CJ McLoone's

4.2
286 Reviews
$30 and under
American
CJ McLoone's features an intimate, American tavern experience for the entire family, offering lunch and dinner seven days a week; as well as a casual and spacious pub with 14 flat screen TVs, perfect to relax and watch the game.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 286 people are saying
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MikeA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great lunch with friends I hadn’t seen in a while. Food was very good & reasonably priced. Wait-staff was exceptional. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We made a reservation for outside “dining”. We didn’t know that the outdoor dining consisted of 4 beach tables in a parking lot Other than that , I had a great salad

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a reservation for Monday Sept 6th at 5pm - for 4 guests-received confirmation txt , reminder txt and a rate your experience txt and guess what - showed up and they were closed— please work out the bug in your system- all worked out - went nearby and had a nice meal and drinks

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DaveS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food,relaxing atmosphere all made for an enjoyable evening.

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MarkB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Staff was over worked, ordered salad with shrimp, but got chicken. we asked for straws, never came. The table looked dirty, but might have been residue from cleaning solution, after staff cleaned it again, still looked dirty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pot roast meal was delicious.

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KatieE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Not busy at all and the service was the worst. And it wasn't a matter of not enough help. We will forgive that as we are grateful to the people that are willing to work. There were only 3 tables and 1 was done the entire time and were just talking. We ordered fried calamari, the burger, and chicken tacos. They were good but came out all wrong. They brought us fried zucchini instead of calamari. They never brought ketchup for the burger or the fries and the tacos had alot of onions. And they didn't bring his second drink, my soda after 2 glasses of wine until we did finally get to ask again, or ketchup ever. We never saw the waitress but four times. Drink order, meal order, the time we asked again and for the check and then hovered as I was counting my cash. She came back real quick for that. Oh, and she was screaming at the chef or somebody in the back alot! I do believe half the screwups were his as she had it right on the bill but she could have been quicker to check on things and fix them we didn't even point out the missing fries. Extremely disappointed as the food did taste good. I got up and found ketchup myself for my husband's burger and even with onions I had to pull off of them the tacos were tasty.

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ChristineP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nothing to really complain about. Food was good; service was good and restaurant is clean

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NJtuxedo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good burgers and drinks. Only negative is one burger was supposed to be well done. The kitchen didn’t put the “signal” on it so we had to find out by biting into what we got. Not a huge thing. The poor server was annoyed for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My entree did not come out until everyone else was done eating. The explanation was another server picked up the food and they had to make it again. I understand stuff happens but they never came to the table to explain or apologize and seemes yo not even notice it had not arrived until we told them. Oh, amd I’m diabetic so this is more than an inconvenience. Fortunately I have learned to not tale my insulin intip the food arrives or this would have

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MaurizioR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food! The ambience was fun! The food was fresh and delicious! Drinks were on point! The manager Craig went beyond to take care of all the customers! Our waitress was on point, friendly, and described the food in details ! Clean! Everyone was helpful! Would highly recommend it! Food yummy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great drinks, and awesome service when you request Gabby! She is fantastic. The Manager, Craig, runs a tight ship. Well done team.

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colleenm
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Great menu selection too. Thank you.
The waitresses were very kind to my elderly mother and that was greatly appreciated.

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vipBudA
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our server, Gabby, was outstanding! Her friendliness, helpfulness and overall service was first class! She truly enhanced our dining experience. The food was good and the menu choices were plentiful.

We chose to dine outdoors since the weather was spectacular that evening. What we did not like is that the kitchen staff chose to hang out outside the back door of the restaurant so that they can smoke and talk. The smell of cigarette smoke wafting toward our table and the loud conversation were distressing to us and very inconsiderate! Management seems to turn a blind eye toward this behavior.

After our meal, we used the restrooms. They were disgusting! This is another management failure. Had we chosen to use the restroom before being seated, we would have passed on dining here.

This place could be really great if they had professional and caring management. Maybe our server Gabby should become the trainer for a new management team.

