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Ketch Bar & Restaurant

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529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1834
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place, young atmosphere and good location at the bay. The food is only fair, but good for a young crowd

Thank john o
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner there over its final weekend before closing for the season, I think. Even so, the food was good and service was excellent. A place that caters to different types of events in its different parts.

Thank Joe H
Warren, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I order the two for one Lobster Bake; which was mediocre at best. The lobsters were small, the sides were minimal, and the dipping butter/sauce tasted like nothing more than warmed canola oil; it was completely off putting. Then to top matters off, they advertise that 'kids eat free' Mon - Fri from 4 - 6. The... More 

Thank MMCan1125
Leonia, NJ
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127 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Four of us went for dinner and switched our reservation from their deck overlooking the Bay to inside because it was raining. We still could see the Bay and the Maritime Museum. Food was very good and there was a nice selection. Service was excellent. We shared an appetizer of blackened steak which had 4 skewers of beef but it... More 

Thank CyprusMama
Old Tappan, New Jersey
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The food is good here, but the view is even better! It's a perfect place to watch the sunset. It gets very crowded and loud so if you don't like that, I believe the downstairs is quieter.

Thank shelly M
White Plains, New York
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We come to LBI for a yearly weekly summer vacation. The Ketch has become a valued supper place each year. The waitstaff are invariably friendly, and move quickly! The Ketch has a 2 for 1 Lobster night Mondays and Fridays. You get two lobster dinners for about $45. It's a very good deal on LBI, where prices seem to be... More 

Thank Dan P
Mohegan Lake, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Went for a cocktail abt 4pm and put 2 20s on the bar. Paid for our round and a few minutes later noticed the 20 and change gone from the bar. We asked her about it she accused us of walking away from the bar and it wasn't her fault. We TURNED AROUND from the bar. RUDE bartender. Won't go... More 

Tappan, New York
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I don't know what has happened over the years i have been coming to LBI but boy did this place take a turn for the worse. Saturday evening my family and I came here to eat, drink and watch the beautiful sunset - which is beautiful from the ketch's back seating area. The drinks were great but boy was the... More 

Thank Gina F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We were not pleased at all with the service. Nobody came to our table to take our order after being seated for over ten minutes. We had to tell them. Our waiter forgot our orders twice. We ordered the steak skewers medium well and they were pink. We asked waiter to cook them longer and they came back basically the... More 

Thank Michael F
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

"It's high school kids running the place, you need to be patient and not expect too much." Well, thank you Maitre D for your wonderful rationale after leaving us sitting at a table with no entrees for 90 minutes. That really explains everything about this place. Really nice people doing a really poor job. The appetizers were expensive, poorly prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1834
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: 609-492-3000

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