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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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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
Was very surprised!

This place was great.. Not what I expected at all. I drive by this everyday and just the face on the building doesn't look inviting at all. Once your inside you can't belive this nook. Inside the decor is beautiful and clean greeted by very friendly staff. You have a choice to sit in the dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Tretti67
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Princeton, New Jersey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Princeton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This place was great.. Not what I expected at all. I drive by this everyday and just the face on the building doesn't look inviting at all. Once your inside you can't belive this nook. Inside the decor is beautiful and clean greeted by very friendly staff. You have a choice to sit in the dining area or in the... More 

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

We are delighted that you discovered us! Thank you so much for your kind words about Chris. We enjoy his stories too. The steamed garlic clams have been a favorite of customers for the full eighteen years that we have been in business. We are delighted to add you to the list of fans. Thank you and we will look... More 

Stanton, New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

-From our warm greeting from the Matre-D to our last bite of dessert, this restaurant exceeded our expectations! The ambiance was perfect for a "fish-house". Choosing just one of the items we ordered,- the calamari acompanied with the srichira mayo took top prize being perhaps the best I have ever eaten. Our waiter suggested a wine which was very well... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed the calamari. The calamari is a special appetizer that Chef Ed offers whenever fresh calamari is available in the market. He cleans and slices it himself which is the secret to its tenderness. We hope that we will see you again the next time we have calamari or another special that catches your fancy! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We will not be back... The best thing was the fried oyster appetizers... we ordered the seafood stew which came OVERCOOKED with rubber lobster,rubber clams,rubber shrimp. Took forever to get someone over so we could order something else. Our waiter, named Bruce, ignored us after we returned the stew. Another lady ( I think might be an owner) took our... More 

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

Andy, I am so sorry that I did adequately address your complaint by taking the stew off your check and providing you with another entree, the scampi, cooked to your specifications. As I recall, both you and your wife suffer from gastric issues. We did our best to prepare the food, undercooked, as you told me you needed it, in... More 

Lambertville, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had heard great things about the Milford Oyster House for awhile now, but it's about 30 minutes away so we hadn't gotten a chance to go there yet. We finally went last weekend for our wedding anniversary. Parking was an issue, the lot was completely full when we got there. We ended up having to park in a questionable... More 

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

Thank you for letting me know about your experience at the Oyster House. I am glad you enjoyed the bread, appetizers, and scampi. The amount of garlic in a dish is a personal preference for sure and I have had customers request even more garlic, so we try to play to the middle, hoping to please most people. I am... More 

Clarksboro, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food ranged from nothing special to not good at all. Mussels had a bad taste, were rubbery and smelled worse. The corn chowder was watery and tasteless. Two different salads, very small, very lacking and equally tasteless. over breaded clams casino. They bill themselves as an Oyster House but other than raw oysters there were no other oyster dishes... More 

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

I am deeply sorry that you did not enjoy your dinner at the Oyster House. My brother and I strive to make each guest's meal memorable each and every time they visit us. I apologize that in your eyes, we failed. I can assure you that we buy top quality seafood and care for it properly once it is on... More 

New Jersey
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Having relatives visiting from Colorado, they have read articles about MOH and wanted to try it first hand. Having been there a few times, it was a no brainer. Our waitress was attentive and helpful with suggestions.. The shellfish stew was outstanding and so was the grilled swordfish. It was a very good meal all around and they were happy... More 

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

It is always a pleasure to see you and your family and help you celebrate your visit home. I am delighted that you enjoyed the stew; it is one of my favorites on the menu. Thank you for your kind words about the restaurant and the food. I will look forward to your next visit to the East Coast. More 

Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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240 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Additional Information about Milford Oyster House

Address: 92 Water Street (Route 519), Milford, NJ 08848
Phone Number: 908-995-9411
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Milford
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
Average Prices: USD $19 to $32
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

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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 to $32
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children
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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