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McLoone's Boathouse

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9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400 (Northfield Ave)
+1 862-252-7108
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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136 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is gorgeous. My husband and I went here for Valentine's Day and we were so glad we did. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic evening. The food and service were great! Highly recommend the lobster mac and cheese!

Thank Mariah H
West Orange, NJ
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's disgraceful that such a beautiful location gets away with such horrendous food. The only thing I could ever consider getting here is the bar food but be prepared to shell out some $$$$$. Blech. Blech. Triple blech. Oh - and the service can be awful too. Really a shame that West Orange has the black scar of a dining... More 

Thank Betty212
Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at McLoone's multiple times, especially during the months when it is suitable to eat outdoors as the view and atmosphere is one of the best in the surrounding area. My favorite is lunch when I can get a seared tuna salad and a glass of white wine and just chill out with a friend. Dinners have been... More 

Thank Brett L
West Orange, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are great, food overpriced and largely mediocre. This seems to be true of most McCloone locations. Best to have a drink and hor d'ouvre on the porch.

Thank alperte
West Orange, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in the area, and we go for walks around the reservoir all the time. The restaurant is beautiful and the ambiance of the back patio is awesome. The bartenders make good drinks as well. The menu is diverse and it's casual attire, so you don't have to get all dressed up. The reason I'm not giving The Boathouse... More 

Thank Panman26
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to going to McLoones. It has a charming look on the outside and it's location is perfect. Service was very good, but the food is average, at best. We have been three times and have hoped it would be better, each time. The lunch menu, with burgers and sandwiches, is far more appetizing than the... More 

Thank Marc Z
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, a little high priced however. Great outside when the weather gets warmer. Nice bar area. Buffalo Won Tons are great appetizer. Service was a bit slow when we went however.

Thank TopBloke999
South Orange, New Jersey
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321 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and very much enjoyed the place. We loved the big fireplaces and setting. The French Onion soup was excellent. Loved the bone in NY strip. The service was a bit slow and was hard to get our waiter at times for more drinks. Would go here again.

Thank Runnerny2244
Clark, New Jersey
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stopped in for lunch and a walk around the reservoir. Both were great. I had a HUGE chicken wrap ( lots of chicken, good side salad ). My wife raved about her tuna. The service was just right - quick, friendly, accurate. Last summer we dinned in the evening - great filet - but very pricey. Our favorite 'special... More 

Thank Jack B
Piscataway, New Jersey
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had a delicious Sunday dinner with my hubby. Great food, great service...Olivia was the nicest server we have had in a long time. She made our experience that much more special.

Thank SMS1628

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, 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 Lane, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?