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light house tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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397 Route 9, Waretown, NJ 08758-1704
(609) 693-3150
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Waretown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was only fair. Use to visit on rare occasions for a burger. Since this establishment posted their position on hiring illegals I will no longer give them my business. It is disgraceful that they hire illegals, boast about it and actually gave them the day off with pay while legal US citizens had to work.

Thank Joanmooch
New Jersey
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the new, updated look. My family has lived here for almost twenty years and always avoided this place because it looked rundown. Noticed they were observing the Day Without Immigrants, so decided to drop in - and the exterior looked freshened up. Clearly something had changed. We walked in and immediately loved the ambience and the beautiful wood tones... More 

Thank mijayati
Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area, you must try the wings at the Light House Tavern! Actually, my friends and I enjoyed sampling the fried calamari, bacon-wrapped scallops, clams casino and, of course the wings! For the main meal, my friends enjoyed the dublin street reuben, a jersey pork roll & cheese, a prime rib sandwich, a rajun cajun burger,... More 

Thank joanne7nj
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ever since they changed chefs, this place hasn't been the same, the wings are still the best around but that's about it. I was a little shocked when I saw another local bar packed and this place had only a couple cars in the front, I just hope it doesn't fade into a has been bar.

Thank Amy H
Forked River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Lighthouse Tavern on February 16, 2017 had given their kitchen employees a paid day off to protest A Day with out Immigrants. His bar was open to serve drinks only and served by US Citizens whom had to go to work for the day to earn their pay. Ironic isn't it? He admitted that he is paying for an... More 

1 Thank Danielle E
Forked River, New Jersey
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

it has become such a great spot to go hang out have a nice meal and hav fun with friends, I highly recommend

Thank PalmBreezes
Waretown, New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

you can find their menu on-line-----i usually go for the clam special-all you can eat-clam scampi with garlic toast--mondays only when in season

Thank agomez380
Barnegat, New Jersey
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have been going to the Lighthouse Tavern for over 50 years. Has always been a great "local bar" in every sense of the word. Recently heard it was going "upscale", a great surprise as there is nothing else nearby. Went there a week ago. It still has the big, noisy bar; shuffle board, foosball, pool tables and the beer... More 

Thank Fred K
Waretown, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Consistently good food, nice atmosphere, terrific wait staff, we are "regulars". Burgers are great, fish sandwich could not be any fresher.

Thank Beth C
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited the light house Tavern numerous times and have always had great service as well as good food.. I would like to recommend..

Thank Keith N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397 Route 9, Waretown, NJ 08758-1704
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Waretown
  • Phone Number: (609) 693-3150

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