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Nagle's Apothecary Cafe

43 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
(732) 776-9797
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Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Ocean Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Not fancy. Clean, great staff, affordable, good food. Famous for omlettes, but try the fruit platter, too.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I went with friends to get ice cream from the window on the street and was really disgusted at the garbage on the floor of where the servers were. The did not wash their hands or wipe down the dirty counters ever as I watched them serve at least 15 customers........ The was spilled ice cream drips on the counters... More

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Newton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We tried Nagle's and kept going back to get our "linner" lunch/dinner to eat on the beach, everything was very good, fast and affordable, the place was very nice as well. I can't wait to go back next year! There is nothing like eating a nice hot pastrami Rueben sandwich while laying on the beach... Only a short one block... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Good portions! Well prepared! A bit of a wait at times; but worth the wait! Go there as soon as you can! Ice cream is really good! And you can sit outdoors in front or on the side!

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Ocean, NJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Even if you don't eat your scoops and fries inside the former drugstore, with 40s era counter service and vintage bottles and sepia images on every wall, the folks lining up for window service alongside Nagle's corner of the pseudo-Victorian Ocean Grove is more than happy to take in the street scene. A must do on any any night between... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you think you know how great ice-creams taste, give a try and go to Nagle's. Long line in front of the ice-cream window doesn't lie :)

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

went to Nagle's for the first time for lunch and food and service were very good. went there 2 nights for ice cream and service was poor.It took 20 minutes first time to get a shake. first we got someone else's shake and they kept waiting on people behind us. Second time went for a ice tea and same thing... More

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Elberon, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Looking forward to next meal there!!perfect setting-great service-fun place fun to people watch- coffee fair they did'nt have iced they did the best they could.

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Have been coming to Ocean Grove for many years and this is usually the first stop I make after checking in at a hotel. The breakfasts are top notch! I highly recommend this place.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you are visiting Ocean Grove and want an affordable place to eat with plenty of options, this is your place! The atmosphere is nostalgic of a yesteryear drugstore, the food is good, the servers are friendly and lighthearted, yet capable, and the experience is family-friendly, although it was only my husband and I when we visited. Since Ocean Grove... More

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