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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
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Wilmington, Delaware
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped by catch a band playing for some Saturday night night life. Had a great time at the bar. When we went for dinner the next night, it was a different story. The waiter was clueless. Got our appetizer drinks all wrong. We had to ask for dinner rolls included with dinner. And he did not follow our directions... More 

Thank Cheap_but_Good
Wurtsboro, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We got there about 9:30pm. There was a good band playing, a little loud, so we asked for a table in the front room, away from the bar area. The girl came back, said there may be one in the far corner, another girl came and said nothing available. As we left, I saw 2 tables empty. I guess they... More 

Thank MdmeL
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A typical American Bar with a little something extra..... That is quickly found in the genuine expertise of the bar staff whose friendly exhubert manner comes across to comfort any visitor. The food is good and it would appear that the staple diet of us Irish is fish and chips. I tried it, but found the blackened tuna an absolute... More 

Thank Gerard M
Washingtonville, New York
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I come to LBI every year and we have not been to Buckalews in a long time and decided to go back. We went for a early dinner and we were seated right away. Out server Kelly was very nice. Clam chowder was excellent and nice and hot. My wife's hamburger was good as well. There was... More 

Thank Mark S
Burlington, New Jersey
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a late lunch after a beautiful beach day. I ordered the Buffalo pierogies they were good except the edges were very hard. My husband had the pulled pork with sweet potato fries and that was very good. We have been here several times and it has always been good. Service was friendly and beer was cold.

Thank Donna C
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to have dinner here with a few friends, reading the reviews we were prepared, for a long wait, slow service ,iffy food...as always I choose to decide for myself...every resturant has a bad night. We were greeted&seated right away, restaurant was busy but not packed. Our server came over immeadiatly, took our drink order, our drinks were served ,... More 

Thank Joan C
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I've eaten here dozens of times over the years. A favorite with both locales and island visitors. We had a good lunch of sandwiches and specials. Quick, friendly service

Thank Joe H
Beacon ny
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Granted, there were 9 of us & I suppose the season is kind of over-BUT-----if you wait 45minutes for a table, you're seated where you can't hear yourself think, you order your food ( some of which they were out of) , have to clear your own glasses & appetizer plates& get your entree 2 hours later- somethings wrong!!! The... More 

Thank Margaret Millic... A
Parsippany, New Jersey
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168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Buckalew's is an old fashioned neighborhood bar/restaurant. I dined at the bar with one bartender who has been there twenty years and the other one has been there seventeen years. Nice friendly atmosphere. Great happy hour prices on drinks. I started with the soup special of the day which was corn and crab chowder. The chowder was thick with plenty... More 

Thank djpick
Stanhope, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Fantastic food with a kid friendly atmosphere. Absolutely loved everything we ordered, on both occasions! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Thank Tara L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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?