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Nagle's Apothecary Cafe

43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
+1 732-776-9797
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (174 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nagle’s is a historic apothecary/pharmacy in Ocean Grove NJ that has been converted tastefully into a restaurant, café, old-fashioned soda fountain and ice-cream parlor. This is a very quaint setting on Main Avenue centrally located only 2 blocks from the ocean in the historic heart...More

Thank DrJimB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go here often because of the vibe. This place was an apothecary many years ago. The best place to get ice cream with the locals on a warm day or night. The food is okay, service moderate, Big menu, many selections. The put door...More

Thank ebmichaels
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Nagle's is a cool place to relax and have an ice-cream during the summer when the town is hopping. They serve light fare if you want to eat.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Service took forever. Ordered st Lenny’s salad to share (saving room for ice cream). And unsweetened iced tea. Tea was so weak we thought it was water. Salad arrived with no forks and no napkins. Turkey was dry and tasteless. Finally got three forks (...More

Thank Bernadette P
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Love the atmosphere. The service was great and so was the food! My husband and I both loved our breakfast!

Thank Kathy Terra N
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We were visiting our Grandson who lives in neighboring Asbury Park and wanted to go out to lunch and he suggested Nagle's in Ocean Grove. The inside is a drug store from the 50's as I remember them. We ordered lunch, my Wife had a...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Kind of a step back in time, entering this restaurant that appears to be over 100 years old. Very quaint, this establishment was turned into a restaurant from its original apothecary use. Very interesting place. Food is freshly made and delicious. I only gave it...More

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I went to Nagles yesterday around 1:15pm for lunch. Don’t expect to be going back again.It was a beautiful warm day in Spring Lake high temps and they did not have enough staff on duty to handle the customers. There were people sitting outside waiting...More

Thank Dakim
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We usually enjoy a quick lunch at Nagles.The sandwiches are good as are the soups.This past Sunday we had brunch.My husband's BLT egg sandwich was good. They didn't have homefries,served regular crinkle cut frozen fries instead.My eggs benedict was disappointing. The Hollandaise sauce was separated...More

Thank BellapugNJ
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious burger and fries, sugar free peanut butter ice cream, and very patient waitresses! The place is an old pharmacy with cool historical pharmacy items on the shelves. The staff was very nice and the bathrooms were clean. They take credit cards. Nice...More

Thank Dawnzo
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Margaret A
31 July 2017|
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Response from deezmayer | Reviewed this property |
no delivery; perhaps one very long block to the beach. counter & table service (also outside in the warm weather). window service on the side for ice cream delights only.
4 September 2015|
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Response from asdf159 | Reviewed this property |
They had a fair amount of salads. The menu is huge and they were happy to modify stuff for me. Fruit cup was huge - fruit bowl it should be called. Just ask detailed questions. I'm also allergic to oregano and they served it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 732-776-9797
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