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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 8
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, even better ice cream!

My girlfriend and I visited this little cafe while staying at the Melrose in Ocean Grove. Food was good, we both got specials I believe. The only reason i gave a 4 out of 5 is because my girlfriend's seafood wrap had imitation crab and she was not fully satisfied, but service was great and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kara K
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Franklin, New Jersey
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Franklin, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I visited this little cafe while staying at the Melrose in Ocean Grove. Food was good, we both got specials I believe. The only reason i gave a 4 out of 5 is because my girlfriend's seafood wrap had imitation crab and she was not fully satisfied, but service was great and the Banana Split we shared... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Went here for a late lunch on new year's day and I won't go back. Waiter had a huge beard and really should have been wearing a shirt with sleeves because of some skin condition that looked like psoriasis. The place was dirty and though it's a cute/quaint atmosphere, it needs a serious scrub down! Yuck. I found this especially... More 

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Thank JerseyRunner826
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

nice place to eat outdoors during the summer in the historic main avenue of ocean grove. has breakfast, lunch and dinner. has an ice cream window on the side of the building

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Thank robert w
Jackson, NJ
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121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a cute little place. Nagle's was one of Ocean Grove's Drug Stores back in the day and much of the old cabinetry and some of the old merchandise remains in place. A group of our friends recently met at Nagle's for an informal lunch and we were very pleasantly surprised. The menu is comprehensive and the prices are... More 

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Thank cjmurphysr
Brooklyn, New York
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Friendly staff, good service and really good food. Only reason I'm not giving it a very good rating is because of the men's room. Stall is so small you have to sit with knees up by your chin and can barely stand up when done. Not sure why this hasn't been remodeled but any reason fails to place comfort of... More 

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Thank JohnPMcC
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Nagles is the right place for a hearty meal to warm you in the Winter. In the Summer it is the place for ice cream and customers line up at the window on Central to place their order.

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Thank DartmoorDan700
Philadelphia, PA
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

They are famous for ice cream in summer but when the temperature falls, sample one of their fresh made soups

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Thank Phil1967
New York City
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Every attempt is made to recover the atmosphere of the old drugstore, including period signs ("prescriptions accurately filled"). Food is plentiful, good, and inexpensive

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Thank senseiny
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were in town for a wedding, and looking for a bite, and this place was close by to our hotel....Very cute, charming, with a bit of nostalgia, we sat outside. I noticed the menus were all breakfast foods, which I really wasn't in the mood for, but the waitress was accomodating, and I was able to order a tuna... More 

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new jersey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My family and I enjoyed Nagle's. It has a big menu filled with diner food. We were all pleased with our selections! We loved the décor. It being an old pharmacy, it had some cool items from the old pharmacy and it was reminiscent of an old five and dime. It was packed and you have to wait, but it... More 

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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