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“Decent Neighborhood Restaurant - Great Bar” 4 of 5 stars
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East Coast Cookery
3548 New Jersey, Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753
+1 732-922-0003
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Ranked #16 of 49 Restaurants in Neptune
Cuisines: American, Bar, Brew Pub
Description: Great food, great prices, and a friendly staff greet all visitors to East Coast Cookery (ECC). Both a family friendly atmosphere in the Dining Room and fun and lively time in the Bar make ECC the all occasion entertainment and dining destination. The outstanding food Speaks for Itself! The 14 foot Video Wall allows us to show sporting events that appear larger than life. ECC features all UFC fights paired with Budweiser Specials. Ask your bartender for a speaker to listen to any TV in the bar. What good is sports center on 10 TVs if you can't hear it? Like playing games or trivia, ECC also features Buzztime! Play with an app on your smart-phone or ask for a gaming console.
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Description: Great food, great prices, and a friendly staff greet all visitors to East Coast Cookery (ECC). Both a family friendly atmosphere in the Dining Room and fun and lively time in the Bar make ECC the all occasion entertainment and dining destination. The outstanding food Speaks for Itself! The 14 foot Video Wall allows us to show sporting events that appear larger than life. ECC features all UFC fights paired with Budweiser Specials. Ask your bartender for a speaker to listen to any TV in the bar. What good is sports center on 10 TVs if you can't hear it? Like playing games or trivia, ECC also features Buzztime! Play with an app on your smart-phone or ask for a gaming console.
Darien, Connecticut
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“Decent Neighborhood Restaurant - Great Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The restaurant interior is average, service casual and cheerful, delays were minor. The adjacent sports bar was excellent! 14 foot TV wall behind bar with 7 other generous sized TV's about area. Service was quicker.

Excellent lobster roll (Fri, Sat, Sun Only) generous portion of fresh properly cooked lobster. Crab stuffed Cod was fresh and generous but a tad overcooked (typical of area places). Stuffed shrimp similar to the Cod.

Good values overall. My 4 star is basically the average of a 3 star restaurant and a 5 star bar.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Neptune, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“never got waited on”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to this place not too long after it opened. There was hardly anyone in the place because we got there on the early side for dinner after going to Home Depot next door. We were seated right away but waited at least 15 minutes for a server to take a drink order and no one came so we walked out. There were maybe 3 tables occupied in the whole place. Have not attempted to go back and after reading some of the reviews, not sure we will!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Out of Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend raved about this place so we went. Nice modern look. I ordered the weekend special of lobster rolls...and they were out of them already. Big disappointment. So I ordered the St. Pat's Weekend special - Shepherd's Pie. It was oily and had a more tomato saucy-type filling than I'm familiar with. And there could have been more mashed potatoes on top. I won't order that here again. (The waitress said the chef was Italian, not Irish. That explains it!) But there were other things on the menu that looked good so I will be giving this place another chance.

Visited March 2014
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Has potential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

East Coast Cookery has protential, but I feel fails to capture the area's bar scene. The menu is too large, and the food is middle of the road. Although they do use real cheese steak, which I have to say is probably the best thing on the menu. It's obvious they need a better marketing scheme because I went to the bar in the middle of December and their still serving Sam. Adams October fest. I feel they can succeed with a menu over haul, maybe offer the dinning room dinning menu's and the bar a bar menu.

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Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Nice staff, but terrible food. The calamari app was luckily free due to a coupon from the hotel I was staying at, because it was way too salty. The chimichurri steak was flavorless. Only redeeming quality is that there is free trivia.

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