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About Bahrs Landing
Since 1917 the Bahrs family has been serving fresh seafood, big lobsters and choice steaks to happy diners from all over the world. Plus OKTOBERFEST Menu from September - November! Located at the entrance to Sandy Hook National Seashore, Bahrs Landing features 37 picture windows with views of Shrewsbury River and Atlantic Ocean, plus outdoor “Dockside Dining”. One of the Jersey Shore’s true landmark establishments, it is truly the quintessential Jersey seafood dining experience! Bahrs Landing sources the freshest fish, lobster, clams and oysters both caught locally and from distant waters. Many items on the menu are served traditionally, simple fresh and bountiful. Don’t miss the Alaskan King Crab Harvest Fest on Fridays. Famous patron’s over the years include, Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Mel Tormey, President Eisenhower, John BonJovi. Lunch & dinner 7 days. Always plenty of rooms available for large groups. Indoor & outdor bars Karaoke Friday & Saturday, live music
Highlands, NJ 07732
Seafood, German, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(732) 872-1245 ext. 1
Karaoke Friday & Saturday in bar room.
Frankie & Sherilyn Sundays at the dockside Dive bar (summer) inside bar (winter)
Specialize in clambakes and yacht service.
Multiple lots plus Dock N Dine for boats up to 120ft
Pet Friendly area available.
Saestreak High-speed Ferry www.seastreak.com
Kenneth "Butchie" Greenwaldt
Private Party Facilities:
We invite you out to celebrate your special occasion at Bahrs Landing.
Private Party Contact:
Jay Cosgrove: (855) 900-9176
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
OKTOBERFEST MENU 7 Days From September thru November....Alaskan King Crab Harvest Friday Nights! Grab a fork an come taste the "Deadliest Catch"! (February- August)
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Bahrs Landing Ratings and Reviews
Many visits to Bahrs Landing, never disappointed. The Oysters Rockefeller are the best, "Bahr none". I had the Fisherman's platter... excellent. My companions had the Chicken Francais and the Crabcakes. Both agreed... excellent. My companion visiting from Pennsylvania had the crabcakes, and said they were the best she ever had anywhere. Cocktails were well-made and reasonably priced - this is becoming rare, in that many restaurants are hiring 'bartenders' who are just kids out of college who don't know the difference between a Manhattan and a Rob Roy. The bartender(s) at Bahrs know how to make a drink. Great food, great service, nice atmosphere... we will definitely be back.
I've been eating at Bahr's for more than 50 years. Food is always great, service friendly, decor classically shore, water view spectacular (especially at dusk when the cruise ships go out and NYC glows orange in the distance), seating comfortable and everything spotlessly clean.
We were greeted at the front desk by a very well dressed pleasant woman, who also seated us at a window seat, overlooking the Navesink River. We ordered NE Clam chowder (Excellent), Raw fish platter consisting of Oysters, Clams & Large Shrimp (Excellent), Steamers (Excellent) and Fish & Chips (Poor); fried fish was over cooked & the steak fries were warm but hard.(Very disappointed) The service was decent, although server although pleasant, was not very attentive. Water glass not filled, courses were rush (served next course, before we finished current course) and table not cleared of prior course setting. When we were leaving the Restaurant, a young man thanked us for coming and an older man, although making eye contact, didn’t say anything as we bid them a thank you and good afternoon. Overall, due to the raw fish and steamers being excellent, we definitely would dine again and give the Restaurant another try on other points that were not so good.
Visited for Thanksgiving dinner. They had turkey, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, green beans, cole slaw and biscuits on the dinner. I ordered pecan bourbon pie and decaf. The food was very good. I was full. The interior overlooked the Navesink River. It was a tranquil setting, restful. The server was very enthusiastic and attentive. Definitely a good place for a meal.
It is one of my favorite spots. My father used to take us swimming there when I was little about a block from the restaurant. My husband took me on many Sunday rides and we ate there. Very relaxing on a small marina right on the water. Food is good and reasonable.
