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“back again” 3 of 5 stars
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Gateway Restaurant
227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 494-1661
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Ranked #26 of 34 Restaurants in Ship Bottom
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“back again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I stopped for a quick bite after a trip from Bordentown. Their claim to fame is New England clam chowder, having won the annual chowderfest contest 8 years in a row. It is by far the best chowder on Long Beach Island. The food is fair, but it is conveniently located and open is all year.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Waretown, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“great stop after the beach...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

we love to stop in for a cool one and great pub food ...the new England chowder is one of the best....it's so loaded with clams it's a meal.....great friendly staff too...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Visited in the Past, going again for Jammin Janice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We vacation Ship Bottom each September, and would always participate in Karaoke each Friday and Saturday while there. I agree that the Food is mediocore (at best) and that the Drink Prices are HIGH. However, the Karaoke was the only reason that we would frequent Gateway; certainly NOT for their Food. Happy to read the Jammin Janice is there on Tuesday nights. Hopefully, she will still be there in September during our visit. Last year's Karaoke went a bit downhill whenever Weird AL's replacement(s) were there. The Girl was good; but the Guy who would always say "Here we go" every other sentence, was completely horrible. Good luck Janice. Where else is there that has Karaoke in the area?

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

After having to deal with the terrible service at Surf City Hotel, we were happy to be greeted by a professional and friendly bartender at the Gateway. Had a blast and there was great music.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Cool Place, Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went there late with ten people. The wait staff was awesome and the food was good. There was a performer Matt something, handlebar mustache. Guy is a true talent! Was hilarious and entertaining as hell. Check it out!

Visited July 2013
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