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“Good food, noisy atmosphere” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Boat House Restaurant

Boat House Restaurant
116 West Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 492-1066
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Ranked #37 of 72 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Rochester, NY
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food, noisy atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We enjoyed this popular BYOB place in Beach Haven except for the volume. We literally had to raise our voice so others in our party of 4 would be able to hear us. The appetizer portions were ample and worked well accompanied by a soup or salad. The shrimp cracker appetizer was delicious. Wait staff was courteous.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful View Time it right and see a great Sunset”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Went over the July 4th week and made reservations. Island was not as crowed as it can get due to Super Storm Sandy. I checked what time sunset was and waited for a table closer to Bay.
That worked out really well, So If you try this restaurant and enjoy the sunset plan ahead.
Also it is a BYOB which definitely helps if you enjoy a glass of wine with your meal as we do and saves on your wallet, so I always call ahead to make sure of Reservations and What the alcohol policy is. Food was good, but they had run out of some of the items that were on the menu.
It was nothing Great or different. Price was reasonable due to the location being on the Bay.
We had an overall Great Date due to the atmosphere and our own wine. Service was good, our server was a nice young man making his way through College. It is worth a try for the atmosphere, but don't want to get anyone too excited about the food. But to each their own.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mahopac, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“BYOB”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Friend and I tried it last week. While the shrimp cocktail was quite good, the dinners were average. Nothing real creative on the menu. Nothing broiled/grilled per se, just fried. We were disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Food - High prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

If you like good food in small quantities at high prices this is the place to go. Went there with the family on a Saturday evening and was seated quickly. The service was good. The food was very good tasting but very limited in quantity and pricey. I had the crab cakes and received a small scoop of rice with my two cakes. For 27.99, the cakes were the size you would receive as an appetizer in another restaurant. Every one enjoyed their meal. Went for ice cream afterwards.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Had an excellent meal here with a lovely view of the bay. Crab and corn chowder was delish as was the tuna entree. Excellent service. Would recommend to anyone. BYOB. Very romantic, but also great for a family.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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