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Gateway Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
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227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
+1 609-494-1661
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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596 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 33 helpful votes
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
Ridgefield, CT
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Dropped in here near 10 pm to get a bite, since very little else was open in this town. The waitresses looked peeved, although they claimed to still be serving and later guests arrived. The very extensive menu (fried oyster rolls?) should give pause, so I ordered a simple burger, which was of the customary machine made variety but not... More 

Thank TruthTalker
Horsham, PA
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I live for summer down at the Jersey shore on LBI! My favorite night out though is always our dinner at the Gateway. It is the best New England Clam chowder I have ever eaten. You MUST get it served in a bread bowl, talk about heaven. We usually get some buffalo wings to go with it and they are... More 

Thank wambo
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

The pizza is great! It's a cool local bar with a warm spirit. The burgers and chili are also very good. It's not a fancy place, but it's great for what it is.

Thank Clem5977
Albany, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Ate there twice so far. Best NE clam chowder I ever had. Great wings. Fantastic calamari. Lobster ravioli to die for

Thank Bkerr721
Rochelle Park, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stopped in after the Ship Bottom Irish festival, for the entertainment. My wife is disabled and I called ahead for a table and although they don't reserve in the bar area, the gentleman was very helpful and told what time to get there for a table. The wait staff was extremely helpful and professional. The food, burgers, was prepared... More 

Thank Jim B
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I stopped for a quick bite after a trip from Bordentown. Their claim to fame is New England clam chowder, having won the annual chowderfest contest 8 years in a row. It is by far the best chowder on Long Beach Island. The food is fair, but it is conveniently located and open is all year.

Thank Angelo R
Waretown, New Jersey
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

we love to stop in for a cool one and great pub food ...the new England chowder is one of the best....it's so loaded with clams it's a meal.....great friendly staff too...

Thank jude4h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?