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McLoone's Boathouse

9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
+1 862-252-7108
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good29%
  • Average36%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a group of people and were standng at the bar becuase there was a special event we were not part of. The bartender went out of her way to make our stay pleasant and ultimately got aus a table. She was very quick...More

Thank joelynn83
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in this town and love it. McClone's Boathouse is well known and a landmark here. I went to eat there with friends. The food and view were great. The service is average. I plan to go back since it is only 2 miles...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a huge complex based in South Mountain Reservation There is a lot to see here great view and outside deck. Great walking around after or before a quick bite or a dinner. Spacious dining area also kid friendly. The bar area is large...More

Thank posterman1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was hoping to like this place. Love the sister restaurant in Long Branch. Beautiful location but once you walk in the place is run down. Tables were worn, carpet was very done. It is as I said set in header, more for the lunch and...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m giving this place 2 stars only because the server was fine. Otherwise, what a sorry excuse for a restaurant! We ordered barbeque chicken flatbread. The chicken was dry. you couldn’t taste the barbeque sauce. There was nothing on it except chicken and cheese. No...More

Thank Jeffers1530
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice restaurant in a beautiful location. We were there on a Sunday afternoon so both the brunch buffet and abbreviated menu were available. The food was very good. The one issue was our wheelchair guest had a tough entry. The outside walkway leading...More

Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the water is beautiful. Do yourself a favor and find a table outside. The food is decent but probably not as great as it should be for the price. The staff are friendly and welcoming and service is pretty quick. Come here...More

Thank lilmissmu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great weather night, so worth 30 minute wait at the bar for outside table. ( they only take reservations for inside). Setting , view and total place is very nice. As the plague on the wall when you come in says, you feel more like...More

Thank Don G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has some of the worst service known to man. The food is average at best. The service can only be described as "special". The view is the only thing going for them. Each time we go it gets worse and worse and finally...More

Thank NJSundevil55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I could rate these separately. It's really like I visited too different restaurants, so I rated it down the middle. After having such a wonderful brunch, carving station, omelets and seafood I thought for sure dinner would be on par a few weeks...More

Thank Michelle G
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Questions & Answers
8 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lots of handicapped parking and ramps to most areas of the restaurant. There is a ramp to the track around the reservoir, too.
14 February 2017|
Response from McLoonesManagement | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring about our offerings for Valentine's Day. We will be offering a special a la carte menu tomorrow evening. We will also have live entertainment by the Doug Clarke Duo. Feel free to call 862-252-7108 to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
    (Northfield Ave)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit 73
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 862-252-7108
  • E-mail
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event. Please know that reservations will only guarntee inside seating in our main dining rooms and does not include outside dining. Thank you!
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