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Port Hole Cafe

American, Bar, Pub
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1620 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4439
+1 609-494-4242
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Somerset, NJ
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

I like this place. It's a very low key dive bar with decent food and a good happy hour with very reasonable prices for Long Beach Island. I like their humongous chili dogs.

Thank dmg2421
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Always a great time at the port hole. The food is typical bar food, as is the drinks. Good selection of tap beer, my kids enjoy going to eat there.

Thank Gmiller17
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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589 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

A landmark in Ship Bottom. Cold beers, good views of sports throughout. Great old pictures on walls. Good bar food-excellent sweet potato fries.

Thank MarkO95
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Classic shore bar and yes it is world famous even in Thailand, Hawaii & Japan. Colorado Fries with ranch dressing, yes!

Thank drew a
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

A wonderful quaint neighborhood type bar and restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and you cannot leave without ordering their famous roast beef sandwich.

Thank Nomyfoodie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Have been coming to the Port Hole for more years than I want to admit. The off season is best if you are into the local crowd. The summer and fall get a bit crowded but if you're into it then you'll like those times of year. The pub food is excellent with the roast beef sandwiches being exceptional and... More 

Thank shurluv
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I always get their Roast Beef sandwich - just something about it that I will only get it from here. Funny thing is I am not a bar person but the place always has locals patronizing the place so it must be good!

Thank Lbisun17
Linden, New Jersey
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

Great local bar, with normal bar food, with the exception of the roast beef sandwich with sweet peppers. The kind of sandwich that you'd drive two hours for. And then do it again. And again.

Thank Danthetravelinman1
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time at this local cafe. Happy hour chili - dogs are enormous...arena tasty! The evening atmosphere is fun and very friendly. The evening bartender Bob is a must meet guy! Great sense of humor and makes you feel right at home. Don't miss this cafe!

Thank loganlindsay24
Orlando, Florida
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to give this place a shot and we were super disappointed. If i could I would give this place 0 stars. They only accept cash which is not an issue because they have an ATM inside. The atmosphere was a local hole in the wall bar scene which was nice. The bartender was pretty rude...his... More 

Thank nosliwnnej

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1620 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4439
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-4242

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