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McLoone's Boathouse

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9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400 (Northfield Ave)
(862) 252-7108
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Wenonah, New Jersey
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We first started going here over 1.5 years ago- always had good food and ok service. Went for lunch the other day on the early side- 1145 I think. Tables were dirty - including the one we were seated at - leftover from dinner the night before I assume. We moved ourselves over to a cleaner table but still had... More 

1 Thank Nancy1092
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was perfect! They have a reasonably priced menu, excellent food & great staff! Peter was our server, he was the nicest guy!!! He was so pleasant & accommodating that it really enhanced an awesome meal! I had fabulous salmon, my son had Kraft macaroni & cheese (on the kid's menu), my husband had BBQ ribs that were delicious. There... More 

Thank Linda5000
West Orange, New Jersey
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

McLoone's looks like a hunting lodge on a lake. But when I entered one July afternoon, the bleachy smell from cleaning the restaurant forced me to walk out. With respect to our luncheon, I asked the host to seat us far away from the cleaning area - the place was 2/3s empty. The host tried to seat us at a... More 

Thank bberbs
Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was fair for the price $$$. Lunch was served quickly. Choices are good variety. Drinks are very expensive.

Thank cas155
Lebanon, NJ
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194 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had an outstanding birthday dinner here with some friends. Food and service both excellent. Although a bit fancy for my usual taste, I was very comfortable in this restaurant. I don't think they have any dress requirements but I'd say a collar shirt is probably appropriate for men (glad I just happen to have one on). Is definitely return.... More 

Thank ChiefRQ
West Orange, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good but, overpriced. Atmosphere is great and service is OK; not spectacular. Try it, see what you think.

1 Thank Anthony B
West Orange, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been several times, however the food is fair and expensive.... Beautiful setting but food and service are fair! The restaurant is very Attractive with views of the reservoir.

1 Thank Mcagg
Kearny, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

McLoone's Boathouse is what I can best describe as an up and down experience. Like all McLoone's locations, the view and the look of the restaurant itself is absolutely grand. It large, yet inviting and beautiful. This unfortunately leads you to have expectations that the place cannot seem to match. We made reservations for outdoor seating. We arrived on time,... More 

Thank JayMonster
West orange, nj
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice building with a beautiful setting but over priced and pretentious. If you want to have a cocktail with friends with a nice setting it is worth it. We went for our anniversary once and the food was mediocre. My wife meets friends from work there occasionally. I went to meet her and the bartender served me... More 

Thank Tim S
New Jersey
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch after a mini trip to the zoo. We sat outside with a view of the reservoir and the swan boats paddling around. The food was great. We had Jacks sandwich ( a veggies and mozzarella panini), veggie burger and the biggest club sandwich we had ever seen. We ordered a pitcher of sangria which was delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
    (Northfield Ave)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit 73
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: (862) 252-7108
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event. Please know that reservations will only guarntee inside seating in our main dining rooms and does not include outside dining. Thank you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?