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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 - 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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  • 83
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  • 33
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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
Great location

Great views of lake at the Turtle Back Zoo complex - great outside dining on a nice day. Expensive "average" food - service was good with friendly servers

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
SteveLandco
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Stony Point, New York
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Stony Point, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Great views of lake at the Turtle Back Zoo complex - great outside dining on a nice day. Expensive "average" food - service was good with friendly servers

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The setting is nice and the place ticks all boxes - however the food needs improvement - the salads are nothing special, neither are the burgers - I would expect more, especially paying top Dollar

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madison nj
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went to McLoones for dinner. My first time there. The restaurant itself is quite lovely. The service is good. I must say though the price of our dinner wasn't worth the quality of the food. $96.00 for 2 people, that includes everything but dessert. When they brought out the dessert tray, it looked old and dried up. I will... More 

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Canaan, New Hampshire
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Business colleagues and I decided to try this out while working with a customer in nearby Roseland NJ (where people apparently don't go out to eat) this Monday evening. I was dismayed when we drove into their HUGE parking lot, pretty well filled with what looked like hundreds of cars. We decided to try anyway and much to my pleasant... More 

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Manlius, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant is absolutely gorgeous - entering the facility you see the huge glass fireplace, then a restaurant with an expansive view of the small "lake" - We stopped here after visiting Seton Hall University - I expected the food to be great - even though it was lunch, because the restaurant seemed upscale to me. Our lunches were just... More 

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Livingston, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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453 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 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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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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