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McLoone's Boathouse

9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052
(862) 252-7108
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Ranked #17 of 87 Restaurants in West Orange
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Northfield Ave
Transit: NJ Transit 73
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!
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English first
Boynton Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A group of us went to lunch here a few weeks back. It was my first time there. The place & decor is absolutely amazing. Having grown up in West Orange, but moved away years ago, this was a pleasant addition to my home town. And the view was beautiful!! I wish I would have ordered the Sunday buffet because... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I live less than a mile from McLoone 's and wanted so badly for it to be a place that I would go regularly but the food and service has been less than average on each visit. It is a beautiful building with a lakefront view to die for --however--until the food gets better it will not be at its... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went with a group following company holiday party on a Friday evening. Nice bar with a good selection of beers, not nearly enough bartenders for the crowd that was there. Very nice atmosphere don't lean against fireplace someone always leaves their drink on it to spill on you.

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East Hanover
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

4 of us tried the restaurant a few months ago. We were all disappointed in both the service and the food, which was also overpriced. Maybe I am too old for the bar scene, but that's what this place is to me. The place is centered around a noisy bar, which also serves food. Atmosphere is nice, but that's where... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ambiance is excellent, service is good. Portions are rather small, and the food, although very good, is very pricey.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped in on the Friday after Thanksgiving for a drink at the bar. Wonderful cocktails, great service and surprisingly good bar snacks. Wish they had the outside fire pits going, but otherwise a lovely respite from the holiday overload.

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New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

For the past 5 years, we have been eating out on Thanksgiving. This year, we figured to try McLoone's Thanksgiving buffet. Appetizers were excellent... peel and eat shrimp, oysters, caesar salad and the butternut squash soup was so good I went for seconds despite this being a big no-no in buffet strategy (never get the soup to try and save... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Let's start with the atmosphere, Lively and upbeat. Diners and drinkers, families and friends, business and intimate. Very chic and modern decor, fireplaces inside and pits outside. The bar is huge and the bar staff knowledgeable. They have a speciality drink menu, try the 07050 drink it is dedicated to Orange a local town, it HITS it out of the... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We decided to try a series of Sunday Brunches in our area. McLoone's was on the list and they had a great spread of food. It included an omelette station, shrimp, a carving station, fresh baked goods and countless other choices as well as a spread of deserts. Everything was tops except tje deserts which were just average but, not... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were there for a party so we didn't choose from their regular menu, but I must say that the quality of the food and the service was very good. They had the usual buffet selections and all were fresh and tasty from the salads to the chicken and the fish. The venue was beautiful; it had that country club... More 

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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 0 - 30
Cuisine: American

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