Charley's Ocean Grill

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$30 and under
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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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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
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4.0
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3.9
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AbimaelO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time at Charleys with My Lady! First time was just Happy hour and lunch and the Pitcher of Red Sangria was Great! Today we went for Valentines Day and had dinner. Food was Great. We enjoyed Lobster rolls as well as A Rib eye made to perfection! We enjoyed another Pitcher of the Red Sangria again. Highly recommend Charleys!!!

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vipAndreaH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress put in the wrong order so I ate after my friend finished. It was 2 for 1 burger night so not as awkward as a fancy dining situation. My burger was fantastic

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vipMgweisman
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service. We keep coming back. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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viprudi
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for good American eats at a reasonable price!

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FranceneC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Christmas Eve

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granitehollywood
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Unfortunately this was a terribly disappointing dinner. We have been to Charley's before. It was much more consistent and really good food before the place was remodeled. Cocktail was not made correctly. Appetizers were bland. Main course took FOREVER and then it was bland - just not good. I must say our waitress was fabulous but I think even she got embarrassed when the main course was taking so long. It was not even busy at this point! It is off our list.

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vipfoodfrommichigan
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, a really nice experience. The food was good and the scene from inside the restaurant was awesome. Will definitely return.

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Nancy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I did enjoy the food and drink. There was a party upstairs and the noise level in the dining room was too loud. It felt like the ceiling was vibrating. It would have been more enjoyable without the loud band.

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RosemaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was wonderful and the service was excellent. The lobster was ok.

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vipMrsGourmet
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Fish was very fresh however nothing fancy. Meals were simply prepared. Atmosphere was ok (indoors). Plain.

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LizK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Went for dinner. Had a reservation & We decided to wait few mins longer for a table not directly in the sun outside. When we sat down this table was directly in the sun. But okay. Service was fair, could have been better, more attentive. Calamari app was not good very few rings & more leggy pieces which nobody really eats. Wings were good. Our entrees were good but cold. May have been bc we were outside but who knows. Nothing special kind of place.

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SteveT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went there with some friends for dinner, the service staff was admittedly short on personnel that evening but they more than made up for any delays with their attitudes which remained friendly and energetic. The food at Charley's was very good and cooked to order. Definitely worth an evening out.

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vipGaryS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

There was three of us, one had the steak special which was good, one had the salad and steak which was very good, and one had the ribs which were uneatable. Finding a waitress was impossible (would have liked another beer but no chance) so it wasn't until someone came to clear the food that we could tell them the meal was terrible. We asked them to tell the chef the meat was old and hard. They just took it away and nothing came of it. From the moment we walked in we never got the feeling this place was friendly. It also seems like they don't care. Went home hungry and thirsty and paid full price. Cannot recommend.

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vipArtPoet
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice bar and restaurant combination with open feel and large windows with a view. Food was excellent and drinks were wonderful.

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Rosalie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal, nicely served. Never felt rushed. Attentive server (Lauren)

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MargeO
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place ! We were pleasantly surprised. The staff could not have been nicer and the food was very good. We will definitely go back.

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vipFitGuy
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They service stunk .... at pace was empty and they where in a complete rush to get us out and go home. The as soon as we where seated the waitress came over asked us if we wanted a drink and then asked for our food order. We didn’t even have time to look at the menus . Ordered a bottle of wine. The waitress had no idea how to open, serve or what to do with cork, after opening she put it back in the bottle.... I blame management for not teaching her. We ordered our food and the entrees came out while we where still eating our apps. I complained but nobody cared they just wanted to close by 9. In. 45 minutes we had our dinner no desert no coffee was paid and back in our Uber total time out from our 8 pm reservation to back to the hotel 55 minutes..... don’t expect to get treated with respect

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MelanieA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are ALWAYS superb!!!! Love coming here with my monthly outing for a GNO!!!! Just nothing but deliciousness!!!!!!!!

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vipESAADA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside. Beautiful view. Good food

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vipKarenSI
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice location. food is fresh, very good menu choices.

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Poor
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Food was not cooked . Ordered the crab and artichoke dip, it came out cold. We asked to have it reheated. I believe it should of been taken off the bill considering we just asked them to reheat it. The fish chowder has changed from it's original recipe, where now, it contains an actual chunk of the fish. I ordered the rib eye steak (Sunday special) to be cooked medium rare, and it came out medium well. I always loved coming here, but cannot say the same anymore.

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JanineH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE ate outside on the deck. It was a perfect night for doing so. Our waitress was fabulous. Overall, great night all around.

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DZarelrn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great selection food tasty and comes out hot. Good portion size and waitstaff helpful with recommendations.

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vipMgweisman
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by Charley’s on our way home from the beach. We arrived ahead of our reservation but the host easily accommodated my party, even seating us on the patio outside. Our waitress, Cynthia, was delightful. She made the dining experience even more enjoyable. Three of us had the sesame crusted salmon and the other person enjoyed cod. There was nothing left of our plates. We started with the tuna pizza which was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would come back

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Abc123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, good service, you cant really see the ocean from the dining room. unfortunately had a crying baby next to us, oh well. still very good overall

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LaurenD
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made reservations arrived slightly early they took us in right away. We sat outside. It was beautiful. The food was sort of pricey but they gave a you a lot and it was delicious. Place was spotless and the waiter was very attentive. Definitely will go back.

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ThomasJ
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was ok. Rawclams came out dirty and were still stuck to shell sent them back 2x manager couldn’t have been more nice in addressing the situation and knocked off some money on the bill. Waitress was great. Food I thought lacked taste. I’d give them another try but won’t be running back.

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JoyaS1975
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat out on the deck, the ocean breeze was delightful. Our waitress was top notch, as well as all the wait staff. Food was delicious, with many gluten free choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant with a varied menu from fish to beef to middle eastern type menu choices. The wait staff is very attentive and the food is great. There is something for everyone.

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Rosalie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly at our reserved time. Our waitress, Elizabeth, was friendly and helpful. The food arrived quickly and was delicious.

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vipGooch
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Would not recommend for dinner.
Manhattan clam chowder was brutally vinegary.
Paella seafood was tough to chew, chorizo was edible, rice was overcooked.
Hamburger was blah, calamari crispy.
Prime rib sandwich was ok.
Shrimp dish way too spicy for our friends.
Next trip we will try the bar area as it looked lively and upbeat....our bar food probably will taste the same there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Waiter messed up friends order. After discussing food allergy for 10 minutes and forgot her vegetables.

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Adela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service, prices are decent compared with other restaurants nearby. We keep going back to this place all the time. Seafood is always very fresh and delicious.

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DavidA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food happy hour was good great view ocen

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ribs were tough

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vipRobertK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Absolutely recommended to friends- I always go there with friends who like non pretentious good food, with a varied menu.

The service is very accommodating. My friends wife send back a piece of plain broiled tuna ( off menu) which came out exactly as described ( it looked perfect to me) and she changed her mind for whatever reason. They took it back, no hassle and offered to make her whatever she wanted.

I had the tuna special and loved it.

I enjoy this local gem and will return soon.

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vipSusanD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find for our last-minute dinner plans. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. So many things I wanted to try! Terrific value. Will definitely go back.

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artE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took our sons when they visited from out of town. Love sitting on the porch. Seafood is fresh and well prepared.

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Charley's Ocean Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Charley's Ocean Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 222-4499.

Charley's Ocean Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

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