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Mcloone's Woodbridge Grille

37 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for Groups (20)
  • Great for Lunch (10)
  • Special Occasion (8)

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Situated in the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's Off-Track Wagering Facility, McLoone's Woodbridge Grille serves comfort food and upscale cuisine. Its casual setting features candlelit tables and small televisions in the booth seating areas. Owner Tim McLoone created a place for patrons to wage their bets while also enjoying a tasty meal in comfort. Fried calamari in a Thai-chili glaze, Reuben sliders or a cheesy quesadilla make for tantalizing appetizers. Patrons at McLoone's Woodbridge Grille can try a main course of St. Louis-style barbecue ribs, crab cakes with citrus tartar sauce or a chicken pot pie. This eatery also serves gluten-free and vegan options.

McLoone's Woodbridge Grille features a banquet room for hosting private events. It has a full bar that offers numerous drinks, including specialty cocktails. This restaurant offers a happy hour and game-day food specials.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm,

Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 512-5025
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cesar Malpica
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Cross street
RT 1 and RT 9
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Come watch your favorite team while experiencing the excitement of horse racing and wagering.
We carry the NFL package with Football Specials every Sunday and Monday during the NFL Football Season. $5 Buffalo Wings, $5 Loaded Fries, $5 Nachos, and $5 bar pies along with Coors Light & Sam Adams specials will add to the excitement in watching your favorite teams!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 37 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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amberR (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 8, 2014

After been to the Mcloone's in Long Branch, my expectations were higher for the food and service. If you are like me and expecting the same, don't come here. The crab cakes are similar but the menu wasn't appealing. There were only 2 waitresses for a Friday night and refills were delayed. I wasn't aware that the horse betting was also in the dining area which made it loud at times. I wouldn't go again.

neeky (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

Energetic. Good place to watch the horses and bet. Food was good too

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2014

My sister and I always dine and get our pre Kentucky Derby tickets at McCloones in Fords, NJ. Love the food and atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly.

vipthesophianoel (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 29, 2014

Disgrace to the McLoone name. I've been to other McLoone's locations and OpenTable does NOT specify that this is McLoone's AT Favorites, which happens to be a gambling bar, using McLoone's to pull in a upperclass crowd. Service was terrible, dining room was understaffed, the foods underwhelming notes were nothing to talk about, the experience start to finish was one to remember!!! We will never return to this location.

foodfolksnfun (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

When I made this Valentine's day reservation I didn't know it was in an OTB parlor. I've frequented some of the McLoone's properties in Monmouth County, and saw on the app there were good times open, so I went with it. That day, when pulling up directions I read that this place was "in" an Off Track Horse Racing betting parlor. Fortunately it's nice and separate enough that it didn't feel gross. They do have little TV's at the booths with races on them, but they didn't both us. The Valentine's prix fixe menu was very good - service was a notch above a regular restaurant. Very friendly. The food was good too, which was nice, and an incredible value - with 2 drinks plus gratuity I only spent about $80

vipbunknjo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2014

If you like OTB this place is great. You can live stream horse races right at your booth in the main ding area. It's a fun atmosphere. The food and menu are great.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 9, 2014

This is not an Inn. Looks like it might have been at one time, but now it;s a gambling parlor. Food is diner quality.

heida73 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2013

We went with a party of 5 people on a Saturday night. The restaurant wasn't very busy and was fairly quiet. When the food came, we couldn't believe the size of the portions. They were huge! 3 of the 5 of us brought food home and one of the people that brought food home never has leftovers. The food was excellent! Everyone liked their dishes. We liked that there was a variety so there was something for everyone.

vipSamson (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 26, 2013

This place was nothing like the West Orange, NJ McLoone's .....It was part of an off-site better parlor!!!! Patrons were jumping up every few minutes to place bets. It was very seedy. My order could not even be cooked to request with NO came loaded with pepper & salt. I had to wait while everyone else ate... Our check was not even adjusted for this inconvenience.
Also, the nachos platter was with liquid cheese....not even melted cheese. Avoid at all cost!!!

vipKimball (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 25, 2013

Every table has a TV showing a current race. The food is average. If you order something with cheddar cheese, you get cheese whiz (on nachos or burger).

MJSB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant was also a betting place. Initially my impression was it was a sports bar. But after a few minutes, I realized that you can place a bet for racetrack and others. It was a first for me and my family! It was not bad though. There was an area where you can place your bets separately. Appetizers was ok. Stuffed Mushrooms were really good. My entree was nothing special. Dessert is always good. My server was exceptional, very pleasant and totally funny. I will recommend to people who like to gamble while enjoying their meal.

ItsMeAgain (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2013

The Hosts were very friendly as well as the wait staff.The food was very good with a broad selection.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 13, 2013

Great Nachos and Burgers!!!! Service was very good and so friendly :-) Will definitely go again.

Brouczech77 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 13, 2013

Average experience - but for the $ charged I would not go back.

vipGeeman (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 6, 2013

Food was brought OUT cold and it was hard to get refills through out the night . Everyone with fries said they were ice cold and I had a burger and it too was cold

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 6, 2013

My husband & I like Mcloone's so we can have a great meal and watch horse racing.
Strangely this time there were alot of babies.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 23, 2013

It was our second visit. Must say the food the first time was amazing. Not the same the second visit. Second visit the food was good, but not amazing (and I'm referring to the exact same items from the menu). Service was pleasant but very slow. Seated at 8:40 and didn't get out of there until 11 (3 adults, 2 teenagers). 20 minutes to get 2 desserts? really? then the cookie in the dessert was burnt.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 23, 2013

We had the worst service we have ever had at a restaurant. Our waitress stood at the next table talking to those guest for almost 10 minutes before taking our drink order. The food was slight above average. ut we will n ot be back again, due to the service.

vipbunknjo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2013

This is the second time we have been there. We got a booth in the main dining room so we had access to the TV screen and could watch the live horse races streaming. We are not betters, but love horses. I love all the pictures of horses that are on the walls. The room is watm and inviting. The food is very good and there is a mixed menu, so you can always find something whether you are hungry or just want to pick. I think they were sort staffed this night as the service was a little sketchy. We were there for an late lunch/early dinner on Sunday. Will definitely go back. Any Mcloone's restaurant is always reliable.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2013

food was ok great if you want to bet on horses!!