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The Barge
The Barge

The Barge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebarge.com/
  • Email: thebargenj@gmail.com
  • Phone: (732) 442-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm,

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,

    Sunday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gordon Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking, public parking and valet service available.
A word from The Barge
The Barge has been specializing in the finest steaks and seafood in Middlesex County since 1925. This fine restaurant is well know for its appetizing foods including thick juicy steaks and live Maine lobsters.

Be assured, regardless of your choice, it will be one of the best meals you have ever eaten. Our warm, pleasant atmosphere, delicious food, and fast friendly service will make you want to return time and time again. Remember Barge Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge for a truly enjoyable dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant has been on the Perth Amboy waterfront for a very long time. That being said, The Barge was renovated due to the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. Despite the renovations, the decor is very bland when it could be made quite charming very easily with a few additions. Also they had a radio station playing so you heard the commercials too which was somewhat distracting. My waiter was efficient and friendly. The lobster was delicious and my friend had the lobster combination which had a nice variety of seafood. The scallops were large and cooked perfectly. The dinners come with a salad that looks very sad. It is mainly lettuce, one slice of cucumber and some carrot shavings, I will pass on it next time."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience. Food was great and the server outstanding."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great Service & Food- Great Selection- Did not leave unsatisfied!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Very loud table ruined the ambience for everyone else."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "due to the weather we really didnt want to go anywhere really far for valentines day. so the bardge is right down the block from our home. we made reservations and the food was awsome and they were very nice to my 3 year old we will definetely be back thanks for a great night"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had the Sweetheart dinner and found it to be very good, if not excellent. Both the Lobster tail and the Filet Mignon were very good. The service was cordial, timely, and complete. Our server was very pleasant and friendly. We dined in the main dineing room as opposed to the lounge and found that the ambiance was a little lacking but alright for a neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was the 2nd time my wife and I went to what was our favorite restaurant in the Perth Amboy area prior to Superstorm Sandy. . We had been going for over 25 years at least once a month. We have a shore house in Tuckerton Beach during the summer and we still would come up to The Barge for dinners. The service is pretty much the same but the food quality is terrible as compared prior to the storm. The steaks had no taste, very fibery and tough and the seafood overcooked. The salad was just lettuce.. What happened to the tomato and unions? The prices went up but the quality went down. Overall it was a terrible dining experience on both occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the food was ok, it was just ok, we were just looking for a real good dinner,"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fresh and well prepared entrees. Good size portions. Bread basket was so-so."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Nice meals and decent prices - had lobster tails and were perfectly made. Waitress was very nice and attentive. Nice atmosphere and very nice view of the marina."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Under cooked meat, burnt salmon, overdone shrimp. Too bright and too loud. wouldn't recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Visited on New Year's Eve and the menu selections were reduced to handle the expected New Year's evening crowd. As a result, our favorites were not on the menu. Service was very slow due to issues at the bar. We look forward to a better visit next time. Still remains a neighborhood favorite!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was the first time we were there and it was very enjoyable. Its our tradition to go somewhere each Christmas and try new restaurants. Great menu. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We will be back again after the holidays. Its also nice that you have coupons on line."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Good food. Definitely would go back. I would recommend going to this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food at The Barge was excellent. The service was also excellent. Views of the water made this a special meal. My only complaint is that it is extremely crowded and noisy."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "have been eating here for over 40 years. menu still the same. they have choices rarely seen elsewhere.. lobster/crab augratin and thermidor. salad is included as well. not flashy but solidly good food."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "If you eat nothing else, try the oysters--- raw or fried."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "My family have been Barge customers for years. We hope that they get the ourside area repaired, so we can hear Kurt Epps as we dine on weekends."
    Dined on 8/4/2013