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“Tired waitstaff!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gateway Restaurant

Gateway Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 37 Restaurants in Ship Bottom
Cuisines: American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ridgefield, CT
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Tired waitstaff!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Dropped in here near 10 pm to get a bite, since very little else was open in this town. The waitresses looked peeved, although they claimed to still be serving and later guests arrived. The very extensive menu (fried oyster rolls?) should give pause, so I ordered a simple burger, which was of the customary machine made variety but not bad overall. This restaurant emits a strange "vibe" after the dinner hour but otherwise seems like a reasonable choice for a quick bite or breakfast.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Horsham, PA
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best chowder ever!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I live for summer down at the Jersey shore on LBI! My favorite night out though is always our dinner at the Gateway. It is the best New England Clam chowder I have ever eaten. You MUST get it served in a bread bowl, talk about heaven. We usually get some buffalo wings to go with it and they are nice crispy and taste delicious. Oh and a tip, you can get the chowder and bread bowls for take out, we always pick some up so we can take a little of the beach home with us.

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Really like it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

The pizza is great! It's a cool local bar with a warm spirit. The burgers and chili are also very good. It's not a fancy place, but it's great for what it is.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Ate there twice so far. Best NE clam chowder I ever had. Great wings. Fantastic calamari. Lobster ravioli to die for

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rochelle Park, New Jersey
1 review
“We will return”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stopped in after the Ship Bottom Irish festival, for the entertainment. My wife is disabled and I called ahead for a table and although they don't reserve in the bar area, the gentleman was very helpful and told what time to get there for a table. The wait staff was extremely helpful and professional. The food, burgers, was prepared to our taste and very good. My only complaint, the prices were a bit high. Overall a wonderful experience and we will be back next we visit the island.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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