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  • Clementines

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  • Address:
    306 Main Street
    Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Clementines Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://clementinesavon.com
  • Phone: (732) 988-7979
  • Hours of Operation: THERE IS A TWO HOUR TURN AROUND FOR THE FIRST SEATING . NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!______________________________________________

    Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: Two seatings: 6:00pm/6:30pm and 8:00pm/8:30

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Johnson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is also allowed in the municipal court building across the street.
A word from Clementines
NO EXCEPTIONS !!!!!!!!!!

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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent BYOB option! The food was great and the staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner. Amazing scallops as appetizer. Crawfish etoufee was delicious. Cajun rib eye was over cooked, wanted it medium rare but was more medium to well done. We did not send it back or make comment. Ann Marie was delightful, helpful and considerate. Desserts were awesome. Pistachio truffle and coconut ice cream were delicious."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Seriously the best Cajun meal I have outside of New Orleans! Excellent, solicitous service with wait staff that really know the menu. Fresh fish and delicious choices!! Do not leave without getting the popcorn shrimp/crawfish! Not a low cal low fat meal but worth every bite!! Quality food with a real home town neighborhood feel. BYO BTW so bring your wine or beer!!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Fabulous food and very unique to nj decor! Nice find"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We have been to Clementines many times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. From the moment you walk in you will be thrilled by the decor ! The food is New Orleans inspired and there is something for every taste. They always have specialty salads and special entries and of course great deserts! Chef Bobby does a great job and Michael will make you feel at home !"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Clementine's is the consumate dining experience. The servers are friendly, knowledgable and highly competent. The food is delicious and the portions are huge so sharing is encouraged. The place itself is a quirky, cozy homage to New Orleans. All together it's just a fabulous place for dinner."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "food is outstanding one of our favorite restaurants"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was phenomenal and the service was fantastic! I had the grilled salmon and it was the best I've ever had. The portion sizes were a little bigger than expected which was awesome. I'll definitely dine here again and would recommend it to all of my friends."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great funky decor - warm and friendly service and tremendous food! Cannot wait to go back !"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We've dined at Clementines several times over the past few years. The dishes are always interesting and absolutely delicious. Our server, Mary, was excellent in her food description as well as her recommendations. She reminded us that salads and apps are large and can be shared. 5 of the six of us had the special Blackened Catfish and the special Eggplant entrees. OUTSTANDING! The Buttered cake for dessert is to die for!! Also enjoyed the con leche. I did not make any special requests when booking so I'm not faulting the restaurant on this: We were a table of 6. I should have asked for a round table in other room. We were at the rectangle table on left side and it was a bit tight. Round is always better if available."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The decor is pure NOLA and the food was delicious. Our first visit and we will be back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "on the Jersey Shore. Excellent food and wonderful ambience. Will return again, and again!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Me and my fiancee went here over the weekend. We had heard good things but obviously had to see for ourselves. We were not disappointed one bit. The food from the moment we sat down was full of flavor (from the olive tapenade at your table to start to dessert). We loved all the food. The service was pretty good, no complaints. The decor was very dark and not our taste, would loved to have sat outside with the beautiful weather but oh well. We will definitely be returning and highly recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "worth the drive to avon just for the food but even better after a relaxing day on the beach."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We go to clementines all the time for the past few years. It's simply delicious, there is nothing on the menu that is not fantastic. The owners and staff are wonderful and the ambience is pleasing and warm."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The summer seasonal salad is a must....we always enjoy our time here"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great quality food and great service. Not your run of the mill restaurant. A true treat for senses."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience at Clementines very much. We are looking forward to our next visit to sample the rest of the Louisiana cuisine."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My wife and I came early on a week day, so the restaurant was very quiet. We were seated immediately and were the only ones there at 6:00. This is a BYOB; we brought wine and it was opened immediately. The food is Louisiana-style; some items on the menu looked too spicy for our tastes. I ordered a catfish special and it was one of the best fish dishes I have ever had (fried catfish with chunks of crawfish and sausage over a dauphine potato pancake, all drizzled with a nice sauce)."