Harpoon Willy's

4.4
796 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 796 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJimR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Prime rib was unlike any Prime Rib I ever had before.......and that's not a compliment. Disappointing.

Mozzarella stick were tasteless

Chicken Quesadilla very good and super large.

Roasted clams were excellent, best on the shore so far.

Service was good, but I think a 30% tip should have warranted a simple walk over to the table to say thanks.

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Shoregirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Willy was outstanding! What a hard working young man with such a dynamic personality! Gave us the best food and dessert recommendations. Drinks were continuously flowing! Kept us laughing all night! Food was wonderful but Willy made it truly outstanding!

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VernR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a decent eatery and bar. The service is good, and the food and drinks are above average in quality. Having that said, the high prices are kind of nutty for an establishment of this caliber and location. It just seems that virtually everything on the menu is probably $2-3 more expensive than it should be for a Jersey Shore joint with no dress code of note. But if that doesn't bother you, than go for it. You'll no doubt have a good time and experience.

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BernadetteP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We chose the outdoor seating option since the inside had no availability. It was a nice evening and figured we’d be by the water and enjoy sitting outdoors. However, the outside seating is only comprised of picnic tables which are fine except that several of the tables were on the parking lot gravel with huge orange blocks to prevent cars from hitting the tables. Lucky us got one of those table (insert sarcasm). The setup was not good and the whole time I kept thinking that one of the vehicles backing up wouldn’t hit those orange blocks and push them towards our table. The restaurant should at least bring in live music on weekends to make the outdoors a bit more palpable. The upside was out server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was good but wouldn’t rush back for an outdoor seating spot again

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KenW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. My second time there. Looking forward to a third time.

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Teddy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails, very rustic place, food was very good, service was little slow. I think my server had to many tables to wait on.

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MeganM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and beautiful night to eat outside next to the the river.

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BillL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the 2 times we made reservations. We ate outside service was very good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious!

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EileenW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The setting is lovely. The food is good but uneven. Ordered medium rare burger but it came medium well. We had clams and calamari that were very good. Overall nice experience.

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vipLoveFood
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy rustic old home in scenic setting along the riverbank. with tables and umbrellas outdoors.

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TC269
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great bar scene. Fabulous burger menu.
Fish was excellent. Get reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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Lene
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger!

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vipKlari
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Casual environment, outdoor seating available.

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vipCindy
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

I blame it on Covid only 2 bartenders
Menu 1/3 of original
Hope things go back to normal soon
Always my FAVORITE!!!

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Patron
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Great service

DA
vipDavidA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time as always. Willie is a fantastic server. Very efficient and extremely nice.
The food is excellent.

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LexiS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love Harpoon Willy's! This is a great place if you want the New Jersey experience. Seafood is great. The drinks are strong !

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vipGrace
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice lunch with good service and food

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vipDownTheShore7
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated National Hamburger Day with a SoCal burger! It was so amazing and delicious. It felt so great to be able to sit at the bar, I had not done that since March 16, 2020

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LisaN
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always GREAT service always GREAT can’t go wrong

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Unhappy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Noise level very high inside. Service was a little slow. Food was very good

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Bogart
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, an excellent dinner with great service. Went to the bar for drink afterwards and it seemed they could use one more bartender as they were a bit overwhelmed.

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vipMangiamama
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Noisier than I would prefer, but that’s Harpoon Willys.

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caroll
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food not up to par

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vipjoelk
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as well as food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Pleasant server

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good and drinks are good. Waiter was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Our server was not very attentive which was a disappointment

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vipLindaT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Try to get indoor seating - very nice interior with a good view of the river! Outdoor seating is picnic tables. Great service from our server. The food was good. Seafood choices were particularly good.

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LawrenceB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice lunch service very accommodating since we stayed for 2 hrs lobster wraps and grilled chicken salad were very good place needs a touch up.

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vipmamasan64
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It’s best for a burger. Nice atmosphere and I love being able to make a reservation.

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vipjannnycakes
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts were good , but my turkey burger was over cooked and the fries were not hot . My friends burger was over cooked as well . Unfortunately I will not offer these items again if I chose to come back .

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MariaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location for outdoor dining, friendly waitress, very attentive service

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vipFoodee63
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall, a good experience. Food is a little pricey. Like the dive bar feel inside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent glad Covid is almost gone

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vipMarkc
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was great but when I made the reservation I requested a piece of cake with a candle since it was my wife’s birthday. The request was never fulfilled, so left disappointed.

CM
vipConstanceM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Place is a little dark and loud.

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 796 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.