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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

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TAVERN SANDWICHES​
all sandwiches include a choice of french fries, homemade potato salad or homemade coleslaw.
16.00
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
shrimp tacos
mojo marinated shrimp, shredded cabbage, queso fresco, pico de gallo and lime crema.
17.00
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
crab cake sandwich
homemade crab cake made with jumbo lump crab served with lettuce, tomato, onion and tartar sauce.
12.00
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
roasted vegetable tacos (vegetarian)
black beans, corn, red onion, seasonal squash and cabbage topped with queso fresco, lime crema and cilantro.
13.00
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
smoked pork sandwich
smoked pulled pork topped off with our guinness battered onion rings and served with homemade coleslaw.
13.00
blue cheese +1
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
traditional cheeseburger
choice​ of cheese: cheddar, american, swiss or provolone
14.00
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
the hawkeye burger
bacon, crumbled blue cheese, sauteed onions and chipotle mayo.
16.00
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
hot brown
carved roast turkey served open face on white toast, topped with dubliner cheese, bacon, tomato and brown gravy
17.00
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
crab quesadilla
made with lump crab, dill havarti cheese, sweet peppers and scallions
16.00
french fries
homemade potato salad
homemade coleslaw.
sweet potato fries +2.50
onion rings +2.50
lamb sliders
three fresh ground lamb burgers topped with greek yogurt, tzatziki sauce and crumbled feta cheese
TAVERN FAVORITES​
18.00
guinness battered fish and chips
flaky cod served with malt vinegar tarter sauce, french fries and coleslaw.
small 15.00
regular 18.00
chicken pot pie
tender chicken in a creamy sauce with corn, carrots, pearl onions, peas and potatoes topped with a buttery puff pastry.
APPETIZERS​
13.00
clams casino
like​ no other, created in 1963 by “chefs” bill lutz (of boathouse fame) and our own jay c.
15.00
local steamers
steamed clams topped with lemon and white wine garlic sauce, served with garlic bread
2.00
delaware bays
(delaware bay, nj)
2.50
slightly salty; mild, sweet
chesapeake gold (chesapeake bay, md) plump and clean; strong ocean flavor
each 1.50
6 pieces 8.00
12 pieces 14.00
clams on the half shell
14.00
deep fried jumbo clam strips
1/2 lb, served with cocktail and tartar sauces
(6) 10.00
(12) 15.00
(24) 25.00
honey bbq
classic “buffalo” style
crispy chicken wings
14.00
mediterranean calamari
crispy​ calamari served with olives, capers and fried hot peppers
10.00
chilled shrimp cocktail
4 large shrimp served with house made cocktail sauce
9.00
buffalo potato pierogies
with​ crumbled blue cheese and blue cheese dressing
10.00
jumbo bavarian pretzel
with cheddar horseradish sauce and grain mustard aioli
SOUPS​
not available for french onion soup
10.00
in a bread bowl +2.50
she crab soup
9.00
in a bread bowl +2.50
new england clam chowder
8.00
in a bread bowl +2.50
french onion soup
7.00
in a bread bowl +2.50
manhattan clam chowder
SALADS​
14.00
apple pecan salad
arcadian greens, pink lady apples, cranberries, toasted pecans and crumbled goat cheese with maple balsamic dressing
small 8.00
regular 10.00
citrus caesar salad
chopped romaine lettuce hearts, croutons and parmesan cheese with house made citrus caesar dressing
9.00
classic wedge salad
iceberg​ lettuce with blue cheese, bacon and balsamic glaze.
9.00
buckalew's house salad
spring mixed greens, heirloom cherry tomatoes, shaved red onion and ricotta salata with lemon vinaigrette
ENTREES​
available after 4pm
one 23.00
two 29.00
jumbo lump crab cakes
classic jersey shore sauteed crab cakes with rosemarie sauce, served with roasted potatoes and jersey corn.
23.00
spaghetti and clams
chopped clams and thin spaghetti tossed in garlic, basil and white wine sauce.
1 lb 23.00
2 lbs 39.00
live maine lobster
steamed or broiled to order, served with drawn butter and lemon, served with roasted potatoes and jersey corn.
24.00
black and blue tuna
blackened yellowfin tuna drizzled with wasabi and teriyaki sauce, finished with seaweed salad and wild rice.
21.00
flat iron steak
served with creamy cheese polenta, garlic spinach and blackberry port wine sauce
20.00
roast chicken
served with sweet potato mash, garlic green beans and blackberry port wine sauce
21.00
grilled pork chop
with parmesan bread pudding, garlic spinach, apple sauce, cranberry demi and balsamic glaze
18.00
stuffed portobello
spinach, cannellini beans, quinoa, heirloom cherry tomatoes and crushed pine nuts
23.00
gnocchi and shrimp
garlic shrimp with spinach and gnocchi tossed in a sweet potato and goat cheese cream sauce, then broiled with an herb panko crust
PIZZA​
our traditional tomato pies.
12.00
personal tomato pie
15.00
large tomato pie
18.00
"the works"
4 or more toppings.
personal 14.00
large 18.00
white pizza
ricotta, fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato and garlic.
14.00
gluten free pizza
topped with oven-baked vegetables, mozzarella cheese and balsamic glaze
personal 14.00
large 18.00
buffalo chicken pizza
personal 14.00
large 18.00
hawaiian pizza
classic​ favorite with ham, pineapple and jalapeño
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music
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We have been coming here for over 25 years and a lot has changed thru the years. We did enjoy our dinner but ya gotta be ready for the Loud family summer crowds.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Skids33
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There’s nothing like eating on a sticky table. Yuck! Food was ok, not terrible, not great. We were 16 people everyone felt the same way.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank vanessamom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

EXCELLENT FRIENDLY PEOPLE GREAT FOOD GOOD MUSIC. Can be up to a two hour wait st dinner. Oysters we delicious and fresh. Walking distance from beach

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank VERNGonnello
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner, first did appys at the bar. Very nice place and staff were exceptional! Food was very good at a decent price for a tourist destination. The best of the night, tried the crab cake sliders, they come with a cream cheese cucumber...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank chrisjZ7325AX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for snacks and cocktails. Sat at the bar-perfect for purpose. Bar tender even gave me a free “splash” of beer when wife was finishing her cocktail! Bonus!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TA020908
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fifteen years ago, this was one of our favorite restaurants on LBI and it still is. Best lobster dinner I ever had. The meat was so tender it melted in your mouth. It gets very crowded and there can be a long wait. Once inside,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ecmancini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only place that I have ever had she crab soup and it is so creamy and amazing with huge lumps of crab. Menu is everything from bar food to great dinner entrees. A must for either lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank srussell626
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to have pizza and drinks at Buckalew’s tonight. It was a mind numbing experience to say the least- not in a good way. We’ve been going to this restaurant for more years than we can remember and have always enjoyed...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank katebudtrav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group each found something good on the menu from chicken pot pie to crab cake sliders. There is some disconnect with their menu and online's menu regarding crab cake sandwiches so some were disappointed with the sliders. And the hostess was no help solving...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Marge C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where should I start? A fly floating in the water glass, a different menu then the one posted online, six of us squished in a table for four...we won’t be back!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Alaina W
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