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Welcome to Klein's! Come & experience Klein’s Fish Market, Waterside Cafe, Grill Room & Tiki Bar conveniently located at River Road & Main Street on the Scenic Shark River in Belmar, New Jersey. Our family friendly atmosphere offers indoor and outdoor dining options. For 92 years, we’ve been providing the finest and freshest seafood from all over the world. There is something for everyone at Klein’s with our vast selection of fresh seafood, soups, salads, burgers, pizza and pasta dishes. At Klein's, you will find a relaxing ambiance with all your favorite cocktails after a fun-filled day at the shore!
$9 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Seafood
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Digital Payments, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were celebrating with our family. The tuna sushi, fried calamari, drunken clams and clams on the half shell were delicious as appetizers. The blackened mahi-mahi was seasoned and cooked to perfection, The shrimp and scallops were equally delicious, This was an amazing night.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time back in a while because of Covid and as usual it was excellent we loved our meal and our server Allie was a star she made great suggestions and was very attentive a real pro and we will be coming back,

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed November 19, 2021

Decided to go yesterday 11/18/2021 as it turned out to be a beautiful day! I order Muscles Fra Diablos and she order spicy shrimp! Meal was excellent, especially spicy ness of the food. Not over powering but great taste. We will go back there again...s we found a new place to eat outsideMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2021

A long-time staple for dining out around Belmar. Good food, and a good view if you can get a seat overlooking the water. Special mention this time for the great service provided by Alice, as we had dinner in the bar. She was friendly and...entertaining, as well as very attentive in serving us ... a hard combination to beat. Thanks, Alice!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 10, 2021

The patio area was great, the tables were pretty well socially distanced, the waterside view of the Shark River is probably ok if you're an average diner ( local road bridges cross within sight ) to great if you're like me and you like railroads...( NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line commuter trains cross, maybe 1 per hour. ) We started with delicious Manhattan Clam Chowder, I went with Broiled Scallops and Shrimp, my wife had a Cesar Salad with Broiled Shrimp. The broiled shrimp were great, the scallops weren't really broiled much so they were kind of tasteless, so I'd get the Broiled Shrimp Platter next time. For drinks we started with some really nice White Sangria and finished with some very good coffee. The wait staff was great and we didn't have to wait long between courses so it was a very enjoyable meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 10, 2021

First and last time.If Im going to spend all that money on seafood I dont want to sit on a lawn chair outside with the bugs.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021

So you have a big family of 11, you're down the shore in Jersey and you have a hankering for tasty fish. QUESTION...Where do you go?!?! Easy! Head to Klein's. The vibe is great. Waitstaff terrific. Food is amazing. What more do you want?! Just...pack up the fam and head there. The menu is all good but the clams and scallops are incredible'! Would have rated a "5" but the price of a large group really adds up-especially with the mandatory 20% TIP. With tip and tax we(family of 6 adults + 5 preschoolers) RAN UP A $330+ BILL super quick!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

As a local I have visited this place many times. I decided to get a poké bowl for the first time and to be honest, it was embarrassing. It came in a child’s size cereal bowl with about a cup of rice, 3 strings of...seaweed , a quarter of an avocado, and about 8 finely chopped pieces of tuna. At least charge more and make it an actual meal. My entire table and waitress laughed at it. On the bright side, service was good. Place has turned into a tourist trap. I’ll be back for beers only.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 31, 2021

We came in unannounced and was seated outside on the deck patio, by the water. It was chilly that day on the water but the service and food was very good. We thought it was very pricey, but because of Covid 19, I guess everyone...has to raise the prices. But still. I am sure many people will be turned off by the pricing, and then you have the regulars where money is no concern. We got there just before noon and when we left, there was a line out the door, so there is something to be said about this place.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

We started our meal sitting outside by the water. There were many pleasure and fishing boats going under the roadway and train trestle. The service was as fantastic as the food. We ordered the little neck clams as an appetizer. The shrimp and sea scallops...were phenomenal as was the fish and chips. This is their signature dish. The freshness was perfect and meal was cooked to perfection. The tartar sauce and coleslaw was equally delicious. Homemade French fries were perfect for a great meal. Presentation was typical for a seafood restaurant. What a great experience!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 20, 2021

We stopped in for lunch on the water. The staff was great and the food was better. I like really mild fish and the flounder was perfect.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 6, 2021

fter enduring hands down the worst hostess service ever, finally sitting down 2 hours later. A hostess shouldn’t grief you about your name, especially after you told them 4 times and spelled it a few more times only for them to get it wrong. Do...you need to provide your identification? I wasn’t the only person this happened to. Work on teaching your hostesses a little bit of professionalism, but it’s doubtful I will be back after decades of coming here. Regarding quality, the fish tacos were actually better, and you cannot mess up crab legs. But holy batman ripoff stuffed shrimp. Like a previous reviewer, it was not crab, but crab stuffing and 4 shrimps...Jumbo they weren't. One final note, why take away half the restaurant to create a bar that will not be busy outside of summer time to make horrendous wait times to eat?More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 24, 2021

Went there the Thursday after Father’s Day, I had my usual fish and chips. It was horrible. The fish was unidentifiable. Because of the machinist of the fish I’m gonna assume it was Basa. My chips and my fish was cooked in olive oil, and...batter on the fish was soggy because it wasn’t cooked all the way. I’ve been going to Klein‘s for over 20 years many times and the one thing I can say for sure, their food is very inconsistent .I will say that all the waiters and waitresses that I’ve ever waited on me were terrific. I’m sure they have to put up with a lot of complaints about the food though. This will probably be my last trip there.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 22, 2021 via mobile

Been coming to Klein’s for years and when my kids were little it was a perfect place to bring them to eat as they were entertained by the boats and trains, however we have not been here for a while due to covid, We were...excited to be visiting on a Saturday afternoon for lunch, but our excitement soon turned to disappointment when we realized the cost of meals were very expensive for a midday meal and much too expensive for the portions you received. The food was good…it always has been, but feel like the cost was in large part due to location and ambiance and not necessarily the meals.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 9, 2021 via mobile

Just ok. Great location. I expected the food to match the location. More on a Red Lobster quality with double the price. Didn’t leave feeling that was a great meal.

Date of visit: June 2021
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July 13, 2018|
Response from Timothy G | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry you had that happen. I been there numerous times for the brunch. The math was easy. 5 people times the amount. Did you ask the staff what happened.
Jessica B
June 28, 2018|
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Response from cheryl362 | Reviewed this property |
I had a baby shower here two years ago in August and it was lovely. It must have been on a Sunday, because they had the brunch table open and we all had more to eat than we should have! We were lucky because it was a sunny... More
June 21, 2017|
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That is the stupidest response I ever heard. Just because a restaurant is having"a great year" doesn't mean there is no room for improvement. Watered down drinks is no my idea of class. If management does not deal with it, I... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Klein's Fish Market and Waterside Cafe

Yes, Klein's Fish Market and Waterside Cafe offers takeout services.

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Klein's Fish Market and Waterside Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4