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21 W River Rd, Rumson, NJ 07760-1337
732-842-6205
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique dining experience and my birthday pick every year!

If you're looking for a wonderful steak place, this is it. Great salad bar (keeping it as simple as real cold lettuce and real warm bread does the trick every time) with plenty of selection, and a "pick your own" cut and size of meat is the "unique" part that I like best. The ambiance is old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our friends decided to stop here for their Birthday Located in the Runson area not too far from Red Bank Plenty of parking on the side and across the street The bar area was quite full offering bar snacks and drink specials Cheese wiz plates with crackers adorn the bar area while awaiting to be seated The dining room was... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My girlfriends and I went to this restaurant this past Sunday, 8/23. Two of us had the steak and one had the prime rib....as we were eating my girlfriend who had ordered the prime rib at $29.95 said it was fatty and grisly and she was just pushing the meat around on her plate and not really eating it. When... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you're looking for a wonderful steak place, this is it. Great salad bar (keeping it as simple as real cold lettuce and real warm bread does the trick every time) with plenty of selection, and a "pick your own" cut and size of meat is the "unique" part that I like best. The ambiance is old world-ish, with dark... More 

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Colonia, New Jersey, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Looks aren't everything - remember that. The outside appearance lends to thoughts of 'probably was good back in the day' but once inside you can be assured the standard of care is still there. Waitress was really wonderful - felt like family - and she navigated the menu for us without a hint of annoyance. The steak was truly delicious... More 

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Lincroft, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Next time you are in Rumson NJ make time for a meal or even just a snack and a drink at the bar at What's Your Beef. Quality food, expertly prepared, flavorful and moderately priced. Great ambiance too! I have eaten here so many times with family and friends and we always enjoy the meal. The staff is wonderful too.... More 

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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I love the whole place! If you like Outback this is better. The best beef, chicken etc cooked exactly as you like it with a salad bar that beats everyone. Just one of my favourite places to eat when in New Jersey. Good value you won't be disappointed.

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Rumson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What's Your Beef? is the most dependable restaurant I have ever known. Since 1969, my family and I have had great dinners with amazing salads, and we have gone there countless times without a single bad experience ever.The staff is excellent and always friendly and always the same people. They don't turn over staff members. So, you are always greeted... More 

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Rumson, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The restaurant is a favorite with locals for its casual, friendly atmosphere. The decor is dated with an old pub feel. To order you step up to the grill chef and order your meats, fish, chicken, etc. and the food is delivered to your table. The restaurant has a nice salad bar which is well stocked. The food presentation and... More 

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After a not so pleasant experience at Char, a friend took us to What's your beef. It was a cute little place that I never would have noticed if I was driving. Our friends have been there before so they new the rules of ordering. when you are seated the hostess leaves your ticket with your table#. when you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great salad bar not worth the $9 charge if you don't order a entree great onion rings. hamburger s and shrimp cocktail. Steaks and prime rib are way below average but I have been going back for over 30 years. Dont like the bread box where everyone touch the bread your eating. Cant understand how the health department let's them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 W River Rd, Rumson, NJ 07760-1337
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rumson
  • Phone Number: 732-842-6205

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?