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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 31
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 33
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  • 15
    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
take a seat outside and forget you're in suburbia

Our group loves to go for cocktails at the outside bar. We call it the WOBayou. Good deal for a summer afternoon after work meet up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
CarolBLivingstonNJ
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Livingston, NJ
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Livingston, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our group loves to go for cocktails at the outside bar. We call it the WOBayou. Good deal for a summer afternoon after work meet up.

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The service was really good and the view of the water was very pretty. I had maple salmon which was done perfectly. It was served with broccoli which was also very good. It came with sweet potato fries which was a really nice accompaniment to the meal. The bread that came with the meat was outstanding and it came with... More 

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NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Three of us spent a lovely afternoon on the patio at Mc Loone's Boathouse. Two of us had the ham, brie, and apple Panini with delicious fries, and we both enjoyed it. One of us had the French dip sandwich with fries, and it was also very good. Service was excellent! Every server was very welcoming, friendly, and efficient, from... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were planning on going to the mini golf w my daughter and this place is right next to it. It was a bit chilly so we couldn't seat outside which on a nice day would have been perfect. There is a Great Lake view. The food is average , glorified pub food . Place is big and service was... More 

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New York City, New York
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450 restaurant reviews
1,829 helpful votes 1,829 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

McLoines is situated on is situated on a good size lake pretty Lake which has recently been landscaped and one can take a walk around the lake which is approximately 2 miles. After which we went for a drink on the terrace. You just find seats and relax I had a peanut colada which was fairly good. I think the... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good place to meet friends, have drinks and appetizers. Enjoyed sitting in the bar area. Lively crowd.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Mc Cloone's is a great spot for a private party, cocktails indoors or out, Sunday brunch or small party within the larger dining area. The food was appetizing & plentiful with carving station choices spot-on. It is a little pricey but you don't leave hungry and it's incredibly pretty when the fountains are on outside. Wait staff friendly. It's child... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Enjoyed having appetizers and drinks at about 6PM on Saturday nite. We sat overlooking the lake and reservation, in a terrifically pleasant atmosphere with a nice bar surrounded by nature outside, including a fire pit on the grounds , and fireplace inside. Felt like I was away, but was only 15 minutes from home. The apps were good, and drinks... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have been here several times for business, with both large parties and with just a few colleagues. Nice varied menu, though a bit on the pricey side. The service has always been good. This visit was with a party of 15 and there was at least one other large party being served at the same time. Our food came... More 

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maplewood,NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love this building and it's location but they could do so much more with their menu. There seems to be a contradiction in their advertising. They say it's family style yet it's very expensive for a family. The food seems appropriate for family style dining however I would rather see it as an upscale restaurant for adults with more... More 

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?