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Nagle's Apothecary Cafe

43 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
(732) 776-9797
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Ranked #6 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
NYC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Nagle's serves ice cream from a walk-up window, and has an old-fashioned indoor seating dining area. It's particularly useful as a good stand-by restaurant when visiting Ocean Grove in off-season (before Memorial Day, after Labor Day).

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped in for a bite to eat at lunch time on a rainy day. Very good soup and sandwiches. Friendly atmosphere, good food, friendly staff and incredibly reasonable prices.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nothing better than an old-fashioned sundae with hot fudge - real hot fudge - and the best part is being a block from the beach or on a cold winter night, sitting on a stool at the counter - portions are generous, flavors are delicious, and the memories are priceless - it's a 'remember when' kind of place. It's also... More 

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Service erratic and inattentive. Food slow in coming not bad, but only fair. Go to Starving artist for better food and service.

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

So, wanted to take my girl to a real relic of a place. One that had history, an old fashioned counter and plenty of charm, which Nagles definitely has. Plenty of stuff on the menu. The food is served quick and is ok, really nothing to wow. I think what annoyed me this time around is that my girl wanted... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you're looking for great ice cream...Nagle's is the place to go! Even better prices. Just a few blocks from the ocean. You can sit inside or people watch outside.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Passed thru Ocean Grove on the way to Wildwood today and grabbed a milkshake to go. What a disappointment from a place I usually love. It was of average size, had no taste and cost a whopping $4.82. Not even worth half that amount. Next time I'll stope at Cone Zone on the way in. Skip the milkshakes. High priced,... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went to Nagle's for lunch. Everyone said the food was good whether they had a salad or sandwich. The service was ok but that might be because they were very busy. I feel that the wait staff could have been a little bit more friendlier. I did not feel so welcomed but it just might have been the server.

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south river,nj
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is kind of a mixed review. I've been by this place many times, tried the ice cream several times and had breakfast for the first time this weekend. The Ice cream is fair at best, the lines during the summer are wrapped around the building for ice cream but the quality leaves a bit to be desired. Its ok,... More 

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Connecticut
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205 reviews 205 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I can't believe I've never reviewed Nagle's before. It's an OG institution and always busting, especially the walk-up window for ice cream at night. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, plenty of hearty tasty food awaits. Tables inside and outside, kid-friendly, and plenty to look at around the place (photos, antique equipment) which used to be a real pharmacy. My open-faced Reuben... More 

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Additional Information about Nagle's Apothecary Cafe

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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