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8th St. and Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
800-353-3342
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
just ok

Food was decent. Shrimp scampi was way under seasoned, chowder was thin and bland, but the fish and chips was excellent. Service was good. Probably won't come back because the food was way overpriced for the portion size and quality.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2014
Josie G
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Magnolia, New Jersey, United States
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a great place to go for dinner and also a fun night out at the bar for drinks. They often have entertainment in the evenings. We were there this fall and they were open for dinner when most of the restaurants on the island were closed. The food is delicious and the prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We are staying in North Beach for a long weekend and decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner out on the first night. Well, let's just say it wasn't that nice. From the ridiculously unfriendly hostess/manager who sat us at a table directly in front of the door leading to the hotel lobby (teenagers were tripping over us) to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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321 reviews 321 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are not a lot of good options in the area for hotels. The main place to stay are condo and house rentals. This is an excellent option if you want to avoid the 1959's looking motels. Most of the front desk staff are college age and are enthusiastic and helpful. Rooms are basic but clean and well maintained. We... More 

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Magnolia, New Jersey, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Food was decent. Shrimp scampi was way under seasoned, chowder was thin and bland, but the fish and chips was excellent. Service was good. Probably won't come back because the food was way overpriced for the portion size and quality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

after reading the reviews, I was a little skeptical about trying this restaurant, but was pleasently surprised to find our food came in a timely manner, was prepared to our satisfaction and all around good. Staff was extremely friendly.

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I ate here in July and we were disappointed. The wait staff seemed inexperienced and didn't even tell us about the special items. My wife's crab cakes were not warm and the waitress seemed to doubt my wife's word. Once the crab cakes came back at the proper temperature they were just average. I had a roast... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant sucks The staff was not attentive at all, barely came to see us, but yes she had inexperience to blame... I hope. I had clam chowder and I couldn't find one clam, and it was blah and barely tasted like chowder Then I had the stuffed shells for 17 dollars you get 4 shells with what tasted like... More 

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We come here every year. Love the fact that it is a block from the beach. You can reserve online. You can get beach badges when checking in. You need to leave the front desk $35 per badge in cash which is returned when you return the beach badge. People here are great and super friendly and accomodating. There is... More 

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Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

a venerable establishment gone the way of mall pubery... understaffed, tho' out server did a respectable job. this used to be a destination- now it's a wooden, no-ambiance, country music playin' shell of itself. yet they have the audacity to charge $$$$$$$$ for mediocre at best. understood that LBI establishments mostly make their entire year's profit from June- Sept... I... More 

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Surf City, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Another resort restaurant charging $2.50 for a half of glass of ice with tea and then charging another $2.50 for a refill. A complete rip off and takes advantage of families that do not drink alcohol beverages. Review your bill before paying. Management removed the charge after I complained but, no assurance the practice does't continue. Beware!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8th St. and Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: 800-353-3342

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

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