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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
  • "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
  • "The food was delicious from beginning to end and the service was friendly and prompt. Well done Clemintines"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Highly recommend if you like New Orleans style food. Very good atmosphere and very good service, We were worried because they have 2 seatings and we were in the early one, that we would be rushed. But did not happen, services was great, the Gumbo was great, They have specials which were very good and they were able to make a dinner on request, I ask if they could make a seafood jambalaya, which they did and it was outstanding. Looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Awesome Cajun food with a funky atmosphere. Clementines has very flavorful delicious dishes and the service is great! The decor is very eccentric with a Christmas tree in the bathroom (even in the summer) but it just adds to the restaurant's charm. The blackened shrimp is a must have!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been to Clementine's many times. The food is always outstanding. The blackened tuna and blackened tilapia are favorites. The service is excellent"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I always have a great meal at Clementines. It has a wonderfully quirky decor, friendly and helpful staff and quickly became one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always interesting, delicious, beautifully presented and portions are generous. The atmosphere is warm and fun."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been to Clementines a number of time always love the food and ambiance but the service can be ?....This past time 8 o'clock seating we felt they were rushing us always asking if we were finish and bringing cappuccino with no milk the second they took are plate away...I would say depends on who servers you but didn't like that experience "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "For the best food around, go to Clementines! The food is delicious, the atmosphere is extremely comfortable, the service is great and you'll want to come back again and again.? "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We've eaten dinner at Clementine's approximately 2 dozen times. We have never been disappointed - food, service, atmosphere are always top of the line. We will continue dining there and introducing friends there as well. If we have one MINOR complaint its that the German Blonde cake has been removed from the dessert menu - just want to ask that Michael and Bobby reconsider, and hopefully, add it back"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Last minute decision to go out on a Thursday evening. Food is always good, waitress was lovely, attentive and helpful. Even Chef came out. Recommend to anyone looking for great food in a quaint restaurant. Make a reservation on weekends!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Great menu. Definitely worth a try."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Absolutely love Clemintine's. Delicious -- from start to finish!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I can not say anything but great. I had a picky eater with me and she could have licked her pork tenderloin dish and Tres Leche dessert plates."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Small Boutique restaraunt, the evening was extremely busy which caused a bit if slow service BYO which is great for us to bring our favorite wines Will go back!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Clementine's is always perfect!!!!! I had friends with me that had never been there and that they a wonderful time…."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Took my mother here for dinner the friday before Mother's day and liked it so much I brought my wife here a few weeks later when back in the area. Great BYOB!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "You will not be disappointed in the food or the very friendly service. Small in area but huge in atmosphere. I asked for my tuna cooked extra rare and it was perfect!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My favorite place to go! Never disappointed in the food or the seasonal appointments. When I have out of town colleagues here I always bring them here for dinner!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Spectacular as always.... One of my favorites... Can't get enough of the scallops, seasonal salad and eggplant dish.. Yum"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "With friends visiting for the weekend we decided to return to Clementines and it did not disappoint. The salads are huge and enough to split. The summer salad certainly did not disappoint, it was picture perfect. Our entrees varied from the skirt steak and shrimp special to blackened shrimp as well as the shrimp with bowties and tasso. We were stuffed, no room for dessert although they did look appealing. Our only issue was they could have toned down the heat on some of the dishes as abit, but then again, that's Cajun style!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our usual gang of six needed our Clementine's fix. The eggplant special seemed popular at ALL the tables. Two of us had the pork tenderloin ( a personal favorite on the regular menu). The crab cakes were very popular as well. A good time was had by all."
    Dined on 5/16/2014