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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Huge omelets

We both ordered the veggie omelet. When they arrived piping hot, they were so big and juicy that we could have split one and still had leftovers . They were so tasty .

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Whiting, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Whiting, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We both ordered the veggie omelet. When they arrived piping hot, they were so big and juicy that we could have split one and still had leftovers . They were so tasty .

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Harrisburg, PA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On my second visit, I am equally as ecstatic about Nagle's Apothecary Cafe as I was the first time I discovered it last year. Carrying the motif of the early 20th century drugstore and all the antiques that go with it, Nagle's is a wonderful place for any meal of the day, whether inside or outside on the sidewalk. I... More 

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Central Pennsylvania
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179 reviews 179 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There's a vast ice cream menu, and that's this place's draw. There is also an extensive sandwich menu, but first and foremost, this is an ice cream parlor as that description used to be used! Go inside and look around, but the weather makes it remotely possible, get your ice cream to go, so you can be outside, not far... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went for breakfast. We were seated directly next to the cash register where the manager stands at all times. No one offered menus or drinks and after 10 minutes, we decided to leave. As we left, a waitress (standing next to the manager) told us that the other waiter would be with us "in a few minutes" and that... More 

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New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This is only for the ice cream side, since I did not eat a meal here. One of the worst milkshakes I ever had. Watery with zero flavor.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I felt like I was in a scene out of "It's A Wonderful Life". In business since 1901, a neat old timey feel adds it's charm to some great ice cream! We didn't get a chance to do much more, since we wandered in five minutes before they closed!

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Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had a great dinner at Nagles. The price was fantastic and the food was delicious. It is a quaint cafe located close to all the Inns

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a must stop for ice cream. The flavors are abundant and the walk up window and old fashioned setting are a wonderful throw back.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Good luck with your venture. I left for California after the destruction of the North End Hotel in 1978. Previous to this, with the destruction, in 1974, of the classic Mayfair Theater along Wesley Lake, the destruction of Asbury Park had begun. Asbury Park is now a ghost town, and Ocean Grove remains a shadow of its former self. So... More 

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Best soft serve ice cream.... The kids who work there are friendly and cheery. Worth the wait in line plus you get to meet your neighbors!!!

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Restaurant Details

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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?