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Nagle's Apothecary Cafe

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43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
+1 732-776-9797
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“ice cream” (176 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
“sundae” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good food fast service! An Ocean Grove staple. Nagle's was a pharmacy back in the day. Some old memorabilia lines some shelves that are displayed on the walls. A little out of the box, but that is what makes it so special. Will drfinitly return.

Thank mjw428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and ice cream. Very friendly and decorated with an entire wall of antique apothecary items.

Thank jlanterman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Nagle's every time we are in Ocean Grove. They serve some of the best soups I've ever had. Their menu mostly consists of breakfast, soup,salad and sandwiches. They do have daily specials which include entrees as well. No matter what you order you'll...More

Thank Marisol919
Reviewed May 5, 2018

I have been to Nagles other times but today I was alone and sat at the counter. This gave me the perfect view of the short order cook and the sandwich/salad maker. I watched them in amazement. They spoke barely a word to each other...More

Thank Vikki333
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Nagle’s is a historic apothecary/pharmacy in Ocean Grove NJ that has been converted tastefully into a restaurant, café, old-fashioned soda fountain and ice-cream parlor. This is a very quaint setting on Main Avenue centrally located only 2 blocks from the ocean in the historic heart...More

Thank DrJimB
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

I go here often because of the vibe. This place was an apothecary many years ago. The best place to get ice cream with the locals on a warm day or night. The food is okay, service moderate, Big menu, many selections. The put door...More

Thank ebmichaels
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Nagle's is a cool place to relax and have an ice-cream during the summer when the town is hopping. They serve light fare if you want to eat.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Service took forever. Ordered st Lenny’s salad to share (saving room for ice cream). And unsweetened iced tea. Tea was so weak we thought it was water. Salad arrived with no forks and no napkins. Turkey was dry and tasteless. Finally got three forks (...More

Thank Bernadette P
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Love the atmosphere. The service was great and so was the food! My husband and I both loved our breakfast!

Thank Kathy Terra N
Reviewed December 17, 2017

We were visiting our Grandson who lives in neighboring Asbury Park and wanted to go out to lunch and he suggested Nagle's in Ocean Grove. The inside is a drug store from the 50's as I remember them. We ordered lunch, my Wife had a...More

Thank Michael W
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Margaret A
July 31, 2017|
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Response from deezmayer | Reviewed this property |
no delivery; perhaps one very long block to the beach. counter & table service (also outside in the warm weather). window service on the side for ice cream delights only.
September 4, 2015|
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Response from asdf159 | Reviewed this property |
They had a fair amount of salads. The menu is huge and they were happy to modify stuff for me. Fruit cup was huge - fruit bowl it should be called. Just ask detailed questions. I'm also allergic to oregano and they served it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +1 732-776-9797
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