McLoone's Pier House
McLoone's Pier House

McLoone's Pier House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mcloonespierhouse.com/
  • Phone: 7329231006x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Joe Racioppi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With dazzling oceanfront views, delicious cuisine and friendly service, McLoone's Pier House has become the place for weddings, parties, entertainment, and scrumptious indoor/outdoor dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Katie Kauffmann, Blaire Katz & Trish Reiss 732-443-8498x
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays in the cocktail area adjacent to the bar
  • Special Events: Every Thursday is Lobster Night! Enjoy appetizers & entrees all made with Lobster. 4-10 p.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Laird Street/Garfield Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from McLoone's Pier House
McLoone's Pier House is an oceanfront restaurant serving classic, American cuisine. The offerings range from fresh seafood to hand-cut steaks, as well as pastas, sushi, salads & homemade desserts. The restaurant stands on the beach, just feet from the waves below & is wrapped completely in glass. Pier House boasts two bars with live entertainment. The Atlantic Room also plays host to a fabulous Sunday Brunch & is available 7 days a week for private events. Outdoor Dining is available from April through October, weather permitting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
McLoone's Pier House reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (68)special occasion (29)great for lunch (24)romantic (21)great for outdoor dining (20)good for groups (19)kid-friendly (15)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (9)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (9)late-night find (4)Show More
  • A beautiful day, a good dinner...
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The view is really special. We had a window seat and watching the ocean was so relaxing. The food was really good, almost excellent. The service was also very good. We'll certainly return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant on the Water
    Witchypoo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A great place to go for a special occasion. Went there for lunch and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food. Hannah's Heavenly Ham sandwich was especially delicious. The service was wonderful and you can't find a better view of the Atlantic if you sit by the windows. A little pricey, but well worth the money!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Very Good
    2Dine4
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great Ocean View, very good food, excellent staff. It's a good time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and great service
    LondonycVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is average at best - but you are not going for the food; the ocean view and good service (and wine!) are just perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great halfway meeting spot
    Stella
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Met friends for lunch & was very pleased with the whole dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointed
    Dissappointed
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I requested a table by the window, I got a table by the window with a view of the tents set up for a clam bake that was going to take place in 3 days. I mentioned it was a birthday and the restaurant did not even note it. The food was so bland, no flavor, I couldn't even finish my meal. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luncheon
    GrannyB
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Met some friends at this restaurant for lunch. The drinks were good and the food was wonderful. Although we ate inside, they were able to open windows for an outdoor feel and when clouds came with a chill, they quickly closed the windows. Definitely want to return for dinner. The view of the ocean was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a typical evening ...
    rudi
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We ate here on a Thursday night after Labor Day - no wait and restaurant was not crowded at all so this review is probably not typical of a weekend or night during summer season! Food was very good - would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, pricey
    RichH
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've been here a couple of times and each time felt the location was great, but the food a bit overpriced for the quality. It was good, not spectacular, and not as good as some venues in the area with similar levels of pricing and food. Good for a night out with a great view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The view is great, and our server was too, but the food is mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have been to this restaurant numerous times now and the meals have been great every time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view!
    Foodie59
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Recommended to us by a friend. Lobster shrimp bisque was very good, crab cakes were fair. Broccoli slaw tasted like it was from the day before. I didn't eat it. The ambiance was lively and a bit loud with a crying baby. Any food item I asked our server about she said she hadn't tasted it. Was not familiar with the menu at all! I would return for the view alone but the food was disappointing for the price. $100 for two, no drinks or desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect
    Tipperg
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great seafood, kid friendly, scenic views of the beach and ocean.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • likely great usually, not this time
    foodiefromphilly
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Only second time there but within three weeks as we really enjoyed it the first time. We live in Philly and specifically went there for my wife's b'day dinner. On this visit, a Friday, there was a party upstairs. I'm guessing a sweet 16 based on the crowd we saw going up. The boom, boom, boom of the music filtered into the dining area. It took away from the dining experience. A few couples around us weren't too happy about it either. I don't know if this is common on the weekend because our previous visit on a Sunday was an early dinner. The service was good, the food was good but I prefer just the dining room music not it and the boom, boom, boom.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LouisVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A very enjoyable experience. Excellent service, professionally run. One in our party returned a dish, manager quickly apologized and comped her next selection.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    Terry
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Have been here many times and never disappointed. Food and service is always good and the ocean views are great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kasloap
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Chilean sea bass & Tropical shrimp was great. Service prompt and professional. The restaurant was very noisy this Monday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McCloone's Pier house.
