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Buckalew's Restaurant & Tavern

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101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
+1 609-492-1065
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with family and friends during off-season but it was a Saturday night so it was busy. The food and service were great and then they had a singer and drummer. The selection of music was perfect and just made a great night even better. We went back on Monday night for the giant hot pretzel, pizza and... More 

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Thank Lin533
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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323 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordinarily love Buckalew's. On the night we visited earlier this week, the restaurant was not at all overly crowded. Not sure if our server was new or inexperienced, having a bad day, or just indifferent, but she struggled to find her groove all night. Simply took too long for her to take our orders and then the food received... More 

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Thank T C M
New Jersey
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place with varied pub style food. The Crab Cake sandwiches and soups were very good. Same with the burgers. Friendly and fast service. Located about a block from the beach. Good for large groups.

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Thank njrider2016
Trenton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of eight. Everything was well prepared. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Had the shepherds pie. It wasn't a traditional style pie but was tasty nonetheless. Good beer selection. Prices were reasonable even for LBI

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Thank ststock23
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here twice during our visit. It is a great, lively pub, right in the heart of everything with very good music & a great menu.

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Thank John S
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Nice relaxing place! Great burgers! We will definitely go back! Service was good. Beautiful day on the Island but not a lot of places opened in February..... Buckalew's was and we really enjoyed our lunch!

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Thank Welove G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

You can go anywhere on the island. We took a chance on a slightly lower rated restaurant thinking we may be surprised. Unfortunately even tho the service was great the food left much to be desired. It was as if they weren't tasting the things there were sending out.

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Thank lbifoodie86
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Always a long wait for your food, busy or not. Basically hit or miss with everything, food and services. At 1 point a free years back this was a priority stop for summer meals....Now a last resort if all the good spots are booked.

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Thank BrieBrieA
Somerset, NJ
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I tried this place for happy hour and had a very tasty bar pie at a reasonable price. The bartender was friendly and attentive, too, and the beer on tap was cold and fresh.

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Thank dmg2421
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

There was still a wait just not as long as the really good places! When will I learn my lesson......when in Beach Haven plan ahead for meals out or be prepared to have an average to horrible meal at inflated high season prices. The restaurant does have redeeming qualities....the staff and young people that worked there all very warm and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1812
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-1065

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