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Carmen's Seafood Restaurant

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343 43rd Pl, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
+1 609-263-3471
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08:00 - 22:00
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e. brunswick, NJ
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Too bad it's sub par. Unappealing food in a very appealing location...the kitschy decor is appropriate, but the grouchy hostess could use a vacation. The Big seafood platter was so small and over priced, even for sea Isle, you could do way better in Cape May- which is traditionally way more expensive! Looks like they do a decent take out... More 

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Thank neesee66
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stopped here for breakfast. Meal was excellent, nice atmosphere, dining in the open air on the bay. Service was good, pricing was reasonable. Would definately recommend this place.

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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Good seafood dish. Went with 7 people and everyone enjoyed their food. Seafood/fish were fresh and everything served hot

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have been to Carmens for breakfast. It is great and the staff is friendly. Went for dinner last night August 30th and the dinner did not disappoint. No wait. Rachel was our server and she was fabulous. Highly recommend for a casual place to eat on the water.

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Thank Mary527
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Went to Carmen's for lunch with a group of 7. Great view and pleasant atmosphere. Several of us ordered grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches. Our sandwiches were on thick slices of white bread with two measly slices of cheese and a slice of a large tomato (not a juicy Jersey tomato). We were all disappointed in our sandwich. One friend... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Carmen's on a Friday night. Loved the valet parking feature. Tipping the friendly valet was definitely worth the convenience. Seated at a table right on the waterfront. Gorgeous view. Service was adequate but not overly helpful. Didn't know about food ingredients for allergy sensitive person. Loved that this is a BYOB place - saves so much $. Ordered... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have given this place the benefit of the doubt many times and each time we were disappointed. Not worth it for sure. The location and view are great. The service is slow and generally unfriendly. The front desk services is the worst on the island. The food is not that impressive for breakfast and lunch. Definitely needs improvement overall.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Another tourist trap. The personnel here just doesn't seem to care. That seemed apparent with the managers as well. At least the food seemed fresh. The young guys valeting were friendly and helpful on the way in and out. The staff should take a lesson from them. Probably won't go back.

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Sarasota, Florida
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Having vacationed next to Carmen's for 10 years we've had many experiences eating here, most were mediocre at best and last night was similar. We ate there last night and while the restaurant was more than half empty, the service was by far the worst of any visit. After being seated (which was reasonable time), we sat there for 15... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stop in here with the kids for lunch just about every year we are down in Sea Isle City. It is right on the water, and has lots of decorations for the kids to look at. My family is not much into seafood, but my wife does love crabs. She was able to get her crab fix, while the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 343 43rd Pl, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Sea Isle City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-263-3471

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