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McLoone's Boathouse

9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
+1 862-252-7108
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good29%
  • Average35%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boat house has the most beautiful backdrop view. The food is good and the service is good as well. The only problem with this restaurant is the noise level. Feels a little lunchroom like. So if romance is what you are looking for try...More

Thank Bibi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the boathouse for lunch. I started out with the clams and linguine. These were real clams w/ red sauce.The clams were cherrystones and very very good. My drink of choice was a pumpkin spice White Russian. It was a very good lunch.

Thank rellp2017
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Mediocre and beyond LOUD....live within walking distance but will not return due to high prices, mediocre food and overall poor service

Thank drzlevy
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We went there for lunch on a Thursday and the place was not very busy. There were plenty of waiters on hand, but there was no rush to bring us menus. We ordered drinks and instead of the rum punch I ordered, they came with...More

1  Thank JohnCG22
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have wanted to go to McLoone's Boathouse for quite a few years. I was happy to plan a Sunday Brunch with my family last week. That happiness lasted until I walked through the doors. It was so loud and noisy (bad, bad accoustics) that...More

1  Thank Randie A
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Last time we went to the Boathouse it was great. This time it was not. It was crowded with people, but also with houseflies! There were four at our table and we were constantly swatting them away! I should have brought my electronic fly swatter,...More

1  Thank Linda5000
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I really want to like this place but it is just off on almost everything. The layout is weird and lots of wasted space. The food is good but not 100%. Again, something askew. Drinks could be much better. Would love to see local choices....More

1  Thank J4591BNjohng
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I agree with a lot of the reviews - the views are really nice, especially if you sit by the windows and can see the water and the boathouse has a good amount of seating and ambience. Food was nothing special, sort of a limited...More

Thank Parsippany1986
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Great location and view but after that it was all down hill. Ordered steak med rare and asked that it be on the rare side. Came out well done...hard as a rock and just as juicie as a rock! And cold fries. Brought it to...More

1  Thank fdolan1
Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you are in West Orange New Jersey you have to try The Boathouse. The food is very good and the view are beautiful. It offers outside dining with view of the park and water.

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Questions & Answers
8 March 2017|
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Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lots of handicapped parking and ramps to most areas of the restaurant. There is a ramp to the track around the reservoir, too.
13 February 2017|
Response from McLoonesManagement | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring about our offerings for Valentine's Day. We will be offering a special a la carte menu tomorrow evening. We will also have live entertainment by the Doug Clarke Duo. Feel free to call 862-252-7108 to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
    (Northfield Ave)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit 73
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 862-252-7108
  • E-mail
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event. Please know that reservations will only guarntee inside seating in our main dining rooms and does not include outside dining. Thank you!
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