Harpoon Willy's

4.4
960 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 960 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Our server Evan was awesome the clam special appetizer was such a great value and so delicious! My Docksider burger was cooked perfectly and had a bunch of toppings and a side salad. We were happy to be seated next to the fireplace… a nice surprise! Will be going back next week!

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ChristopherSeme
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date spot. Great any time spot. Impeccable food, amazing service, relaxing ambience. Oysters? Bangin'. Scallops? Delicioso. Brussel Sprouts-ridiculously delicious...I know, right?! Nice pours and delicious specialty drinks.
Our Server Evan-dude is a Gent and great at his job...Evan--you are a Sir. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ across the board.

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Jams
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Boat scallop dish very small for the cost

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place snd the staff and food are great! Our server Evon is always on top of things!

GS
vipGeorgeS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We got sat in tiny rooms on the side with unstable old card table stuffed in. The room was cold and drafty. Not there best showing. We will wait until summer to try again.

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susanl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! So festive

NJ
NJTony
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

New menu is limited and doesn't match to what is advertised on website. Filet Mignon was excellent, but at $41 no bread and baked potato on menu not available. No salad either. Wife got sea scallops (6 small for $34). Again, good tasting, but small order.

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MerrileeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Cabo Salad had a ton of flavors. Delicious. The service was great. The tables were a little close to be comfortable.

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barbara
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, atmosphere very Christmas like and our server was cheerful and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with a couple of friends. Had a fun time , food was delicious and the service was great. Definitely will be back.

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vipken29
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table I requested was great. Our server was friendly and polite. We had the blackened shrimp on the Cobo salad also a hamburger with onions and cheese. And for stay we had the nachos and our grandson had the lava cake. I just wish you had more options. Especially dessert. We come al least once a month

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKaren
New York Area
51 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
8 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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
23 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
98 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
67 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

TW
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
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

RS
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!

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 4.4 stars by 960 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.