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Nagle's Apothecary Cafe

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43 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
(732) 776-9797
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 21
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very convenient

We can only comment on Nagle's ice cream (which is very good- it's a tie for supremacy with nearby Day's) but the place seems to get a healthy crowd throughout the day for meals. It's certainly in a good spot, directly on Main Street and a few blocks from the beach. One of these days we'll have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
TeamPidge
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
New Jersey
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Since choices are limited in the area, and did not want to drive anywhere after a day on the hot beach, this served the purppose.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Sweet, sweet old time apothecary turned into a restaurant. The original decorations and newspaper articles and the free matchbook are classically perfect! Since we were there during the off season, we didn't have to wait for a seat and very little for ice cream. It's THE place to eat in Ocean Grove. Nothing fancy. Oh, the bacon? Yeah. They give... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The ice cream is the best! We love this place!! Ices are our favorite but the Ice Cream can't be beat either!! Forgot to take a picture of my Ice ..sorry next time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely the best ice cream parlor in the area! They have a huge selection and many different toppings for a great price. They have tables you can sit at outside and it's a great atomosphere with great service!

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We can only comment on Nagle's ice cream (which is very good- it's a tie for supremacy with nearby Day's) but the place seems to get a healthy crowd throughout the day for meals. It's certainly in a good spot, directly on Main Street and a few blocks from the beach. One of these days we'll have to try the... More 

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Howell, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is an absolutely charming establishment. We enjoy sitting outside for breakfast; the pancakes are fantastic and the Huervos Rancheros have been a favorite for years. There is usually a wait, but it is so worth it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Delicious scooped ice cream, you wait in line on a sidewalk in this leafy small town on the ocean. It's a warm night and the flavors are fresh and natural. There is music in the air. Civilization is years away.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Although the lines are always long, a bit overrated. Diner food and ok, but mostly frozen rather than fresh. The service is also a bit hit and miss. The ice cream, on the other hand, is excellent and worth the wait.

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Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

3 adults, 4 teens, dinner at the beach! Lovely atmosphere, super cool historical items inside. We sat outside, very comfortable little area between buildings -- great breeze, great people watching! The waitress was nice, but inattentive. After we ordered, we never saw her again despite a desperate need for another fork and refills on water! Quesadilla was enjoyed, turkey clubs... More 

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BrickUSA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

At Nagle's I had a Philly Cheesesteak with a side of fries and the total cost was only $6.99! My daughter had a cheeseburger and fries. I forget the exact cost but it was reasonably priced as well.. The service was fine. We'll go there again for sure.

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Address: 43 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Phone Number: (732) 776-9797
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: (732) 776-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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