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“Small place great food!!” 5 of 5 stars
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California Grill & Pizza
13308 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
609-492-1200
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Ranked #26 of 71 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Cuisines: Pizza
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Mahopac, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Small place great food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

They have a wide variety of food. Pizza, salads, paninis, wraps,wings & burgers.All of the food was good.Good place to go with the kids. You can eat outside or inside.The New England Clam Chowder was Excellent.It was the 2011 champion.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best chowder on the island!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Nestled on a busy street corner this little shack is certainly a must go!! It is absolutely home to the best manhattan clam chowder on lbi and is also a great place to grab a quick lunch or dinner takeout. My friends have a beach house right down the street and we eat there at least once or twice every time we visit and i have always enjoyed my meal and great value!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fiuggi, Italy
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Oily Pizza in the extreme”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Went with my husband for casual dinner here based on (what we later discovered was) an old recommendation. Service was ok but the pizza was the worst we've ever had- no exaggeration. It was dripping with oil and piled with cheese. The whole thing tasted absolutely terrible. We barely got through one slice each and left the rest on the table, instead of taking it to go. (I hate to waste food but it really was that awful).
Later that same week we happened to stop into a gas station on LBI and asked the attendant if he had a favorite pizza spot on the island. He proceeded to name one, which I will not list here in order to keep this review "aboveboard" and not subject to question. He then proceeded (with absolutely no prompting from me) to warn us NOT to go to California Grill & Pizza and relayed a story about finding a rubber band cooked into a pizza that he ordered from there.

We found out (from the attendant) that it used to be a good place to go a couple of years ago but either the management or the chef must have since changed. Don't bother with this place. You'll just end up having to pay for two dinners on the same night! Either that or a bad stomach ache!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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NE Tennessee
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52 restaurant reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“OK but not Wow.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

I am a cheese steak aficianado, and I guess a litle picky, but the steak was cut thicker than I like, and therefor quite chewy.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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