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Bahrs Landing
Bahrs Landing

Bahrs Landing Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bahrslanding.com
  • Phone: (732) 872-1245 x10
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, German, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth "Butchie" Greenwaldt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Specialize in clambakes and yacht service.
  • Private Party Contact: Jay (732) 872-1245 x1018
  • Entertainment: Karaoke Friday & Saturday in bar room.
    Frankie & Sherilyn Sundays at the dockside Dive bar (summer) inside bar (winter)
  • Special Events & Promotions: OKTOBERFEST MENU 7 Days From September thru November....Alaskan King Crab Harvest Friday Nights! Grab a fork an come taste the "Deadliest Catch"! (February- August)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 36
  • Public Transit: Saestreak High-speed Ferry www.seastreak.com
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Multiple lots plus Dock N Dine for boats up to 120ft

    Pet Friendly area available.
A word from Bahrs Landing
Since 1917 the Bahrs family has been serving fresh seafood, big lobsters and choice steaks to happy diners from all over the world. Plus OKTOBERFEST Menu from September - November! Located at the entrance to Sandy Hook National Seashore, Bahrs Landing features 37 picture windows with views of Shrewsbury River and Atlantic Ocean, plus outdoor “Dockside Dining”. One of the Jersey Shore’s true landmark establishments, it is truly the quintessential Jersey seafood dining experience! Bahrs Landing sources the freshest fish, lobster, clams and oysters both caught locally and from distant waters. Many items on the menu are served traditionally, simple fresh and bountiful. Don’t miss the Alaskan King Crab Harvest Fest on Fridays. Famous patron’s over the years include, Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Mel Tormey, President Eisenhower, John BonJovi. Lunch & dinner 7 days. Always plenty of rooms available for large groups. Indoor & outdor bars Karaoke Friday & Saturday, live music Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "This place is huge and accommodates a lot of people. Very busy bc when UR visiting Sandy Hook or Atlantic Highlands, it is a Jersey Shore standard. It seems like they are trying to make their year's "nut" within 3 months. Food is way overpriced...$50 for 2 King Crab Legs??? wtf? Most entrees verge on $30+ for what really should be about $23.95. On the + side, they sure sell a serious amount of Brazilian Lobster tails. Overall, the seafood quality (freshness and preparation) is about a 3.5/5. It's just an ok place, about the norm for a seasonal Jersey shore restaurant. Service was awesome and they were really nice, which was a pleasant change from the begrudging service I'm used to in NYC. Biscuits were awesome!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Crab cakes are award winning and worth a try. I've had better, but these are quite good. That's all I can say. Sangria is blah. Bear was OK. Lobster special? Well, lobster is lobster. Nothing's wrong with lobster, but nothing to write home about. View is spectacular! Live music at the bar and people were dancing. That was nice. The terrace is downstairs. Better view is upstairs, but indoors. Decision to make."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We try and go there once a month over the summer. Food is just terrific and we usually get a table with a window view. It's so nice and relaxing to be able to enjoy our meal and watch the local scenery. Seafood and the Jersey shore, it just doesn't get any better."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "-One of my favorite places because of the view, the service and the unbelievably scrumptious steamed clams. We love an early visit, a great Bloody Mary, Steamers and a fine dinner accompanied by friendly and gracious service. Now normally, I'm not a fan of blue crab meat, but since they won many awards for their crab cakes. I thought I'd try them and yes, I gotta say they were very good ~not bready~Served with fresh seasonal veggies and small red bliss potatoes ~ yummy. Looks like the night life would be fun too, but we're a little long in the tooth for that. Their outside dining appears like it would be fun -especially late in the evening or after dark. The views are of the water are relaxing and calming. We will return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Bahr's is the perfect place for a late summer afternoon meal in Monmouth. Excellent local seafood (try the Jersey Bluefish or any of the great fried shellfish), delicious homemade biscuits and slaw to start out, great local beer (wish you could buy Carton Brewery beers in a store), and fantastic waterfront ambience (sit outside! ). Abs if you go on a weekday, it's not even crowded. A true local gem."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Wonderful, comfortable cozy indoor dining and beautiful patio with lovely view for outdoor dining! Excellent seafood (and food, in general!) and great service! Fun outdoor bar with scenic views of the Bay and the Twin Lights! Great atmosphere - indoors AND outdoors! Outstanding and memorable dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "the raw bar is excellent - oysters and clams are huge and fresh as can be. the food is over priced but good. I would only suggest getting seafood."