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About Klein's Fish Market, Waterside Cafe, Grill Room and Sushi Bar

Klein's Fish Market and Waterside Cafe is a bar, grill and sushi bar. The menu at Klein's is diverse, having everything from a perfectly grilled steak to a hearty pasta dish or a freshly prepared sushi roll. If diners are hungry, there is no better way to fill up than the combo platter, a massive plate of flounder shrimp and scallops, which can be prepared broiled, fried, grilled, blackened or Cajun style.

Klein's has three dining areas, but the most popular is The Waterside Cafe. This outdoor seating area sits on a busy dock, and diners can watch the boats come in or enjoy a beautiful sunset over the water. Klein's also has a specially designed catering menu and is an ideal place to host a special event.

708 River Rd
Belmar, NJ 07719
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00 pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 681-1177

Website:
http://www.kleinsfish.com/

Public Transit:
Belmar Train Station
Bus

Executive Chef:
Kent Partoll

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Klein's Fish Market, Waterside Cafe, Grill Room and Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

5.0

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (527)
Scenic View (436)
Neighborhood Gem (267)
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Great for Lunch (219)
Good for Groups (215)
Kid-friendly (183)
Fit for Foodies (148)
Special Occasion (142)
Great for Brunch (135)
Romantic (105)
Hot Spot (65)
Vibrant Bar Scene (58)
Notable Wine List (36)
Late-night Find (25)
Authentic (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2014

The Staff were superb - there was not a single thing that they missed or could have done better.
The food (*with the exception of the New England clam chowder) was very good. Plenty of well cooked , properly seasoned food for a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2014

The brunch is excellent if you enjoy a variety of sushi, meats, cheese, pastries. Every visit is a good one with a beautiful view if you sit outside area of restaurant. The pastry chef always has a whimsical surprise of deserts to compliment the buffet.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 8, 2014

great food and service. BEST Manhattan clam chowder.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2014

The service was poor.
One bourbon was $16 ...ridiculous.
We expected great fish and it was overdone and bland.
We would not go there again

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2014

The food, service and outdoor seating were all excellent. Definitely recommend for any seafood lovers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2014

I eat only in the outdoor area about 10 times each summer. On a beautiful evening, it is simply delightful. The service is attentive and personal. The menu is extensive and there's something for everyone.

I have only eaten in the indoor dining room once and have never gone back; the ambiance is terrible. It looks and feels like eating in a Howard Johnson restaurant.

Recently, I ate brunch there with 5 other people. Their special omelet was delicious; however, it was chaotic because we had to dodge busy waiters and walk down a narrow corridor adjacent to the kitchen.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2014

most likely the worst food i was ever served i had the salmon special and when it came i actually asked the waiter if it really was the special it was very badly plated and tasted just as bad we will never be back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2014

Great location when you want to be on the water; service was good; food is not gourmet, but fine - water location makes it worth the trip. Also had guitarist singing which made for a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2014

Food was Mediocre and came out barely warm. Good reservation thru Open Table on busy Saturday night. Honored. No wait.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2014

My meal was very good. I thought the price was a bit high. It is a nice place, but fancy at all. It was a good experience, but I would not write home about it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2014

We were in town for only seven days. Went to Klein's the first evening and returned three more times. Menu variety allowed easy sollections. Fish fresh.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2014

Our overworked server was excellent. Apparently much of the summer staff had just left for school, and the restaurant did not plan adequate replacements. The food was good, lobster/clam bake. The only negative was that they included scallops in the package that were completely overcooked. The lobster, clams and other seafood were well cooked and very tasty. Would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2014

Whatever the occasion this is a great restaurant to visit. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious! The view is breathe taking, great sunsets! Just in case you can't find a sitter, not to worry the kids will enjoy the menu and love watching the boats go by. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2014

The food here is amazing! I usually go every summer with my husband and in-laws. I always get the king crab legs because they are the best I have ever had anywhere. The other night I tried the crab artichoke bisque. Wow! The waterside view is so beautiful also. Overall a great place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2014

Although our waiter was outstanding, the food was mediocre, the table was off balance and the live music was far too loud. The music was turned down upon request, but we found it to be inappropriate during the dinner hour.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2014

The food is average at best but we did have a great server. The view is also not very good. Basically you stare at a bridge and watch a NJ transit train roll through every now and then. Not worth the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2014

This is not the place to go for a very special sort of meal. It's more "down home" style cuisine, with a lot of the fish being served fried or just sort of the way good ole boys like it. The food is good but not sophisticated but you're sitting there on the water and the service is nice and it stays open late so who can complain. It's really very relaxing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2014

Great food, gorgeous sunset on the outside patio & great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2014

Dined outside with friends. The seafood is fresh and delicious. Our server and his trainee were perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2014

We had blackened swordfish which was outstanding and whole, fried Thai sea bass which was very good but could have had a little more flavor. Nice wines at happy hour prices made us very happy.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2014

The brunch food was dry and old by the time we were there on the later end. The tables were littered with food, very sloppy presentation. If you are charging full price the entire time, I would expect the same quality.
The desserts and Bloody Marys were fantastic.
I would try again for lunch, no brunch. The view and location are awesome!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Food is higher priced than it should be for the dockside restaurant that Kleins is. The food is good, not great. Prices don't reflect the casual presentation and overall EZ going vibe of the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2014

Unfortunately Klein's does not live up to its Shore seafood place to go reputation. This is not the first time that I've eaten there and for the price the quality of the seafood served is way under par. This last visit I ordered a 1 1/4 lb lobster which cost about $24.00. The lobster was like a tough piece of rubber and tasteless. My dinner companion ordered Spaghetti with Clams...super small portion of pasta. Can not recommend this restaurant unless you're looking for a nice view of the bridge over the inlet.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2014

If you love fresh fish and seafood and are able to enjoy a wonderful meal while look at fishing boats going off to catch local fish, you will love Klein's. You know you can count on everything being as good as it gets.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2014

The first thing that came to my mind was freshness. The seafood we all had was extremely fresh. The veggies were sauteed to order and al dente. The server was excellent and the view was outstanding. We were all extremely happy with our dinner experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2014

I dine at Klein's several times a year and have enjoyed many lobsters there over the years. I have had brunch and lunch, but this was my first dinner. I ordered the clam bake, a dish I have enjoyed numerous times. In the past we were served cole slaw but that did not happen. I did not receive butter or lemon and the waiter was nowhere to be found. I asked a young man cleaning off a table to ask our waiter for butter. The food was lukewarm. Parts of the lobster, already open and cracked, were cold. The small dish for shells was not large enough. We barely saw the server again. His tip reflected the service. The review reflects the food. It is a long drive for me and this meal may force me to find a different source for lobster.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2014

My cousins were visiting from Ohio and Poland. . .so we had a large group, including tweens and teens. The wait staff was efficient and responsive to all requests. We enjoyed the wonderful service, great food and relaxing ambiance. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2014

The best part of our dining experience was how fast the food came! Our main course came within 10-15 minutes after we sat down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2014

I like my food hot and while everything was very good, especially the lobster, all the food was lukewarm at best. As always, the server and manager are very quick to fix this, I'd rather have it right the first time. But we will always return because of the quality of food and amazing staff!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2014

What you'd expect at the Jersey shore from a mid-range restaurant. Certainly not a place I would rush back to if I was not vacationing in the Belmar area.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2014

my boyfriend and I went for a drink and a sushi roll. sat on the deck overlooking the bay. great view of the water. very romantic. great service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2014

Food was good, the waitress was professional and very pleasant. Our appetizer came late and the waitress apologized and didn't charge us. It was a beautiful evening and being able to sit outside was a plus. Also, the wait wasn't too long. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2014

Only go here for a drink and the nice view. Terrible seafood that is way overpriced. Service was uninspired. We had crab cakes that were undercooked and bland. King crab was not good quality. Go to the Inlet Cafe in Highlands if you want better seafood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2014

My book club of 5 enjoyed happy hour appetizers followed by lobster dinners. Everyone was very pleased with food, atmosphere, value and service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 24, 2014

I read the prior reviews before my wife and I dined here. Most of them warned about quality of food vs. the price, poor wait staff due to inexperience, and not offering dining points . Well....... it was all true. I did not listen to the reviews because, let's face it, most are written bu a disgruntaled guest; not the good experiences. Here, I have become on eof them; with good reason. I should have gone with my gut and listened to those reviews. I experienced the same situation that i read about where the appitizers and dinner came out with missing accompanyments . No lemon for the fish and clams, no drawn butter with the steamers and lobster. We had to ask continuoulsy for water refills. Not doing that again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2014

With reservations I wasn't seated quick enough and also the service wasn't as good as I thought. Food could have been better....

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2014

A nice place to complete your City Island experience. The food is not great, but ok, I can't complain. I nice view of the marina if you can get a table outside.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2014

though this restaurant is a mainstay- it is filthy. i sat outside- with a great water view- but also across from my table was where all the trays and unwanted food was dumped- and also food fell on the floor. leaving the restaurant you can see how dirty the kitchen is-
steamers were good and fish was fresh but i wouldnt go back. also the waitress staff is rushing about so much that it is not the least bit relaxing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2014

We were a bit disappointed in Klein's. When we arrived they didn't have our reservation so we had to wait at the bar. That was nice as it was outside and there was music. The website had said it was 50% off sushi on Wednesdays. We were told that ended in April. We were then seated at the very far end of the dining area and could not hear the music. The food was average. I had a small plate of scallops with potatoes and spinach but when it came it was scallops with rice and no spinach. Ok but not great. We would have chosen the other section of the restaurant but it wasn't offered. We would not go there again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2014

After placing our order, it took a very long time to be served. The portions that finally were brought out were unbelievably small, much smaller than in the past. Don't go here if hungry.

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