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Nagle's Apothecary Cafe

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43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
(732) 776-9797
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Long lines and disappointing flavor, not to mention they ran out of one of their special ice creams of the day - coconut - that I stood in line for close to 15 minutes to get. And didn't. Day's is a much better choice.

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Thank Kelly S
Southington, Connecticut
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there for lunch- nice variety on the menu- very quick service - very affordable. We went back the same night for ice cream and that is delicious!

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Thank NANCY C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking into this restaurant transports you back in time when there were soda fountains! The Ice cream is delicious and makes a lovely stop after a day at the beach! Wonderful flavors from Sea Salt Caramel to Chocolate! You cannot go wrong! There is plenty of sidewalk and indoor seating! Not to be missed!

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Thank Kathryn G
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is so good. Not trying to be something it is not, just good straight forward food. Service is pleasant and attentive. Have eaten here several times over the years and have NEVER had a bad meal here. A great day at the shore starts with Nagle's breakfast.

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Thank Thomas M
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Mr. Nagle makes it a point not to raise prices which is so refreshing as compared to the overpriced sea food place across the street sea grass. We had a salmon dinner for $12.95 and they have a dinner called sampler named after the wonderful cafeteria that unfortunately is no more for $9.99. The outside is great on a summer... More 

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Thank Susan M
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a nice place for sitting indoors at counter or table or outdoors at a table or for ice cream at the window. Burgers and sandwiches are specialties for lunch and dinner. Service is friendly and prices are fair. Be prepared--ice cream lines in the evening can stretch one block.

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Thank doc2012
Dublin, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food. It can get crowded to get a seat to eat, but the food is worth it. The food is priced very well, I would say mid-range. The best part, however, is the ice cream. The ice cream is delicious, especially the cotton candy flavor. The ice cream gets busy during the later hours (7-9 pm), but if you... More 

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Thank Kyle O
Glenville, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, good service. May have to wait for seating, but worth it. Highly recommended for lunch. Nice daily specials.

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Thank Jack D
Stockton
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242 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blueberry is just fantastic. I tasted the peach too which was quite nice. The charm of the place is it's old fashioned atmosphere, but in no way fake 1890s Farrell's kind of junk. This is the real thing.

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Thank Ken A
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lately i prefer Nagle's due to the fact that the line is more organized to get ice cream and they have my favorite flavors.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: (732) 776-9797

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