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Buckalew's - LBI

25 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (26)
  • Kid-friendly (22)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (20)

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Buckalew’s General Manager, Executive Chef and Owner, Allan Menegus, a South Jersey native, culinary school graduate, and ardent fisherman, brought his energy and culinary creativity to the kitchen, and subsequently to the entire enterprise; and with a penchant for using sustainable ingredients and an insistence on consistency of quality, he supplemented the fresh seafood and great tomato pies, with more varied seafood, great steaks and chops, and traditional comfort food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(609) 492-1065
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Allan Menegus
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 6, 2013

Everyone enjoyed their meal. Our server Adam was fantasic!!!

Drew (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2013

Our friends own a beach house in Surf City and we are invited to their house many times for a getaway. They had been to Buckalew's for dinner several times with a group and did nothing but rave about it. So, since we were staying at their house, we decided to try out Buckalew's. WOW! The whole meal was a treat from the oysters to the lobster and starting with the best Cosmo I think I've ever had. We had a great waiter which just made it so much better.

Family4 (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2013

Buckalew's is THE place we go every time we visit LBI. This was our first trip in a while though and have to admit it wasn't quite as good as we remembered. Aspects of the food were still amazing! Server was a complete dud who couldn't be bothered to find out the day's specials even though we asked 3 times. I bad server having a bad day should not turn others away though. The food is really tasty and I'm sure we will be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on May 26, 2013

Our server was very friendly and seemed competent to start, but service was uneven. Some people at our table got sushi meals and their food was not delivered until after the others were already done with their meals. The waitress said that since the food comes from 2 kitchens it is hard to coordinate. The manager asked us how things were going and we told her. Then it took forever to get our drinks. It is too bad, because we went in the off season and the food was better than it had been in the past, but this experience really was a turn off.

sillybride (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 25, 2013

wide variety of food choices although it wasn't known to us when we ordered that there was a bar menu as well as the dinner menu that we could choose from. the food was very good, the portions large.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 20, 2013

Buckelew's has been around for 100 years or so. With that in mind...they should know better that when you run out of "specials", someone should tell the servers! Immediately, not a while later! They were basically out of EVERY special!
And, when one has to change their order, instead ordering Hot Wings...they should actually be HOT (not just the sauce...the temperature!) They were actually cold as if they took them out of the fridge! Sent them back. Another plate arrives with tepid wings and noticeably more hot (temperature) sauce on them.

I checked that I would recommend Buckelew's as long as one sticks to ordering (very good) burgers and a beer.

Great (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 15, 2012

Decent shore dining. Nice dining room. We went after the end of the season so service was slow due to under-staffing, which is expected. Restaurant was very busy. We waited a long time for our food to come and some orders were cold. Waitress was very nice and apologetic. Overall we had a good time.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2012

We had a table of 8 and everyone was pleased with there entree. Prices were reasonable and with reservations I made online we were seated right away.Overall experience was very good ,no complaints at all. Staff friendly.We will go back again.

vipKevinthefoodie (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2012

The food was mediocre overall- especiallly theitems off of the sushi menu, which were particularly bad. Our server (Siobhan) was neither pleasant, nor attentive- as we were constantly kept waiting for everything. (menus, bread, water, drinks, condiments, etc.) However the atmosphere in the dining rooms and bar areas was pleasant and lively.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2012

We went to Buckalew's specifically for sushi-very good.
They have a good menuthat will satisfy most tastes. Menu is not limited to sushi.
Restaurant is suitable for families.
Live music for adults in bar area later in evening.

vipNew2Review (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2012

We always can count on Buckaloos for good food and a good scene. Very casual and kid friendly, without compromising the food. The sushi's great. We consistently enjoy Buckaloos. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on August 30, 2012

Sushi is excellent- Family got 10 different rolls and all were perfect

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2012

Buckalew's was a great spot for a birthday dinner. It has the feel of a more casual neighborhood place but the dinner menu offered special dishes. In fact, the evening we dined there was Caribbean night. We very much enjoyed the meal we had there, will go back and will recommend Buckalew's.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on August 24, 2012

Most of our food was decent. Highly toated Guinness Fish n chips on a Friday night were like a whizzled french fries. Burgers should be seriously considered as a max for success. Our waiter would disappear for long stretches. Served dinners with fries, but back 10 minutes later with ketchup... Turns out the entire staff was getting ready to sing for somebody's birthday. Hope that person reimbursed covered my reduced tip. It all worked out in the end, though. The Beach Haven police wrote me a ticket for parking about a foot closer then "25 feet from a quite intersection" on a totally empty street. $54.00 add on to the price of the poor dinner. The internet reservation system work great & the highlight of the evening!

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on August 22, 2012

Very slow service. Appetizers did not come out together and balsamic dressing was too thick. Entrees were pretty good, but way too expensive for the quality. Also got over-charged for salads. Definitely will not be returning.