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Anchor Inn

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400 Ocean Gate Ave, Ocean Gate, NJ 08740-1389
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Toms River
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little B+G. We always stop when in the area. We've had 1/2 the things on the menu and have never been disappointed Great bunch of locals and the servers are so friendly, we might not be in for months but when you come back they treat you like family. Some of the best salads in town IMO.

Thank mjrfd99
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Looks like your typical dive bar that serves food. But friendly staff and good food are what you'll find here. They serve bar food as well as an assortment of seafood. They do have a salad bar as well, though I didn't partake. It is a bar so you're able to get drinks as well. For people accustom to the... More 

Thank fletch312
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I wanted to try out this restaurant because it was recommended by some friends. I think they must be drunk or something when they went to this dump. First I started with the salad bar and the salad was wilted and brown. The wings were not cooked evenly, the pizza had too much sauce and was not tasty. The steak... More 

Thank tom33635
Staten island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Had diner and drinks with wife other night. Was so impressed how a small town place could have big city food. I had the Delmonico steak and my wife had a bar pie. Steak 5 star bar pie 5 star. Drinks reasonably priced bartender friendly. What else can you ask for. Great night out Highly recommend

Thank BVP071
Ocean Gate, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Friendly Family atmosphere, a little rustic but the food is good and quantities are ample. Can get a little noisy when crowded but the service is good. Menu is pretty basic but often Specials add to selection. I've never left hungry or angry.

Thank Donald C
Toms River, New Jersey
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a fantastic place! great food , excellent pizza, and service is the best. Don't miss this little gem!!!

Thank Robert D
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Decided to visit the anchor inn on a recommendation from my sister. Such a cute find. If you are looking for something with a good atmosphere, friendly service, and good food you will find it here. Only gave 4 stars because while I loved the flavor of my steak, it was really hard to cut ( my fork bent!) and... More 

Thank Marcie S
Bayville, New Jersey
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

You wouldn't think that the food was amazing by looking at this place. It just goes to show you that you don't need posh for excellence. It's atmosphere is warm and inviting and it always makes you feel like your at your relatives for the holidays. We've never had a bad meal or drink here. It's affordable and the employees... More 

Thank travellingfool83
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Awesome food servers are great. very inexpensive with nice atmosphere family friendly can't ask for more!!!!!

Thank Carol B
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had dinner at the Anchor Inn with my husband and in laws while visiting family in NJ. It's a nice little restaurant, a little loud for my taste but the food was tasty. I had the fish special off the blackboard, I wish I could remember what the dish was exactly but im pretty sure it was grouper and I'm... More 

Thank Lisa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Ocean Gate Ave, Ocean Gate, NJ 08740-1389
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Ocean Gate

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