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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

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101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
+1 609-492-1065
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can go anywhere on the island. We took a chance on a slightly lower rated restaurant thinking we may be surprised. Unfortunately even tho the service was great the food left much to be desired. It was as if they weren't tasting the things there were sending out.

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Thank lbifoodie86
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always a long wait for your food, busy or not. Basically hit or miss with everything, food and services. At 1 point a free years back this was a priority stop for summer meals....Now a last resort if all the good spots are booked.

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Thank BrieBrieA
Somerset, NJ
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I tried this place for happy hour and had a very tasty bar pie at a reasonable price. The bartender was friendly and attentive, too, and the beer on tap was cold and fresh.

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Thank dmg2421
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

There was still a wait just not as long as the really good places! When will I learn my lesson......when in Beach Haven plan ahead for meals out or be prepared to have an average to horrible meal at inflated high season prices. The restaurant does have redeeming qualities....the staff and young people that worked there all very warm and... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Food was drab, service not great and still gets a crowd because it's on Main Blvd. great place to hear live music and have a few drinks but eat elsewhere.

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Thank Matt S
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food was average at best. Waitress raved about crab cakes and they were basically tasteless. They needed help with ugh---tarter sauce. My wife had fish taco's and were skimpy with mystery fish. Atmosphere was nice. With very average food, the price was much to high.

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Thank Stefands
Toms River, New Jersey
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We are having a wedding rehearsal dinner here next year so we decided to try a few dishes we had never had before. The Crab cake was delicious!! Buffalo pierogi appetizer was excellent! The burger was ordinary and over cooked. Service was excellent! Nichole our server was spot on and will be serving at the rehearsal dinner.

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Thank katarine55nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Buckalews is always a good place to hit for a couple of quick drinks. While aging a bit, they do have a good size bar with plenty of seating around the bar too. Large areas for sitting down at tables/booths. Have good selection of seafood items.

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Thank Spdpmd
Rochester, New York, Usa
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant is one of the oldest on the island. It is a bar and a place to eat. The food was really good... I had crab sushi and Shrimp Tacos. My wife had crabcake. She loved it. She was in heaven... The service was good. Very Friendly staff. It is a little bit noisy. I have no complain BUT... More 

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Thank M00se1976
Vernon, New Jersey
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A menu with plenty of choices for everyone, good drinks from the bar, Matthew, our waiter sang to us😄😄🎶....we promoted him to do that, delicious chowder....go, you'll like it!

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Thank twoshots2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-1065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?