CJ Mcloones
CJ Mcloones

CJ Mcloones

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cjmcloones.com/
  • Phone: 7327580800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - Midnight

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Walter Quiteno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call us for more information.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Call us for more information.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from CJ Mcloones
CJ McLoone's features an intimate, American tavern experience for the entire family, offering lunch and dinner seven days a week; as well as a casual and spacious pub with 14 flat screen TVs, perfect to relax and watch the game.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
CJ Mcloones reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (14)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (8)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (6)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)romantic (3)Show More
  • Always a good experience
    NickD
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to this place several times and it has something on the menu for everyone. Food is consistent and very good. Service is excellent and pleasant. A great place to go in a pinch when you just aren't sure where to go or if your other restaurant is booked. It gets crowded like any other good restaurant but you might still be able to get a fairly last minute reservation for a small party.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • was a great dinner
    VinceTinNJVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had been to this spot before it was CJ McCloone's. The food is much better than the restaurant it replaced. Updated nicely. It was very loud in there so don't expect an intimate or romantic dinner. If your out with some friends you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night
    nittanyzeke
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    It was a bustling weeknight at CJ McGloone's but we very much enjoyed our time. Solid beer and wine selection and had the crab cakes, they were outstanding. Our first time, we will be back. Great service !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    JOEY
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    it was a great place for lunch . I would like to do dinner next time
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sweet Potato Fries
    OpenTableDiner2013VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I had lunch at Mcloones while on business in the area. I had the appetizer crabcake over arugula with roasted peppers and a side of sweet potato fries. I enjoyed it all and the sweet potato fries were just the right mix of crispy outside and tender inside. The service was as expected and everything was timed well. It's a good spot to have a sit down lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a treat!
    msfrog2VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The Baked Macaroni and cheese with shrimp was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food, poor service
    JerseyshorefoidieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We visited this establishment for the first time on a Monday night. It was not crowded at all and we chose to sit on the patio. It took quite a bit of time to be addressed to get our drink order, and then even longer to take our food order. When it finally arrived, it was okay, nothing special. The waitress was essentially invisible, never coming back to check on us at all. We have dined been dining at Tim McLoon's establishments for years and have always enjoyed ourselves. However, we will not be returning to CJ McLoon's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Good food, we were not rushed but the server was attentive. I look forward to having another business lunch here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Local Pub
    SLO8470
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We've been longing for a good local and modern pub. The atmosphere, food, and service were just what we have been looking for. We'll definitely be adding this to our list of regular restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Dinner
    foodnwine
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Needed to eat before a 6:00 pm appointment. In by 4:40, out by 5:55. Good food, attentive service; just what we needed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Klee
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The service was amazing and the food was wonderful. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Menu, Solid food and service
    NickD
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great comfortable dining experience with great menu and great service. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • McLoones never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    In true McLoone fashion CJs is comfortable and friendly. Food is always top shelf. Brunch Lunch and Dinner are great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CherylVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I found the music to be too loud since we were having a business lunch. I asked to have the music lowered, which they did. It was appreciated
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Dined
    SecTime
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My second time eating there. Food reasonable priced for the quality. Wished the tables were larger. Would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not exactly what I Expected
    Specs11
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I personally thought the appetizers were better tasting than the entrees. Had the sampler appetizer which was great. The wings were perfect and had tender meat on them, not mostly fat. Calamari was fresh and mozzarella sticks were perfect. I got the Rib Eye and it was not seasoned with any salt, pepper or butter or anything at all. This was strange to me but it had no flavor and i added a bit of salt myself. Girlfriend had the Fajitas and they were good also but they too could have used a bit more seasoning. A southwest mix of seasonings or some kind of Mexican seasoning would have made them right. The peppers and onions were fresh, you could smell and taste it. Service was great but the entrees were lacking flavor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good local spot
    JRZGL
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It's refreshing to have non-chain options locally. McLoone's freshened up the decor and the menu. Drinks and food were on par. You don't feel rushed. Great place to catch up with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average restaurant experience
    jennyjenjenVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was my second time dining at CJ McLoone's. Both times, I would say service was good and food was good, but that's pretty much where it ends. What made it a good choice was that they can easily accommodate large groups with kids, however, I was underwhelmed with the food on both visits. It was okay--nothing exciting, standard continental fare. I won't return as there are better options out there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the CJ Mcloones reviews archive.
  • consistently awesom & great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This place has become a favorite go-to place for our family and friends. McLoones has never failed to please. Food is always some of the finest available whether you are looking for casual or upscale. Quick bite or leisurely pace this place is a perfect fit.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good but too noisy!!!
    slj13
