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Doolan's Shore Club

172 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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The new Shore Club Grille features prime steaks, fresh grilled seafood and other specialties, all of which come with a choice of salad and potato making it one of the best values and best kept secrets at the Jersey Shore. Side dishes like creamed spinach, sautéed onions & mushrooms and grilled asparagus complete the menu along with all homemade desserts from the in-house bakery.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 2:00pm - 8:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 449-3666
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Abel Urena
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Private party facilities
Doolan's Shore Club has enjoyed a reputation for over 50 years as one of the state's most popular banquet facilities. Recently voted "The Best Banquet Facility in Monmouth County" (2010 APP Readers Poll), The Shore Club has the perfect setting for your celebration whether it be a Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Graduation, Shower, Communion or Rehearsal Dinner. Our large ballrooms and ample parking make us an ideal location for school events such as Proms, Retirement Dinners, PTO Fundraisers and Awards Dinners. And over the years, Doolan's Shore Club has been host to many corporate events for some of the area's most prominent businesses. Our experienced staff knows the importance of attention to quality and detail and will be happy to help you plan your next special event. Come in, visit with us, and see the kind of quality and value we offer at Doolan's Shore Club Caterers.
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Private party contact
Vicki Palmer: (732) 449-3666
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Cross street
Essex & Sussex Avenues
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Parking details
Ample parking in private lot adjacent to building; valet provided for weddings.
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Public transit
Spring Lake Train Station 3 blocks away
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Live Entertainment in Lobby Lounge - check website for schedule
Special Events, i.e. Ballrooom Dinner Dances, Comedy Shows, Luncheon & Dinner Shows
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuv2eatout (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Food and service was excellent - would definately return. Nice and relaxing night. Restaurant
decorated beautiful for the xmas holiday.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

Mediocre service... Waited a while before we were given menus. There was a "Date night special" which included a bottle of wine, two entrees, soup or salad for $60, very good value. However our wine did not arrive until after our soup/salad and only after we flagged down our waitress. We each had surf & turf - the filet was good but the lobster was mediocre, and the baked potato was not fully done. For the price not bad...

vipDnG2013 (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

So pretty when you walked in! Food was good....service was great.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

We ate here during restaurant week. We loved that there were more than 3 item from which to choose. It was a great selection and all could be found on the regular menu. This is not always the case. Will definitely go back.

vipIsabella (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Not impressed at all. My husband's prime rib was tasty as was the salmon portion of my entree. However, that's the best I can say. My entree was supposed to be accompanied by a crispy vegetable coleslaw and lentils. What I received was asparagus and rice. Before I had a chance to say anything, the runner that set down the plate was gone. Our waitress was nowhere to be found and not wanting my meal to get cold, I began eating the entree. When I explained the problem to the person that came to check on our meal (not our waitress), he looked at me like I had two heads. At that point, I made the decision to eat the asparagus as well, since waiting for the replacement sides would've meant that my husband would finish eating his meal while I was still waiting. The next person to stop at the table to check on things (still not our waitress) told me, when I explained the problem, that there was no entree on the menu that included those sides! I asked her to get me a menu and I would show her. Need I say more?

vipPhyl (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

Jersey shore restaurant week brought us here. It is an outstanding value and they had the best selection of all the restaurants participating. Highly recommend the crab cake appetiizer and rack of lamb

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Very disappointed in the restaurant, the food came out cold to warm.The waitstaff stood the corner of the room waiting for you to finish and pounced on you as soon as you did, will not recommend this restaurant and will not come back to this restaurant. We came hoping for a date nite menu which was on the home page,they changed the nite from Saturday to Friday. Again very disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

First off update the website. The reason for choosing Doolan's was the Saturday date night menu which it turns out wasn't offered.

When we arrived there was only one table occupied and it was by 3 very obnoxious middle aged women who were pretty toasted.

They were very loud and fawning over the Mexican waiter taking selfie after selfie.

Once they left I thought things would get better but it only went downhill from there. Being that Doolans is a catering hall (which I honesty didn't realize) / hotel there was an affair going on.

The thumping bass from the affair room and the top 40 being played in the restaurant didn't get along with each other and neither did my head. By the time my dinner arrived I was in no mood to eat and asked for it to wrapped.

A second visit seems very unlikely.

RobertF (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

Price value for the twilight dinner was excellent. Food was very good.

vipGoox (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Great everything was perfect

Margaret (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

We actually went on Saturday the 10th because of the entertainment, it was great!

cs405 (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on August 31, 2016

Disappointed Early Bird prices on Website was far less than actual prices when we arrived. Website stated one price.... menu a much larger cost. Unfair

vipJeanne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

We shared the seafood appetizer and it was delicious. The clams casino and the calamari were outstanding. Then on to Chicken caprese - absolutely delicious and a nice bottle of wine to go with it.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Food was very good - but service and ambiance was poor. They had one server for all the tables (at least 15 when we left) and one bus boy. She was great - but pulled in too many directions and could not keep up with the request (while the food was still hot). They also had a wedding at the same time - assuming they used many of their waitstaff for the wedding - and neglected the restaurant. This was my first visit - and will be my last.

Recommendation - they desperately need an "update" to the dining room. Given the competition around - I felt like I was having dinner in a basement.

Momdaughterduo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 7, 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Doolans Shore Club! Everytime we go here for dinner or a special occasion the food, service, and attention to detail is amazing! Truly a gem of the Jersey Shore!