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Nagle's Apothecary Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Nagles, a long standing fixture in this historic Victorian town has been converted from an 19th century apothecary to a quaint restaurant and soda fountain. Memorabilia from its pharmacy days is handsomely displayed. Excellent food with large portions and reasonable prices attracts visitors from far...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank OGClancy
Reviewed January 1, 2019

We've been coming here for years and the breakfast quality has been up and down but the last year has been consistently excellent. The omelettes are well made and flavorful and the hash browns are first rate. Blueberry pancakes are excellent with fat blueberries. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gary G
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Awesome, historical, family friendly place. It is a step back in time to the good all days, when life was simple family was sacred and clean old-fashion fun is what counts.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daydream15817803383
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great stop for ice cream. Had to wait a while to get my order placed, though. Interesting flavors. Good idea to have table seating on the sidewalk.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MCofPointLight
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Monday, 9/24/18. As a former NJ resident visiting from South Florida on business, I'm quite familiar with the dining scene in the Shore area. Two business associates and I decided to grab a quick lunch at this cozy little cafe. Here's what I chose from...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stk338
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

A restored pharmacy, now a restaurant. Comfort food, surrounded by ghosts of Pharmacy past. Take time to read the historical accounts on the walls.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PeterERork
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Nagle’s Apothecary Cafe 43 Main Ave/ corner of Central Avenue "just up from the Shore" Ocean Grove, NJ When in Ocean Grove, DO stop- in and enjoy a decent tasting meal at a decent price from a nice menu selection in this 1920's(?) era type...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is a great place to grab a meal. I had breakfast here but they serve lunch and dinner as well and there is usually a wait for a table at least in the summer. Charming little place because it used to be an apothacary...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Julie U
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Stick with icecream. My husband & I were at Nagles on Friday eve (9/7/18) around 6:00. Granted, it was Friday, so wait was long, but we ordered a grilled cheese and a BLT sandwich, water & a coke. My husband asked our waitress to make...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank happycamper537
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Okay, the food is basically what you would expect in a diner...well prepared but not particularly exciting. But the atmosphere and the history of the place are worth being experienced. The original soda jerk equipment is gone, but the counter, the seats and the service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Margaret A
July 31, 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.
September 4, 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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