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

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Big difference in dining in winter than summer!

I really enjoy having lunch in the summer at the Black Trumpet with it's great summer menu. But on a recent winter lunch we were very disappointed in the food and service. I do know it is very different at the shore in the winter but the food should always be consistent. The view is still... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Dawn W
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Spring Lake, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy having lunch in the summer at the Black Trumpet with it's great summer menu. But on a recent winter lunch we were very disappointed in the food and service. I do know it is very different at the shore in the winter but the food should always be consistent. The view is still wonderful.

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Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We dined at the Black Trumpet Saturday night with friends. I shared a roasted caesar salad and calamari with my husband. The calamari was average. The salad was flavorless. Could not detect any parmesan cheese, just white dressing and the roasted romaine was just so-so. My husband had the special porterhouse that was very tender and grilled perfectly. I had... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This restaurant is outstading. We had the lunch special this time and it was awesome...pasta, salad, crab stuffed fluke for me and shrimp and scallops for hubby...brownie...perfect.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

unpleasant rainy njght. exceptional meal made for an enjoyable evening. portions were very large.service was courteous and professional,

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Philadelphia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stopped here for a drink and a snack one Saturday afternoon. Nice outdoor view of the ocean. Our waitress was very nice and attentive, She even fixed our semi-wobbly table. Best Tanqueray and Tonic I've ever had,

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great place to eat on the ocean. Staff was very nice. Kitchen changed up the specials to accommodate my request. We had dinner but the day must be awesome as right on the beach. Good wine list.

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NYC
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Unfortunately, our B&B experienced a power outage the only evening that we were in Spring Lake, for a wedding the next day. We found out from friends that the Black Trumpet, a few blocks away, had power, a restaurant, and good food. Four of us went there, and none of us were very hungry having had a late lunch, but... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate at the Black Trumpet Friday night after having not been there for several years. It just wasn't what we remembered when they were in another location around the corner. The food was "fine" but it wasn't gourmet like we remembered it was years ago. Also, I wasn't paying attention and the waitress poured almost half a bottle of... More 

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spring lake hgts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We had my daughters bridal shower here in Feb 2014 and have returned twice to eat, good is always good with excellent service. It is in an old Victorian building so there is only so much they can do, but it is clean and well attended to. Easy to find for out of town guests who were later coming to... More 

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Eastchester, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is our second time back and enjoyed it as much as the first time. We were fortunate to have a warm Saturday night so we dined on the porch and were also fortunate that they had a fantastic folk singer for the outside diners. Food was great and the wine list was resonably priced. We will be back again!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?