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McLoone's Boathouse

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9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052 (Northfield Ave)
(862) 252-7108
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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bennington vermont
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While visiting family in the area we ate lunch at McLoone's twice. Both meals were super delicious. Food matters to these people. We picked the restaurant for the location which is very nice on a little lake with a park. Everyone was blown away by how great the food was! The menu appears very average for a casual dining spot,... More 

Thank newways
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was not good at all. We had a big group but the waitress was not attentive. It was a birthday celebration which we mentioned and she not only forgot when we received our desserts. But she grabbed the dessert from someone else at Our table and stuck a candle in it and brought it back. It was simply lazy... More 

Thank TAVMO2
South Orange, New Jersey
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here several times, but I really only find the Sunday brunch acceptable. It is a typical brunch buffet, with a wide variety of selections, including a carving station, an omelette station, and lots of desserts. It is expensive, but not bad. I've had lunch here a few times, and the food was not great at all. The service... More 

Thank jeannie2nyc
lyndhurst, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some of the reviews I was a little leery to come for dinner. The appetizers were very good and the oysters were really fresh. Dinner was very good ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection. We really enjoyed our dinner and will come back again. Had coffee and dessert. Overall dinner was delicious!!

Thank Dcdandy777
West Orange, New Jersey
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to sit outside on the terrace on a beautiful evening. The service was great, they found seats for us so we didn't have to stand at the bar. When the sun went down, they lit the fire pit which was totally awesome. We were not impressed with the food, but would definitely go back for the outstanding view and... More 

Thank Janice E
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here on my own while travelling with work - it was half a mile from my under-par hotel (see a different review). The location, overlooking the lake is very nice and the whole building and ambiance is good: classy but casual. There were loads of people out on the big deck having a drink in the evening sun... More 

Thank Dan W
Rockaway, New Jersey
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met some friends here for lunch this summer and had a wonderful time. Sitting outside was glorious on a lovely day, with a nice calming view of the lake. The food was good, dessert was amazing at lunchtime. I would like to go back for dinner though. It seemed family friendly at lunchtime but I can imagine its a... More 

1 Thank SpartanGirl3
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a pre-theater lunch at McLoone's today, and it seems to have improved since our last visit. The Betty Salad was great; one friend enjoyed the Jack's Delight Panini; another enjoyed the Ultimate Grilled Cheese. Service was good, and the entire staff was welcoming and friendly. The setting is lovely. The patio is a great spot on a lovely... More 

1 Thank rmw52
Morristown, New Jersey
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stopped here after a day at the zoo. The food was very good and we sat out back with a water view. The service was a bit slow and we were seated next to a garbage can which was unexpected, but I would definitely come back. I was told it was overpriced by a friend , but we had... More 

Thank Rebecca S
New Jersey
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118 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is my second review of this restaurant, and this time I took my family including a 4 year old. The saving grace is that we were able to secure a table outside , in the evening sunset and the weather was favorable. The waiter was really great and he really had to walk to get ups food, and drinks,... 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, Gluten Free, Seafood, Pub
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, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
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 Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052
    (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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