Charley's Ocean Grill

4.3
331 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Charley’s Ocean Bar & Grill is a seaside restaurant with ocean views, quality meals & cocktails. Our distinguished menu and atmosphere are inspired by a beach-life attitude, offering all patrons a “local summer” experience, all year round! Originally a speakeasy that dated to the 1930 pre-prohibition era, Charley’s is a part of Jersey Shore history and has always been a part of Long Branch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 331 people are saying
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4.4
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4.2
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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danellea
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and amazing food. We had the crab and artichoke dip , Brussels sprouts , oysters , lobster tacos , mani mahi tacos and hubby had the black bass special . Everything was absolutely delicious and fresh . Great service and drinks too . Would highly recommend .

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piksskip29
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at the bar to have some munchies. The bar tender was very personable and cater to our needs quickly. She made awesome drinks. She also had high top tables to wait on. A hard worker who was very good at what she does. Good times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the open air pitch for dinner and it was great. Good food and drinks. So enjoyed it. Will be back soon.

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alana
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food Was Great. As well as the service. Prices were average. We would definitely go back.
Wife has salmon and a Salad, I had the Fried fish sandwich.

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vipLisaA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good value for a good dinner.

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vipbobg
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat on the deck outside. The food was delicious and the service was good. The background music piped in was not loud but just enough. Thank you for our night out! The fish tacos were really good !

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vipfastfax
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice room with a view...food was nicely plated and generous portions

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress is fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated upstairs and it was relatively empty up there. The Greek style sake was delish except the toast points served with it were so hard I couldn’t bite through them. My first had delish crab cakes and I had king crab legs. Both were great. We split a key lime pie and it was the best I ever had. No kidding. The best ever. Better than in the Florida keys where they’re famous for their key lime pie. We’ve dined here before and will do it again and again.

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Honor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Our server anticipated everything we needed from drink refills, extra plates and napkins. Food was great. The dining room is airy and bright.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our new go to spot. So lovely on the porch. Good food. My son says the Brownie a la Mode is the best brownie he has ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good prices.

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vipErnie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fodd as always was great, and server was experienced and pleasant. The one negative were the buss help, they were not trained properly on when to clear plates from the table. We had just received our dinners and they were already asking to clear our plates while we were eating??? Not only that they kept coming back even after telling them we’re still eating. It was obvious the were never trained. They kept hovering around the tables and if you put your fork down for a minute, they wanted to take your plate. My Wife always takes a doggie bag, she still had half her dinner and they wanted to take her plate instead of asking if she would like a box for her food. I understand help is in short supply now, but a little training would go a long way.

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vipBabs1129
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I feel very comfortable at Charles’s. The food and cocktails are very good.

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piksskip29
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a reservation for 6:45. When we arrived the manager on duty explained to us they were caught off guard by a group of people who came in to celebrate a 60 birthday party. The manager went out of her way to find us a comfortable area at the bar. She was great.
Our food order came out in a to go bag. That wasn’t what we ordered. Clay corrected the situation and was very apologetic. We have a Charlys membership. Everybody who represented Charly’s were professional and personable. Kudos to the crew.

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NadineK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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KIMC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

No view like the photos online. We were sat by door where bus and wait staff come in and out, loudly. Didn’t see waitress for while after meal was served to order another drink or get water’s. But the food was good and staff was friendly.

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cathyb
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was fresh and delicious as usual at Charley’s. I’ll be back.

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WilliamB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Service was good. Food was mediocre at best. Outdoor area is pleasant but in need of shade to block sun on west side.

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MaryAnn
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience. Our server was fantastic. I wish I remembered here name. Pretty lady, young, brown hair, so nice. We asked if it would be a problem with separate checks ( we were 3 couples, some drinking, one only having app) and she said no problem at all. We loved that we could make a reservation and not hassle getting in at a restaurant. We go often and always have a good experience.

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michelleg
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, shrimp tacos delicious.

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Pamela
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been here and have heard a lot about it. Our server, food and cocktails were superb. We sat outside and enjoyed every moment. We will be back it has the best food for your money and thoroughly enjoyed the scallops and the fish and chips are the best in the area hands down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal here. Deck seating very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience yet again! Very satisfied with the patience of our waitress. Thank you again! Will be back soon.

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JenAng
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance with beautiful views. The service was amazing. Our waitress was friendly and personable and made us feel like we were home! The food was appetizing and delicious. Highly recommend the brussel sprout appetizer.

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JackieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great,,,noise was out of control. There was a large table of an extremely loud party behind my family of 4. We were trying to celebrate my sons 8th grade graduation. The entire meal from when we sat until we left was overwhelmingly uncomfortable. We all felt our experience wasn't what it should have been because that table was so loud. Their entire conversation was obnoxiously loud,,it wasn't just bits and pieces. It was so bad we couldn't wait to leave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

This place serves horrible food! If your kid orders Mac & cheese it’s straight from a box! Entrees are so blah. It also states its ocean side which isn’t the case. You can see partial ocean if you sit outside but it’s not a great ocean view like you would get at Rooney’s. Save your money and go to Rooney’s. This is the first and definitely the last time we’ll coming here. There are much better restaurants in the area. They need to hire a better chef.

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vipMgweisman
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Waiter appeared to be new. Some issues with food but everything straightened out except the lobster bisque was served luke warm. The others apps once the order was straightened out were ok. We’ve eaten here several times and last night was just an off night. It happens. Would try again.

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vipMikeK
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening on the porch with ocean breezes, good food and great friends. My party enjoyed the tacos, both lobster and shrimp. Spivey tuna roll was delish. Drunken clams however, were gritty.

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vipBiztravlr
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there for me after a few hours at the beach. Excellent food selection , preparation and service.

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MarkB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Of the 3 of 4 entree’s only one was good. 2 specials The Monk fish & the stuffed pork loin were over cooked and dry. Fish tacos were also very dry. Calamari was a little rubbery. Drunken clams & crab dip were good. Recommend not sitting by the door by outside deck, every time staff opened the door a gust of wind blow menu’s off our table

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vipRosie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mel our waitress was fantastic! The food was great. We had the steamed artichokes, scallops and salmon. Allergies were addressed to perfection. Doreen, the manager, came over to see how our meal was and was so personable.
We will be back!

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HeidiC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Charleys!! Food is great and the servers are terrific

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vipamyh
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service. Tried the new Asian nachos.

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MarwanK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserve a table on-line, we were seated promptly when we arrived. Service was fast & waiter was courteous & pleasant .we would go back to it.

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GeorgeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Merrall, couldn't have been more accommodating, friendly, and efficient.
She made our anniversary most enjoyable. She is an asset to Charley's restaurant.
The manager was very friendly and pleasant, checking in on us and making sure we had an enjoyable experience. We will definitely be returning to Charley's.

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MarkR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We sat outside which was nice. Had the crab cakes and the scallops. Main courses were good but the sides were not. The sides were served cold and did not taste fresh. The rice was clumpy and terrible. Service was somewhat inattentive and there seemed to be a lot of tension amongst the staff.

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vipAndreaH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Drinks were on point

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold.
Waiter was not emotionally there.
Waiter forgot to add a candle to the cake when we specifically told him it was our aunts birthday.

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groovychick
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends! Food was very good. Onion rings really good.

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Charley's Ocean Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

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