We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ketch Bar & Restaurant

529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1834
+1 609-492-3000
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible30%
Travellers talk about
“swordfish” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“clam chowder” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1834
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (136)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 15 October 2018

When we arrived we were the only people in the restaurant the server came and took our drink orders we ordered the rock shrimp quesadias which were great my husband got a burger which looked delicious I ordered the special avocado/lobster salad and the calamari.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank queensfunds
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a busy nite for dinner. All other spots had 2 hour waits, Ketch seated us immediately. After reviewing the menu, we noted prices were high. We ordered 5 bowls of clam chowder and calamari without placing a main course order. Soups was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MikeFree2014
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We recently decided to have a nice family dinner and chose the Ketch for our destination. We originally booked an inside table for our party of 12 and they were generous enough to accommodate us when we requested to eat outside...now I understand why tables...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I rarely give bad reviews but this one is warranted. We’ve been going to The Ketch for about 13 years now. Last summer 2017, we ate there three times and the service and food wasn’t good two out of the three times. We wrote it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank prguy2
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Prices on the online menu are inaccurate, much higher in the restaurant. After we were seated, we were informed that they were out of all shrimp, crab cakes, flounder, baked potatoes and semolina pasta. Considering that shrimp & crab makes up about 75% of the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Colleen K
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

After reading all of the reviews online we still decided to take a chance; we were pleasantly surprised. Despite not having or using the AC on a humid night and the tired interior, the food and the service was good. The nine of us ordered...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank christophersF6703ZK
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Sat outside on the upper deck. Had to wait forever for a server and it was not busy. Was instructed to go get my own drink from the bar.....food was tasty but over priced 34.00 for 4 scallops seems a tad high. Had to ask...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This was for dinner with my family. Party of 11. I had shrimp scampi and I never saw it made like that! Hardly any sauce! The shrimp wasn’t made with it but added to it so it didn’t have the taste of scampi. My grandsons...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank paddletoe
Reviewed 18 July 2018

RACIAL PROFILING by owner Mike Battista!!! Please read!! Zero stars! Our family experienced strong racial profiling at the Ketch on 7/14. We took our son and a party of 14 to celebrate his birthday. As we were leaving, a few of us were told you...More

Date of visit: July 2018
5  Thank claireborelli
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Ok so ketch has a beautiful sunset which is clouded by their racist ( and I’ve heard sexist ) attitude and behavior - assuming not all staff but observed owner and manager in action as they were rude / hostile To a black guest -...More

Date of visit: July 2018
7  Thank sandra h
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Long Beach Island
Engleside Inn
208 reviews
.88 km away
Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club
266 reviews
.89 km away
Coral Seas Oceanfront Motel
180 reviews
.92 km away
Spray Beach Hotel
199 reviews
1.95 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Chicken or the Egg
874 reviews
.52 km away
Uncle Will's Pancake House
365 reviews
.52 km away
The Gables
219 reviews
.59 km away
Black Whale Bar & Fish House
442 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of NJ Maritime History
110 reviews
.04 km away
Surflight Theatre
120 reviews
.65 km away
Thundering Surf Waterpark
66 reviews
.72 km away
Long Beach Island Historical Museum
15 reviews
.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ketch Bar & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 Dock Rd, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1834
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3000
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing