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River Lady

1 Robbins Pkwy, Toms River, NJ 08753-7683
+1 732-349-8664
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1 Robbins Pkwy, Toms River, NJ 08753-7683
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice venue with fabulous views of Pine Beach and Island Heights. We keep coming back every year.

Thank EvieB54
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love our return customers! Many make it a tradition to come at least once a summer. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All enjoyed the trip and the meal which comes from Cafe Italia is quite good - we had 80 people on this trip and it happened the week after labor day in September - this is the 2nd time we've done this trip and it...More

Thank ZMAN1951
Barbara C, Guest Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed it. However, we do not serve eggplant. Looking forward to seeing you again next season!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing lunch cruise we enjoyed aboard the River Lady. My husband is in a wheelchair and was assisted on with great care. The food was great, crew were terrific. It was a very memorable day. Virginia , Barnegat NJ

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Each season, we have many standard sized wheelchairs aboard, as we have many senior citizen groups that come. We are glad to be able to accommodate wheelchair users and their loved ones!

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing time. Great staff, great atmosphere, & great food. Worth every penny & I would consider renting it out for private occasions.

Thank flight3716
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

We are gllad you made some great memories aboard the River Lady. For a private party you can rent 1 or both decks. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The River Lady cruise was a very enjoyable and relaxing 3 hours. Got to learn more about the Toms River and surrounding areas along the river from the Captain's commentary during the trip. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent.

Thank Martin B
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for your 5-star review, we are glad you enjoyed your cruise!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was a beautiful summer evening. We saw the sunset from the boat. The food and service was excellent. I would recommend this trip because it was great!

Thank F1546AUjohnh
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

We're glad you enjoyed it - hope to see you again next year.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

A very nice, relaxing and comfortable way to cruise around the Toms River. View the beautiful homes that dot the shores. Enjoy!

Thank 711HappyCustomer
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

We agree - nothing is as relaxing as being on the water! We're glad you enjoyed your cruise, and appreciate your review.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

A cruise on the River Lady is a wonderfully relaxing way to spend an afternoon. The view is breathtaking, Captain Lance provides a historical narrative as you cruise along the river. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. A bar is also available...More

Thank c92547
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your 5-star review! We agree, that the view from the river is the best, and the narration is full of interesting facts. We're glad you enjoyed your cruise - and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our church Men's group sponsored a lunch cruise. Everything was great! The River Lady is a beautiful venue, the views from the river are great and the food is very good. Awesome day. And they have a bar!

Thank BobHorn818
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

We appreciate your patronage, and are glad you enjoyed your time aboard the River Lady!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

It was a beautiful night and we were on the dinner cruise on the upper deck with friends. We had no idea what to expect but it was amazing. We can't say enough about it. The staff was excellent, the food was excellent (we had...More

Thank Patricia S
Barbara C, Public Relations Manager at River Lady, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you. Many of our local customers come back year after year to celebrate their birthdays and other special occasions. We're glad we had a part in these wonderful memories, and look forward to seeing you again.

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10 December 2016|
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Response from Barbara C | Property representative |
Yes, gift certificates are available on our website, as well as on our Facebook page. The cost depends on which cruise you choose. Merry Christmas!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$35 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Robbins Pkwy, Toms River, NJ 08753-7683
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: +1 732-349-8664
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Description
The River Lady is the only true stern-wheeler in the state of NJ. She is an elegant award-winning icon of the Jersey shore and sails rain or shine, Tuesday through Saturday from May to September, and on a more limited schedule into October. Mondays are available for private cruises, for larger groups. The lunch cruise features a historical commentary by the captain, while you enjoy your meal. During the dinner cruise, we witness some spectacular sunsets, and Saturday night we offer a dinner/dance cruise. Passengers have their choice of the main deck which is climate-controlled, or the upper deck which is covered, but open to the fresh air, and beautiful scenery along the Toms River and Barnegat Bay. The River Lady is the perfect venue for your next celebration. Private cruises are available for parties of 35 to 150.
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