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Charley's Ocean Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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29 Avenel Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740-7704
11:30 - 02:00
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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great happy hour very good drink specials and apps, nice dinner specials based on the day of the week

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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Grabbed lunch (2 appetizers) and 1 beer. Price was 30+ dollars. Walked in just before happy hour and the bartender didn't mention anything about it, after we ordered she put out the happy hour signs(5 dollar apps). We're locals and enjoy patronizing the surrounding restaurants and bars but this trip has us not wanting to go back. Every other time... More 

Thank Jerseymariner89
Manalapan, New Jersey
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99 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our first time at this establishment. Can't say anything outrageously positive or negative with such a minimal contact. Attractive enough place with seating outside on a kind of a porch area. On a warm night, it was a pleasant place to be - away from the typically noisy inside restaurant area. The menu selections were pretty extensive, from casual pizza... More 

Thank 7David49
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited with two others to enjoy Happy Hour & we certainly did. The Happy Hour bar menu is unbeatable at $5.00 a dish. The menu was varied & the portions substantial for bar bites...in addition, everything tasted great. The wine was priced at $3.75 a large pour. Service at the bar was great & it appeared that there was a... More 

Thank Moretosea
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting for my daughters wedding and rehearsal dinner was at Charley's. The food was delicious and the staff did a great job of taking care of a large (over 20) group of hungry and thirsty people.

Thank Laura G
Metuchen, New Jersey
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant several times. They have a broad menu. Their chili is better than expected. They also have good happy hour specials at the bar.

Thank Amytf
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Staff friendly, but strange to have them all wait on your table. Was not busy at all but no TP in bathrooms. Huge pet peeve! Great red sangria and mahi tacos!

Thank TEK1210
Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Recommended by a friend, so I was looking forward to my evening here. The view from the porch was quite nice, but the service was poor. No bread on the table, waiter reached over those still dining to clear plates of those finished. We had to keep flagging him down to ask for drinks, etc. The food was just so-so.... More 

Thank Barbara H
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The lights are dim so bring a flashlight if you have a hard time with that but the food is tasty and they offer outdoor seating overlooking the boardwalk/ocean in good weather.

Thank MelindaJoy926
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The place is dirty.. The floors, the bar looks like they are never cleaned. The bartenders are inattentive and slow, served me a terrible martini, it had ice floating in it and was almost all vermouth., worst I ever had. We asked for menus but never got them.. So we paid the bill and left.. People next to us got... More 

Thank gigigolf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Avenel Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740-7704
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Branch

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