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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 - 11:00 pm
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
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
Mediocre food in a noisy setting

Visited here with three others on Super Bowl Sunday. Dining room was jam packed at 1 p.m. Very noisy. Standard fare on menu. The tomato slice on my burger was the top piece of a tomato which should be discarded. Would not recommend.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Murrantravels
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here with three others on Super Bowl Sunday. Dining room was jam packed at 1 p.m. Very noisy. Standard fare on menu. The tomato slice on my burger was the top piece of a tomato which should be discarded. Would not recommend.

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Thank Murrantravels
Florham Park, New Jersey
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been here before, food is average at best. Service mediocre, in spite of that we come back. Well this night was the pits. With many open tables throughout they were jamming all guest into the dining area left of the bar. It quickly became apparent that there was a teenage birthday party with 20 kids and one parent who... More 

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Thank Greg S
West Orange, New Jersey
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for atmosphere, this is the place. From its double-sided fireplace to its outdoor fire pit, it's a happening spot overlooking the reservoir. It's a great meeting and cocktail place but the dinner menu could definitely be improved

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Thank EdnaBW
West Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

View of water is peaceful . After a nice walk around the lake to sit and have a drink and something to eat is very positive . The problem is the food is only so so. Also the food is way over priced. If you don't mind paying a lot, it's a nice place to have a drink and dinner... More 

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Thank Jordan G
newjersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance here is very nice, the food overall depends on who is cooking it, last time here was better than previous visit. A little overpriced but its a nice place to visit especially when you can sit outdoors

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Thank tart836
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are fans of McLoone's, our first date was at Sea Bright, but unfortunately that does not exist anymore. This was our first visit to the Boathouse, the food was good, nothing exceptional, but the service was below average. After we were seated it took sometime before anyone acknowledged us. A woman came over to give us... More 

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Thank Darla777
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here today. Open atmosphere with several different rooms to sit. Service from Ruby was very professional. The buffalo chicken wontons were differed and tasty! The Cowboy Burger fabulous and filling. Beet Salad a winner! Great for quick bite, family meals or larger party.

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Thank Lou S
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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172 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

like the long branch, and asbury park MC'CLOONS.the west orange location is more superficial than substance. the food mediocre. the entertainment was excellent.

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Thank Vincent D
London, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and the staff excellent, however, there was a band playing in the bar. This was okay but they turned the piped music up in the restaurant and we couldn't speak to each other ! Check where you are going to sit, also the fires are on, so be careful if you don't want to get too... More 

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Thank Wendy H
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We love the long branch location, it's our favorite summer spot. We dined here for New Year's Eve. We had a 6:45 reservation and were sat right away. There were a ton of waiters yet it took a while to get a drink. We both ordered from the martini menu and while they were strong, something was very wrong with... 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
  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene

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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