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1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1423
732-449-4700
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Spot!

Wish we had the veranda but we had to be seated inside-definitely needs updating. The quality & flavor of the food was magnificent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Chris A
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wish we had the veranda but we had to be seated inside-definitely needs updating. The quality & flavor of the food was magnificent.

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New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Since it was a nice day we sat out on the veranda which had a nice view of the ocean. We both had the $14.95 lunch special which included pasta, salad, a main course, and desert. My boyfriend had the bistro steak which was huge and I had the crab cake. We both enjoyed our meals and the waiter was... More 

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Black Trumpet was selected as our girlfriends reunion lunch location. The location on Ocean Avenue gives you a nice view. Service was friendly and we were allowed to linger and chat since we haven't seen each other in quite awhile. We all order the grilled shrimp salad which was just average, nothing notable. I have eaten here for dinner... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had both breakfast and dinner here while staying at the Grand Victorian, By NYC standards it is just OK. Compared to the rest of the restaurants in Spring Lake it is probably very good. Portions are huge and service is good. The hostesses chattering amongst themselves at the host stand detracts from the pleasure of eating outside.

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Philadelphia, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The service was ok. There were two of us. The menu did not have prices. We ordered the same thing. White Salmon with lobster risotto. We did not have anything to drink other than water. No other salads, apps. The fish was tasteless. It had no seasoning. The "risotto" was rice with a tomato based sauce and pieces of lobster... More 

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montgomery county md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were very excited to eat here-the location was lovely and the menu sounded very interesting. However, when we were served our soft shell crab dinner with some type of "sauce", it was tasteless, mushy and almost unrecognizable. The sauce was too creamy, too overwhelming and the crab was poorly prepared- didn't even finish it. In addition, it cost $39.00!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We dined on their porch and enjoyed a wonderful evening and a very pleasant dining experience. The Waiter did an excellent job from start to finish. The food was very good and easy to recommend to others. We selected their special of the evening and really liked it even though we found it priced higher than we had guessed.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My friends and I went here for our combined birthday celebration, and while it was formal/preppy and expensive, it was very worth it. Each seafood platter was beyond delicious! We are planning on going there again.

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our waiter read us specials.... We had to ask for the price..... I had the lobster special and my husband had the filet mignon. We each had one drink. One appetizer. No dessert. The entrees were OK, nothing special. The bill was over $200 with tip..... We were seated next to a couple who were loud and vulgar and our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

There are not many good places to eat in Spring Lake, in fact, there is nothing very good that we've been able to find. We found ourselves at the Black Trumpet based on time and lack of any other option while staying at The Breakers. The service was poor. The food started out very good with a delicious appetizer, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1423
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: 732-449-4700

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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