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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 good29%
  • Average36%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
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Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I went to mcloones with a group of friends for cocktails and appetizers. Very nice restaurant. We sat outside overlooking the water. Lovely night out. Apps were tasty. Lots of parking. Convienently located not difficult to get to.

Thank AmyRiv
Reviewed March 3, 2016

We made a reservation for tonight requesting a table by the fireplace as this was the first time our adult children were eating here with us. Upon arriving, they tried to seat us elsewhere - I insisted they seat us by the fireplace. They did...More

1  Thank YayeMama
Reviewed March 1, 2016

This was my second visit at McLoone's. I had dinner once and lunch once. I enjoyed my lunch experience as it offered a nice variety on the menu. Service was prompt and efficient.

Thank Dlamourt1
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This should be so much better. Pretty spot looking out on a reservoir, fire in the fireplace on a winter Saturday. Where better to go for a late lunch with my wife? Well, when your Bloody Mary takes 30 minutes (which, to their credit, they...More

1  Thank rickandchristine
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Nice atmosphere. It's a shame that the food is terrible! Nice to go and have a drink and maybe a small appetizer, but don't stay for dinner. I've been there several times hoping that things had changed. The last time I went I ordered a...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed February 7, 2016

Visited here with three others on Super Bowl Sunday. Dining room was jam packed at 1 p.m. Very noisy. Standard fare on menu. The tomato slice on my burger was the top piece of a tomato which should be discarded. Would not recommend.

Thank Murrantravels
Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We've been here before, food is average at best. Service mediocre, in spite of that we come back. Well this night was the pits. With many open tables throughout they were jamming all guest into the dining area left of the bar. It quickly became...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed January 21, 2016

If you're looking for atmosphere, this is the place. From its double-sided fireplace to its outdoor fire pit, it's a happening spot overlooking the reservoir. It's a great meeting and cocktail place but the dinner menu could definitely be improved

1  Thank EdnaBW
Reviewed January 14, 2016

View of water is peaceful . After a nice walk around the lake to sit and have a drink and something to eat is very positive . The problem is the food is only so so. Also the food is way over priced. If you...More

Thank Jordan G
Reviewed January 13, 2016

The ambiance here is very nice, the food overall depends on who is cooking it, last time here was better than previous visit. A little overpriced but its a nice place to visit especially when you can sit outdoors

Thank tart836
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Questions & Answers
March 7, 2017|
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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.
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
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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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