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“Good, cheap food & lots of beer” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crest Tavern

Crest Tavern
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toms River, New Jersey
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good, cheap food & lots of beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

This place seems to be crowded with locals, even in the off season, as it is open all year round. It is small, so there is often a wait for tables but there may be room at the bar. They have over 20 beers on tap, and offer a beer sampling option. The food is great- very good and very cheap (personal pizza for $5, $10 for pasta with soup or salad). The service at the bar is just OK- some bartenders are friendly, others not so much. Table servers were much better. Lots of TVS and they'll put any game you want on a TV.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank ERits
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English first
Diamond beach nj
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Rude owner”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Food is poor quality owner is rude very boring bar treated us poorly would never spend a dime there again

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Mike M
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Conshohocken
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Great food, good prices and great staff! The food was reasonable in price and the quality great... There was nothing that we disliked about the restaurant.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank DianeMc313
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Binghamton, New York
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Several locals recommended this spot to us to watch Sunday NFL. The lighting was too bright. We weren't sure what to make of the place as it was a bar, family dining, liquor/convenience store all in one. We got taken by a Miller Lite promotion that led us to believe that during the game Miller Lite drafts were $1.00. Much to our surprise it didn't apply to pints and you had to be seated directly at the bar, not at the hot top tables in the bar area. The manager "so sorry that the Miller Lite Girls misinformed you." Not acceptable response!!
Our sandwiches were average nothing that would bring us back in a hurry.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LaylaAnn65
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New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We tried it for the first time on the Monday of our vacation and ended up there Wednesday and Thursday night also. Great happy hour specials, good sized menu and good food. Thought the crab cakes were so so but everything else we had was excellent. Sloppy fries have made me like pulled pork.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank susanm1974
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