Buckalew's - LBI
Buckalew's - LBI
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Buckalew's - LBI

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buckalews.com/
  • Phone: 6094921065
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Allan Menegus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Please visit our website! www.buckalews.com/Entertainment.html

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Buckalew's - LBI
Buckalew’s General Manager, Executive Chef and Owner, Allan Menegus, a South Jersey native, culinary school graduate, and ardent fisherman, brought his energy and culinary creativity to the kitchen, and subsequently to the entire enterprise; and with a penchant for using sustainable ingredients and an insistence on consistency of quality, he supplemented the fresh seafood and great tomato pies, with more varied seafood, great steaks and chops, and traditional comfort food.
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Buckalew's - LBI reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Everyone enjoyed their meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Everyone enjoyed their meal. Our server Adam was fantasic!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD FIND!
    Drew
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Our friends own a beach house in Surf City and we are invited to their house many times for a getaway. They had been to Buckalew's for dinner several times with a group and did nothing but rave about it. So, since we were staying at their house, we decided to try out Buckalew's. WOW! The whole meal was a treat from the oysters to the lobster and starting with the best Cosmo I think I've ever had. We had a great waiter which just made it so much better. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Server Not so Good
    Family4
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Buckalew's is THE place we go every time we visit LBI. This was our first trip in a while though and have to admit it wasn't quite as good as we remembered. Aspects of the food were still amazing! Server was a complete dud who couldn't be bothered to find out the day's specials even though we asked 3 times. I bad server having a bad day should not turn others away though. The food is really tasty and I'm sure we will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Our server was very friendly and seemed competent to start, but service was uneven. Some people at our table got sushi meals and their food was not delivered until after the others were already done with their meals. The waitress said that since the food comes from 2 kitchens it is hard to coordinate. The manager asked us how things were going and we told her. Then it took forever to get our drinks. It is too bad, because we went in the off season and the food was better than it had been in the past, but this experience really was a turn off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wide variety of food choices
    sillybride
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    wide variety of food choices although it wasn't known to us when we ordered that there was a bar menu as well as the dinner menu that we could choose from. the food was very good, the portions large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Buckelew's has been around for 100 years or so. With that in mind...they should know better that when you run out of "specials", someone should tell the servers! Immediately, not a while later! They were basically out of EVERY special! And, when one has to change their order, instead ordering Hot Wings...they should actually be HOT (not just the sauce...the temperature!) They were actually cold as if they took them out of the fridge! Sent them back. Another plate arrives with tepid wings and noticeably more hot (temperature) sauce on them. I checked that I would recommend Buckelew's as long as one sticks to ordering (very good) burgers and a beer.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent shore dining. Nice
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Decent shore dining. Nice dining room. We went after the end of the season so service was slow due to under-staffing, which is expected. Restaurant was very busy. We waited a long time for our food to come and some orders were cold. Waitress was very nice and apologetic. Overall we had a good time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a table of 8 and everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    We had a table of 8 and everyone was pleased with there entree. Prices were reasonable and with reservations I made online we were seated right away.Overall experience was very good ,no complaints at all. Staff friendly.We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was mediocre overall-
    BestSushiOmakaseInNYVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    The food was mediocre overall- especiallly theitems off of the sushi menu, which were particularly bad. Our server (Siobhan) was neither pleasant, nor attentive- as we were constantly kept waiting for everything. (menus, bread, water, drinks, condiments, etc.) However the atmosphere in the dining rooms and bar areas was pleasant and lively.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Buckalew's specifically
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    We went to Buckalew's specifically for sushi-very good. They have a good menuthat will satisfy most tastes. Menu is not limited to sushi. Restaurant is suitable for families. Live music for adults in bar area later in evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always can count on Buckaloos
    New2ReviewVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    We always can count on Buckaloos for good food and a good scene. Very casual and kid friendly, without compromising the food. The sushi's great. We consistently enjoy Buckaloos. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi is excellent- Family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    Sushi is excellent- Family got 10 different rolls and all were perfect
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buckalew's was a great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Buckalew's was a great spot for a birthday dinner. It has the feel of a more casual neighborhood place but the dinner menu offered special dishes. In fact, the evening we dined there was Caribbean night. We very much enjoyed the meal we had there, will go back and will recommend Buckalew's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Most of our food was decent. Highly toated Guinness Fish n chips on a Friday night were like a whizzled french fries. Burgers should be seriously considered as a max for success. Our waiter would disappear for long stretches. Served dinners with fries, but back 10 minutes later with ketchup... Turns out the entire staff was getting ready to sing for somebody's birthday. Hope that person reimbursed covered my reduced tip. It all worked out in the end, though. The Beach Haven police wrote me a ticket for parking about a foot closer then "25 feet from a quite intersection" on a totally empty street. $54.00 add on to the price of the poor dinner. The internet reservation system work great & the highlight of the evening!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very slow service. Appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    Very slow service. Appetizers did not come out together and balsamic dressing was too thick. Entrees were pretty good, but way too expensive for the quality. Also got over-charged for salads. Definitely will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Number1grammy
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    The food was ok. The noise level was off the charts. Very distracting. The service was poor. Sorry Buckelews...we will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy an evening at
    KennyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Always enjoy an evening at Buckalew's - good food and nice people. Pizza is very good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out on LBI. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Great night out on LBI. Good food, Great Band (Rubber Soul)..Hope they have them again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a pleasant surprise.
    Sheila
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    This was a pleasant surprise. Menu had several choices including even the Bar Menu. The Sushi was excellent and made fresh to order. Definately would go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was overpriced and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    The food was overpriced and undervalue. The steamers were a dollar a piece - yikes - and small to boot. $13 for about 13 steamers. I ordered a regular salad and they brought me a small one, they should notice those things on their own. The entrees were flavorless. Too much money for too little value.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is mediocre at best..waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Food is mediocre at best..waitress was awful and u friendly. Prices very high for quality of food..everyones steaks were overcooked.would not go back...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    Waitress was great!!! Very friendly and accommodating. Food was good and didn't wait long.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant has 2 kitchens,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    The restaurant has 2 kitchens, one of which is the sushi bar. This meant that the food came out not all at the same time. There were way too many things on the menu so the quality of the food was just ok. I appreciated there being a vegan/vegetarian section on the menu, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Food was good but service was horrible for the amount of money we spent . And I didn't like the fact that tip was included in the bill . It almost seemed like we paid $45 tip for extremely bad service . If you want to include tip in the bill ,make sure you provide decent service .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noise level waaaaaayyyyy toooooo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    noise level waaaaaayyyyy toooooo loud......service was non-existent
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic