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Lighthorse Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527 (Morris Street)
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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174 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recently visiting in the area and checked out TA for a good lunch restaurant. Lighthouse Tavern was #1 and we decided to give it a try! Great decision and great lunch. The restaurant is in an old building and has a warm and inviting atmosphere. The service was excellent, and our lunches were outstanding. Nothing elaborate as I... More 

Thank VaBeneSRQ
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been here a long time and the neighborhood has grown around it. It is always there to welcome you with a great atmosphere and great food, professional service and great dink menu. They also have a pastry chef so this is one of those places where dessert is worth it.

Thank gracecoughlin
New York City, New York
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283 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

his is a consistently good eatery. I have been here several times and have always enjoyed my meals. I have had: - cheese burger with gruyere cheese - very good with chipotle mayo and sautéed onions - crab cake - very tasty - steak cob salad - very good - creme brûlée - tasty - chocolate, coffee and pistachio. Keep... More 

Thank Jaimee A
North Caldwell, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great meal, great atmosphere and the best service! Ate outside after passing a few waterfront restaurants but made reservation because of reviews. Not disappointed!

Thank jjjmf
Houston, Texas
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279 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Lunch: I had lobster roll, came with potato chips and coleslaw. Lots of lobster but with little taste, very tough and watery. Which are all signs the lobster had been frozen, not fresh. Coleslaw average, chips spicy but good. Husband had the Friday special: Prime Rib French Dip, with horseradish sauce and onion rings. Meat was tough and dry, horseradish... More 

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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

In a New Adventure with my husband found this excellent gourmet restaurant by the Exchange Place in NJ! The Manager went overboard to make us feel welcomed! The server was unique! Food was delicious! The restaurant offered a cheese plate and have a variety of wines. The restaurant's ambience is trendy.

Thank Profeta Alina P
Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We've been at this place a few times and enjoyed quite a bit. They offer good food and the drink selection is surprisingly good too. The ambiance is cosy and super pleasant, both inside and out.

Thank Cristina C
Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My husband and my family love the Lighthorse Tavern.. You are met at the door and seated with such professionalism and warm greetings.. The food is just amazing.. From appetizer to entree and desert.we love the salted prime rib on Thursday . The brunches are just fabulous.. Lobster egg Benedict are amazing.. A great stop.. I highly recommend .. Judy... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I live in the UK, so imagine my surprise and delight to see Fish and Chips on the menu , have a guess what I had to eat ! Mmm lovely, just like home and plenty of it. Wasn't sure what the wife and family had , I did not for come up air during my main ! Seriously ,... More 

Thank derekf739
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

love the Lighthorse, good beer on tap, craft beers and Belgium triples. Oysters are some of the best around. Read this review and then go.

Thank chetndeb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
    (Morris Street)
  • Public Transportation: Light Horse Tavern is conveniently situated next to several public transit stops. The Essex Street stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is two blocks from the restaurant. The Exchange Place Path station is a 10 minute walk. The Paulus Hook Ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk. The Grove Street Path station is a 15-20 minute walk.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-946-2028

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