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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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    Very good
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  • 7
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  • 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
Pricey and Risky

This was my second trip to this restaurant this year. The first time experience, June, was much better than the second. For a Monday night the restaurant was packed and extremely loud. The waiter, Mike, was not as attentive as the first waiter we had in June. Water glasses were not filled. Wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Westwood, New Jersey
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We almost didn't go this year due to some poor reviews on portions and making reservations; my husband said, let's go anyway. So glad we did and then went a 2nd time on our 2015 vacation. In 2014, we thought the portions were actually too large and in 2015 we found them to be perfect and some again very large,... More 

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Westwood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was my second trip to this restaurant this year. The first time experience, June, was much better than the second. For a Monday night the restaurant was packed and extremely loud. The waiter, Mike, was not as attentive as the first waiter we had in June. Water glasses were not filled. Wine glasses not filled right away. Our table... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food here is some of the finest prepared anywhere. The Tomato Stack with lobster is usually a daily special. The paella was fabulous. All of the beef and fish dishes were great. Reserve weeks in advance...especially during the weekends during the summer

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I never have written and review, however, felt compelled to do so. We met another couple for dinner last Thursday. They picked this location and made reservations. Our friends were 15 minutes late. Reservation were at 7pm and they arrived 7:15. The hostess realized my friends wife made the reservation and then proceeded to lecture her that she needs to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Yellowfin proudly advertises that they are a New York City style restaurant. After dining in countless restaurants in NYC, it's with great confidence that I can say that this place wouldn't last more than a few months in the city but because of the seasonal, captive audience on LBI, they survive. The food is very good but the arrogance and... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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