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McLoone's Boathouse

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9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400 (Northfield Ave)
+1 862-252-7108
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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West Orange, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

just sort of average fare and very loud. not really a great place for conversation . the open seating in a very large room does not allow for an intimate feeling.

Thank happy01124
Zionsville, Indiana
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town on business. This was recommended by the hotel. It was 'ok.' Very expensive. Service was pretty good. Nice place. Good bar. Food was just average. Not bad, just nothing special. I would take a pass on coming back.

Thank Dave K
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Thanksgiving day meal at Mcloone's in West Orange! The freshly carved turkey was delicious, as was the roast pork loin, and freshly carved ham. Everything on the buffet was displayed beautifully. The staff was so kind, with special mention to Colin & our server Manny. We have also been to Mcloone's many times for the Sunday brunch buffet which... More 

Thank Susan G
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a horrible dining experience from service to food. We had to send back all our soup because it was cold. The wait staff seemed to forget about us and whenever food was brought out it was either served to the wrong table then taken back to us or given to the wrong person at our table. The children's... More 

Thank Lauresa and Nes... E
West Orange, New Jersey
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We've been here a few times since I first reviewed this place, and sadly will not be returning. Although I had a generally positive initial review, I noted some problems, which have only gotten worse. The service is generally terrible. Slow and lack of attention. Prices, particularly for drinks, are outrageous. They have a happy hour where you can actually... More 

Thank WOScott
Edison, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

i like the ambiance here whether sitting inside or outside. staff is friendly, food is good, happy hour specials.

Thank Katie R
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

service is always great, we go to McLoone's any time, day or night and food pretty good, service is always good.

Thank kigs
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a birthday celebration for a friend. The party hosted a buffet of delicious food. The atmosphere of the restaurant is rustic and relaxing as well as impressive. Seeing some of the single entrées coming out, the presentations of the plates was very impressive. The rear of the restaurant over looks a beautiful lake with tables... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

the atmosphere here makes up for the inconsistent service and food quality. The outdoor patio is an amazing space but the furniture is the original furniture and could use some updating. The fire tables don't always work either.

Thank Angela N
Putnam Valley, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

High quality without being snobbish. Sleek without forgetting to be "real" and down to earth. If we lived closer we would be travelling here for all our dining experiences. We have been at functions both in the main dining room and outdoor on the private patio. Quality food is consistent and refreshing. Staff is warm and friendly.

Thank sharonpH2064CE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
    (Northfield Ave)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit 73
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 862-252-7108
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event. Please know that reservations will only guarntee inside seating in our main dining rooms and does not include outside dining. Thank you!

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