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Squan Tavern

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15 Broad St, Manasquan, NJ 08736-2906
+1 732-223-3324
11:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going to Squan for many years, but this is my first review. Squan is a great place that all the locals know and love for good Italian food. You can get just a really good piazza or a complete meal. There is a wait on the weekends and in the summer for dinner if you are not an... More 

Thank Michael P
Bronx, New York
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had calamari diavolo & my wife had shrimp francese. They were both beautifully prepared with a generous proportion. I am often reluctant to order calamari because it could be rubbery if not prepared properly. My dish was perfect & my wife raved about her dish.

Thank bigblue98
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the bar area one night around 10pm. Just for a few draft beers and apps. Service was great, both bar and server. Food was good, had calamari and soup. The only draw back was the loud group sharing the bar with us. Otherwise this is a cozy neighborhood bar we frequent often.

Thank heatherh176
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

it's a great place for pizza, Italian american foods, food is always Great. Never had a bad meal here, good solid homemade food. The downsize it get's SUPER CROWDED and it gets REALLY Noisy. the wait is long on the weekend for dinner.

Thank Vita B
Brick, New Jersey
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I live in the area and this restaurant has a good reputation. I went on a week day evening. I ordered the pasta fagioli soup and it was a little worse than ok. I also got the special pasta with vodka sauce - same thing it was barely ok. Nothing had flavor. The only time I even smelled garlic was... More 

Thank lljpaisley
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We walked in and ordered 2 large pizzas to go: a special (sausage and peppers) and a cheese. Both were ready quickly and were delicious. Would highly recommend!! Side Note: While I am just a visitor, my family is from Manasquan and consistently states that Squan Tavern has the best pizza! When my family from Manasquan used to visit us... More 

Thank Gabrielle F
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We were 4 people for dinner after a day on the beach. The food is truly amazing. Never had a bad meal here. Lots of locals, not sure a tourist spot. Very crowded on a Sunday evening. We arrived before 5:00 and were seated immediately. The crowds came soon after. The waiting line does make the bar area very noisy.... More 

Thank sharonhick
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Manasquan many years ago, and "2 large plain pies for pickup" was a staple for Saturday night dinner or whenever we were home from college. My family moved away 20 years ago and the town has changed dramatically since then. However, the Bassone family has kept Squan Tavern's hospitality and charm for all these years. From... More 

Thank brb519
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Squan tavern is a frequent stop for us. The pizza is great! Also the dinners are very good- shrimp parmigiana, baked ziti, etc A must for dinner!

Thank manger2
Manasquan, New Jersey
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Thin crust taste sauce. Will make to order, like a pesto pie with roasted red peppers. Baked ziti with sausage is great. Family atmosphere. Local family owners for over 3 decades.

Thank drmegill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Broad St, Manasquan, NJ 08736-2906
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manasquan
  • Phone Number: +1 732-223-3324
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?