One of our favorite places. Food and atmosphere was as good as usual. Unfortunately our waitress's attitude detracted from the experience. Oh well, only negative experience that we ever had at Harpoons.
Our go to comfort place! Never let's us down! Bartenders and waitstaff are friendly and eager to please! Highly recommend this establishment. Food is consistently great!
Good food lots of variety. Beautiful location overlooking the river. Staff was very friendly
If you like the energize atmosphere you like the food
Food is great, love the atmosphere. Great for any occasion.
Food was really mediocre.
Great fish great price always a reliable stop nice view Manasquan River
This place had great food great service and great people. It started with the drinks and then the apps were off the hook! It just kept getting better from there. We had a lot of different dishes and they were all great! The short ribs were one of the favorites but the artichoke grouper was a hit as well!
We visited HW to celebrate a birthday. We totally enjoyed ourselves; good food, good drinks, beautiful view of the Manasquan.
Our server was absolutely fantastic, and the food was even better. I haven't been here in 20 years and my recollection is that it is now even better than it used to be.
Food was mush. I’m mad I paid $25 for cat food. Sangria is orange juice.
What a great evening. The food and service was excellent. I had the filet mignon and others had the scallops. The desserts were really scrumptious especially the tiramisu and banana chocolate cake. Only downfall was the noise level. Hard to carry on conversation but won’t let this stop us from going back.
Been here dozens of times. Normally pretty good. This visit was horrible. Sat down at 7:15 pm. Order appys and drinks. All good. Then ordered dinner and we were eventually served the burgers a 1 fish entree around 910 pm. Ate and then had to hunt down someone to take out check. Entrees were clearly rushed (after I politely spoke to a manager). Fish dinner was really bad. Hoping this was just an off night. Will try the place one more time
First off, our waitress was fantastic. We didn’t get her name as we could barely hear her. There was a large party of about 20 next to us which made for a difficult evening. They were very loud and even our waitress had trouble hearing our order. We had a reservation and were a little disappointed that we were sat next to such a large group. We had the hummus platter for an appetizer which had way too much hummus. It looked like it was just dumped on the plate with a big ladle. Our meals were just oaky. My son had the blackened grouper which was good. The crab cakes were a disappointment. I’ve had them in the past and they were always sautéed. This time they were fried and just okay. The seared tuna was just okay too. Not sushi grade. Overall, I was happy with their wine selection, including by the glass. A little pricey but for a good glass of wine I don’t mind paying. Overall, we probably will not be back in quite a while, if at all. The noise level alone is enough to keep us from coming back to this restaurant which is a shame because it’s fairly close to us.
I go to Harpoons about once a week, food is always good. Service can be a little slow at times depending on how busy they sre but overall its a great place.
9 of us got together for a friends get together & also to celebrate August Birthday’s!!! We had a great time and everything was delicious!
Nice table by the window. Food was good. Server was friendly & quick.
We all had a nice time.
We had requested a table by the window for our anniversary and was told they were for 4 people although we saw 2 people sitting at one and the table we adked for remained empty while we were there. The food was good, but Ive had better. It was very noisy and hard to talk. Our waiter was friendly but only checked on us once after we ordered.
Taylor (our server) was excellent knowledge of the menu and personality made dinner that more enjoyable.
It was so noisy we could not hear our guests across the table.
Great food and service for a good price! Reservations are necessary to secure a table during peak hours, weekdays and weekends and it is a loud restaurant.
My wife and I had a great dinner with a nice view of the lake. Even though the restaurant was very crowded, our reservation request for a table with a view was ready when we arrived. The service was well paced and the food was cooked expertly. The asian brussel sprouts appetizer was excellent as was my chilean sea bass entree. We will definitely go back and bring friends with us.
The food was good we went for seafood and that is what we got. The restaurant was very loud. So loud we were not able to talk during dinner. We were sat directly next to the bar so that could have been part of the problem. The crowd was older, older than we are and we aren’t on the young side. It was too loud for us to ever go bad to again even though the food was good.
My wife and I had dinner at Harpoon Willy's on a Saturday night and absolutely loved it. I had the Day Boat scallops, which were pan roasted, and included mushroom risotto. They were probably the best scallops that I have ever eaten, and I am 76 years old and have had many scallops during my life. They were cooked perfectly, and the mushroom risotto that came with them was also outstanding. My wife had the lobster avocado wrap, which she said was delicious. The desserts were also excellent. I had a piece of cheesecake that was rich and creamy. My wife had the peanut butter mousse, which she loved. The dinner was about $71, plus tip (the service was outstanding), which was quite reasonable considering how much we enjoyed the meal. We had last eaten at this restaurant about two years ago. I had scallops then, and I still remembered how much I enjoyed them. Unfortunately, we hadn't gone back to the Manasquan area for a long time, which is why we hadn't gone back in a while. But my son just bought a house about ten minutes away, and we plan to go back often.
The service was terrible. Entrees came out within 10 minutes of our appetizer. Food was not good, certainly not worth the money. Won’t be back.
Our waiter was awesome! Food delicious. My only minor complaint would be the tables/chairs were very close together .
Food did not come out cooked as ordered (I ordered Tuna medium and it came out close to Well Done). Ordered two vegetables with one as a replacement to starch and got starch. had to wait until I was halfway thru dinner to get other vegetable. Server was friendly and attentive which was great as it was crowded. Overall, I think that they charge a bit too much for their main courses. Make no mistake, this is a BAR with tables to eat... they should not have $25-$30 Main Course meals... my Tuna was $28...was small-ish and not cooked per order. Seems like they try to take advantage of summer visitors, which I am not.. I am a local...
A lady friend brought me here for my 76th birthday. The oysters Rockefeller were excellent as was my hamburger. The service was excellent
Took my mom here for her birthday lunch. Our first time eating here & enjoyed the food. Nice, personable dining room & bar. Definitely will come back to try their other dishes.
Great neighborhood spot to dine, lunch and dinner. Live entertainment is a plus.
The noise level was terrible when my wife and I first arrived. It did improve later. The food was excellent as usual. In addition; the drinks never disappoint.
Always good. Casual, friendly, and consistent. A favorite spot.
We came before crowds. Food good not great. Service very good.
Great location, service and food. Neighborhood gem.
Wonderful food, friendly service, but very loud.
Good seafood and drinks at the end of a beach day. Reasonable prices and convenient location. Nice setting on the river.
Cannot say enough about the food. It was excellent. Seating placement could have been better. Our table was next to the drink counter at the bar so there was a lot of activity near our table all night. There were open tables for 2 when we were seated.
Considering there was a power outage and a full restaurant staff and service were great!!! Our food came out hot and fresh while power out and lights back on by dessert😊
The food was delicious and well priced. Our waitress was wonderful and the atmosphere was rustic and very homie. We enjoyed it very much,
All was great! Food and service. A little too loud.