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The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant

212 Centre St, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1714
+1 609-492-3553
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (11 reviews)
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
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212 Centre St, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant. I don't understand the reviewer who claimed this was a "pedestrian" menu. Our party of 5 thought it was great, and we are fairly picky. My crabcake was delicious and salmon was done to perfection, the filet on bone was...More

Thank jennylynn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here on several occasions, have never been disappointed. Historic building in Beach Haven, beautiful surroundings and comfortable interior. Fantastic porch with bright and sunny seating. Excellent menu with perfect preparation and presentation. What more can I say?

Thank billpowe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to the Gables after a 3+ year "boycott" based on a "poor meal" that went unacknowledged by the Gables' management after it was brought to their attention. The menu selections this time around were, at best, "pedestrian". I settled on a pork chop...More

2  Thank BackhomeinJersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 6:30 and were honored to be the first couple to dine on the open air porch this season. The setting is amazingly romantic, the staff were intelligent and warm, the piano player was spot on and the food was exquisite. From the...More

1  Thank Gene T
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. It's in a beautiful 19th century Victorian house in the heart of Beach Haven's historical district.The staff are warm and knowledgeable. Last Friday 5 of us wanted to try their "Tasting Menu". It was wonderful and shows just what their chef...More

1  Thank GEB111
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The decor here was amazing. We stayed for a wedding in town so the local was superb. The breakfast was okay but smaller portions than my husband and I would prefer. The bed was very comfortable and quite, although the room we stayed in was...More

Thank Bonnie A
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband chose this place and it truly lived up to its photos on the website. A fairy tale setting with a gourmet restaurant that gives you a corkscrew and a mason jar of it's delicious granola in a gift bag! The room was very...More

1  Thank Denise P
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Over 35 years of going to LBI I've eaten in dozens of different restaurants. The Gables is the best. Wonderful food. Beautiful setting. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We love LBI, and to keep summer alive we decided to go over the Sept. 10 weekend. Every hotel was booked so we figured we would try a B&B. The Gables had a room. The Victoria and Albert Room. The Gables is a beautiful place....More

Thank Costello3
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beautiful Victorian venue. Candles, sparkling chandeliers, private dining nooks as well as romantically lit terrace and front porch with hanging summer plants. Accomplished and accommodating piano player. Service attentive but not intrusive. Menue eclective. Our favorites this night were eggplant popette appetizer and bone in...More

Thank pati0c0
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Is this restaurant a BYOB (wine)?
7 October 2016|
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Response from Joanne072054 | Reviewed this property |
Edward M
Do you have a room for 70 people for a 50th Anniversary for July 31 this year?
4 April 2016|
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Response from Gableslbi | Property representative |
Please contact us directly, so that we may correspond via email or discuss by phone. Responding through TripAdvisor is not advised. This forum will not allow us to include our email address or our website. If you call us at... More
Bev D
We are interested in booking my daughter's wedding for May, 2017. Can you tell me when you officially open for the summer season?
5 February 2016|
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Response from Gableslbi | Property representative |
I am so sorry, but we never saw your question. Did you reach out to us directly via phone or email? We cannot really respond to wedding/ banquet questions via this forum.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Centre St, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1714
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3553
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Glorious Food - Gracious Lodging

or a dining experience that is an exercise in the sensuous, the savory and the sweet, look no further than The Gables, a romantic restaurant in Beach Haven, New Jersey. Regardless of whether you choose our exciting, new Grazing Menu, or dine a la carte, candlelight dining at The Gables Inn and Restaurant makes any day a special occasion.

Meals are brilliantly orchestrated by our Chef, Richard Diemer. Every dish manages to wow, comfort and excite. Presentations are lovely without being pretentious.

Menus change daily; culinary inspiration is drawn from whatever impeccably fresh ingredients are at their best that morning. Produce from local New Jersey farms, micro greens from Blue Moon Acres, Buckingham, Pennsylvania, Niman Ranch organic meats, D’Artagnan organic poultry, fresh diver scallops from Long Beach Island’s surrounding waters, Prince Edward Island mussels, and lobsters exclusively from Maine, take pride of place. We also take pleasure in presenting a selection of award-winning wines from NJ’s Bellview Winery to enhance your enjoyment.
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