner after being seated was unusually long and waitress was really not into her job.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Maryurbin
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Garfield, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Garfield, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Food was just ok but waiting for dinner after being seated was unusually long and waitress was really not into her job.

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Love this restaurant. The food, staff and atmosphere are perfect. It's a great place to get seafood in Lavallette. Great for cocktails as well.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Eating with a 20 month old child is a challenge so the five of us decided to stick with an early dinner at a family restaurant down the street from our beach place. Although the Crab's Claw was once at the top of the field, they've lowered thier standards in favor of feeding the masses of summer tourists. While I... More 

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New City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The hour wait stunk but there isn't much else around if your looking for a few beers and some food. My fish tacos were really good, my brother loves some spicy pasta dish. The mozzarella appetizer was sub-par. I'm fine with this place, a good beach restaurant, just not fine dining.

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Staten Island, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had an early lunch seated outside. I had been there before inside and it was nice to eat this time outside. Service was still a bit slow but the lunch specials we all ordered were excellent as were the bloody mary's.

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love seafood and I ordered the Mariners pot, It was delicious, one of the best actual seafood pot with crabs, shrimps, corn , potatoes etc. Everyone enjoyed there meals and service took a little long to get our entrees but I loved it. Worth the wait, the little neck clams and oysters where all fresh. Drinks where great, I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Typical shore place that just cranks out food knowing thier customers are on vacation and not coming back. Portions are really small and nearly tasteless. Drive or uber the extra 10 minutes for something better.

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

When you enter a big bar takes up half the room. We went on a Tuesday night at 5:15pm and had to wait 20 minutes. A popular place. Food is good not great. Portion sizes are large for dinner. Prices ok for what they offer. Service is very good. One downside ladies only y 2 bathroom stalls in the ladies... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our seafood was overcooked and dry. There was no butter on shrimp just oil.The steamer pot was also overcooked and the lobster was dry and no butter. The only good thing was the drinks bit they were expensive. It also was very loud with kids.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a fun little beach area restaurant near Seaside Heights. The boardwalk is not far. Great seafood served here. There's a piano player here to entertain folks with lively tunes. The seafood was very fresh. Service wasn't fast but it was decent. It is located in an area close to a lot of cool little shops

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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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