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Black Trumpet

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1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1423
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty place - different rooms to select for dining.

Try to get a table in the front by the window especially on a moonlit night - beautiful. Don't go too late as the staff are sometimes anxious to leave at closing time. The menu choices are very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Try to get a table in the front by the window especially on a moonlit night - beautiful. Don't go too late as the staff are sometimes anxious to leave at closing time. The menu choices are very good.

Thank shoregal150
Flanders, New Jersey
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A small cozy restaurant with lots of light and the ocean across the street. We went for lunch with another couple. The menu was very good as was the service and ultimately, the food. From what I understand, in the summer you would do well to make a reservation; it gets crowded. Also, if it is a good beach day,... More 

Thank Bob B
Jersey Shore
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Loved every minute, food included. Loved drinks too although a bit of lack of attention, waiting to order dinner after two glasses of wine. Waitress seemed to think another's problem, but ok, evening was delightful on porch. We did not mind wait, great for us. The only other negative was no prices on specials menu.....this is the Shore not N.Y.... More 

1 Thank rectorydoor
Hagaman, New York
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My husband and I have been visiting Spring Lake for 13 years. We have stayed at the Grand Victorian and dined at the Black Trumpet in previous years. On our last morning in Spring Lake recently, the weather was beautiful, and we decided to sit outside for breakfast so we dined at the Black Trumpet. Let me first say the... More 

1 Thank Dawn R
New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We settled in at the Grande Victorian B&B for a short few days of much needed rest and relaxation. As we excitedly made our way out of our room on our way to the beach on a beautiful, sunny afternoon, we stopped at the hostess stand on the porch. Why not make reservations for dinner at the Black Trumpet to... More 

1 Thank Bad T
Abington, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Located in, but not part of Grand Victorian. Just OK to eat if you are staying at Grand Victorian, would not recommend to go specifically. Very expensive, soup & salad additional. Nice seating outside, be careful of peeling paint.

1 Thank DJMAN5
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Dinner entrees were good, but nothing spectacular for the price range ($35-ish). Service was adequate, hostess was very nice. Convenient if you stay at the hotel. Mediocre wines by the glass.

Thank Jervic3
Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had dinner here the first night of our stay in Spring Lake & enjoyed the meal very much. We ate on the porch so we could take advantage of the cooling breeze on a very warm day. Our server was very helpful & answered all our questions, including prices that were not shown on the menu. The food was... More 

Thank Ruby I
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We were ten, the other table was 12 but the wait staff managed to separate us when tables in another room opened up. Food was tasty and plentiful. Seasonal liquor license do drinks were plenty good as well

Thank Mike D
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Located on Ocean Avenue, views of the ocean and boardwalk, but make sure to make a reservation for outdoor seating. The Lunch special of Pasta, Salad, Salmon and dessert was delicious. Other than the view, the chef is the best thing this restaurant has to offer. Friendly, outgoing, delivered the food to our table. The hostess and our waitress were... 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, Scenic view


Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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