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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

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101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
+1 609-492-1065
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was still a wait just not as long as the really good places! When will I learn my lesson......when in Beach Haven plan ahead for meals out or be prepared to have an average to horrible meal at inflated high season prices. The restaurant does have redeeming qualities....the staff and young people that worked there all very warm and... More 

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Thank travelingfam2000
Montclair, New Jersey
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was drab, service not great and still gets a crowd because it's on Main Blvd. great place to hear live music and have a few drinks but eat elsewhere.

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Thank Matt S
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was average at best. Waitress raved about crab cakes and they were basically tasteless. They needed help with ugh---tarter sauce. My wife had fish taco's and were skimpy with mystery fish. Atmosphere was nice. With very average food, the price was much to high.

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Thank Stefands
Toms River, New Jersey
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are having a wedding rehearsal dinner here next year so we decided to try a few dishes we had never had before. The Crab cake was delicious!! Buffalo pierogi appetizer was excellent! The burger was ordinary and over cooked. Service was excellent! Nichole our server was spot on and will be serving at the rehearsal dinner.

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Thank katarine55nj
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buckalews is always a good place to hit for a couple of quick drinks. While aging a bit, they do have a good size bar with plenty of seating around the bar too. Large areas for sitting down at tables/booths. Have good selection of seafood items.

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Thank Spdpmd
Rochester, New York, Usa
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant is one of the oldest on the island. It is a bar and a place to eat. The food was really good... I had crab sushi and Shrimp Tacos. My wife had crabcake. She loved it. She was in heaven... The service was good. Very Friendly staff. It is a little bit noisy. I have no complain BUT... More 

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Thank M00se1976
Vernon, New Jersey
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A menu with plenty of choices for everyone, good drinks from the bar, Matthew, our waiter sang to us😄😄🎶....we promoted him to do that, delicious chowder....go, you'll like it!

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Thank twoshots2
Wilmington, Delaware
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped by catch a band playing for some Saturday night night life. Had a great time at the bar. When we went for dinner the next night, it was a different story. The waiter was clueless. Got our appetizer drinks all wrong. We had to ask for dinner rolls included with dinner. And he did not follow our directions... More 

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Wurtsboro, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We got there about 9:30pm. There was a good band playing, a little loud, so we asked for a table in the front room, away from the bar area. The girl came back, said there may be one in the far corner, another girl came and said nothing available. As we left, I saw 2 tables empty. I guess they... More 

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Thank MdmeL
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A typical American Bar with a little something extra..... That is quickly found in the genuine expertise of the bar staff whose friendly exhubert manner comes across to comfort any visitor. The food is good and it would appear that the staple diet of us Irish is fish and chips. I tried it, but found the blackened tuna an absolute... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-1065

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