Black Eyed Susans

4.8
436 reviews
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$50 and over
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Black Eyed Susans is a beach casual BYOB in Harvey Cedars opened in June 2010 by chef partners Ashley Pellagrino, Christopher Sanchez, and Tim Bellew. It has quickly become one of Long Beach Island's most respected dinner destinations, in addition to offering first-class catering for events at your location.

Our food is both highly creative and very approachable. We create menus based on seasonally available ingredients, much of which are sourced from local farms, distributors, and fishermen. We believe that the best food is grown locally and with respect for the environment, so we've spent the past four years building relationships with farmers and fishermen who fit the bill! We use many organic ingredients, sustainably caught fish and seafood, and pasture raised meats.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm.
Closed for end of season 2017 on October 28th.
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Phone number
(609) 494-4990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Sanchez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
78th Street
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Parking details
On site parking is available as well as across the street at the Red Chair Store and Giglio Awning Company
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Public transit
Long Beach Island has a free public shuttle that runs along throughout the island from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Busses are frequent and there is an app which tells you where exactly they are. Public boat dock at 78th street bay side for those coming by water
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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AT
New York Area
3 reviews
Reviewed on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food service ambience

Don't waste your money. Food is less than blah compared to the many wonderful restaurants on LBI.

JO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another amazing season at Black Eyed Susans - chef Chris outdoes himself every time, and there's nothing like the wait staff remembering your names or Ashley sitting down to catch up with you at the end of the meal. If there is a special soup, you should always get it.

CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We have been to Black eyed Susan's before, during the summer and were blown away. Food was fabulous, perfect,spot on. We were a little disappointed this time. We got a reservation the night before the last day of their season and felt it wasn't as good as previous times. Wondering if the end of season had anything to do with it. Celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary and was a little disappointed.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual our dining experience was tops, service and food excellent. Would definitely recommend Black Eyed Susan’s for not only every day dining but special occasions as well. Plan ahead, it’s difficult to get reservations 😊

JW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

As our first time and hearing personal reviews we were disappointed in the food. The service was ok but the owner was fabulous!!!! The best part was the bread ... the ambiance was great but the food was medioker !

KM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot, great service!!! Beautiful inside. BYOB was my favorite part. However very small portions for the price. Salad was so high priced and literally 8 pieces of lettuce served (Romaine). Pasta meat ragu delicious but serving was about 15 noodles lol. It was a wedding gift and we really enjoyed our night out but wouldn’t rush to return.

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the absolutely best places to dine on LBI. This was only our second visit and it was simply delicious. Ethan gave us great service! Perfect date night. Loved the homemade Buccatini with crab on top and the scallops! We will be back for sure.

SL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is quite good; our second visit. Overpriced for what you get. Would appreciate not having to pay for bread.

p
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my husband and I had scallops which were delicious ...the best on LBI. Ashley was very welcoming and answered questions about some of the ingredients in our dish. She even took time to explain how to cook celery root. Since we are LBI residents, we wish the restaurant was open year round.

JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a special occasion to go to Black Eyed Susans. I go only twice a year: in summer when I'm visiting my daughter and again I drive down in October before end of season. It is my favorite
restaurant for all of the reasons which I listed above. I only wish I lived closer.

T
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Snooty staff. They act like you should be thrilled to be there. Restaurant was extremely warm.

SB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food presented simply but with great care. Everything we had was delicious and beautiful. A great meal!

PE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always! Food is fresh creative and delicious!
Atmosphere is comfortable , stylish and relaxing
Black Eyed Susans is every bit as good (if not better ) than a 5 Star NYC restaurant
We are so happy to have this gem in our neighborhood
Be sure to try our favs: fois gras, seafood sampler, and gnocchi with lobster and broccoli rabe!
Yummy!

RD
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This BYOB is a must place to eat on LBI - the food is amazing, the bread is worth the money because you get to take the rest of the loaf home and the service was perfect.

CN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent. Great ambiance and the best food on LBI.

RP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Misses every mark

RN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, LBI's best restaurant!

The prices are a bit high (NYC Prices) but the food & service is outstanding!

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and would highly recommend trying this restaurant not a bad thing to say food delicious service great!!

KN
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As a seasonal resident of LBI, it takes a lot for me to choose to go out to dinner. But for the past several years, I have heard quite a lot about Black Eyed Susan's and finally got around to making a "hard to get" reservation. I was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, the service and the food. I will absolutely return for dinner next season, maybe even go twice! Thank you for a wonderful end of season treat!

G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We once again celebrated our anniversary at Black Eyed Susan’s on Sunday evening. We ordered several appetizers and an entree. The bibb lettuce salad and tuna poke appetizers were good, and the duck confit was very good. The lamb chop entree was delicious - cooked to perfection. The Boardwalk Sundae was a good finish to a wonderful meal.

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite restaurant on LBI and make sure to book reservations before our yearly trip. Food is outstanding!

TL
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third visit to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food is excellent and the service is the same. Interesting dishes to try. Don't miss this one!

LD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Black Eyed Susans is as fresh and delicious as it can be . We started with soup , i had the smoked mussels and clam chowder and my wife had the Gazpacho . Both soups were outstanding and prepared with fresh ingredients . We shared the chilled seafood salad for our second corse . Salad is big enough to share and was perfectly seasoned with olive oil , lemons and fresh herbs . For entrees try the Tile fish or the Scallops , both dishes were cooked to perfection . Add first class service and you get a marvelous dining experience .

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every part of the meal was superb. I recommend this restaurant.

f
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here every year for our anniversary. The food, service, and atmosphere are amazing. I have a hard time ordering anything, but the Cacio e Pepe because it is so delicious. It brings tears to my eyes. We have never had anything bad here.

M
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tomato salad was the best I ever had. The tile fish was cooked to perfection. My husband had the homemade caccio y pepe -outrageous!

A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service.
Clean eating. Fresh ingredients!!
Sourdough bread sooo good just wish it was warmed!!

PL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Arguably the best restaurant on Long Beach Island. The atmosphere is comfortable with reliably good food and service. Menu is always a nice mix of seasons best with a few standby local favorites like the lobster gnocchi.

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, creative options, comfortable atmosphere. Servers are friendly and helpful. One of my favorite places to eat.

TR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I go to Black Eyed Susans as often as possible during our vacation. Hands down the best dining experience on LBI.

WI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the place. They could use to vary the vegetarian option as we went twice and both time it was the same. The food is excellent!!!!

AF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal

b
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a gem of a place. Great food and great service always!!!

LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Beautiful setting, gorgeous flowers, funny and nice wait staff, terrific owners and fabulous food—the best on LBI.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food. The ambiance of the restaurant is fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very creative and delicious preparations of tile fish, scallops, mussels, fresh Jersey tomatoes, and home made sour dough bread. Excellent service and knowledge from our waiter. Will def be back next time we are on the Island!

T
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

One of the better restaurants in LBI...solid menu. BYOB...

a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The creativity of the menu and the quality of the preparation of the food was matched by the professionalism of the service. Bravo!

O
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, we’ve had Laura as a server twice this season and she is attentive and Knowledgeable. The support staff, owner, chef and food make this our favorite dinner spot on the entire Island. Excellent food at 2X the price!! ( but glad it’s not !) The porch table amongst the flowers is my favorite!

TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding! Everything was delicious. The sourdough bread and tomato appetizer were mouthwatering! The bucatini pasta was was perfect!

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