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Black Cat Kitchen

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American, Bar, Pub
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1 N Shore Rd, Absecon, NJ 08201-2128
+1 609-641-8223
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Absecon, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Good food and pizza. Daily specials and happy hour every day. My husband enjoyed the meat loaf dinner and I had the grilled chicken Caesar salad which was very fresh. They also had a vegetable flat bread that we shared and that was also excellent.

Thank robkatkuhn81
Nazareth Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday night looking for a good burger...not disappointed. Also had a decent live band! Kind of honky tonk, but fun

Thank Judy57
Absecon, New Jersey
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

My Wife and I've been going to the Black Cat for more than 20 years and the place just keeps getting better and better. The owner is not one to sit on profits...........He continuously improves the Building's appearance, kitchen equipment and invest in his staff. He's got the prettiest bartenders around and a staff that is at your beckon call.... More 

Thank Ray D
Absecon, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

local bar and grill...very friendly staff...felt like we were part of Black Cat family when we first moved here...extensive menu, sometimes wish it was less but their specials are a great value...I have never had anything bad at the Black Cat...they also have live bands periodically...would highly recommend this for a fun evening

1 Thank NAE1951
Fredonia, New York
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288 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Stopped in on our travels while in A C. Didn't expect much but atmosphere was friendly and food was decent. Convenient location if in the area. Nice little shore town. Would return, even if just for light fare.

1 Thank craig f
Galloway, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

Second time we ordered takeout from there. $25 for two cheesesteaks and one order fries. Fries were soggy, like last time and the cheesesteak shrunk inside the roll. I won't forget not to order from there again.

Thank k m
Galloway, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

We decided to try the black cat, a popular local eatery, for dinner. I ordered the NY strip w/ 3 fried shrimp and my wife had the crab cake. My painfully thin steak arrived with 3 burnt to a crisp shrimp and my wife's crab cake arrived burned dry and having all the flavor of sawdust. The steak was at... More 

Thank Joseph B
Galloway, New Jersey
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219 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

We often order take out and sometimes dine in. A good place with a big menu. Big bar with local regulars and good beer selection. They also have a packaged good area for beer/liquor take out. We often get the chicken wings and pizza. Good for what it is - a local joint with good bar food.

Thank RRM1020
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

From the outside, you might think that this place is another so-so diner on an old highway (U.S. 9). Inside it's surprisingly nice and honestly has the nicest men's room that I've seen in a real bar & grill, ever. Well done there. The staff was generally friendly and certainly had camaraderie with the locals, chatting it up some, but... More 

1 Thank ColradoWeatherguy
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270 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

The food was good, the beer was good and the prices were very reasonable. Looks like a good place to watch a game.

1 Thank Smokey1611

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Shore Rd, Absecon, NJ 08201-2128
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Absecon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-641-8223

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