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McLoone's Boathouse

9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
+1 862-252-7108
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good30%
  • Average35%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“fire pit” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Service was terrible, waited forever for apps, waiter never came back to refill drinks, and very pricey for what you get.

Thank bigdognj
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've seen mixed reviews about Mc Loone's. No one complains about the setting, of course. Outside or even inside, how can you not like dining among tall pine trees on the edge of a lake---particularly on a warm summer evening. Our out-of -town relatives enjoyed...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a group of friends here for drinks on a Friday night. First seated inside and the music playing was so loud we could not hear each other. Moved outside where it is like a lounge. Much nicer and pleasant views. We ordered just drinks...More

Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night dining experience was horrible. We got bread, but was told no butter. Ordered a steak, but no knives were clean. Waited for an hour for appetizer. Food Horrible and lousy service. There are so many other nice restaurants in the area with better...More

Thank Andrew Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the perfect day to enjoy lunch on the patio at McLoone's Boathouse. The view of the water and the warm air were balanced perfectly with a cooling breeze. The food was just ok. We waited quite a long time for our lukewarm food...More

Thank Yalonda K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location and nice scenery, but it is located next to a children's zoo therefore it is way more casual than expected. While the food was tasty, it was also very overpriced. Service was average, nothing to comment about. Bathroom was dirty, and despite my...More

Thank MaryL0501
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the view and atmosphere are great, the restaurant interior is very nice, the food (dinner) is terrible the same with the service very disorganized, slow and for a beautiful place like its very unprofessional. i will only come back here for lunch maybe.

Thank shayawestorange
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Great seats overlooking the pond. Amazing waiter-James-Kudos!!!!! FishTacos were delicious, crispy calamari, classic onion soup and hot wings. The killer Chocolate Peanut Butter dessert was outrageously decadent- but we managed to finish it.

Thank Speedyedie1
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Our large family group dined here recently for dinner. There were kids, teens, adults, and seniors. Everyone found something on the menu that suited their likes. The service was friendly and informative. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The décor has lots...More

Thank carsandflowers
Reviewed May 8, 2017

I always like coming here to spend time with friends. Great bar area and the place has ample room for private parties. The food however is average. Nothing special. A little overpriced. The location is fantastic. It's on the South Mountain Recreation Area and it...More

Thank Sophia E
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is your restaurant accessible?
March 7, 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lots of handicapped parking and ramps to most areas of the restaurant. There is a ramp to the track around the reservoir, too.
Ia anything special going on fro Valentine day?
February 13, 2017|
Response from McLoonesManagement | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring about our offerings for Valentine's Day. We will be offering a special a la carte menu tomorrow evening. We will also have live entertainment by the Doug Clarke Duo. Feel free to call 862-252-7108 to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
    (Northfield Ave)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit 73
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 862-252-7108
  • E-mail
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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