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18th St Cafe

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18th and Central Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
+1 609-494-6009
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
18th and Central Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

very friendly service with really fresh seafood all well prepared. this is a great spot for familiies too. We will return.

Thank EdLowen
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Right off the boat across the road was the way the fish was described to me, and it was excellent. Most of us went with the local catches of the day, including the sea scallops. All great choices. The food came fast and the service...More

1  Thank XSki007
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Overall we enjoyed our meal at this restaurant although the service was quite slow. We waited an hour for our dinner. But once the food arrived we were very happy with our meal. The food was fresh and well prepared.

1  Thank montlilac
Reviewed August 27, 2016

The wait staff here is so rude that my jaw dropped. Everyone in our party of four was dumbfounded. The manager insulted us for sharing an entree between two people, even though the menu lists a $6 sharing charge for anyone not ordering an entree....More

3  Thank edw975
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We ate here last night - family of 5 - all had the freshest and most delicious meal. Can't beat this place for a low key, small, casual place with absolutely the BEST food!

Thank C G
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We 4 had reservations at 6:30 on Thursday night. The dining area is very small so you must wait outside for table. We're seated in 10 minutes so not too bad but understand other reviews mentioning go for early reservations as tables get backed up...More

Thank DLL_11
Reviewed August 18, 2016

The food was really excellent, Not great atmosphere, a little old fashioned. but nice staff although one of the wait \ staff was not friendly.and good food

Thank Jane M
Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is great little place with delicious seafood. The decor is unpretentious and simple, and the owner and wait staff were friendly. We ate here twice during our week-long stay in LBI. On our first visit I had the flounder stuffed with fresh crab and...More

Thank ryancreates
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Not a romantic atmosphere, in fact, it's a wood paneling and simple. Very clean and run by an owner serving and an owner cooking. Not our first visit here because the food is very consistently good. The fish dishes are done perfectly and with Viking...More

Thank Foodie1336
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is undoubtedly the freshest seafood that I've had in recent years! The owner was absolutely delightful, and as she recommended different options, she was sure to let us know if any of the "components" were frozen (i.e. The shrimp). We had swordfish topped with...More

1  Thank John K
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18th and Central Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Barnegat Light
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-6009
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