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“First place I ever ate in Manasquan”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Squan Tavern

Squan Tavern
Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Manasquan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in Manasquan NJ about a mile from the beach, Squan Tavern offers a wide variety of Italian classics and American fare and the areas best pizza. Our dining room is cozy and our friendly staff will make your experience memorable. Full service bar, seating to 160, outside dining, take out menu, catered trays to go. Established in 1964, family owned and operated Squan tavern has been a favorite casual family dining restaurant at the Jersey shore. Buon Appetito!
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148 reviews
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“First place I ever ate in Manasquan”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

The place was crowded first off but not to be unexpected in the summer. Unfortunately that was not the main problem. We were sat n a poor eating area overcrowed by ill tempered and spoiled children, food was cold even thought the waitstaff tried very hard to please everyonr. In general the place was chaos, need less to say I never went back

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English first
The Jersey Shore
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great pizza, everything else is ho-hum.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

It pains me to write this but the Squan Tavern is not the place it used to be. Although the service, room and cleanliness are really good, the food has become your basic or generic Italian grub. Nothing stands out. Is it bad? Certainly not. I think they would benefit from a new chef or consultant to bring back the "Italian" that this place used to have. As locals, we feed our Italian food cravings elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2012
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not kid friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had kids with us and first they told us they could not take a reservation (we were touring the coast star next door and knew we would be there in a half hour). When we came back they told us it would take over an hour to seat us. We were waiting but they kept complaining about the kids walking around outside. Where else were we suppose to wait? We ended up leaving and going to Maria's down the street where they took us right in and served us delicious pizza. This was a couple of years ago, but we never went back to Squan Tavern since that day we were treated so rudely.

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USA
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3 reviews
“Great local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

Great Italian food, friendly staff and nice neighborhood bar. Try the pizza, great thin crust and authentic. Closed Mondays.

Visited July 2012
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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36 reviews
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“Joe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

Family owned & operated for many years. Always maintain a high quality of food preparation. Never a disapointment here. Nice bar while you wait for a table. Make a reservation or get there early.

Visited July 2012
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