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I have been wanting to come here for ever but never was able to until Sunday 8/10/14. We were seated immediately with a fantastic view. The food was excellent as was the service. We will back as soon as possible."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We have been to Bahrs many times before and have had wonderful experiences. This past Saturday night however was not.Luckily we made a reservation via open table and were seated within 15 minutes of our arrival instead of the 45-60 minutes wait walk ins were told. We did note at least 6 tables remained throughout our time there. Our server was prompt in taking our drink orders, howerver it took 20 minutes to receive them. We had to remind her twice to bring us ice water which took 30 minutes. Our chowders were served warm but one had a hair in it, which was sent back. They did not charge us for the chowders.Calamari was to be served with the other's soup did not arrive until right before our entres.Ended up taking it home.Crab cakes A+."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Party of 4 we were promptly seated. Great view of the river and passing boats from our window seats. Service was prompt and efficient. Noise level was HIGH. Food only OK for what we paid(4 people/$250.00 including tip). IMO not worth the price for the quality. Crab Cakes were large but too much filling and not a lot of crab. Stuffed shrimp were over done and dry. Our friends both ordered blackened Mahi Mahi they said were just "OK". Kitchen needs to understand how to cook fish "correctly". We split 2 orders of Key Lime pie for desert. Good but tasted "commercial". Summer prices and a great view. Drinks are generous so maybe go for drinks, apps and skip the main courses? Enjoy the view."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent crab cakes! Took the leftovers home and ate them cold the next day. They were still excellent cold! The biscuits were delicious as was he cole slaw!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This restaurant has not lost its zest! Have been going to the restaurant since the 60's, but this was the first time in quite awhile. Food is still outstanding, the crabcakes were the best I have eaten. Broiled scallops were also excellent. Our server did a great job pleasing many tables in a timely manner. Will definitely return soon."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were looking forward to a basic seafood dinner, celebrating a birthday. We waited a long time for our food, but the warm biscuits were welcome and tasty, as was the rich New England clam chowder. The stuffed lobster arrived overcooked and tough, while on the seafood platter the scallops were small and there were only two tough small shrimp. One expects something succulent but this was a disappointment. When our waitress asked how everything was, we told her. The manager apologized and took 20% off the bill, as well as including some extra shrimp in our doggy bag."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food was good all around and Crab Fest was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I wanted to take my wife out for a lobster tail dinner for our 27th wedding anniversary and chose Bahrs. The $7.00 lobster bisque was salty and had no meat in it. The $13.00 crab salad was blah and had candied mandarins probably from a can. Lobster was overcooked. Although the service was good the food was less than average especially for the price. Bill was $120 for 2."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I brought my mom on her 86th birthday and she was so overwhelmed by the beauty of sitting outside by the water that she cried with memories of her younger days with my dad and our many trips to Sandy Hook. The food was terrific - a good assortment to please anyone. Our server, Costas, was exceptional. It was a wonderful day out."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A reliable gem along the Jersey Shore Food is consistently dependable. Good drinks. Always a welcoming and warm staff."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Early dinner at 5, service was quick but friendly, food was fresh and done just right. A little pricy but thats NJ and generous portions. Overall a very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The place is very crowded on weekends but the people who work there are very pleasant and we all enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Atmosphere at Restaurant outside is relaxing on a nice day with the view, however, menu is very limited, pricey and someone needs to pay a little more attention to the bathrooms, ladies, in particular. The bathrooms were gross for a restaurant such as Bahrs. Most surprising. Would not necessarily go back anymore even though I've been there several times. Like it less and less each time except for the outside seating with the view."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "broiled seafood platter came with a fishy tasting fillet, hot shrimp and lukewarm fried clams. The roasted potatoes were raw, couldn't even bite into them. The coleslaw could have used some sugar."