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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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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good wings!

Friend took us here; decent service, nice outdoor dining area overlooking "lake," Really tasty sweet and spice wings--very meaty and would come back here again just for these. The drinks, on the other hand, were just "meh." Get a draught beer (it's hard to screw up a draught beer)

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Em P
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New York City, New York
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Wayne, New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food and service were no good. The place has too much going on at once where you don't get that special attention from your server. You just about get your order in and they have taken off.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We'd been to McLoone's for lunch were satisfied with the experiences so we were looking forward to trying the place for dinner. The fact that gluten-free options are identified on the menu was a big selling point -- it's often difficult to get that information. Unfortunately, that was the only thing the restaurant did well. The service was inexperienced and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I chose McLoone's Boathouse to have my boyfriend's 33rd birthday celebration. I wanted to pick a place that the whole family could enjoy and would not be too pricey. They have a great selection of foods for brunch from omelettes, Belgium waffles and bacon to shrimp, pasta and chicken. We went with a large group of 8 adults and 2... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Friend took us here; decent service, nice outdoor dining area overlooking "lake," Really tasty sweet and spice wings--very meaty and would come back here again just for these. The drinks, on the other hand, were just "meh." Get a draught beer (it's hard to screw up a draught beer)

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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125 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

McClune's is a great stop after a long day and one day at Turtleback zoo. The restaurant offers a great view of the lake a friendly staff an excellent drinks. When you go try to get seated outside there are great views of the lake and there are cool seating arrangements for you to enjoy a relaxing lunch or even... More 

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New Jersey
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

McLoone's is all about location. Nice lake and walk area. One can stroll down to an area that has paddle boats for rent. Food was just adverage as was the service. Cost was fairly exspensive.

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Staten Island, New York
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went hear after a youth hockey tournament next door. 3 families, party of 6 adults and 6 kids. Each adult had 1 drink from the bar. Bill was 471$ and dessert was no charge. Service is what you get in a diner! The waiter hardly came back and table was never cleared. They tried serving the dinner aroun the app... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

OK, granted when the Reservoir level is up the patio is beautiful on a nice day. When it's low the smell is distracting. Indoors the high ceilings and reflective surfaces make for a very loud experience. Certainly pretty, but LOUD. If you want to engage in conversation ask for a table away from the bar. The food is overwhelmingly average... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was a pleasant surprise. We were unfamiliar with this restaurant and found it just by luck. The weather cooperated and we were able to sit outdoors and enjoy a view of the reservoir. Service was attentive (almost to the point of swarming) and friendly. The food? Oh yes...quite good! It was a tad on the expensive side, but we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The drinks are ok, the dinning room and terrace are pretty, but the food is average. The chicken sandwich, the ahi tuna appetizer, and the fries were not at the level of what you would expect for this type of place.

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Additional Information about McLoone's Boathouse

Address: 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: (862) 252-7108
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?