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122 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
+1 609-848-9650
16:00 - 23:00
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Poughquag, NY
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Cute restaurant with a modern inside. Variety of food choices. Staff very friendly. Food was delicious!

Thank UpstateNY621
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Last summer (2015) we had a delicious, well-prepared, well-served meal at Carmen's. This year it was terrible! How disappointing. We decided to split a salad, as we remembered how large they were last year. The salad arrived on one plate, no serving utensils or another plate to split it. The waitress never returned so we used our bread and butter... More 

Thank NJGirl_12
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The food at Carmen's was great! We stopped in to have dinner and was amazed by the good food and great service!

Thank NYTraveler401
Staten Island, New York
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were in LBI for 4 nights this past week and ate here twice because it was so good. The King Crab legs with steak were amazing. We had reservations both nights and were seated right away. Everything is very fresh and new specials every day. Cant wait to go back next season.

Thank JonD3
Forked River, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, awesome waiter!!! What else is there to say??? I've been here several times with my sweetheart and have never been disappointed!!!

Thank lisaluu712
Newburgh, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The food was good, but dinner for two without drinks, (its a BYOB place) Pesto Penne with 3 grilled shrimp and Linquini with Clam sauce and two salads (everything is ala Carte ) shouldn't cost $80.

1 Thank daisysgirl
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Non- pasta entree's $30 to $40. It was expensive but the food was good. Fresh Italian bread with oil or butter. Four of our party had fish entrees which were very good. One person had pasta which they thought was average. The service was good and the owner or manager was very friendly. No outdoor seating but the indoor seating... More 

Thank Pete1815
St. Petersburg, Florida
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187 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

It has been a year since we ate here and I'm happy to say the food is still top notch. My wife ordered the seared scallops with risotto, I had the baked salmon and our teenage granddaughter had the mac&cheese. We all thought our meals were excellent. I must also mention the bread which is especially good. Service was good,... More 

Thank JohnTampaBay
Half Moon Bay, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great service, I loved my meal. I had their lobster ravioli. Had nice pieces of lobster in the sauce. Absolutely delicious.

1 Thank grecohmb1
New Orleans, Louisiana
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We dined here for our last evening. Having enjoyed all sorts of crabs and other seafood, we were in the mood for Italian. The carpaccio with sautéed mushrooms was wonderful. The filet mignon ordered medium rare arrived quite rare. Chef was a bit light with seasoning, almost everything required salt. Service was excellent.

Thank VeraBlue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-848-9650
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Somers, New York, United States
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?