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Blue Monkey

2 South Centre Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109
856.661.8008
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Cuisines: European, Italian, Continental
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
philadelphia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

3/30/2014 A friend wanted to bring me here and I was open to experience anywhere that had a great draft selection. As she promised - the selections of drafts were diverse and I was happy to try a few - meaning 4...LOL As you may have noticed from past reviews - I like a "Hoppy Beer", so they had a... More

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Fort Montgomery, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Blue Monkey is a very nice little bar/restaurant in Merchantville, NJ. The majority of the crowd is between 35-55, but some younger ones might be there to enjoy the beers. Word of mouth is rampant as this place is always full on the weekends. Make a reservation! If you do go without a reservation, you may have to wait... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews 116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon. The place is very cozy and relaxing. Fantastic draft beer selections. We had the Turkish salad and a Blue Monkey salad. Yeah I know, salad???? But they were great. Not just lettuce bits tossed it a bowl but real time and effort was put into the construction of these things. Excellent. I can't... More

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west jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Food was great as always, the beer was superb, the choices almost unlimited. This was a Christmas eve visit, the service was great as always

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We visit the Blue Monkey frequently for dinner and great drinks. The burgers are always great but my favorite is the Monkey Salad. It's a delicious dish with chicken, shrimp, cheese, egg, and fresh greens. Your choice of dressing comes on the side and there is a generous amount so you won't need to ask for extra. The drinks are... More

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Reading the reviews for rude and horrible treatment in June and July make me wonder if this is the same restaurant. We first went to this restaurant in the fall (we're relatively new to the area) and have been several times since. Each time we have gone we have been very well. After our first meal there we commented to... More

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Don't know how anyone could write anything but a glowing review for this amazing bar/restaurant. Have enjoyed going there for the last 4 years and never disappointed in the food. The wait service and the owner are vigilant in assuring that you are enjoying your experience. Creative gourmet food that is surprising as a reasonable price. The chef is as... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I went to the Blue Monkey to experience their wonderful beer selection. I was pleasantly surprised. We went on a Sunday evening and the place was quiet and calm. There were other people there but the noise level was quite manageable. Although I wanted the special Mussel addition to the menu, I settled for the Blue Monkey Burger. The special... More

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philadelphia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited with this place with friends due to a gift certificate we received as an anniversary present and although we've lived in Philadelphia our entire lives and been to the Cherry Hill mall area countless times, this was our first venture into neighboring Merchantville. There's not much to do in Merchantville but this place is worth the minor detour... More

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Orlando, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We live in Florida, but every time we come to Joisey to visit our children, we insist that they take us to Blue Monkey Tavern. The wings are some of the best that we've had anywhere. Try the spicy fried string beans as a starter too. The burger is AMAZING !!! Oh yeah, they have a fantastic selection of draft... More

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