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viplindsayc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good but the beer was flat and not very cold. I recommend to go for good reasonably priced food.

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Lynda32266
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was great! My meal though was totally over salted and my husband’s medium-rare steak was very rare. Service was outstanding. Appetizers were outstanding. We will definitely be returning.

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Rich
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Been here a few times and food is usually good, but not great. This time me and my girlfriend have salads and they were not very good at all. The greens were limp and some of the ingredients were non-existent. It was basically lettuce with chicken on it. Definitely not worth $16. Very disappointed.

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vipVinceTinNJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were there for lunch this occasion. Current level covid protocols were followed. Booth seating was a little tight. Service was fast. Staff was curteous and attentive. They were pleasant. Food was good. Served fresh. Seasoned and prepared well. Overall a very pleasant, safe and good dining experience.

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JaniceP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

table was dirty, booth seats were dirty. appetizers and dinner came out together. It was a very sad atmosphere with mediocre food and drinks for a high cost

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EDWARD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was perfect - our experience was great

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Rich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

This was our first visit in several years. Our table was ready and we were seated right away. The service was good, but the meal I chose left a bit to be desired. The blue cheese burger was prepared well, but the cheese was overpowering. I opted for the barbecue chips (rather than the french fries), but that was a big mistake. The chips were tasteless (more like cardboard). I mentioned this to management who subsequently agreed ("they failed to properly season them"), but offered no substitute or compensation. Fortunately, my wife's chicken pot pie was a big hit: it was fresh and homemade.

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Paul
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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vipSorryiwent
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok. Nothing special

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vipPalettePerfect
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great friendly service, terrific burger!
Outdoor space could be improved upon…

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Was sat next to the loud kitchen, loud room with someone playing a children’s show loudly on an iPad at the next table. The table itself was dirty when we sat down. Ended up leaving before the waiter even greeted us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a good experience

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Candy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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vipLms0403
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The waitress we had was very nice and the food was OK but the place was in terrible shape. We were brought to this back room area that did not look as nice as the front bar area. It was super dirty, the tables were sticky, The floor was covered with food, and the bench that I sat on had food on it from the previous person who sat there and no one even batted an eye when I went this is gross. We definitely will not be back

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vipGeorgeM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We visited two separate times. The first time we felt rushed out as if they wanted to clear our table and close up and go home. The second time the service was so poor we couldn’t actually enjoy our meal. We were there an hour before we received our drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!! Just love this place , always great !

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vipErnie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

First let me state I'm a big fan of McLoone's restaurants, However Tim needs to make
some changes at CJ McLoone's in Tinton Falls. We had a reservation for 4 last night
6/4/2021 to celebrate a 53rd Annaversary. We were seated and ignored. Had to ask
another server who our server was. Our server came around and was not experienced
at all. I know that many places have problems getting help because of the pandemic
that created a shortage of people wanting to go back to work, however, it doesn't take much to train a new person in the proper way to serve food. Tim McLoone needs to hire an adult to run the place. The young manager and hostess were over their heads. Don't get me wrong the food was fine and we like the place,but it needs some serious help in the management area. I'm being a little critical because I want to see this place be a gotta go to place in our community. I hope Tim see's this and makes the needed changes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the berry sangria was perfect and our server Aly was terrific! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day, but this is a great spot that we started going to for around 6 months
Place is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mother’s Day brunch. Great service, and a ton of food brought to our table family style. Recommended.

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vipJennaP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but took forever. Waitress disappeared and had to flag someone else down to pay. She didn’t even come back to us at the end. There were no other customers so not sure what the problem was. With plenty of other restaurants vying for business we will not be back here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and time

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LizetteL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Wish they had happy hours but unfortunately they don't.

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

The food was excellent.

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vipDebH50
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, incredibly tasty meal and lovely servers. The wine list is also well rounded and the ambiance overall quite inviting. Have to say though, the people behind the bar are some of the best we have met. Well done!

FAQs

CJ McLoone's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 758-0800.

CJ McLoone's is rated 4.2 stars by 286 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.

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