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116 West Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 492-1066
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant can be very romantic ( gorgeous sunset/water views) or family friendly. It has a bit more casual feel to it than some other LBI places ( plastic water cups, no white tablecloths) Some people come to eat in beach casual clothing while many get dressed up, what ever you are comfortable with on your vacation. Unfortunately the night... More 

Thank NewEnglandTraveler23
San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going to this place for years and I'm not really sure why. It's very loud and the food is average at best. Went again this summer and it seems like they've raised their prices but not the quality. So I'm sorry to say that I'm done with the boat house.

Thank Stacey H
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We reserved a table for ten, including four children. The first issue I had is that we had to give a credit card # to reserve the table. I do have to admit that the table was ready, and the staff were nice. The children's menu was limited, which is not the end of the world. I tried to order... More 

1 Thank William Z
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful setting! The sunset views on the bay and the pretty marina are spectacular. However, the food is just plain awful. We are not talking about food "operating on a vacation beachtown curve of mediocrity... we are talking about just plain bad. How does a seafood place screw up a broiled seafood sampler? Fish was fresh, but just... More 

Thank acrist623
St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner here with two families and had a great table by the water side. The service was excellent and the food was good to great. If you want to have a drink you should plan on bringing your own. We brought our own bottle of wine and they gladly brought us wine glasses. Very enjoyable especially with sunset... More 

Thank O1682SVmaryb
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived for dinner at 7, and were able to see a beautiful sunset. Restaurant is open so no AC, with views of the bay. It's bring your own booze. Menu offers fresh fish, meats and chicken. Can be somewhat cramped and tight. Service was good. Prices are average.

Thank Arthur G
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large party of 20. I was impressed with the food and service. The mozzarella and tomato salad was a huge portion with red, ripe tomatoes. They did a great job last night for everyone. Servers were sweet with my mom who always needs suggestions. She really enjoyed her meal with scallops. My niece enjoyed the lobster Mac... More 

Thank BrahminGirl
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been a favorite for years. My family eats here ever time we go down Long Beach Island. It is an old boat house made into a restaurant. It was renovated over the last few years but the atmosphere, food, view, and service is still the same which is a good thing! The restaurant is outdoors on the... More 

1 Thank Chris L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average price is $24.00 and worth every dollar. The night we dined was 5 star weather. We were two couples and every table around us had children. Thankfully the open air setting gave us our privacy and ability to isolate us from the crowd. I ordered the swordfish special that was cooked to perfection. Most frown when I order fish... More 

1 Thank Pat D
Toms River, New Jersey
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at this establishment was pretty decent. I ordered the Teriyaki Chicken as I do not eat seafood. My wife loves seafood, which is why she chose this place. She had the Sunset Pasta. She also enjoyed her dish. View of the water is great. Service was decent. The only downside is that this place is loud, I mean... More 

Thank Tony G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 West Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: (609) 492-1066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?