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Milford Oyster House

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$$$
Seafood, Contemporary
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92 Water Street (Route 519), Milford, NJ 08848
908-995-9411
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Not Great

In March we had an opportunity to have dinner at this restaurant. Please overlook how tacky the building looks on the outside including the beat up old furniture on the "patio" overlooking the parking lot and the junk along the side of the building. It just needs a bit of "curb appeal" to spruce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

In March we had an opportunity to have dinner at this restaurant. Please overlook how tacky the building looks on the outside including the beat up old furniture on the "patio" overlooking the parking lot and the junk along the side of the building. It just needs a bit of "curb appeal" to spruce it up and make it more... More 

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the Oyster House. We are glad you enjoyed the interaction with your friendly server. We are very proud of our professional staff, many of whom have been with us ten years or more, both on the floor and in the back of the house. I do recognize that the restaurant could use a bit of... More 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Way out of the way location, but worth the ride. Everything I read was true. Really excellent seafood here! I had Long Island Sweet Neck Oysters to start. Followed by Sauteed Sheepshead Bay Snapper! Wow, wish I could have a double order. Extensive wine list and full service bar! I'll be back.

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

We love your enthusiasm! Thanks for all the kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the oysters and the Sheepshead Bay Snapper. It is a delightful fish. We will look forward to your next visit to the OH! More 

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really lovely evening. Very highly priced but the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The decor was simple and elegant. The only drawback was the service was very very slow. But that could be overlooked because it was very pleasant to sit there. The place smelled wonderful. Very expensive, but worth it. Oh and the desserts were inventive, beautiful, delicious... More 

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about our restaurant. I am glad you enjoyed your dinner and understand that high quality food is expensive. We buy only top quality fresh seafood. The fish we source is either wild caught or sustainably and responsibly farmed. Both of those things come with a higher price tag. But we feel good... More 

New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I had dinner on April 4. Had a great previous experience but never made it back. It certainly is now back on our radar. Warm, friendly atmosphere and staff, casually elegant but not stuffy. We live locally and frequent the many restaurants along the Delaware and the Bucks county region. There is a lot of competition but... More 

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner and total experience at the Oyster House. As you rightly noted, I write all the wine list descriptions and I am glad to know that you find them accurate and entertaining. Everyone's taste buds are a bit different, so it is hard to know if my taste experience reflects that of others.... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Garlic clams fantastic! Great local place owned and run by brother and sister team! Definitely will return.

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

I have to say, the Garlic Clams and a loaf of bread are one of my favorite meals. Thank you for your kind words. We will look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Washington Township, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I live in Bergen County, NJ, and I wish we had a seafood place like this by us !!! I started off with a dozen oysters (2 each of 6 different types). I didn't think they would have that many to choose from !!! They were all so fresh and delicious !!! I had to order another half dozen of... More 

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

Thanks for traveling such a distance to dine with us. We certainly appreciate it. We try to present a variety of different oysters each night. I am glad you were pleased. We will look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit New Jersey West Coast! More 

Stockton, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When you have just a burger, you pass up the "Zagats best in New Jersey" seafood and finest oyster selection anywhere, but you get locally-sourced Bobolink farm hamburger, thick and juicy, with a delicious salad substituted for the fries, if you wish...and they will even divide the burger and salad between two diners on separate plates if you're not too... More 

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our burgers. Chef Ed takes great pride in his hand packed burger and the fresh ground meat. Quality ingredients do make a world of difference. We are delighted to support our friends and neighbors at Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse by purchasing their products for the restaurant. More 

Milford, Nj
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have frequented both and always pleased, The dining room is, of course, far more expensive and recognized for its seafood as the name suggests

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

It is nice to know that you were pleased. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. We are glad you enjoy our split personality, taking advantage of both menus and atmospheres! More 

West Orange, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

As good as it gets. Fresh fish, never frozen, cooked by the owner. Fresh oysters every nite. I had the garlic salald (spectacular) and the shrimp/scampi stew. My wife had oysters (we shared) and the lobster. Simply the best. The service was attentive, informed and polite. Everything was great. In all, a great nite.

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Paul. Chef Ed and I will look forward to welcoming you back to the Oyster House. We have a new regular menu and we hope you will enjoy it as much as you have enjoyed some of the Oyster House Classics like the Shellfish Stew and the Scampi. More 

Holland Twp NJ
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The chef prepares nothing but the finest fresh foods available. Though I'm not a Oyster connoisseur, they have a great oyster menu with specials during the year. The incredible seafood from starters like baby grilled octopus, and crab corn chowder to any of the changing menu's entrees are superb. You can dine in the pub area, or the main dining... More 

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AmyCoss, Owner at Milford Oyster House, responded to this review

We are glad you are a fan of the Korean Fire Burger! Chef Ed and I were delighted to develop this unique burger last year. Using Gochujang in the burger brought a Korean film crew to the restaurant in December of 2014 and we are eagerly awaiting the results. They wanted to bring the stories of Korean products being used... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 92 Water Street (Route 519), Milford, NJ 08848
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Milford
  • Phone Number: 908-995-9411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?