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Surf City

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4412
+1 201-714-5000
16:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 01:00
Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri 16:00 - 03:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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New York City, New York
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in the area for few years but never been to this place. On a friend's suggestion on a beautiful summer evening earlier this year, decided to give this place a try. First things, this place is huge with multiple seating options. There is a bar setting, little food court type area, an outdoor seating area with sand, a... More 

Thank cruiserguy2324
New Jersey, United States
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was our designated bar for any last minute happy hours or gatherings. They have plenty of outdoor space so it never feels too crowed. There's a number of drinks and beers to choose from. Great place to sit back and have a good time.

Thank Thalee T
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Best in Town, I highly recommended to everyone. Great place, good food and excellent environment.

Thank Pavarosti
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The food was good all around. Because it is close to the water, there is a breeze to cool you even during hot weather. The seafood is good and so were the desserts. It is a place to hang out with friends after a day at work.

Thank marmyrgel
New Jersey
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

7/16/16-Great atmosphere-outdoor seating and a magnificent view of the NY City skyline. The food was decent bar food with excellent drinks.

Thank TomQuinlan19
Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The worst place I ever went in JC. The staff are not in a good mood, I don't know why, there is a bouncer at entrance who is completely sucker.

Thank 881Fabris
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

You can't get more old school Jersey City that this. Formerly, the Sand Bar, it is located right on the canal near New York harbor. Great views, interesting crowd, low brow fun.

Thank Jetsboy
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We strolled in as we were staying at the marina. Laid back, kinda beachy place. We ordered the shrimp diavialo and the fried shrimp platter. The platter was huge, could not finish all the fries and the diavialo was great. Nice when you can walk to a great place.

Thank coreygrubb
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Couldn't think of a better place for a quick outing with a loved one. The ambiance is great. Drinks are even better. Very mature crowd from what I can tell.

Thank Tremayne H
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Palm trees, sand, cocktails, water, boats, views of the Hudson and NYC. What more could you ask for? Great beach food including lobster guacamole!

Thank andreajobs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4412
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-714-5000

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