Harpoon Willy's

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$31 to $50
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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.
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Kipper
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was pleasant service was quick and food was very good! Couldn’t ask for more

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vipTomMas
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good time at Willy's! Get the So-Cal burger as a Wrap!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was nice to be back inside. I enjoy the view and the area by the restaurant.

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vipdavidp
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

both food and service were spot on..restaurant adhered impeccably to Covid distancing standards..food came out on a timely basis and server was extremely attentive..highly recommend

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vipgmpnyny
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Harpoon Willy's outdoor space is excellent for those of us that want to eat out but still have concerns about the spread of the virus. Tables are large and the spacing is excellent. Kudos to Harpoon Willy's for taking this so seriously.

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Nice
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Seating was awkward as the picnic table slanted downhill and the sun was in my fiance's eyes. The weather was chilly- would have preferred to sit inside since we had made reservations.
Food was excellent.

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SandyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday with our young adult children outside on the lawn by the river. The nachos were a big hit as was the crab stuffed grouper special. The tuna was phenomenal! Something for everyone; excellent service!

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Grantwood
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good always great never disappoints
Love the servers

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EDC223
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Pork chop dinner came with cold veggies, no shrimp on menu,
The lobster rap was yucky.

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MaryannS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job at setting up the outside. Tables were well spaced. Food was delicious and service was good.

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vipdisappointed
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food outdoors... wish that cars did not drive so close to seating, but it was a good solution

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JC2eat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice outdoor picnic tables to enjoy dinner . Food was good/average. Service was okay, not outstanding.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. The food and service were great.

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GregE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent. Our waiter was awesome. We eat here a lot.

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MelissaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The fried calamari was tasty. We order a seafood bake and a pasta special. Both were unappetizing. Would not come here again.

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AnnaD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

When we got there we were seated right away. The staff was friendly and our waiter was excellent. The appetizers did not wow us/ we got the drunken shrimp which really had not too much flavor. I probably would not order them again. I was also looking for fresh flounder which was not on the menu. The portions were just enough on the dinners. I would go again and give it a second chance maybe order different apps.

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vipSusanW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Fair only. Waited long times for service. Food was so very average that we will not be back. Not saying its the worst I have ever been to but we were all disappointed because the website makes it look better than it really is.

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TraceyG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was very good. A bit pricey to eat outdoors at a picnic table though.

For the price, I expect the establishment could have put more effort into their outside dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipGraceG
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a really nice dinner. They did a really great job in creating an outdoor space and service was quick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could rate this a zero I would. Terrible food and service. Don’t go here.

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CarolD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food good but got bad cheesecake. Also did not like sitting on picnic table but outside view is nice

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vipTSkinnz
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I was surprised to be seated at picnic tables in the parking lot instead of sitting on the beautiful lawn next to the water. We were seated directly the sun when I requested a shaded seat for my 70 year old father. Drinks were good and served quickly. Dinner was over priced and low quality. Seafood bake was over cooked. Scallops entree was cooked well but all the sides were bland and from the 70’s. The mushroom risotto was bad risotto with mushrooms on top. It was not a true mushroom risotto with the delicious earthiness you would expect. Overall disappointing.

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RyanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good prices nice atmosphere, Great fun! We love Harpoon Willies ❤️

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vipDouglasM
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food were both very good. First day of indoor dining. Table was right next to a speaker so it was too
Loud for dinner. No complaints, will definitely go back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Small menu - 1 type of pasta (which is tough with kids) - food was generally good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Can’t wait to be able to
sit inside again! love this place!!! Seafood is very fresh!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service here was really good! The drinks and apps were amazing. The only bummer was that the special pasta dish that should’ve contained shrimp, mussels and lobster ended up swapping out the lobster for sausage without a modification on the menu. The server was apologetic and quickly attempted to fix the issue. It seems weird though that the kitchen/management would swap out lobster for sausage and without a modification or price change on the menu..I don’t eat meat so this made a huge difference. However, the server was still so nice and discounted the food. She was really great and attentive! I’d still come back!! The strawberry basil margarita was really good and so were the brussel sprouts! Just next time update your specials menu when there’s a significant change :)

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BrielleMom
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner outside on the lawn area next to the river. There were limited tables and reservations were needed, keeping the number of diners low. It was pleasantly quiet - unlike when eating inside where it gets LOUD.
Our server was nice and did a good job. All the servers wore gloves and masks.
The food was delicious! I had the halibut, my husband had a steak. Both of us were very pleased!

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vipBMBA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good. Service was great. Food & drinks decent.

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BillK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the view and eating outside. The staff made us feel very comfortable.

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vipmamasan64
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was very good and we enjoyed our burgers.

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SusanV
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to dine outside at a large picnic table. Staff was excellent and very careful. Food was amazing. I hope they get to keep the outside dining when covid is over. The only thing we missed was live music which was advertised and one of the reasons we chose the restaurant.

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Alan
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor seating overlooking the marina. Seating on picnic tables for casual comfort. Everyone liked their diverse selections. Try the brussell sprouts

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was quick and friendly.. we sat outside due to Covid which was fine considering the way the world is..the picnic tables weren’t very comfortable.. will def be back next time I’m in the area! Had a great time!

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GloriaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant seating outside with view of the river

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vipterrym
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place on the water for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My family and I went for lunch and it was great. The food was delicious and the service was great. I look forward to going back!

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vipMichaelL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

The only saving grace of the night was the waiter. (Red Hair, I think Evan). We were recommended to dine their as we dined at a sister restaurant in Pt. Pleasant the night before which we loved. We were a part of four with a $200 plus dollar bill. No complaints about that IF the food lived up. My wife felt the fried clams were frozen, not fresh. Not up to par with a restaurant of this caliber. I had the Seafood bake, which fell far short in taste, and I expected the clams to be baked not roasted in the shell. One of our guests and the linguine in white clam sauce and said it was ok. I have seen better. It was just a disappointing meal compared to one of there other restaurants we had diner at the night before.

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vipMojomangia
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!

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Harpoon Willy's does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Harpoon Willy's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 223-8880.

Harpoon Willy's is rated 4.5 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

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