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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
+1 609-492-1065
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (35 reviews)
“shrimp tacos” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Always a long wait for your food, busy or not. Basically hit or miss with everything, food and services. At 1 point a free years back this was a priority stop for summer meals....Now a last resort if all the good spots are booked.

Thank BrieBrieA
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I tried this place for happy hour and had a very tasty bar pie at a reasonable price. The bartender was friendly and attentive, too, and the beer on tap was cold and fresh.

Thank dmg2421
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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...More

Thank travelingfam2000
Reviewed 17 November 2016 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.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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.

Thank Stefands
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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...More

Thank katarine55nj
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...More

Thank Spdpmd
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...More

Thank M00se1976
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!

Thank twoshots2
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...More

Thank Cheap_but_Good
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Do you have any gluten free items on your menu? Or items that can be prepared gluten free? Love your restaurant but recent diagnosed with gluten allergy. I noticed the clam chowder said it was but nothing else. Thanks.
31 July 2015|
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2 May 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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