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

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
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156 reviews 156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is my second visit to the Boat House and I have to tell you, that they have corrected some of their weaknesses, where you can now expect much better service, quicker service and the food presented in a nice setting. My friend and I were quickly seated, the waitress came over within minutes of arriving, and asked if we... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Just had lunch at McLoones. First time there. Really lovely restaurant right on the water. Lots of outside seating for warmer weather. Huge bar area, several large fireplaces, numerous different rooms. Brunch available on Sunday, but go hungry, it costs 34/person. We opted for menu items. The food was good, not great. Service was ok, not great. Prices were typical... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This place has a great atmosphere. We ate at the bar, and the food was pretty good. The drinks were surprisingly good. Very worth checking out.

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South Orange, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

McLoone's Boathouse is a beautiful venue on the reservoir in West Orange. The view from the bar is better than the view from the restaurant. The lunch menu is sandwiches, salads and burgers. I was a bit disappointed in the selection. I had the butternut squash soup, which was a bit bland but good. The honey ham and brie Panini... More 

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New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The food was nothing special..here, however the place is really nice..like a big log cabin. The outside area looks to be a bit buggy in the warmer months. We didn't try the bar, that actually looked like fun..outside, sort of a tiki feel with a nice view of the reservoir...you feel like you're upstate new york..but, I've been invited back... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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