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McLoone's Boathouse

9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
+1 862-252-7108
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good29%
  • Average36%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (54 reviews)
“beet salad” (5 reviews)
“french fries” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We love sitting inside or outside at this place. It's a terrific place to meet up with friends or coworkers. The prices are a little bit more than other similar restaurants, but the atmosphere makes it worth it. Food is always delicious. Great ace for...More

Thank Mona B
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

What can you say about a 5 star review. The food was great ! The staff efficient. The ambiance very well assembled. A well run,special place withgreatstaff and good food. We took 23 people and everyone left smiling. The pricing very good. So I smiled...More

Thank patrick B
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

We were greeted tonight by a hostess that could best be described as a combination of unfriendly and dim. When I asked if there was an easy way to get to the Turtle Back Zoo from the restaurant, her simple response was “I don’t know”....More

Thank HobokenTravel
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Food and service is mediocre and inconsistent. However sitting outside in the warm weather on the terrace is lovely if your food and service expectations are set properly. The view of the reservoir and reservation are nice to hang out by. Parking can be difficult...More

Thank Abby K
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Food at this place is not comparable to the location. It's a nice looking restaurant but the food wasn't that great. I was disappointed . Service was fine.

Thank Sara P
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Lakeside eating in a beautiful atmosphere. Unfortunately, the food is over priced, small portions and horrible.

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We sat at the outdoor deck and the view and ambience were great. Our server, Mike, was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Our dinners were very good. Good sized portions, really tasty bread. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. It has a large bar and ample indoor...More

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed October 16, 2017 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 October 9, 2017

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 October 6, 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
March 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
February 13, 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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cherry Ln, 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
  • E-mail
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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