Harpoon Willy's

4.3
949 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Waterfront Dining on the Manasquan River. We at Harpoon Willy's pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere, fresh, delicious food, and great service. Our food, wine, and rotating craft beer draft specials are always changing, but our go-to favorites will keep you coming back again and again. The spacious bar with its spectacular views make it a great place to meet friends for lunch, dinner, or just to enjoy a drink, or you can spend a cozy afternoon in front of our dining room's large stone fireplace. Harpoon Willy's can accommodate small private parties and also offer off-site catering for your events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 949 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was outstanding with great service! Ryan the bartender makes a mean Old Fashioned!

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ChadN
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Our waitress, Lauren, was wonderful!

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vipKaren
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience , had beautiful fall decorations and the fireplace was comfy. Service was excellent . The halibut was delicious, meted in your mouth and we loved the lemon hummus platter as a starter . The sea scallops were cooked perfectly . We will definitely be back again .

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donatol
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Was very disappointed! Came there for my anniversary. Ordered prime rib(was overcooked and no flavor to mashed potatoes) order pasta dinner asked for bread and was told they dont have any. And to pay $100.00 it should have been better

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Lisac
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cozy atmosphere, reliable experience, very good service. The food was very good, well prepared.

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our waiter. Food was good. We haven’t been here in a few years but definitely would go back.

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TerryL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, most food was great. The Fork and Knife burgers were exceptional. The Tuna poke was subpar. The tuna was not seasoned, just raw tuna served with dipping sauce and a mound of sticky rice. A bit of a disappointment. Seating by the window in the bar was a bit chilly but really helped keep the noise level down.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy environment with the fall decorations and fireplace. Such a a nice night!

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vipLeslieS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local spot

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went in a Friday night with reservations. It was very crowded and very loud. Definitely more of a bar atmosphere than I realized. Service was excellent but unfortunately food was mediocre. Scallop appetizer was $16 for 4 small scallops on top of coleslaw. My short rib was over cooked and dry, my husband had the rib eye which was a little tough. If I lived near there would be a good place for a beer and a burger, but would not go back for dinner

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EddieT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and Service was terrific - Our first visit - will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Sides were cold, old fashioned was straight syrup, no bread, salad, poor value for the money, wife's entree was crazy salty

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NYFoodie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Soup was cold and tasted canned (Pasta Fagioli). Service a little sloppy, but capable. Hamburger was fair. Not a destination restaurant, but if you’re in the neighborhood and want a beer it’ll be fine.

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ecooper05
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I know prices have increased everywhere but this was a definite increase! The scallop dish arrived cold and rubbery with 5 - 1” scallops a rice pilaf for $37. We’ve been here many times and this is the first time we ever had to return a dish…

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LaurieW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I like the atmosphere and our server Tanya was great! But the prices have gone up and the food quality down.

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vipmangoj
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great local place! Always consistent food. The Brussel sprouts are great. Friendly staff and overall always great.

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vipken29
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Table location was great. However we waited at least 15 minutes before Colleen greeted us and said that the hostess did not tell her that we were seat. No big deal as we were not in a hurry. I had the lobster and fennel salad. It was a little light not very much lobster or fennel, more greens than anything else. Very disappointed that you still have no gluten free options for desert. Service was good. I hope on our next visit you can have more options for Gluten free.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very noisy

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ChristineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Everyone's meal was delicious. The service was subpar. We sat for over 12 minutes before getting any service. I caught the eye of a waitress and she asked if anyone had come over and we said No She said, well, I can help you. I think she was designated as our waitress but she seemed confused. We wanted another drink but we couldn't find the waitress, we even had the busboy looking for her.

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CollB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and the hostess sat us when we arrived. Food and service was 10 stars!

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vipGabbo23
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great burger and love the Lobster Fennel salad. The Shrimp Fra Diavolo is also delicious.

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AlanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a great place to gather with family and friends and the feeling is very cozy and welcoming. Great place for burgers or a nice dinner. Our server was very professional, friendly and we didn't feel rushed.

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vipJanet1057
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hadn't dined there in years and overall pleased with the experience. Menu is broad with choices ranging from salads and burgers to halibut and steak. Good service and reasonably priced wine by the glass. Will definitely return.

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PattiP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food very overpriced for quality

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TonyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience at Harpoon Willy's. The only thing wrong this time is that when I ordered the ribeye steak special, I was given a New York Strip.

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vipCozy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Very well run. Food was good. Very casual.

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RitaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out with out of state family.
Great food, wine selection and views.

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vipMaurmurph
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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LLEE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Meals tasted mediocre - extremely overpriced. Waitstaff was prompt and friendly though.

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vipDawnS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food great atmosphere

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vipGabbo23
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love HW- hope the outdoor dining stays in place for next summer! Love the fork and knife burger with lobster meat over spinach!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The server was great. She was very busy but very kind. My tuna and broccoli were cold. She had the kitchen reheat it. Then the tuna was over cooked. Totally not the servers fault. The kitchen was just very busy. The restaurant is really loud. Just not my favorite experience.

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WilliamT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat outside service and food were great

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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AdamM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, location and service! Absolutely will be back again!

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drinks were great! had many at our table! My three companions thought there dinner was very good. I ordered the Ahi Tuna Club, I have had it before and enjoyed it. Last night the club and its contents were cold and tasteless.

I did not send it back since that just generally ruins everyone else's meal and they enjoyed theirs. I just had another wine and ate it.

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vipSteve
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was very good and service was also good. The restaurant was very busy but other than the noise level it didn’t affect service.

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vipJWGIII
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Very noisy. Wait safe over worked resulting in untimely service.

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CJL1214
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was poor, waited 15 minutes for waiter to show up and another 15 for a drink. Food came out wrong for my wife and I had absolutely cold garlic mashed potatoes. They did take my wifes dinner off the bill and my Salmon was very good.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Harpoon Willy's using the Order Online button. Harpoon Willy's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 223-8880.

Harpoon Willy's is rated 4.3 stars by 949 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.