Beach Tavern - Channel Club Marina

4.4
430 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Waterfont restaurant serving steaks, seafood, raw bar, pizza & pasta
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11am-9p
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Phone number
(732) 870-8999
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ken Mansfield
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Cross street
Channel Drive
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 430 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

friendly service. good table inside. good burger and cocktails.
fries could have been a bit crispier but all in all, enjoyable evening. and live music!

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is impeccable, knowledgeable and friendly. Appetizers, main corpses and deserts were fresh and delicious. Only the noise level inside is terrible, even far away from the bar - due to the acoustics. You have to yell to make yourself understandable - and that is what everyone does, making it even more noisy. Outdoor seating is much better.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and incredible food. Yes, gourmet seafood, no bib required. Delicious all the way through desserts!

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Past experiences have been less than optimal, so we were hesitant about returning. Drinks and food were both enjoyable on this visit. A bit on the loud side, but overall a good experience. We wil go back again to try some other menu items.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

the rating reflects the ridiculously high and constant noise level coming from a birthday party celebration of at least 30 that included guests drinking straight out of bottles - and no apparent effort to control or at least tone it down. this had a delectorious impact on enjoying an otherwise excellent meal and our friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Too loud. Really good food

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L
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice place to meet friends. Drinks were good. Food is good but too pricey for the taste

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OT
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places I have been to on the jersey shore.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We never had an actual server, so the service was terrible and they forgot to put ingredients in a salad! Very Dissappointing!

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great except some acoustical panels are needed to buffer noise
Love Beach Tavern

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SD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food is excellent, but if you want to talk and can’t sit outside, your ears will be ringing before you finish your appetizer. It’s LOUD.
It’s unfortunate because dining outside is delightful, a totally different experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

19 yr wedding anniversary

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E
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We eat here about once a week, made the reservation for my sons bday. We waited 15 min for our reserved table and got seated in the overflow/private party room. Tables were too close together and the acoustics were awful, room was very very loud!

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect, the food was delicious. Service was excellent.

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EM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food at an outdoor table overlooking the marina. Great atmosphere!!

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VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Anthony was an excellent waiter! The weather was extremely warm and he was understanding that we needed to leave as the sun was setting on us. He got us the check promptly and had a great manner.

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

View, food and service was very good. However, were seated in a room with three table of pre-teens who were not properly supervised by their parents in an adjoining table.

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RR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place. Good menu. Always enjoy it. Not near much else, but nice to get off ocean ave and the crowds.

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DA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Been here several times for dinner, still can’t say I’m overly pleased. Food is ok, nothing special. Service is not very attentive and should be for the meal prices charged. Just not enough staff during busy times. I would recommend going during happy hour at the bar, it’s avluttke more worth the $ and the bar tenders are much more attentive.

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service- love it However, needs some noise attention perhaps some acoustical panels you can't hear yourself think when dining room is full

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d
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Appreciate the gluten free entrees.

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DR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, too noisy...

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Very noisy inside around bar. Service was just ok. Waiter Anthony was not very attentive and aeemed more concerned about socializing with people than paying attention to getting drinks and meals to the table.

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JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere and our server Frank was great! I thought the soup was a bit pricey relative to the amount of crab in it...but it was delicious. We would definitely go back.

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CL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We have been here several times and always enjoyed, but the last 2-3 times, the service has gone down. I will be taking this restaurant off my list. I hope they can get the service situation under control.
Example of the service issue: We were seated 20mins after our reservation, which was totally fine. Then we sat for 1/2 hour at the table without even an offer of a drink. I had to flag down our waitress and then she seemed annoyed that I asked her to come over. When she finally came for our dinner order one of our guests asked about 2 different dishes and she just said they are very different. Oh okay?? The rest of the dining experience was the same.
The management either needs to train their staff better or find a wait staff that enjoys what they do.

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m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Never again. Harried waitstaff. Unable to properly handle all the tables. The waitstaff literally threw our plates on the table when they remembered what had been ordered. Waitstaff did not advise how the $50 bronzino was prepared and served. Was an ordeal to manage. Requested it’s removal at which time the waiter disappeared and returned stating the fish would be filleted. Due to their unorthodox preparation, one 5 oz fillet is presented which certainly did not warrant paying that sum of money. Manager requested and stated that he’ll buy a round of drinks. Honestly, a restaurant of this caliber ought to be ashamed, hire more people during the summer so that they are not over taxed and can treat their customers with more dignity. Advise: Do not visit on peak summer nights and don’t pay attention to online menu as it is incorrect.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience and our server was excellent. Food was delicious, a little pricey but worth it.

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TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Way too loud inside restaurant!!!! Food was great.. but could not wait to get out of there. Will only go back to sit outside.

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c
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Order a bottle of red wine and it was probably between 95- 105 degrees. Had to chill it with ice for 20 minutes before you could drink it. Food was very good, salad was excellent and the pasta dishes were also very good. Not sure if the waitress was overbooked but our table did not receive the attention it should have. Otherwise it was fine

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place! A little haven on the water 💙

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place for lunch. Am sure it's just as good for dinner though! Love the food, great options, the best service.

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F
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and David H gave us excellent service. My order came out wrong and he brought out another entree very quickly. I was very impressed. I made a point to let the Manager know how pleased we were with the service. (The Manager had a great sense of humor - I enjoyed our conversation).

I took off a point for two reasons:
(1) While I understand that the chef doesn’t want to make any substitutions so that he can run an efficient operation, there are a number of people like myself who are eating a low carb diet and I would have been very happy if they would have substituted a different vegetable for the French Fries. As a result, Beach Tavern will never be my go to restaurant. There are so many restaurants in the area that do accommodate special requests.
(2) It was so noisy that it was very difficult to have a conversation. We had to shout at each other. Our server had to shout too. There should be a way to fix this (baffles?)

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T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This was a great find! Perfect location with a view of the boats in the harbor. The food was very good but a bit plain. I had the Kale salad .. very simple but delicious. I had added shrimp, if I didn’t it would have been a pretty plain dish. Highly recommend if you are looking for outdoor dining with a view.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We especially loved our server Jessie! She was amazing!

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l
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was overall pleasant. Food was terrific, Noise level was a little too high

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CC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Beautiful place on the water. Sat at bar first to wait for our table. Bar was hopping; bartender very good as were the drinks.
Food very good; a little pricey; our waiter, Guiseppe, was excellent, as was the rest of the wait staff.

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DP
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Total disappointment. I think we waited close to 15 minutes after seeding before somebody came and sauce to give us menus. Then we invaded an additional 20 minutes until we got our first drinks. we decided we wanted to start with a bottle of wine and some appetizers for the table. The wine took another half hour along with the appetizers we ordered. at this point we decided we wouldn't waste anymore time waiting for dinner and thought it would just ask for the check. And wouldn't you know it took another half hour to arrive as well.

I wish I could tell you that the food made up for the horrible attention to service but alas the food was mediocre and nothing all that special. typical Raw Bar selections that anyone else could do for a lot less money and crab cakes that frankly left a lot to be desired. Especially in August when the BlueClaws are running and they should be at their best.

In short when you pay this kind of money for a place you expect better service. This is supposed to be fine dining at Marina the service more resembled something you might expect from a disgruntled high school student at Applebee's

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening down the shore, we really enjoyed our food and overall experience at Beach Tavern. The view of the water was amazing at sunset and our server, Gabriella, was outstanding - spot on recommendations, and the proper amount of attention. Can’t wait to go back!

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable evening with great food and a most charming waiter. Staff like Giuseppe make your dining experience a treat

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k
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time and delicious food

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