Charley's Ocean Grill

4.5
370 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 370 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

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vipDENNISZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

the guy singing who just to loud plus the food was just Ok

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oldtowndowntown
Washington DC
5 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.

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vipcathyb
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBaKs
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bar right off the ocean!

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vipJanineC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was Amazing

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LoriS
New York Area
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.

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vipRuthA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meryl is the best!!!!!!!!

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italian1choice
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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RoseannP
New York Area
17 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.

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LisaV
New York Area
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

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NJPhysician
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance (outdoor deck is perfect) and great service!

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How2
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 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

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CeeCee
New York Area
38 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

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vipDenise
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna pizza was Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

22nd wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

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MyraA
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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!

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ValueProposition
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We sat outside. Service was fair, food was fair.

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vipAGM2018
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Good menu options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Charleys. Thanks to Melissa for the great service tonight!

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, very nice and attentive. The food we had was excellent as was our servers suggestion of drinks. Sitting on the on the porch while a slight breeze was blowing made for an all around relaxing dining experience for an early evening on a week night.

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BarbaraT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner. Sitting outside was perfect.

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LynneT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am at this restaurant often and was there yesterday. Was very disappointed was wiht my two granddaughters and they are on diets. We had appertizers but for their entree they asked could they get extra vegetable instead of the rice and were told no except for an upcharge of an expensive entree. My$300.00 and I think a little crummy. Thank you Lynne Teich

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David
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There was nothing wrong with Charlie's except it was mediocre. The menu was boring as was the food. We had the lobster tacos as an appetizer and you were hard pressed to find the lobster. Even though Charlie's isn't super pricy you can spend the same or less and get a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on a wonderful night

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Roberta
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The view was nice, the staff was friendly, but the food was too pricy for the experience. I was disappointed.

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MfromNJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were by the beach and in the mood for a seafood restaurant. In that respect, it did not deliver. There was nothing fresh about the seafood we had and the shellfish was likely frozen. The best thing we had was a special appetizer - pierogis fried with onions and bacon. Atmosphere is friendly and casual with outdoor dining. Go for drinks and apps, but leave your seafood by the sea hopes behind.

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AnnT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun laid back great service and food

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vipJeanneF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outside eating area. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great early dinner last night. Got a signature vodka lime cocktail, spicy tuna roll, fish and chips and sautéed spinach. Everything was outstanding. Sat on porch with great warm ocean breeze. Perfect!

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danellea
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
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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vippiksskip29
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
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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vipJLCphd
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious. Beautiful views if you can get an outdoor table. Highly recommend for solid drinks, great seafood, and beautiful views.

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Charley's Ocean Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 370 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.