We always love dining at Bahrs Landing! The food is always wonderful and the service is always very professional, warm, kind, and welcoming! The ambience (both in the indoor dining room(s) and on the outdoor deck (during Spring / Summer months)) is always fantastic - cozy inside and beautiful outside - and the waterfront view is always spectacular (indoors AND outdoors)! We can't wait to return to this very special restaurant!!
a very good version of a NJ seafood joint, like a tourist attraction with swag shop and large waiting area for those oh-oh summer nights. No need to wait the night we went (cold and windy), the place is very clean and nice space between nice size tables.Surprised they had a full Oktobrefest menu, made deciding tough... Our waiter was poised and charming, the food was pretty good. A wee bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Only complaint was that our dinners arrived before our apps were finished...no excuses for this except they are probably used to turning tables, eat it and beat it...no reason for this on a slower type night, need better communication between the waiter/runners and kitchen. Overall, we shall return...
As always every time my friends and I visit Bahrs we are delighted with the wide variety of fresh caught seafood as well as special menus items like this months Octoberfest menu with German themed plates. Prices are good and the ambiance is great. Go and enjoy.
Its been 15 years since our last visit. We drove 75 minute from home to get there. We wanted fried and broiled seafood. We were not disappointed.. Good fresh food, water front. Famous red claim chowder, biscuits, very good calamari appetizer, and fresh grilled fish medley,, no room for dessert.
I had escargot for appetizer which was good not great and we had Oysters that were ok, but were not close to being cold enough...... For my main dish I had fried oysters that were probably the worst I every had and were soggy, and my wife had the broiled fisherman’s platter that believe it or not came out over cooked and ice cold which is strange but true...... the service was good but that just does not matter with lousy food.....
Start to finish, of visits to Bahrs beyond counting, this was our finest meal ever. The James River oysters, new to me, were sublime -- a fine counterpart to their Delaware Bay oysters (to which I am partial.) And Bahrs knows enough to serve Sauce Mignonette (sherry vinegar and minuscule bits of shallots)! so as not to overwhelm the bivalves.
An exceptional waiter, who served as host, as we'd arrived early for (reserved) lunch. View incomparable -- sparkling Navesink, active bird life (I'm usually there with birders eager for Sandy Hook quests after our quintessential seafood feast.)
Creative cuisine is irrelevant here. What one seeks at Bahrs is the freshest seafood perfectly prepared, which ours was, start-to-finish. They kindly let me have half fried oysters and half fried scallops. But 'fried' is a misnomer. The coating (some very fine cornmeal) was like gossamer and oysters and scallops tingly-hot yet almost sushi, and certainly sushi quality.
Nothing beats that Navesink-side setting -- sparkling waters; working clammers and oysterers arriving in yellow gear, boats laden; pleasure boats of all types arriving and departing. One boatman carried sunflowers in his back pack. Often, fishing craft arrive and expert crew clean their catch, tossing offal to contending gulls. Cormorants glide and dive. Great black-back gulls preside like the ministers they are sometimes named. Hungry gulls wait till the clammers enter Bahrs for lunch, to plunder their catch.
To top it all off, coffee strong enough and perfectly hot at the SAME TIME as generous servings of key lime pie, the right color and the appropriate crust -- tangy and memorable.
I was there with a friend who has recently lost her beloved husband. They always shared Maine. Bahrs is the closest we can get to her Maine adventures with that splendid man. We were beyond content!
Enjoyable water views on these fleeting days of summer. Basket of biscuits! Yum!!! Starters were lobster bisque, German onion soup, and an order of clams casino. All very good. Dinners were stuffed flinder, stuffed shrimp, pan seared scallops, and shrimp scampi, which came on pasta. We had cole slaw and baked potatoes. Shared a key lime pie and rice pudding for dessert.
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