Black Eyed Susans

4.8
437 Reviews
$50 and over
American

About

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.
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4.8
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vipAnneT
New York Area
4 reviews
Reviewed on August 14, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

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

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JOH24
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChristineP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience4

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.

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ArleneM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😊

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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 !

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KerryM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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jerseyfoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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SusanL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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pjanes
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JanetH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTerry
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PepE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipRobertD
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CarolN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RonP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Misses every mark

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RocklandNY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, LBI's best restaurant!

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKirstenN
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipGlen
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipdillybarbabe
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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TheresaL
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LisaD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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foodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Meemerg
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipAntonia
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPhilipL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipLilyfil4
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTerryR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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WINNIEpoo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!!!!

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vipAllenF
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal

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bethr
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipLauraF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipTrax
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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viparchitectfoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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gerriO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ToniT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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Black Eyed Susans is rated 4.8 stars by 437 OpenTable diners.