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "All around terrific dining experience. Food delicious. Service terrific. Beautiful restaurant all year round, especially in the winter when its decorated to the 9's."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Definitely the highlight of our five chicks weekend at the beach! The decor was so warm and interesting that we chose to dine inside instead. Every single dish was exquisite and impeccably done. We each had the tuna, crab cakes and shrimp dishes which were flavorful and cooked perfectly. The veggies were done just right and the baked brie for appetizer was to die for! And the truffles and banana foster for dessert was the perfect ending. We loved this place so much that we came back again two nites later before we left town. Michael was the perfect host...very entertaining and welcoming. We will definitely come back soon and make this place a ritual."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here for the first time on Saturday night. The food was delicious! We want to try everything on the menu so we will definately be returning."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Every aspect of our dinner last Saturday night was superb: The friendly service, menu selections, quality and presentation of the entrees, and reasonable pricing added up to a wonderful evening. Our first visit will not be our last!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A bargain and great good and service ! I can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "You can always expect a delicious food as well service that makes you feel welcome. I'm a real foodie critic, and I've never had a negative to say about the food or service at Clementines. If you like New Orleans genre food, you'll want to have a meal here."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great owners and wait staff will greet you, and follow with phenomenal, and very creative dishes. Nice size portions. BYOB saves you some $, allowing you to try some of the unbelievable desserts. Love it here!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Wanted a special restaurant to celebrate a friend's birthday & chose Clementine's based on a recommendation of another friend & frequent diner. To put it mildly, the 4 of us were wowed by the food! This may have been our first occasion when we raved about our food! I had the crab cakes which were outstanding and am glad I chose the Jumbalaya as a side dish - so good, only wish they would market it as specialty food stores. And the bananas foster I shared with my wife was phenomenal. The ambiance is really cool, making you feel like you are dining is someone's house and quiet enough to actually have a conversation. Wives raved about the restroom & overall restaurant décor. Waitress was very sweet & efficient!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food and service did not disappoint! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We had another great dinner at Clementines last Saturday. We had a table outside, the weather was great. Michael and his staff were very attentive and Bobby's food was top notch. We also met another couple from the area. Great food and nice people, all you can ask for. Thanks again and we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was amazing nd I love the decor of the bathroom...very festive!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Although service was slower than usual ( perhaps short-staffed?), the food was excellent as always which is why we continually go back again and again. The eggplant scampi special was wonderful as were all the entrees chosen by our group. Can't wait for the next visit!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant with excellent FRESH food. I love this place at the holidays, visit & experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The best food we've had in a long time. The heirloom tomato salad could have been a meal, I'd love the recipe. All 6 of us raved about our main courses, which were flavorful and cooked to perfection. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The owners are to tense and don't make it enjoyable to dine here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Friendly service, they treat everyone like a VIP. Amazing decorations and always plenty to look at in the casual atmosphere. Food is always great that fills the belly and warms the soul. You will want to go back again and again to try all the different items on the menu. Portions are more than enough, but save room for desert because you will have a tough time choosing again. Always favorite tres leches cake is a standout, but don't discount the almond joy. Great thing is that they get you in and out in a reasonable time. If you go for the early seating, they move you along so they can seat the later. However, we didn't feel rushed at all. Great if you have somewhere to go after because you know you will be done on time."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "this is no ordinary cajun place.. this is new orleans influenced cuisine! lots of creative shrimp dishes but they made mine w scallops and the creole cream parm sauce w tempura eggplant was amazing! pork w orange glaze had a kick.. yummy! great presentation.. casual but thoughtful service. we will be back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Their cajun menu is fantastic. The ambience is lavishly New Orleans. The staff is hospitable. For a moment, you forget you're in New Jersey. My girlfriend and I celebrate our anniversary here every year and always leave smiling and wonderfully satiaited. We highly recommend this shore gem."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Good for and a great way to top off a day a the beach. BYOB"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been here a few times and every meal was delicious. The service is very personable, decorated like a New Orleans cafe, and some great choices on the menu. I wish that they had a few more entrees to offer. It is BYOB, but if you forget, they do have a small wine selection for you to fall back on. Prices are above average but, considering the quality, a rightly priced menu."
    Dined on 6/25/2014