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227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
(609) 494-1661
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Manahawkin, NJ
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116 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Meal was good. Prices were cheap. Music venue rocks! The New England Clam Chowder is worth getting in a bread bowl for future notice.

Thank qtdesignz
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The bar area has a restaurant with tables and booths for dining. The food is OK, Hubby loves the clam chowder, and since we live close by, will pick up for take out or stop in for a quick burger, salad or sandwich. This restaurant used to be very nice "in the day", but the focus now is the bar.

Thank Suzabelle13
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Tried dinner here recently and I doubt we will be back Food was greasy, waiter less than attentive, and while the musician was setting up, the competing noise was brutally annoying. We have been coming here for years, but doubt we will return. Guess it's time to find a new burger, salad and beer joint

Thank gourmetjason
Toms River, New Jersey
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stopped by Gateway after dinner elsewhere to grab a drink and listen to Chris Fitz play. Good service and venue for a local band. The bartenders are friendly and attentive.

Thank DownShore888
Saratoga Springs
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I stopped in during my annual trip to LBI. It was a Saturday night and the musical performer was just setting up. There was a little bit of confusion at first as to who's station I was at so it took a while for someone to come over. However, once that was cleared up the service was outstanding. On Saturday... More 

Thank Brian N
Brick, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

The New England clam chowder is a must if you stop at The Gateway. It is the only thing that keeps us going back. The other food is subpar compared to the chowder and sushi. The prices are a little on the high side for the quality. The staff is very good too.

Thank JerseyJen411
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stopped at the Gateway Restaurant tonight on our way off the island (LBI) to pick up chowder for my mom at home. Trying to "eat healthy", I ordered the broiled seafood platter. Everything seemed fresh, but very bland. The chowder, on the other hand, phenomenal! My advise, get the chowder.

Thank Cheryl K
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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556 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Another "landmark on LBI. Atmosphere never been good. Bar and food are fair. A summer spot . 3 times over several years for dinner, with never a real improvement in food quality.

2 Thank MarkO95
New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You've probably driven past the place on your way off LBI. Next time, stop, order the chowder, sip one of the crafts on tap, and enjoy both! Don't expect crowded teen-age bathing suit clad patrons: an adult place if I ever saw one.

Thank NewJerseyJer
Pennsville, New Jersey
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Their New England Clam Chowder rocks! Try it in a bread bowl, it is so good. Thickest ever, and almost Cheesy.... Manhattan is pretty good too. Although the atmosphere is more of a tavern, they have a nice dining area, and also have take out. It's a great treat for ordering prior to leaving the island and picking up on... More 

Thank ssilvertexas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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: (609) 494-1661

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