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McLoone's Boathouse

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9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052 (Northfield Ave)
NJ Transit 73
(862) 252-7108
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse...
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event. Please know that reservations will only guarntee inside seating in our main dining rooms and does not include outside dining. Thank you!
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    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 37
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful Building and Good Food

We enjoyed a nice lunch next to large picture window looking out over the water. The "crabby patty" sandwich was great as well as the Betty Salad. The boys enjoyed their bacon cheese burgers too. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable about the history of the restaurant, the menu and the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Tmag10
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Flemington, New Jersey
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Flemington, New Jersey
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a nice lunch next to large picture window looking out over the water. The "crabby patty" sandwich was great as well as the Betty Salad. The boys enjoyed their bacon cheese burgers too. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable about the history of the restaurant, the menu and the area.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

1st time visit for brunch for my girl friend's birthday. This place is huge and well spaced out. It reminds my of a ski lodge restaurant as another reviewer stated. It's very bright and just has a lovely atmosphere. I truly enjoyed the food, although, something needs to be done about the little flies that were hovering over the dessert... More 

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

40 minute wait for outside table was ok but while waiting 35 minutes in cocktail area we had to negate appetizers. This beautiful space has a real problem with staffing (not enough servers and inexperienced bussers. Entrees were Minimal and unexciting. used dishes stayed on table while other courses were being served.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Boathouse is on the edge of the South Mountain Reservation and backs up to a reservoir so there are nice views from any table near the windows. I have been there for dinner a couple of time and once for Sunday brunch. All the food has been excellent. The menu is upscale American, the service is prompt and friendly.... More 

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful building, light and airy and a beautiful view of the lake. Very relaxing indeed. The food is fresh and tasty and the wines are crisp and fresh.

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Oakland, New Jersey
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Dining at McLoone's Boathouse was suppose to be a no-brainer, since we really like the locations in Long Branch, Asbury Park and Sea Bright. Sadly, we couldn't wait to leave. The service might have been the biggest flaw… the waiters were wearing more food than they were serving, and watching them maneuver chaotically around the dining room on a Sunday... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

They have done so much with this property over the years and you could spend a nice day with here with the family. Between Turtle Back Zoo, Treetop zipline, Mini Golf and Swan Paddle Boats, stop off at McLoone's for a bite to eat. Ate here last Saturday Night and then brought back friends Sunday late afternoon. The atmosphere is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great views and attractive massive dining area. Service was amateurish but well intentioned. Texas Roadhouse ribeye better than here. Burger was good but somewhat overcooked. Onion soup was very good as was the coffee. Enjoy the view and accept the food.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The outside patio overlooking the lake is fantastic, inside it can be very noisy. The food is good and so is the service. The music in the bar area can be too loud if it's not your thing.

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West Orange
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Mediocre restaurant with poor service. Many better local spots to eat than this place! Disappointed in the selections and frustrated by the poor service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052
    (Northfield Ave)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit 73
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: (862) 252-7108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event. Please know that reservations will only guarntee inside seating in our main dining rooms and does not include outside dining. Thank you!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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