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Anchor Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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400 Ocean Gate Ave, Ocean Gate, NJ 08740-1389
12:00 - 01:00
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. 70's feel, good food, friendly service, local hangout. Only a few blocks from our shore home. I've never had a bad meal and have tried many items from their menu. Some of my favorites are: Pizza, Shrimp, Breaded Pork Chops, Lobster Tail, Chopped Steak Platter, Open Steak Platter, Flounder, Oysters Rockefeller, Cheeseburgers, etc... It's all good you... More 

Thank billdelgado
Barnegat, New Jersey
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great selection, more than just Italian. Always many specials. Brocoli Rabe with chicken and sausage always a good choice. Simple salad bar a plus, not many around. Excellent THIN CRUST pizza. Friendly, quick service. Can get busy on weekends in summer. Small private room available. Not easy to find.

Thank Fred K
Newton, New Jersey
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Once again visiting my son and my grandson we went out for lunch. Literally right around the corner from his home is the Anchor Inn. This restaurant is a favorite with the locals. This is not a fancy restaurant but more of a 'down the shore' type of establishment. We ordered the Delmonico steak special and it was totally delicious.... More 

Thank IntiRaimi2014
Ocean Gate, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Good food,great variety,decent price.Delmonico steak very good and broiled scallops excellent.Many daily specials. Friendly ,family oriented atmosphere.

Thank RosemaryO417
Bayville, New Jersey
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560 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Not my favorite. Good, Bad and Ugly. Some of the food was good, some was bad, and the salad bar was uglyu. The lobster tail was good, great,lasagna steamed clams lovely, porterhouse AWFUL. Could not cut it with a steak knife. Really a disappointment. Salad bar was some lettuce, tomato, onion, and some bacon bits that crunched liked broken glass,... More 

Thank dinerdon
Bayville, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Carol and Cass Golda bought the Anchor Inn quite a while ago. My first visit was about 1952. Good pizza and a neighborhood gathering place. Since then Carol is now deceased, son is running the kitchen and Cass is the ambassador of good cheer, as well as help in the kitchen. Well known to the locals, it is usually full.... More 

Thank Robert L
Ocean Gate, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food is the best. The bar tenders are such nice people. This is our favorite go to place to eat. Would recommend to everyone!

Thank ivorysparkle
Carlstadt, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I went there for the first time with two friends who have been there many times. I was impressed at how they have the important things right, like food and service, and leave some things alone, like the decor, so as to keep prices very reasonable. We had three main courses, two ice teas and a total of 5 alcohol... More 

Thank unclmikey3
Bayville, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The anchor is rustic in décor, large bar, ample dining space and scrumptious choices on the menu. Steaks, seafood and chicken dishes are good. Their daily specials excite all appetites.

Thank Linda T
Toms River
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Great little B+G. We always stop when in the area. We've had 1/2 the things on the menu and have never been disappointed Great bunch of locals and the servers are so friendly, we might not be in for months but when you come back they treat you like family. Some of the best salads in town IMO.

Thank mjrfd99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Ocean Gate Ave, Ocean Gate, NJ 08740-1389
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Ocean Gate

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