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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Beautiful architecture in great setting but food so,so...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
suzyshops
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maplewood,NJ
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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maplewood,NJ
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go here for the outdoor area. Have a drink overlooking the reservation... Happy hour is great value.

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West Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had lunch there with friends a few times. Great atmosphere, food good, but not exceptional. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would go for the view.

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NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First time we go to the Boathouse for Brunch. Lots to choose from. The kids had plenty to eat and the adults really enjoyed the mimosas

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I met a date here on a Friday night and the patrons were friendly. My first bartender, a jovial Asian guy, was super congenial, and our waiter in the dining room was definitely up on his A-game, but the second bartender who came around, a man about 50-ish, closed my tab and would not budge on re-ringing it or adding... More 

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Upper Montclair, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had lunch at McLoone's Boathouse in December with our daughter and her mother-in-law from Raleigh after visiting our granddaughter's school in Summit. Food were well prepared and presented and the service was good. The view of the lake was beautiful, and warming with the fireplace indoor. Definitely will return.

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New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have lunch at McCloone's at least once a month....the food is wonderful ....the staff is more wonderful....love it

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Darfur, Sudan via Charlotte, NC, USA
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There's absolutely NOTHING special about this place. The view is of dirty water - only appealing to someone living in a desert! It's close to the zoo, but you don't see anything to let you know that in the view. And if I'm not going to the zoo, that's unimportant to me. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a Golden Corral... More 

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We recently had lunch here with another couple and we all agreed it was well worth the visit. Extensive menu, good prices and an attentive annd professional staff. We would happily return at a later date.

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West Orange New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Live less than a mile away from McLoone's Boathouse. Have been there in two occassions. Will not go back again. Terrible service, mediocre food. A cattle run atmosphere.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?