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Charley's Ocean Grill, Long Branch, NJ

Charley's Ocean Grill

4.2
4.2
386 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 222-4499

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Charley’s caters to private parties and events for any occasion. Our private party room on the second floor comfortably seats up to 100 guests and has private elevator access, private handicap accessible bathrooms, a private bar, outdoor deck and unparalleled views of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Our private party room is perfect for holiday parties, birthday parties, reunions, anniversaries, christenings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvas, rehearsal dinners, small weddings, engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, benefits & fundraisers, networking and team building meetings, corporate events and staff parties. Our staff works closely with you to customize the options for your special moment and deliver an unforgettable experience. Please contact us at 732-222-4499 or at events@charleysoceangrill.com to book your next venue.

  • Neighborhood

    Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Cross street

    Marion Pl

  • Parking details

    Private parking and street parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 386 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KS

    KristinSB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I go to Charley’s every year and this year it was very disappointing. The food was not at all satisfying-the broccoli was old and discolored, the crab cakes did not taste like crab just breading, I never got a refill of water, our calamari was cold and multiple times our waiter would leave for long periods of time and unable to wait on us. We also received burned bread (it was black) with our mussels and were not offered a bread basket they usually have for an additional price. Lastly we wanted a garden salad as the blue cheese dressing is usually so good and all we received was a bowl of lettuce and they would have charged us 12 for it. Overall, very disappointed in a meal I wait all year for to kickoff my summer.
  2. S

    Sawyer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Quality of food is sub-par for any price. Not worth it even for a decent ambiance. Cocktails were badly made.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service. Good food and portions for the price.
  4. m

    mmd4

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience was perfect. Scallops were delicious and the staff was very friendly and efficient.
  5. r

    robertk

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal!
  6. MS

    MarcS

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was terrific. Very pleasant, attentive and quick. As for for the food it was fair. There were 4 of us. The mussels and brussel sprout appetizers were very good and generous portions. Plenty for us to share. The main course were less impressive. Fish and chips were average and fish was on the greasy side. Lobster tacos were disappointing. Need to use different cabbage and the siracha aoli was to watery. Soft shells should be warmed before being used as well. Scallops were bland, no seasoning. Mahi steak was good but not the "sushi" grade they claimed. For the price the quality should be better.
  7. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fantastic, food was delicious, and band was awesome. I just wished they kept steaks, filets, etc in their menu. So many seafood restaurants and I think a nice steak place on the water is a change.
  8. DR

    DarrellR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made reservations for the second floor, outside for 7:00PM. We arrived and were told that the second floor was reserved for a private party and were escorted to a table by the very loud bar. Then we were ignored by the wait staff for 15 minutes resulting in our departure. We made the trip down from Staten Island, a 45 minute drive and will never do this again. We do not recommend this establishment.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food definitely was not what we had expected. Scallops are very small and full of grit, ahi Tuna came out well done! Peruvian calamari was a total joke, I'm not sure what was Peruvian about it, the sweet and sour sauce or perhaps the lime wedge. Definitely not a place I'd go for dinner again. Apparently they used to get many awards prior to 2010.
  10. JC

    JCAV5

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time at Charlie’s Ocean Grill, enjoyed our meal and cocktails!
  11. M

    Megg

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service nice casual spot with good food. looking forward to returning in warm weather for the great outdoor porch!
  12. CC

    CatherineC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent.
  13. DG

    DonnaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would definitely go back food and drinks were excellent
  14. GL

    GLeen

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good food at good prices.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food, lovely service and a relaxed environment made for a beautiful birthday dinner.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful
  18. DE

    DENNISZ

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    the guy singing who just to loud plus the food was just Ok
  19. o

    oldtowndowntown

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time. All of the food was good with the exception of the corned beef my friend ordered. It was very tough. Otherwise a great experience. Not certain why the reservation showed 2. There were 6 of us. My friends went in while I was parking car, maybe they didn’t explain we had a reservation under my name.
  20. c

    cathyb

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and friendly service as usual. The Mahi tacos never disappoint.
  21. BK

