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601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
+1 732-988-3213
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My friends and family have been going here for years! We wish it were open all year round! Great for casual dining and sitting outside is wonderful! The drinks are reasonable and the specials are awesome!

Thank bjmcinerney2016
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to this restaurant for lunch several times. The food is good and you can not argue with the view. They are not overpriced and for several weekends in the summer they offer 25cent clams and live music. How can you argue with that? Definitely a must go.

Thank bbbeanie
Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good service, however the food was lacking. It was lobster day, and what was supposed to be steamed lobster was obviously boiled. They had apparently been marinating in a pot of water for quite awhile, when we cracked the shells water just poured out and the meat was rubbery. Drinks were no better, sweet and syrupy. I'd go back for... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

An oasis of pleasure after an afternoon on a hot beach. The service is impeccable, the margaritas cold and the nibbles and seafoods soooo tasty. A highlight of our day.

Thank David190343
New Jersey
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Been here before. Better sometimes than others, never really bad. Will come back. First time for lunch. Clam specials on weekends.

Thank ChasNewJersey
New Jersey
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264 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner and got seats on the porch across from the beach. Seated near the far end by a door that would continually slam shut by employees entering the bar area. You think they'd put something on it to ease the banging noise. Ordered broiled seafood combos. They tasted ok but for $25 each the largest thing on... More 

Thank Trailblazer07
New City, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The location right across from the beach is great. It is big enough to accommodate the many people who eat here. So there's never been a long wait for us. The food is delicious; a nice choice and affordable. Their specials are always a good deal. Eating outside on the porch is best.

Thank Denise P
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I went there for our Anniversary. We had a 1LB and a quarter lobster. It came with 2 sides. All that for $13.95. I don't know how they do it at that price. We enjoyed our dinner!

1 Thank JohnJudyK
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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207 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My friend and I came for lunch while spending the day at the beach. We ate at the bar area since it was the only area open. We had to order at the bar. The food was alright. It came quickly. I had the fish tacos. They were fresh and the fish was not fried, the way I prefer. The... More 

Thank StephHorn
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Great view of the beach but very pricey! Had lobster roll. Tasty but the portions are small. Food was good but for the price you are paying for the scenery. Staff was friendly. Don't think we will be stopping in any time soon as the price was to steep for my budget for a skimpy sandwich... More 

Thank Denise S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Avon by the Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 732-988-3213

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