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Viking Fresh Off the Hook

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1905 Bayview Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006-1582
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Verona, NJ
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

What a great idea- a low key takeout restaurant with excellent seafood, live music, and picnic tables. The seafood is exceptionally fresh and the meals are simple but delicious.

Thank montlilac
Hackettstown, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

The food was very fresh but you need lots of time and patience. It took over an hour to get our food, there are no lights on the table so you can't see what you're eating. The staff was pleasant.

Thank joannebaldini
Parsippany, New Jersey
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

For two dinners and a child's meal the bill was almost $80. I called in advance and said we'd pick up our food. I was told it would be 20 minutes. We waited until the 20 was up and drove over to pick it up and still waited another 20 minutes for the food. The seafood is always fresh and... More 

1 Thank Kathleen M
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Good food. Friendly, helpful staff. There are picnic tables and music (at least at dinner time when I was there) if you want to eat there.

Thank nebunule
Englewood, New Jersey
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This place is very close to our house and offers freshly prepared seafood at a reasonable price. Large portions and prompt service. It is not a restaurant but they have covered picnic tables for your use. Most of their business is call ahead take-out. There was a woman playing the ukulele and a man on keyboard for your entertainment. Went... More 

Thank bphman
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I had the spicy scallop tacos and they were delicious. My wife had the seared tuna tacos, and they were also really great. They came with freshly-made potato chips, a nice touch. This is not an indoor "sit down" restaurant. You order your food, wait till they call your name, pick up your food, and grab a seat at one... More 

Thank ryancreates
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Ate here 3 times out of my 6 day visit. Would have ate there 6 times if I would have known about before eating other places in Barnegat Light. The scallop bisque my husband and I ordered all 3 times. I had the Shrimp taco on taco Tuesday, the linquini in white clam sauce, the pan seared scallops all yummy!!!... More 

Thank Sweetie913
Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I ordered a medium, and my wife ordered a small, and we didn't get the dirty looks from the staff or other patrons. Our visit was just before closing, when it would have been very easy to get older coffee... Not here! Tasted like it was brewed 5mins ago... Nicely done! They also sell ice cream. We didn't have any,... More 

Thank John K
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

So far the best food found on LBI. Tacos have perfectly done shell, a zesty delicious chipotle, and an abundance of filling. The problem is their is more filling than food. Although the lobster taco had two large prices of lobster, it doesn't seem worth the price. Fish and Chips is almost all chips, Chicken Tenders almost all fries. On... More 

3 Thank JohnnyPumpernickel
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is a very clean outside dining restaurant, very "shorey," and informal. The restroom was also clean. We just stepped off the beach and stopped in for a late lunch; they also serve dinner. We chatted with the owner, Kris, who was most accommodating for a larger group of friends that we intend to bring on a different occasion. Patrons... More 

Thank Michael6203

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1905 Bayview Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006-1582
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Barnegat Light
  • Phone Number: 6093618900
fresh fish deli and outside cafe/take out

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?