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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The owners are to tense and don't make it enjoyable to dine here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food! Great service! Take the second booking if you can so you're time is not limited."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Some restaurants, in the pursuit of being different, kind of go a little too eclectic...this is one of those places. The food was decent enough though nothing spectacular. The décor made me feel like I was eating in someone's grandma's antique store/Christmas shop. I suppose it's loaded with items that are near and dear to the owner's heart but for our group, it just felt somewhat odd. Food was consistent in cajun/creole theme but nothing screamed ' wow, can't wait to have that again."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Exciting and fun place. Love the decor. Food was fantastic! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful New Orleans style food served by very nice people in a fun, funky atmosphere! Not cheap, but BYO. Try the etoufee; tilpia; shrimp Mmichael and calamari--and people near us were very happy with the bread pudding. If only we lived closer--lots of dishes I want to try!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Delicious New Orleans style food. Not cheap but the portions are good size. The only negative is we felt rushed -- I was literally still chewing when they whisked away my plate."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Clementine's never disappoints!! Had a great "day before Mother's Day" dinner Saturday night. Six of us, service was responsive, attentive and very friendly. You can't beat the decor of the place- even (or as my nephew said, especially!) the bathroom. And as it has been every time I have visited, the food was superb. Keep doing what you're doing guys!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have never had such an amazing service experience. They truly treat you like family. I went with my dad for dinner and the waiters all had one goal, make sure we loved our meal and had a great time. Their seasonal salad is one of the greatest salads I've ever had. The food is delicious, but the service is exceptional. When they wrapped my leftovers he actually added more so I could have it for work the next day. A must visit when in Belmar area."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful, warm and cozy. Service is excellent and the food is presented beautifully and is delicious. It is a place you look forward to returning to again and again. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fine dining in a charming setting."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The management lets you know several times when you make a reservation that you have only 2 hours and then you must leave. That is okay but the wait staff starts clearing the able before everyone is finished. You feel very rushed."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We having been going to Clementine's for a long time and it is consistent and great food. However, this past Friday we went with another couplde (their first visit) and both couples were celebrating their wedding anniversaeries. I noted it when I made the Open Table reservation (plus we have been VIP Open Table for years). No one even said Happy Anniversary. Thought it was very rude!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Lots of kitchy charm in the decor and ambiance. Outstanding food. Festive and special. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The usual six of us, it was a Friday night during Lent, so most of us were meatless. (Two of the gang are vegetarians, anyway!) The special was lightly breaded & fried eggplant over mashed potatoes, topped with grilled shrimp, scallops, crawfish and parmesan cream sauce (YUMMY!) There were 4 orders of crabcakes (always great) and the ever popular tenderloin with orange sauce. And of course, we ALL had the seasonal salad."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "First time to Clementine's and had fairly high expectations based on the reviews, but this restaurant actually exceeded them on every count. Extremely friendly and helpful service, eye-popping mardi-gras style decor (right down to the bathroom!), and excellent food from first to last course. This was a one-time trip to Avon, but it will be worth a return just for another meal here!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014