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The service was great, the food very good, but the restaurant is small, somewhat cramped and very noisy. Nicely decorated though - just too many hard surfaces and too many people in too small a space.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food close to home
    SimoneT
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was good. I love their crab cakes and the bread with sun dried tomato and olive oil dip is to die for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow start but .... Worth a wait.
    Foodie1
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Even with reservation, waited an hour for table. Hostesses need to estimate 1.5-2hr per table not the 1-1.5hr estimate they were working off - at least on a Saturday night. (People sit & chat so needs to be taken into account.) That said, manager did come by to apologize for wait with glasses of champagne to ease the time standing. Good call. The wait aside, once sat at table, the food was decent, selections interesting & service efficient & attentive. Would go back tho' not at peak hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McLoone does it again
    Doug
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is Tim McLoone's latest restaurant venture and he is doing it well. The place was packed, but even our showing up 40 minutes late for our reserveation, still got us immediate seating and good service. Prices are about right for our area and food was quite good with large portions. Wine list is moderate size with acceptable prices. Drink prices are a little high averaging $10 and specialtiies running up to $15. Try it. It's a big improvement from the last few lackluster owners.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow - Completely Renovated
    Tmcm323774
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I've been to CJ's many times but apparently they just remodeled it and the place looks beautiful. The menu is still great and has some notable, new items. Food and service could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    Paul
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Highly recommend. We had the Talapia and Salmon. Very good and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner
    SirEatsoutalot
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made reservations for a Valentine's Day dinner at the restaurant. The food was good and the service was excellent. A rose was offered to each female, a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and Plenty
    JUCALO
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for Valentine's day, the place was packed and they had a nice touch for the ladies which was a Red rose, we went with the prefix menu it had good variety. Had salad, then steak spring roll, twin lobster tails and dessert all for $50.00 not bad. My wife had Salad, Shrimp cocktail, Rack of lamb and coconut flan all very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Valentines Day!
    meplusyou
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    they provided the best experience possible for my valentines day. A++++++
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Pre-Theatre Lunch
    4happygals
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The menu is varied and tempting. All lunch items in our group were enjoyed; well served, plentiful, and tasty. The waiter responded to our special requests with kindness. The soups were especially luscious and satisfying. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    MinnieB
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This was my third time at McLoones and I recommand this restaurant to everyone. The lunches are great and so is the dinners. If you have not experienced McLoones please do so.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group dinner
    lizard
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    we were a group of 7. the seating location was ideal. everyone received their dinners at the same time and the food was prepared to everyone's liking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spilled water, drinks and
    Barbara
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Spilled water, drinks and dinner all over my guests
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Year's Eve
    Prose
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Excellent food and service - the idea of the free champagne with the pre fixe dinner was great although I would have preferred auvh dryer champagne.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    Marshall
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My friend and I had New Year's Eve dinner at CJ McLoone's prior to attending a concert. We had reservations in advance and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly we were seated. Obviously New Year's Eve is a very busy night for most restaurants and I could tell the place was totally sold out. We were seated immediately and had excellent service in spite of how packed the place was. Our food order was taken quickly by a server that was very attentive and friendly. Our meals were delicious and the server checked on us several times to make sure we were happy and not in need of anything. I have worked in the restaurant industry for years and CJ McLoone's hit it out of the park! We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neigborhood Feel, Great Food
    NickD
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This place is small and built around an upscale tavern feel but this is not your typical tavern menu. CJ Mcloones sports many of the popular dishes from the other Mcloones restaurants in the area. We had the famous Mcloones crab cakes which were delicious and the prime rib was done perfectly. Great menu with something for everyone and also a great Kid's menu. Our son had the kids grilled steak which is perfect for a 12 year old steak lover! My teen daughter had penne vodka. Again not something you would normally expect much from at a tavern but this clearly was the Mcloones recipe and was delicious. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    sheila
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a very nice meal on a very busy day: New Years Eve. The lobster tails were delicious; the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was New Years Eve but we
    fridaydatenight
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    It was New Years Eve but we went just for an early dinner. We were seated right away thanks to the reservation. Food was good but a much smaller menu than usual. Server seemed preoccupied so service was fair . Crab-corn chowder was fantastic. Tuna bites awesome. We were happy overall and will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday Lunch
    Marilyn742
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    My sister and I met our cousin for lunch over the holidays. We had a great time catching up on family news. We weren't rushed at all. The service was fine, the food was good and we had a delightful afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Less than perfect experience
    NJgrandmaVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I've eaten here many times and the food is always good not great but for some reason I keep coming back. This time the food was still good (love the bread and tomato/oil they give you) but the service was so poor it made the whole dining experience disappointing. I'll think twice before returning.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice pub style restaurant
    localresident
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Casual, comfortable local restaurant. Been here a few times, bartenders aren't too friendly or welcoming which is a turnoff but most of the wait staff is nice. Food is good and it's nice to have another local option.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.