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Country Kettle Chowda

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$$ - $$$
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830 N Bay Ave, Bay Village, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-2053
+1 609-492-2800
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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219 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Believe me when I tell you I searched high and low to find this place basically in the back of an alley in Bay Village. Nonetheless, it was worth it. Outstanding chowder and lobster bisque. I wish I heard about this place sooner!

Thank kramden88
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

It's my favorite place to go, especially in the Fall and Winter months. The chowda is excellent and every bit of a comfort food. They sell cold quarts to take home too. Lobster bisque is also very good.

Thank Tommy D
New Joisey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a huge chowda fan, am more of a zuppa di pesce type, but this place is a local must visit. Great mid-day eats to get you to dinner, they have a choice of chowders as well as lobster bisque and well represented chicken soup for the non-chowda crowd. I recommend the Manhattan Chowda with a Frank's hot kick... More 

Thank Pepino_78
Marietta, Georgia
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you are on LBI and you don't get a cup of this chowder there is something bad wrong with you! Sure other places have chowder, but theirs is consistently delicious, anytime you come.

Thank JulianaCI
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 11, 2016

It was amazing. Not full of fillers like potatoes, and it is seasoned wonderfully---no need to add salt/pepper. Get the bread bowl.

Thank Adam G
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I have been visiting LBI for 15 years and finally decided to try out the chowder, it's called New England clam chowder but it isn't. NE clam chowder doesn't have carrots in it and the amount of pepper in it is ridiculous. I was disappointed after reading all the hype.

Thank Gary O
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were sans children. We wanted a snack. We were walking through Bay Village and saw this place. My wife loves chowder. She got the new england and I got the Manhattan. Both were delicious. Small place but plenty of seating outside in the village. Overall the place and bay village are very touristy. Not expensive but... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a little lunch here, the lobster bisque and it was really good. Reasonably priced too. Would recommend anyone visiting Long Island beach and looking for chowder.

Thank Mzkx
Hopewell, New Jersey
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 13, 2016

Do the triple play - first a cup of chowder, then the huge slice of pizza from Bay Village pizza, topped off with Country Kettle fudge. Yummmmm!

Thank janis m
Sparta, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lobster Bisque in the bread bowl. Its a must when I come to LBI.......I always try to pick some up to bring back home.

Thank ChrissyMiller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $34
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 N Bay Ave, Bay Village, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-2053
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-2800

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