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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

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101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
+1 609-492-1065
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The had a very upscale menu, and not a whole lot of seafood. It was very busy when we went for dinner on a Saturday night, although we didn't wait too long to get a table. There was a plant right above the tablet that keep dripping water, and was pretty annoying. I ordered the crab cake dinner, and it... More 

2 Thank Molly S
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This place is open all year except Christmas, so you can always get a bite to eat anytime. All of the servers have always been extremely friendly and efficient, but we usually sit at the bar. Sushi is good but they don't serve it Tuesdays. My husband's Octoberfest Knockwurst and bratwurst was excellent and hot. My crabcake was good, but... More 

1 Thank musicteachjc
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Have been going to this restaurant for years. It has become a little more upscale, more options including sushi which is quite good. However, it is still a place to enjoy a beer & burger, or pizza if you like vs. steak & lobster.

Thank Alyssa M
Belvidere, New Jersey
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

The food wasn't bad, but it was average. The service began poorly as we couldn't get served in a booth by the bar and then were grudgingly escorted by the hostess to a quieter area of the restaurant proper to a small table on the side. I can understand slow service in a busy place, but Buckalew's dining area (and... More 

2 Thank Tim K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

It was our first visit to LBI and we stopped here for a late lunch just because it looked nice. And it was nice - inside it was clean and comfortable with large skylights and jungle-y live plants. It was a good choice. Everyone enjoyed their food which included french onion soup, clam chowder, chicken pot pie, pulled pork sandwich... More 

Thank Jayne C
Herndon, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had some good bar food , oysters etc. Came back for dinner another night to a complete disaster. Wait staff needs help, bartenders do a good job. Another example of LBI mindset you are here you should be happy no matter what.

1 Thank Dennis J
Latham, New York, United States
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We only went to the bar at night but the bartenders were excellent the drinks were good. The crowd was friendly and the band was decent and apparently they have many bands that are far better to go there. This time of year there are tons of weddings on LBI so going to this bar is almost like crashing a... More 

Thank Billsfun7
Pennsylvania USA
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We stopped here for dinner because it's an institution on LBI and had clearly been remodeled. The outside porch dining was closed due to staff shortage after the season, but the dining room filled with plants with a brick floor and skylight was lovely. There was a football game starting in the adjacent roomy bar area which was lively and... More 

1 Thank deckyria
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This place has been around for many years and has changed its appearance and its menu. It is not trendy but has a menu that grows and changes; for example, the vegetarian choice on the menu is Veggie Tacos. It also has a sushi menu. It is open year round, and is known for its delicious tomato pies (pizza).

Thank Lydia P
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for oysters and apps. Great shellfish. Super friendly staff. Sat near the fireplace and the planters. Nice setting. Good drinks and I might add great tomato pie!!!

Thank Ric W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-1065

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