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1620 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4439
(609) 494-4242
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pub Food but that atomic cheesesteak....

What is the porthole? A porthole is a generally circular window used on the hull of ships to admit light and air. Though the term is of obvious maritime origin, in Beach Haven it is one of the greatest local neighborhood bars. Yes, it's a bit dark, but it's perfect. Roast Beef sandwiches which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Just an all around great bar. Everyone's great!! Easy on the wallet , ,Great food , customer's and staff will make your day/night

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went here to wait for our table over at ship bottom shellfish. This is a great local dive bar if that is what you are looking for. Prices are great and service is great.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What is the porthole? A porthole is a generally circular window used on the hull of ships to admit light and air. Though the term is of obvious maritime origin, in Beach Haven it is one of the greatest local neighborhood bars. Yes, it's a bit dark, but it's perfect. Roast Beef sandwiches which they're known for do not miss!... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I've been to the porthole twice on rainy days. It needs a face lift/make over. The roast beef sandwiches were okay, nothing great. So I was disappointed because I was told that there RB was great and I wasn't impressed. A lot of comfort food on the menu, lots of fried food they should add some healthy dishes.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great place for a casual lunch - they have tasty sandwiches and unassuming atmosphere. Seems to be a place frequented by steady customer base. The service is quick. Would go back.

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PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

As described previously, this appears to be a local watering hole. We stopped in for lunch - tried the roast beef sandwich and a chicken Italiano. Both sandwiches were satisfactory as well as the service. The colorado fries that some people claimed to be so good was not a hit with us. Overall, the food/service/price were satisfactory. If you are... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stopped here late sunday afternoon and watched the football games while at the bar. Everyone was so friendly (mostly locals) and of course the roast beef sandwich was the best ever.

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Marco Island
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a local place that has been here for a long, long time. It's a bar, that happens to have very good bar food. Leo's roast beef sandwich is legendary (don't forget the horseradish) . The Colorado fries are tasty as is the grilled turkey and provolone. All the food is pretty good for that matter. They have the... More 

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pennington, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great location, easy to walk to, and friendly staff are the positives. Boring beer choices (unless Bud Light is your thing), bad food, and cash-only are the major negatives. Decor needs improvement too. Eighteen people there at 10 p.m. on a nice Saturday night should tell the ownership that they could be doing better.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It's been on the island for a long time and I've been going there for more than 40 years (ouch!) and their famous roast beef sandwiches haven't changed one bit. I've only stopped in for the sandwich, maybe some great onion rings and an ice cold beer but it's a great experience every time. It's a neighborhood bar with their... More 

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  • Address: 1620 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4439
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: (609) 494-4242

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