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Hemingway's Cafe

612 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2108
732-830-1255
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Sep 2, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We had a long wait for a table - 45 minutes. The food was good with plenty of choice but a bit pricey.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I were spending a weekend at the shore and were sick of crappy boardwalk food. We stumbled upon this place and were drawn in by the music and outdoor patio giving it a New Orleans feel! Once inside we sat in the dining room which was beautiful. The service was good even though it was busy, and... More

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NJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My two best friends and I had dinner at Hemingway's Cafe on a recent girls weekend down the shore. We were in on a Monday evening & even then there was a decent crowd. There was a little wait when we first arrived as they were seating a larger party, and then it took a bit for our server to... More

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Middletown
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Nice menu selection with something for everyone. Friends had burgers which said they were good, wife had tilapia which was great and I had some real good sushi. The atmosphere was nice and bar was nice while waiting for a table. It was our second time there and will go back again.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was looking for a quick bite in a nice atmosphere restaurant. It's 5 pm and the waiter was quick and pleasant. The New England Clan Chowder had a delicious smokey / bacon flavor with hints of vegetables. Pleasantly surprised. Salad looked very deliscious. The Talapia I ordered was cooked just right. No complaint for this quick stop.

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Northern NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've been here a few times, but the story is always the same...the front desk is extremely poorly organized and the employees don't know how to handle a rush; they end up being very rude as a result. We waited 20 minutes before they even took our name down, and there was only 2 of us. 2 employees were seating... More

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New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our family decided to try Hemingway's for dinner. We had eaten at the bar years ago. The dining room is very nicely appointed. The wait staff was very good, kept coming to check and see if everything was correct. The food was DELICIOUS! I started with raw clams. They were cleaned properly, no sand and completely loose from the shell.... More

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Emerson
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Waited 1 hour 20 min for the food and it STILL didn't come. The waiter was okay and kept offering us free drinks and promised that the food would come soon, but it never came. We also called for the manager but even he didn't show up. Terrible service.. Will never come back!

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Satellite Beach
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our family group included two vegetarians and one with gluten intolerance. There was a great menu selection from ribs to burgers, fish, sushi and a very lovely ricotta filled polenta. I thought I would go light with a wedge salad and the chicken quesadilla appetizer. The salad was huge and delicious. And the quesadilla was full size and enough for... More

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Vermont
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Ernest Hemingway, after a promising career placed a loaded revolver to his temple and squeezed the trigger, you'll want to do the same after you get your tab for your 2 10oz Miller Lites......avoid this place at all costs!

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