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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Good Lunch Specials

Very nice setting in an old Victorian house right on the beach- although with only limited views of the ocean. Inside old fashion feeling, crowd basically retirees. Very good service although there was only one waitress for the entire place! We took the 3 course lunch special. Penne starter was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Chloe C
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very nice setting in an old Victorian house right on the beach- although with only limited views of the ocean. Inside old fashion feeling, crowd basically retirees. Very good service although there was only one waitress for the entire place! We took the 3 course lunch special. Penne starter was excellent, salad very good (although a bit too cold) and... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There was a delicious assortment of appetizers soups,, fish, meat, and dessert all in one bargain price. Excellent service. Lovely view and ambience. all inside the hotel, so it was convenient and elegant.. In summer they provide a free breakfast included with your stay at the inn, I was told, snce I went in March when no breakfast was provided.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A Saturday night in February, snowy outside, and the restaurant was cozy, service excellent and food delicious. BYOB in the Winter but that is good actually.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 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
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168 reviews 168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?