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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

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101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
609-492-1065
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2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 29
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  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Checking our shore house and needed lunch

We came down to check out our shore house after a winter storm. As it was off season, not many places were open. Saw this place and decided to stop. Sat down right away and ordered quickly. Food was good. Quick and friendly service. Waitress was excellent. Only complaint is it was really drafty and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Thomas M
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Vernon, New Jersey
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Vernon, New Jersey
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came down to check out our shore house after a winter storm. As it was off season, not many places were open. Saw this place and decided to stop. Sat down right away and ordered quickly. Food was good. Quick and friendly service. Waitress was excellent. Only complaint is it was really drafty and cold in the restaurant.

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Thank Thomas M
Gilbert, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every August for the past 25 years my extended family has vacationed on LBI. We have watched Buckalew's change from a large Wurlitzer organ, sing along bar steeped in tradition to a more modern restaurant with a varied menu. We always have dinner and drinks there every year. They never disappoint. Still reminiscent of LBI from a quarter of a... More 

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Thank Mike L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Great burgers and good sushi. The offseason is when this place really shines! Not your usual lbi tourist trap! Get a beer and enjoy a game at the bar, you won't be disappointed .

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Thank Sean O
Clinton, New Jersey
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Standard food offerings, with LOTS of seating to accommodate all. Service was very good. Food was good, not great. Would return.

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Thank Kimberly M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The had a very upscale menu, and not a whole lot of seafood. It was very busy when we went for dinner on a Saturday night, although we didn't wait too long to get a table. There was a plant right above the tablet that keep dripping water, and was pretty annoying. I ordered the crab cake dinner, and it... More 

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1 Thank Molly S
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This place is open all year except Christmas, so you can always get a bite to eat anytime. All of the servers have always been extremely friendly and efficient, but we usually sit at the bar. Sushi is good but they don't serve it Tuesdays. My husband's Octoberfest Knockwurst and bratwurst was excellent and hot. My crabcake was good, but... More 

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1 Thank musicteachjc
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Have been going to this restaurant for years. It has become a little more upscale, more options including sushi which is quite good. However, it is still a place to enjoy a beer & burger, or pizza if you like vs. steak & lobster.

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Thank Alyssa M
Belvidere, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The food wasn't bad, but it was average. The service began poorly as we couldn't get served in a booth by the bar and then were grudgingly escorted by the hostess to a quieter area of the restaurant proper to a small table on the side. I can understand slow service in a busy place, but Buckalew's dining area (and... More 

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1 Thank Tim K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It was our first visit to LBI and we stopped here for a late lunch just because it looked nice. And it was nice - inside it was clean and comfortable with large skylights and jungle-y live plants. It was a good choice. Everyone enjoyed their food which included french onion soup, clam chowder, chicken pot pie, pulled pork sandwich... More 

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Thank Jayne C
Herndon, Virginia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Had some good bar food , oysters etc. Came back for dinner another night to a complete disaster. Wait staff needs help, bartenders do a good job. Another example of LBI mindset you are here you should be happy no matter what.

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Thank Dennis J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: 609-492-1065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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