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Gateway Restaurant

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227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
+1 609-494-1661
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Doylestown PA
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Worst clam chowder in the USA billed as the best of the shore, totally horrific. It was a puddle of roux as thick as cottage cheese with no taste and some large chunks of chowder clams. Not even a hint of a cream finish or any taste whatsoever. The $22 sirloin was a joke too...tough as nails. All of us... More 

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Thank Willbooth
Barnegat, New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I like everything about the Gateway. The food quality and the large portions will bring me back. Friendly service in a comfortable bar/restaurant atmosphere.

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Thank Jerzejoe1
Manahawkin, NJ
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Meal was good. Prices were cheap. Music venue rocks! The New England Clam Chowder is worth getting in a bread bowl for future notice.

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Thank qtdesignz
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The bar area has a restaurant with tables and booths for dining. The food is OK, Hubby loves the clam chowder, and since we live close by, will pick up for take out or stop in for a quick burger, salad or sandwich. This restaurant used to be very nice "in the day", but the focus now is the bar.

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Thank Suzabelle13
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Tried dinner here recently and I doubt we will be back Food was greasy, waiter less than attentive, and while the musician was setting up, the competing noise was brutally annoying. We have been coming here for years, but doubt we will return. Guess it's time to find a new burger, salad and beer joint

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Thank gourmetjason
Toms River, New Jersey
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stopped by Gateway after dinner elsewhere to grab a drink and listen to Chris Fitz play. Good service and venue for a local band. The bartenders are friendly and attentive.

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Thank DownShore888
Saratoga Springs
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

I stopped in during my annual trip to LBI. It was a Saturday night and the musical performer was just setting up. There was a little bit of confusion at first as to who's station I was at so it took a while for someone to come over. However, once that was cleared up the service was outstanding. On Saturday... More 

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Thank Brian N
Brick, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

The New England clam chowder is a must if you stop at The Gateway. It is the only thing that keeps us going back. The other food is subpar compared to the chowder and sushi. The prices are a little on the high side for the quality. The staff is very good too.

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Thank JerseyJen411
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

We stopped at the Gateway Restaurant tonight on our way off the island (LBI) to pick up chowder for my mom at home. Trying to "eat healthy", I ordered the broiled seafood platter. Everything seemed fresh, but very bland. The chowder, on the other hand, phenomenal! My advise, get the chowder.

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Thank Cheryl K
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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580 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Another "landmark on LBI. Atmosphere never been good. Bar and food are fair. A summer spot . 3 times over several years for dinner, with never a real improvement in food quality.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-1661

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