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104 24th St, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 494-7001
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Must have champagne taste!

If you have a beer pocketbook and you are burger lover, this restaurant is a definite no! The food was exceptional, but, overpriced. The service was excellent. You cannot frequent this restaurant unless you win the lottery. I would love to go back, however, I simply can get more for my money... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
Dawn P
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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Bethesda, Maryland
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319 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This byob restaurant is a difficult place to get a reservation for good reason. The food is really outstanding. Every dish is thoughtfully conceived and expertly executed. The menu is not extensive but it will not be hard to find something you really want. Local seafood, duck, veal and fillet mignon feature. The wait staff is excellent and sometimes eccentric... More 

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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Another of my favorites, place is full of energy and the food is great. A BYOB. The Cod is unreal and i am not a fish eater. The Yellowfin has great seafood and it is all fresh, they also have a great steak here for the meat lovers like me. Parking on site and overflow across the street. I will... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have not been to this restaurant for many years, but I was treating my sister and brother-in-law to a special night. So happy they picked Yellowfin. Restaurant has a very classy look to it: muted colors and candles. Service is wonderful from the moment you sat down. We were there early so the restaurant was only half full. Fried... More 

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New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I have had a love/hate relationship with Yellow Fin since it first opened 17 years ago. At first it was all love. With Greg in the kitchen and Gina at the hostess stand, we felt pampered and the food was beyond delicious. Over the years, though the food remains very good, the service and atmosphere have suffered. The waiters are... More 

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you have a beer pocketbook and you are burger lover, this restaurant is a definite no! The food was exceptional, but, overpriced. The service was excellent. You cannot frequent this restaurant unless you win the lottery. I would love to go back, however, I simply can get more for my money elsewhere. Sorry, Yellow Fin, you need to sharpen... More 

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Oakland, New Jersey
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We have visited yellow fin several times and have enjoyed the experience. However, tonight we had a very disappointing evening. Our meals and service were very good however we were seated near a low class group from Staten Island that didn't know how to behave in a nice restaurant. We tried to enjoy our experience but it was impossible with... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First off, the food at Yellowfin is outstanding. I had the veal special and it was so good I refused to share. The other people at the table mostly had seafood dishes, and I knew their meals were excellent because the table talk (table yelling?) stopped when the food arrived. My wife had the Cod with Miso and declared it... More 

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Edina, MN
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

A rousing 5 for food; a 1 for service. Earlier comments are true: expensive (over priced), dark, verrry noisy. Filet Mignon was truly remarkable. Perfectly prepared. Cod with Miso was the best my spouse ever had. Veal was very good. Tuna perfectly prepared. Lobster salad also very good. Service issues would have horrified the cooks who worked very hard to... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Truly one of the best meals I have ever had. The fried green tomato, crab and avocado appy put me in culinary heaven. That was followed by one of the best halibut dishes I have ever had. Each bite was a delight. The staff is top notch and know their food and their restaurant. Pricey, but you get a fabulous... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for many years and the quality has steadily declined while the price has risen. Charging NYC prices does not insure equal results. There are better places to eat on the island.

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Address: 104 24th St, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Phone Number: (609) 494-7001
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Surf City
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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  • Address: 104 24th St, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: (609) 494-7001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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