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  1. Distance: 0.36mi
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  3. Distance: 1.25mi
  4. Distance: 2.09mi
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  2. Distance: 0.53mi
  3. Distance: 1.25mi
  4. Distance: 2.09mi

About Buckalew's - LBI

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.

101 North Bay Ave.
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 492-1065

Website:
http://www.buckalews.com/

Entertainment:
Please visit our website! www.buckalews.com/Entertainment.html

Executive Chef:
Allan Menegus

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Buckalew's - LBI Ratings and Reviews

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3.5

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.4

service

3.3

ambience

3.3

Noise

Energetic

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (26)
Kid-friendly (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2013

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·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.
Thanks!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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food3
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 (Atlantic City)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 30, 2012

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

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 (Atlantic City)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·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!

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 (Atlantic City)·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.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 21, 2012

The food was ok. The noise level was off the charts. Very distracting. The service was poor. Sorry Buckelews...we will not return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2012

Always enjoy an evening at Buckalew's - good food and nice people. Pizza is very good!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 10, 2012

Great night out on LBI. Good food, Great Band (Rubber Soul)..Hope they have them again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2012

This was a pleasant surprise. Menu had several choices including even the Bar Menu. The Sushi was excellent and made fresh to order. Definately would go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2012

The food was overpriced and undervalue. The steamers were a dollar a piece - yikes - and small to boot. $13 for about 13 steamers. I ordered a regular salad and they brought me a small one, they should notice those things on their own. The entrees were flavorless. Too much money for too little value.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 6, 2012

Food is mediocre at best..waitress was awful and u friendly. Prices very high for quality of food..everyones steaks were overcooked.would not go back...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2012

Waitress was great!!! Very friendly and accommodating. Food was good and didn't wait long.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 27, 2012

The restaurant has 2 kitchens, one of which is the sushi bar. This meant that the food came out not all at the same time. There were way too many things on the menu so the quality of the food was just ok. I appreciated there being a vegan/vegetarian section on the menu, however.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 23, 2012

Food was good but service was horrible for the amount of money we spent .
And I didn't like the fact that tip was included in the bill . It almost seemed like we paid $45 tip for extremely bad service .
If you want to include tip in the bill ,make sure you provide decent service .

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 16, 2012

noise level waaaaaayyyyy toooooo loud......service was non-existent

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