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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 3 days ago via mobile

For the prices that we paid, the service and quality of food did not match. I paid almost $80 for two children's meals of chicken fingers (that were definitely just pulled out of the freezer and heated up), dry French fries and an average quality...More

Thank MeganD99
Reviewed 1 week ago

When a restaurant makes an effort to create a nice dining atmosphere you would think they would make sure their food and service matched that setting. This place failed on both counts. Food was bland and service was only remarkable in how unprofessional it was...More

Thank 4onpark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next to TurtleBack Zoo, McLoone s has the air of a ski lodge as a place to relax, without the ski trail muscle pains. Very large bar, big Windows, relaxing place for food and drink. Considerable parking outside. Also borders South Mountain Reservation, and...More

Thank jfdunphy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sangria is pricey but so worth it. Atmosphere is very welcoming. And the view of the lake is priceless.

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have written a review some time ago for this restaurant. It wasn't positive. But I am always willing to give people a second chance. In this case it's more like a 6th chance. My wife and her friend and I were walking around the...More

Thank MntnMan62
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice spot for appetizers and drinks followed by dinner out on the deck. Great fish entrees and very attentive wait staff!

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Average food. Many bees outside on patio where we were seated, probably because of open garbage can next to our table! Also there is smoking allowed on outside patio - yech - and they didn't tell us that before they seated us. And, the worst...More

1  Thank ejan
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, decent service, but overall fair for the food, drinks, desserts. Pricey for the quality and tastiness of the food. Management needs to use a wheelchair from the parking lot and get in the main entrance with no other assistance and let me know...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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

1  Thank Jeff W
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Questions & Answers
7 March 2017|
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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.
13 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, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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