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Port Hole Cafe

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1620 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4439
(609) 494-4242
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Roast Beef!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Danthetravelinman1
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Linden, Texas
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Linden, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Danthetravelinman1
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank loganlindsay24
Orlando, Florida
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank nosliwnnej
DeForest, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Love this Place! Hands down the best bar and eats you can get. Benny boy is the best bartender by far! Miss living right across the street from this place! They have traditions and traditions is what makes life, well LIFE!!!!

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Thank Boesch224
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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92 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Honestly i enjoyed the pub food, Which is why i am giving it two stars instead of one, but besides that is was awful. This was going to be one of my go-to spots in the area, but i will never go again because of the older gentlemen at the bar. He was extremely rude the whole time. I asked... More 

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Thank James S
red bank, nj
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Fun cheap place that's been around for years. It's an easy place to go with little kids….. very informal and no one minds if they are a bit loud. The food is bar food, but well presented and really fine… actually good. We've been going with our family - 2 married daughters and 4 grandkids for several years now. It's... More 

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Thank jackie2023
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Just an all around great bar. Everyone's great!! Easy on the wallet , ,Great food , customer's and staff will make your day/night

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Thank Billy J
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We went here to wait for our table over at ship bottom shellfish. This is a great local dive bar if that is what you are looking for. Prices are great and service is great.

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Thank Greg F
New York
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What is the porthole? A porthole is a generally circular window used on the hull of ships to admit light and air. Though the term is of obvious maritime origin, in Beach Haven it is one of the greatest local neighborhood bars. Yes, it's a bit dark, but it's perfect. Roast Beef sandwiches which they're known for do not miss!... More 

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Thank ShazzG
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I've been to the porthole twice on rainy days. It needs a face lift/make over. The roast beef sandwiches were okay, nothing great. So I was disappointed because I was told that there RB was great and I wasn't impressed. A lot of comfort food on the menu, lots of fried food they should add some healthy dishes.

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Restaurant Details

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: (609) 494-4242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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