    loveNYdining
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great ocean view! Quality of food was very good! It can be noisy, but I think it can depend on where you are seated. The biggest problem was finding a parking space. We went on a Thursday and there was a concert on the boardwalk and that created a parking nightmare.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mike
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Nice luncheon menu. Many choices and good specials. Nice sitting in the cool restaurant right on the sunny beach. Service and food prompt and good. Job-related rest invasion say to Michael how noticeably quiet is when Is the guy you just love use it to his availability know how I could enjoy that I have a good Gendelac job see me feel alive and down anytime during Livania about your getaway forgot the guys weekend
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    FamilyUnited
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We celebrated 3 family birthdays on Sunday and had a great time. The service was excellent. Thank you John. The drinks were great and the food was yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AnnieO
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The atmosphere and views are spectacular, the service was top notch and the food was excellent. It is pricey but what restaurant isn't these days. At least you feel as though you got your money's worth when you leave. The staff are friendly and make the experience enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    JerseyShore
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Took a group of 10 from work. Our servers were great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Plentiful & Recommended
    OpenTableFan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    7/23/14 Enjoyed an excellent lunch w/spectacular ocean view w/my family to celebrate my birthday.Start to finish the service and the food were spot on.We were served promptly & timely. Server was terrific, she was friendly and efficient.The time between course was just right not rushed-not dragged out. All were happy w/their food,good and plentiful.5 ordered sandwiches w/fries-& happily all took half home, all were large portions.The cheeseburgers & taco bowl salad also well portioned were finished.The Flourless chocolate cake,toll house cookie, warm linzer tart pie w/van ice cream were all delicious.Lunch time prices are very fair especially with the serving sizes they plated. Been there for dinner too-I prefer the lunchtime experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Restaurant
    kayceeintulsaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    In the area on vacation and found McLoone's on OT. Dined at one at National Harbor in Maryland and this one was even better. Food was excellent but service was even better. Had delightful waitress that loved her job and it showed it. Management was very attentive as well and when they noticed our teenager wasn't enjoying her entree, they wisked it away and had chef make her a dish to her liking. Didn't even charge us for her meal when it was clearly very good but just not something she cared for. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great view of the beach plus good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced and outer rated
    mcloanes
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was all over the place to many flavors and over rated would. Not recommend
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location and Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We've come to this location several times and have always been satisfied. The food is very good and the view is always wonderful. Right on the water in the heart of Pier Village, it's a wonderful place to eat not only for the restaurant but for the surrounding area as well. I'd recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tables packed way too close
    MagsVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Beach front dinning. The view could not be more perfect but the restaurant "cheapened" the experience by packing tables way too close. It is noisy, crowded dining that overshadows the beautiful scenery. The food is mediocre. The specialty drinks, although sounding great in descriptions, are just OK. Definitely not a place for a foodie, or anyone looking for ambiance implied by the ocean-view location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great shore spot
    SeafoodguyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We are regular visitors to McLoone's Boathouse in West Orange and the food and service in Long Branch was even better. The view of the ocean and options of dining room, bar or outdoor table have the place packed. McLoone's was enjoyable in every respect (except the NYC style pricing on appetizers and entrees).
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DBdining
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was good, service was good -- great waitress. We were there as there a band playing later --- the band was very good with dancing, so an overall enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • libralynnVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Eating excellent seafood at tables overlooking the beach and ocean. What could be better? Waiter seemed a little young and inexperienced with the menu but was attentive and everything was fine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but pricey
    beachgirl
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food, wine and staff were great, but a little pricey for lunch. Great for business lunch, but for beach folks too expensive and not casual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, beach restaurant - GOOD food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    On the beach, great spot. Very nice hostesses & staff. Food was very good - restaurant was busy and service wasn't up to par
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Magoo
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Went there for wife's birthday with 5 other people. Food, service and views of the ocean were great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Les1
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Screaming babies at nearby table ruins experience and detracts from everything positive. If you are going to bring a dessert plate to the table it needs to look tempting, their's looked dried out and weary, more turn off than turn on.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    More expensive than $$ listed..................................
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining on the Beach
    Vicshop
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great drinks, fresh seafood& a beautiful setting on a warm summer night! Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awsome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great view of the ocean. Gave my namefor my reservation and was seated immediately. (The power of open table)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 498 reviews are from the McLoone's Pier House reviews archive.
  • Lunch yes..dinner no
    TravelPopPop
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had lunch on Friday at McLoone's as we have in the past. service, and food were very good. We also made a diviner reservation for that evening for 7:45 25 min later, we were finally seated. Our server was friendly, and did a nice job. We dine out often, at home and traveling, I have never been in a louder dining environment EVER. if you plan to 1) Hear your server, 2) engage in dinner conversation without yelling, this is not the place for you. Understanding that a large and busy restaurant will not be quiet. At one table patrons were literally screaming. Inexcusable in what is billed as a fine dining establishment. Food was good, but not great...mine came out cold and had to be reheated. All in all it was a disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice view, Good Food, Pricey
    Canee1VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    While the menu looked great the food was good, not great very pricey, and the ambiance was ver loud. Likely would try somewhere else in Long Branch when in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful View- OK food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Very excited about eating here to celebrate my son's graduation- kudos to the hostess who quickly accommodated our "increase" in the number of people that joined us last minute without blinking. It was a Friday night, super busy so the kitchen seemed a bit backed up with our food taking long. My son had the Lobster Mac and cheese and he LOVED it... I had a filet which was good (not great) but I eat nationally at many steakhouses so I am picky. We also had some other dishes that were "OK". My husband's chicken dish was cold and he felt it was sitting in the "window" a little too long waiting for the rest of the food. Will be back, but probably to sit outside and enjoy sandwiches, salads and the amazing views at a lower price point.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic