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Mako's American Grille

4.6
312 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Quiet Conversation

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Mako's offers unique menu items not found in other restaurants. Mako's has been #1 on Tripadvisor for 2 years. All the food is fresh and healthy. No dishes at the restaurant contain fried or frozen food. Mako's receives trucks daily to ensure freshness and quality. Mako's caters to all food allergies. It is a BYOB restaurant. Mako's serves Breakfast, Lunch & Diner. Casual atmosphere & Casual Dining. Parking is available in the Long & Foster Realty parking lot after 5:00
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
Lunch
Fri–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Fri–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(609) 263-3287
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ron Leider
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Private party facilities
Mako's offers unique menu items not found in other restaurants. Mako's has been #1 on Tripadvisor for 2 years. All the food is fresh and healthy. No dishes at the restaurant contain fried or frozen food. Mako's receives trucks daily to ensure freshness and quality.
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Private party contact
Ron Leider: (855) 746-3884
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Catering
Mako's catering team caters all events. We provide on premise Chefs, Servers & Bartenders. We cater every size event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
50th St
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Parking details
Street parking is available. Also Parking in the lot at Long & Foster Realty next door is allowed anytime after 5:00.
Additional
BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.8
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Pleasant staff & small but adequate interior. Nothing was technically "wrong" but the food was just ok, and no real reason to return within Sea Isle vs. the other options. Got Mako Bites - tasty but very over-seasoned with blackening spice / salt. I ordered the seared tuna which was nice, veggies were fine, but seaweed salad was horrifically "fishy" tasting; have never had a seafood salad taste that like that previously. Wife ordered their special chicken dish - the piece of chicken was massive and texture was so-so. Again, it was fine, just would not return or recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food. Especially enjoyed the tilapia and mako shark dishes. Fantastic cream of crab - loaded with crab meat. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always a fantastic meal and friendly service , breakfast omelettes are amazing and fish tacos are the best

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is the first time we were not wowed by the food. My husband had the special Mako and he was not thrilled
The desert was not good, they ended up not charging for it.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Absolutely wonderful place. Staff is fantastic and food is superb!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was amazing , can't wait to go back and try breakfast

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent food and service! So many great menu selections made it hard to choose, but the crab soup was delicious, and the mako and salmon entrees were terrific. Cannoli dessert topped it off.
We are very happy to have this year-round BYOB within a short driving distance and will definitely return before the summer crowd begins.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is amazing, love this place. Have gone many many times and never been disappointed

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service and food was excellent

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

I made a reservation for Mako's on OpenTable for 1/28/18 at 7 pm for my wife and I. I have the confirmation but when we arrived the restaurant was closed. Confirmation #2109757130. We enjoy eating at Mako's so this was a bummer. Found out it was a glitch with OpenTable not Mako’s. We dined again on 2/17/18 and it was great.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

2 nd time here . 1 st was in busy summer so not great too busy-- but tried again and had a Groupon! Very good!! Def be back!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Dads 84 bday and they were great. Shout out for our server Michele !!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a very good meal, friendly staff, great special offerings!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was super excellent. Our server was pleasant, timely and smiled easily. She gave excellent advice as to the menu.

The food was very good. I ordered the Blackened Mako. The combination of the blackened fish, apples, onions and chutney was designed excellent. All of it together enhanced the experience. My wife ordered the crab stuffed tilapia. Again, far better than expected.

My only knock on the place is that the portion size was small for the price.

FYI: like lots of Jersey restaurants, its BYOB.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

This is a great restaurant with a lot of gluten free options that are delicious.
The service is always great and the chef is very accomodating. It is also a great spot for breakfast.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Makos never disappoints! We had a glitch in that open table took a reservation for us on a Thursday nite when Makos was closed. We were so upset as we drove 2+ hours to get there and it was closed. Silver lining was that we were able to dine for lunch Friday and the food was amazing as usual. The manager was understanding and apologized for the glitch. Highly recommend the pasta with crab and shrimp in pink sauce. Worth traveling for!
Also don't miss the crab bisque which we have had many times and is outstanding.

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1.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Mako's was closed at the time of my reservation. The place was locked up tight. Not sure why "Open Table" took my reservation! I'll give them another try in the future, but will call them directly for a reservation.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food; great service. Pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Our meals were delicious, service excellent! We ordered from the special Girl's Weekend choices, which was everything on the menu, not something you usually are offered! My husband even got the special price!! Mako's is a great restaurant in Sea Isle, one of our favorites!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was very good. Will definitely go back. Nice menu choices.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding crab soup and Mako Special. Friendly staff and outstanding service! We will most definitely be returning!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food choices, especially if you are gluten free. I had the Ahi tuna with orange ginger sauce and it was cooked to perfection,rare. I have Celiacs and was so excited that I could select my dinner from the regular menu,even the soups were gluten free. Mango habanero Makos was delicious, per my husband.This was our second visit, and not our last!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

place is cozy, staff is attentive, food was delicious, we will definetly come back often

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2.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Three of our entrées were in a cheese sauce, but all three were more like cheese soup.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

We made reservations for 6:30 and were seated immediately. The table only fit two people and barely gave us enough room for the food we ordered. We were handed our menus by a very nice waitress and were quickly served water, bread with dipping sauces, along with glasses for our BYOB drinks. Minutes later we were asked if we were ready to order. We said no as we wanted to enjoy our drinks and the bread/dipping sauce, and relax while reading the menu. Several times in short succession we were again asked if we wanted to order. We finally gave in on the 4th request.

While we waited for our meal, a large group (10 people) was seated next to us (this is a pretty small restaurant). Then a large group was seated behind us. As we patiently waited for our food, and while the wine was being consumed in quantity beside and behind us, the two groups started talking very loudly to the point were my husband and I, at our wee table, could not carry on a conversation and be heard. Our meal then finally arrived, but our evening was ruined.

I opted for their special Columbus Day all inclusive menu for $39. My husband ordered spaghetti with shrimp in a Gorgonzola sauce. It was very good and my husband loved it. My first course was a salad which was small but tasty...arugula with sliced pear and dressing. My appetizer choice was ahi tuna with a habanara sauce. 5 tiny squares of tuna (postage stamp size) that were tasteless and not very appetizing. My main dish was salmon with asparagus and baby potatoes. The salmon was very good and I enjoy what I received. The final dish was pumpkin brûlée with a wonderful brown sugar crust. It was delicious. However, the dish that it arrived in was barely 3” around. I barely got a taste of my dessert. So disappointed!!

We paid our bill and left. We are glad we tried Mako’s but probably will not return. So many other restaurants to try at the Jersey shore.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

We absolutely loved our meal and our waitress, we sat outside and soaked up the sun while enjoying the Make Bites, Crabcakes and another Mako entree - delicious! Oh and the pumpkin creme brulee was to die for!

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

We had outstanding service and the royal treatment at an early dinner celebrating our 40th anniversary with another couple.
Food was wonderful, as usual.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Mako's Grille never disappoints - Never. It is inviting from the first step in the door. The food is creative, well prepared and delightful bite after bite. On this trip, my wife had the Honey Glazed Salmon and I had the Mako Provençal. Please don't feel that Mako's is just a seafood place. No, no. Their menu is well balanced with meat dishes of the same fine, creative quality. Reminder - make reservations no matter what the seasons to assure your spot and BYOB.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

This recently discovered restaurant has become one of my favorites for great food. Love the casual atmosphere and creative dishes. So glad it is open during the winter months. I'LL BE BACK

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Great as usual.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Makos may not be the newest or fanciest place on the island, but that doesn’t matter when you have the best food and service. Menu is creative and a nice change of pace. Even their breakfasts wow. Never knew that was possible.

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2.0Dined on September 2, 2017

I am a chef so I set the bar a little higher than normal people. I was very disappointed in the quality of the food. I order the special which was mako ( what you would think they are famous for) it was so flavorless and dry you would never know it was mako. The chef loves chili powder because that is all you can taste in every dish. I paid $100 for two salads and two entrees no alcohol it is BYOB which we did not know but that is the only thing that is appealing to me about this spot ! Very loud and seating is tight but service was good.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Fabulous food! We had a hard time choosing what to order, as everything looked excellent.
We will certainly be returning

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was great and our service was excellent. Also like it because it is BYOB.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Loved the blackened mako.Did not enjoy salad,think it was cob..Wonderful waiter,Nick.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

We have dined at this location many times. We have had consistent quality meals and great service. We love the mako dishes in particular. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Great restaurant. Been coming here for years as a big fan of Mako Shark. Their Mako special has never disappointed, appetizers are awesome, and I haven't had a any negative comments about this place once. It is a pricey menu, but that is expected down the shore and is on par with the other restaurants.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Seafood is always great and creatively prepared.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food & service! We had mussels, cucumber stuffed with tuna tartare, Mako entre & salmon - all good! BYOB.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Knowledgeable, friendly waitress. Delicious food & nice atmosphere. Our first visit and would go back again.

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