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Gateway Restaurant

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227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
+1 609-494-1661
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible17%
Travelers talk about
“burgers” (6 reviews)
“prime rib” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday night, 8:15 PM. Walked in, there is a board with dining specials. Another sign says to seat yourself. We took two menus and seated ourselves. After a long wait, a waitress with an obvious attitude approached. My husband asked what kind of beer they...More

Thank 120,491
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited Gateway twice in the last 2 weeks, I will say that it has now taken over first place as my favorite LBI Prime Rib establishment. It seems like a contradiction in terms to praise a Jersey Shore restaurant for its beef entrees, but...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it was a dive bar, you could live with it. but its not... I've been here many times, mstly because you can always get a table even when the rest of the island is packed.. The best thing they have is the clam chowder,...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Ate here with family of 8, including 3 kids. Food was ok, a little greasy, but big portions. Thought dinner was expensive for what we got.

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Reading reviews I was hesitant coming here but I live nearby so I figured I try it. Thursday was prime rib night. I had the Manhattan clam chowder and wife had New England chowder both excellent!! Prime rib for 20 bucks good value and I...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Went there twice recently, once on a Saturday for dinner and to watch Joey D. and the Rockin Oldies and about a week later for happy hour. Saturday was packed because of the band and the service was overwhelmed. We were a party of 10....More

Thank rich8453
Reviewed July 6, 2017

This place is a favorite on LBI. Great live music. Good Clam Chowder. The bar is always busy. Pizza just okay.

Thank nksberger
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to stop for a quick meal or to hang out at the bar. People are friendly and their NewEngland Clam chowder is the best on the Island!

Thank LBIblonde1
Reviewed May 10, 2017

There is nothing more held in higher pleasure than a good meal. Other than eating fast food out of necessity I have a rule that if I eat for pleasure it must be as good as my home, my grill or what is the point...More

Thank keyasset
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Stopped here a couple of times and found the the burgers and fish all fresh and tasty. Very large bar area with lots of seating. Excellent home made creamy mushroom soup. We sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly. Wait staff takes your...More

Thank Beth M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-1661
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