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9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400 (Northfield Ave)
+1 862-252-7108
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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New Jersey
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137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We've eaten here many times. The food is first rate, the portion sizes are good, and service is very good. When the weather is nice, it's really nice to eat outside and see the water (a man made lake). It's also much quieter than inside. When the place is full, the noise level inside is very high. Parking can be... More 

Thank Simonizzze
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with my husband It was on a Friday there was no wait Seated promptly . Was very happy to see there was a vegetarian burger Sometimes it's hard to get vegetarian food in some restaurants The burger was awesome . Will definitely go again . It bit pricey But had a very nice view of the water... More 

Thank Sharon M
New Jersey
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Great service but average food. Delicious version of a Moscow Mule. Everything else was just average. Not sure I would return.

Thank mcvnj
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4 reviews
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

At my sister's request, my mother made an advanced reservation for 15 family members to celebrate her college graduation following her commencement ceremony. Our reservation was for 2PM- we weren't seated until 2:30PM, which was okay with us- we quickly noticed that there were many other graduates and families dining, and figured the delay was due to the popularity of... More 

Thank Lauren L
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Six spindly asperagus for $6.95?! One mushy crab cake for $15.95?! McLoone's Boathouse probably charges a premium for its ambiance, which was pretty dull on the Monday night I went in seeking a light meal. The waiter was sweet, and the food was ok, and there was a view from the bar of a lake with a fountain...but seven bucks... More 

Thank CaryC1968
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We haven't been here since the last summer and we really used to enjoy the food on top of the ambience and the outdoor bar. We came here to enjoy outdoor seating and have drinks, I ordered cocktails for everyone, the bartender was really nice and friendly. We ended up staying for dinner and ordering food, had the wings they... More 

Thank Michelle G
1 review
Reviewed May 9, 2016

When we arrived, the valet ignored us as he was texting on his phone. We had a reservation for 6:30pm and at 6:50pm, they said people were still at our table, so we had to wait. I mentioned there was table for 4 near the bar area and they said OH you are only 4 people? What was the point... More 

Thank Jessica S
Millburn, New Jersey
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2016

Mother's Day brunch was horrible. I ordered the risotto because that was the only entree offered for vegetarians. It had absolutely no flavor - it was a pale and sickly yellow that was not the least bit appetizing. The chips and guacamole appetizer was another insult; stale, overly salted chips and runny guacamole (again, no flavor). The waitress tried to... More 

Thank Kathleen E
New Jersey
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138 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

I joined a friend for lunch and we decided to sit at the bar which was fairly empty when we got there. I ordered clams on the half shell and calamari, my friend ordered the fish tacos. The beers were served quickly and the service was right on. The food came out and I have to tell you that the... More 

Thank passionrules
Red Bank, New Jersey
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171 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016

A lovely building at a great location along the reservoir. However the service was lacking and the noise level distracting. The food was average. The ambiance was out of line with the service and food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?