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Gateway Restaurant

227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
+1 609-494-1661
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (12 reviews)
“bread bowl” (3 reviews)
“on tap” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with family of 8, including 3 kids. Food was ok, a little greasy, but big portions. Thought dinner was expensive for what we got.

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reading reviews I was hesitant coming here but I live nearby so I figured I try it. Thursday was prime rib night. I had the Manhattan clam chowder and wife had New England chowder both excellent!! Prime rib for 20 bucks good value and I...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Went there twice recently, once on a Saturday for dinner and to watch Joey D. and the Rockin Oldies and about a week later for happy hour. Saturday was packed because of the band and the service was overwhelmed. We were a party of 10....More

Thank rich8453
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This place is a favorite on LBI. Great live music. Good Clam Chowder. The bar is always busy. Pizza just okay.

Thank nksberger
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to stop for a quick meal or to hang out at the bar. People are friendly and their NewEngland Clam chowder is the best on the Island!

Thank LBIblonde1
Reviewed 10 May 2017

There is nothing more held in higher pleasure than a good meal. Other than eating fast food out of necessity I have a rule that if I eat for pleasure it must be as good as my home, my grill or what is the point...More

Thank keyasset
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Stopped here a couple of times and found the the burgers and fish all fresh and tasty. Very large bar area with lots of seating. Excellent home made creamy mushroom soup. We sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly. Wait staff takes your...More

Thank Beth M
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...More

Thank Willbooth
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.

Thank Jerzejoe1
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank qtdesignz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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