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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
We would go back......

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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PA
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Manahawkin, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Boca Grande, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The best "bar food" on Long Beach Island. You will never be disappointed with their FAMOUS roast beef sandwich, be sure to add the Colorado fries basket as well. They are big enough to share with friends. (Ask for melted cheese along with the ranch) The atmosphere here alone makes this spot a great experience. They have the same bartenders... More 

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Roast Beef Sandwich was GREAT ! but at 9 dollars ,no chips,fries or even a pickle lets get REAL. NOT worth 9 dollars without some kind of side, even if they threw you a bag of 50 cent chips might change my mind ??? mabye??? the owners should wake up this is not worth 9 dollars without a side... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Mostly locals but a fun bar! Has a pool table, bartenders are nice and overall a good place to have a few drinks!

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We were supposed to just have a beer and a sandwich. But holy cow everything about the placed kicked butt! Roast beef sandwich was incredible and lets say one beer turned in to a bucket. Stop if you can! Great prices and friendly atmosphere. Will be stopping again.

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The roast beef (beast) sandwiches are terrific. Eat in and have a cold beer with it. Or take it out to the beach and watch the water and sea gulls. Only drawback, no plastic, they do have an ATM machine there.

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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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