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Barnacle Bills

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1 1st St, Rumson, NJ 07760-1303
+1 732-747-8396
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went to Barnacle Bills for a celebration. We were excited to get a burger. When we looked at the menu, we swayed from original plan. All of us were disappointed. We had the fried seafood platter. The breading tasted horrible. Fish was disappointing. Shrimp tasted ok. At first, I thought my New England Clam Chowder looked good. There... More 

Thank energizenj
Howell, New Jersey
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I went to Barnacle Bill's with coworkers one evening during the week. The setting is really nice, right on the river with nice views. Try to get a window table if you can. There is also a nice bar. The decor is all about seafood, fishing, boating, etc. The service was very good... we had asked for separate checks and... More 

Thank md1231
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I have only recently started going to Barnacle Bill's and that was to see a band playing there. I have been back there a number of times not just to see the band but because Barnacle Bill's is everything that I want to find in a restaurant: great food, great staff & service, reasonable prices, good drinks and a great... More 

Thank Pennman79
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend Bloody Mary and smoked trout...Perfect Sunday brunch delight! Chopped salad with their house egg yummy dressing...a must

Thank Tricia S
Red Bank, New Jersey
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

First and foremost, make sure you know where you are going. As you head down river road make sure that you keep your eye out because if you pass Brennon's deli you've gone too far. Now you have parked your car and you've walked inside. You've undoubtedly heard the nice rumble coming from inside as the place is vibrant and... More 

1 Thank Matthew G
Harrington Park, New Jersey
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Barnacle Bill's and my son-in -law recommended that we all try their hamburger. being a connoisseur of all things burger related, I must say this was by far the best I have ever had! The staff was friendly and efficient and pricing was more than reasonable.

Thank Eric W
Rumson, New Jersey
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good hamburger and beers. Typical bar style decor. Views of the navasink river. Not open for lunch. Service is ok but not top notch.

Thank barbara9611
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great for a drink casual, great staff and friendly. can get busy, best sit at bar for burger way to go

Thank Declan M
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I recommend French onion soup and scallops! Came with friends and will be back again soon! Cant wait!

Thank Lacey C
Long Branch, New Jersey
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Frozen in time and far from sparkling clean. Bartender kept missing empty glasses of my group of 4. No complaints on food quality or portion size. Guess other ''stuff'' gets overlooked by most customers because of that. Wouldn't mind spending a few bucks more for a nicer environment

Thank 46582Yankee07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 1st St, Rumson, NJ 07760-1303
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rumson
  • Phone Number: +1 732-747-8396

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