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Got a last-minute Saturday night reservation for a party of 7. That should have been a clue to avoid this place. The appetizers were very good, but it went downhill after that. Apps were fresh steamed littleneck clams - very good. Fried calamari - tasty. Homemade hot biscuits for the table - delicious. After a very long wait, our entrees came, and they were all rather disappointing. Assorted types of fish were ordered and everything either tasted odd or was overcooked. Drinks were just okay - my cosmo tasted like straight vodka. A John Daly was made southern-style and not traditional per the menu. It's right on the water but underneath the bridge to Sandy Hook so, while pleasant, not tremendously scenic."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Usually we get a good service, but this last time our food took almost an hour to arrive to the table and the fish was dry and overcooked, the place was not even too crowded."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We dined at Bahrs on a busy 4th of July weekend. The food was very good (simply prepared fresh seafood), and the service was also very good, especially since they were extremely busy. Our party ordered several of the seafood specials - nobody was disappointed. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "You will always be satisfied, a great restaurant. Been here almost 100 years."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "had dinner on the 4th outside on deck service was great drinks and food good bonus was distant views of NYC fireworks just a real enjoyable casual evening we will return there is an outside bar and tables as well as inside dining and tables based on your choice"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was very good, waitress was super and the bartender very friendly, funny and social."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Always reliable for good food and fresh seafood. Enjoyed our dinner but it was a little pricey. Good wine list, reasonably priced.."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Fish was from same day catch and prepared well. Salad was a bit uninspired."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I've been coming to Bahrs Landing for years. It's one of the very best restaurants in NJ and the view is FANTASTIC!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Did open table call ahead and still had to wait for an hour. Chef served burnt as in black on the bottom scallops that were inedible for $32. Server had too many tables to provide good service. Took 3 hours for dinner. Been there several times in the winter and food was great and prices were reasonable. Will never return in summer"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great drinks at the bar waiting on table- outstanding server and ability to modify dishes that were excellent as usual"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "New England clam chowder was served cold, too long a wait for main course to arrive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Going through Open Table was a smart move. Our reservation was on a priority list (which I reconfirmed that day with the restaurant) and we waited no longer than a few minutes before we were seated in one of the the coveted window seats. Great view = Great time. Our food choices were all different and very good. Unfortunately service was slow that evening so everything took a little longer. Our waitress was very nice but I think she had too many table to manage. I would return again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is a somewhat famous fish place. One would hope and expect that they would not overcook every piece of fish served. I got the broiled Fisherman's Platter (lobster tail, shrimp, scallops & pollock) - all overcooked, but fine doused in butter. My husband got the fried oysters, also overcooked, making them chewy. Service was friendly, but disappointed in the overcooked and overpriced food. We won't be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great experience sitting and watching the water, boats and eating."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went to dinner at 8:30 in the evening. We sat outside, by the water, and it was beautiful. The waitstaff is well trained and very attentitve - updated us if there was a delay or when something was almost ready. The food was good, as always. My husband had the grouper, which had some type of balsamic dressing drizzled over it - the fish was great on it's own, the drizzle took away from it. We always enjoy our meals there and the weather was perfect!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Arrive early and get on the seating list before you arrive. Otherwise you will wait (especially on weekend evenings in the summer). We were seated in a Friday evening at 5 without a wait after attending a HS graduation on Sandy Hook. The seafood was fresh, delicious, and well prepared. Wonderful view. Pricey but very appropriate for this special occasion."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Disappointing lobster roll-too much roll-too little lobster. Beautiful view and table"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great View, Great Food, Great Service, Will drive the hour to enjoy a Great Meal. Next time the outdoor seating for me. It looked like a blast!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014