    BaKs

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful bar right off the ocean!
  22. JC

    JanineC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was Amazing
  23. LS

    LoriS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Mussels weren’t great nor were other dishes. Won’t be back anytime soon. So many better options.
  24. RA

    RuthA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meryl is the best!!!!!!!!
  25. i

    italian1choice

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Kelly our waitress was efficient and friendly. Knowledgeable about menu items
  26. RP

    RoseannP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner outside on the porch. There is ample space between tables, staff are attentive and provided excellent service and the food was great. Our only issue is that the entrée came while we were still enjoying our starter.
  27. LV

    LisaV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mahi mahi tacos delicious. Crab artichoke dip. Very good ...Nice outdoor ambiance Great staff will return again to try other items
  28. NJ

    NJPhysician

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Convenient to the beach, pleasant staff. One of our dishes they erroneously brought out to a neighboring table; we saw but they said they would bring both dishes together. Meanwhile, we saw 3 tables that ordered after us all get served. Our food came out 15’ later - no apologies. No explanation. The first dish had now become soggy, and was merely warm. Poor! The other dish - rack of lamb - was so-so. Prices are high for what you get. The trade-off is it’s adjoining the beech.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great ambiance (outdoor deck is perfect) and great service!
  30. H

    How2

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The restaurant is pricey and had poor service and mediocre food which they get away with because of the oceanfront location. If it was located elsewhere, they'd be out of business. Wait staff not trained on how to serve wine. Ours used the two-handed pour then jerked the bottle up to catch drips like she was catching a fish. Clams Casino appetizer which was supposed to be a house special wasn't special at all -6 tiny clams drenched in butter. Rigatoni and shrimp entree was excellent. There are many choice in restaurants. We won't be back to this one.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service was excellent. But the food wasn’t what I expected. I had the lobster taco’s and they smelled very fishy. Definitely would not get them again
  32. CC

    CeeCee

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Wait staff friendly but overwhelmed due to high volume of customers; not enough staff to cover. That said this restaurant has good food and a good menu
  33. D

    Denise

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuna pizza was Amazing!
  34. JL

    JeromeL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food and service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    22nd wedding anniversary
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!!
  37. MA

    MyraA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We were pleased with the food. Had not been there in over 20 years. We will be probably go back. The only thing that bothered us was the fact that bread was not offered with our meal. When we asked there was a $7 charge. When they brought the bread that were 4 small pieces and no butter. We were afraid to ask for butter. Probably another charge. I have never had to pay for bread with the meal!!! Also by the time it came out the meal was starting to get cold.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a drink at the bar before going to sit outside at table. Bartender was great, drinks were good. Waitress at table was fantastic, food was great!
  39. VP

    ValueProposition

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Only issue I had was price; not a $$, but a $$$. asian taco appetizer was $15 for 4 yes FOUR nacho chips with chicken on them. They were delicious but quantity was unacceptable. Burrata flatbread delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Charley's Ocean Grill using the Order Online button. Charley's Ocean Grill also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Charley's Ocean Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Charley's Ocean Grill

29 Avenel Blvd Long Branch, NJ 07740

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Marion Pl

  • Neighborhood

    Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private parking and street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 222-4499

  • Catering

    Charley’s caters to private parties and events for any occasion. Our private party room on the second floor comfortably seats up to 100 guests and has private elevator access, private handicap accessible bathrooms, a private bar, outdoor deck and unparalleled views of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Our private party room is perfect for holiday parties, birthday parties, reunions, anniversaries, christenings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvas, rehearsal dinners, small weddings, engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, benefits & fundraisers, networking and team building meetings, corporate events and staff parties. Our staff works closely with you to customize the options for your special moment and deliver an unforgettable experience. Please contact us at 732-222-4499 or at events@charleysoceangrill.com to book your next venue.

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