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“Avoid at all costs.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clancy's

Clancy's
Ranked #10 of 53 Restaurants in Neptune
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid at all costs.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

I first heard of Clancy's Tavern about four years ago when my family and I were looking for an open restaurant during the off season in the afternoon. When we got there, the place was filthy and there were only people at the bar. Mind you, we were the only ones there and it took almost two hours for seven people to get food. The waitresses and waiters seemed inexperienced and more concerned about their conversations. My family vowed to never go again.

This June we came back and it was after searching for a restaurant that was open on a Monday and around 1 pm. (Many of the restuarants were closed or opened later) We had a party of 13 this time and when we got there, again no one was there and they had nothing ready for us to sit down. The restaurant looked filthy and their liquor store area or whatever you want to call it, was trashy with papers, machines, and other things thrown all over.

As they put together the table, the waiter mistakenly put a lower number of seats than what we had in our party. As we stood there, he completely gave up trying to figure out what to do and called the manager/owner maybe? to the table. He was the most un-accommodating and the rudest person I have ever met. He did not want to make us feel comfortable at all and figure out some sort of way on how we can organize ourselves to eat, since there was no room. We decided to leave and go somewhere else and as we were walking out, the waiters and owner were snickering and laughing to themselves. It was extremely unprofessional and aggravating since we all came from an emotional day of a lost in our lives. They will not only get any of our service ever again, but we have talked to regulars and others about them as well.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An unfortunate dining experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Typical pub atmosphere in a Jersey shore restaurant that offers a variety of menu items. Went here with friends and ordered the nachos to share without meat but they came with (meat) chili. Fortunately the sangria and the penne pasta with vodka sauce I ordered made up for this mistake. Unfortunately the tuna melt sandwich my daughter ordered had a hair in it. When brought to the attention of the waiter, he responded by asking if it was a short dark one, leading us to believe this was not an isolated incident. We were somewhat surprised when the bill arrived and it had not been taken off. When we asked, our waiter responded with, "well, she ate three quarters of it"! We, in turn, told him she stopped eating upon discovery of the hair, a fact we didn't think we needed to point out. He finally did ask a manager to take it off. I understand these things can happen but thought it really was not handled we'll.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lee_and_Paul
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Ocean Grove, NJ
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Family Food Friday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

This week we chose an old favorite, Clancy's. Since Ocean Grove is a dry town and Clancy's is just across the street, it gets very busy in the summer. In spite of that , the bar-type menu is amazing. We started with their best dish, the Irish Potato soup. It has just the right mix of creamy with potato. Friends who have been there ask me to bring some to work. It's that good. We had special tuna tips with a light, delicious sauce. My husband opted for the other well known item the Ruben. Now, I can't stand sauerkraut so no Reuben for me.But friends and family have told me it's one of the best. Clancy's looks like what it is: a bar. The servers are great and fast, the pub has all kind of sports ( we watched the Giants win the Super Bowl here.-what a great time!).If you're going during the summer you may want to make your meal a late lunch or an early dinner. I mean how many taverns have a sushi chef?

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlmaSOceanGrove_NJ
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New Jersey, USA
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food, great drinks, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Love Clancy's and is much quieter than Kelly's. If you like Kelly's you'll love Clancy's because they are the same family! Clancy's does have more room to enjoy yourself, and the food is the same caliber as Kelly's. You really can't go wrong and their loaded Irish Potato Soup is to die for! Friendly service, too.

Visited April 2013
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Food stinks”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Went here thinking it would be a typical Irish tavern with good food cheap beer and a old Irish bartender. Not so. Food was horrible staff was not friendly and the drinks were actually expensive. I won't be back.

Visited March 2013
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