McLoone's Boathouse

3.9
3087 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex,

McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers.

The offerings range from fresh seafood to hand-cut steaks, as well as pastas, burgers, salads & homemade desserts.

We also host Private & Semi-Private Events as we have banquet coordinators on site.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Pre-Fixe Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Executive Chef Stephen Koch presents McLoone's Boathouse Valentine's Day Pre-Fixe Menu. The menu will be available for dinner from Friday 2/11 - Monday 2/14. For Valentine's Day Dinner we will be exclusively serving this very special menu for you and yours. Our Pre-Fixe menu includes four courses for $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Also available will be our Valentine's Day Wine Pairing for $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Fantastic wines are paired with courses two, three, and four to ensure an exquisite experience. Make sure your Valentine's Day Weekend is memorable by booking a reservation today!
  • Executive Chef Stephen Koch's Weekly Tasting Menu

    $50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Executive Chef Stephen Koch presents a very special Weekly Tasting Menu. This menu includes a choice of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The cost is $50 per person plus sales tax and gratuity from Monday through Friday for a limited time only! Also available is a Wine Pairing Menu with wonderful wines paired with each meal during every course. We look forward to hosting your next special day at McLoone's Boathouse.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3087 people are saying
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CurlyheadT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, good atmosphere, service was friendly and attentive but not super knowledgeable.

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vipdiningout22
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

This place has potential, but always falls short. The server we had was AMAZING but it ended there. If you are covid cautious- this place is not for you. There are no mask requirements for patrons walking around the restaurant (and if there is a requirement, it is not enforced). Also, there is a buffet on Sundays - which means everyone is not masked at the buffet and walking to and from the buffet without a mask. That's important to know based on your comfort level as it's quite crowded and lots of people very close to tables at all times. The restaurant is so beautiful - but it is so loud and full of large celebrations. Which is wonderful but a good "know before you go" - because it might not be what you expect. If you're looking to celebrate- it looks like they'll accommodate you. The food is not great, which is a shame because the location is so amazing- just wish they could upgrade.

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DisappointedJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The food was extremely salty. The waitstaff did not come back to our table after the initial drink order. Someone in our party had to continually go and get a server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Vibe was similar to that of a high school cafeteria. Also. I got sick on the ride home. Pretty sure it was the food (shrimp arrabiatta). Use to love this restaurant, but not sure what has happened in the last 12 months. Won’t return. There’s too many other great restaurants in this area to warrant returning here as it currently is.

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of 7 became a party of 10 and the staff didn’t blink. They were so accommodating and gracious. We were all extremely satisfied. Our waiter/server was beyond incredible and outstanding. We will be back and will tell our friends and family.

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DP1234
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was great. Food was terrible

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Bart
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress’s was extremely nice and attentive. Service was too notch. The tuna nachos were great as was the French onion soup. Burgers are always a good choice and the daily specials are never a disappointment

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HenryP
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent. The drinks were perfect.

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GloriaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food2service3ambience5

This was my third time at McLoones. The appetizer of Thai Chili wings was flavorful. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with my meal. The crab cakes did not have much flavor, was very soft and gummy. The wild rice was not good at all. I was only able to eat one forkful. I wanted to try the vanilla bean crème brûlée, but was afraid I would be dissatisfied with it. I did enjoy the large fire place and the scenery even though it was dark outside. I will give them another chance, maybe this summer.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McCloon’s is a nice spot for lunch on the weekend. Lovely view. Good, reasonably priced food.
Cocktails are a little pricey, but excellent.

McLoone's Boathouse
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the feedback, we hope to have you back again soon!!

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ChrisW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, great service, and solid plates of food!

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vipStacyD
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was great. It was a very quiet night customer wise. The live band in the bar was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We choose to have New Year’s Eve dinner here as they offered a pre fixe menu with a glass of champagne and party favors and had late night reservations available. The food was very good and I would go back. Dessert was just ok, and was unanimous. It was a pleasant surprise to find they had a 2 piece live band that played upbeat music with a space for dancing. In addition they played Caribbean music which was a nice surprise as myself and 1 other person in our party was from the Caribbean. Had we known they would have music and dancing we would have made a later reservation to be able to spend more time there. They should include this info in there flyer for New Year’s Eve. They did run out of party favors, which was odd but in general we had a good time.

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vipRichardJ
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration at McCloone’s was great. Meal and service were terrific.

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vipEricaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

we went for new year's eve and purposely planned a 5pm reservation when it wouldn't be busy yet so we would have distance from other patrons. Despite an empty dining room they insisted on sitting on immediately next to one of the only other tables with people at it instead of alternating the tables for distancing. Then came the meal- the only reason I didn't give this a 1 star was because the appetizers were very good. The rest was absolutely awful. My husband's crab cakes were so bland it was like eating shredded paper. My filet mignon was supposed to be medium and came out rare with a cold middle. I ordered a cosmo that came out so dark and tasteless I'm fairly certain it was just cranberry juice. The icing on the cake is we had told my son there was a special surprise at the end of dinner since the $75pp prefix said it included celebratory favors but apparently the only favor was that the terrible meal was over and we could go home- where I needed to then actually make something edible for us to eat. So disappointing to see how down hill things have gone here.

McLoone's Boathouse
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the feedback and we are truly sorry for your experience. At all McLoone's we strive for excellence and a perfect dining experience and to hear how far off we had fallen on your occasion is disheartening. We hope that you can dine with us again soon so that we can give you the perfect dining experience that you deserved.

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AmeliaS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Prices definitely on higher side which is understandable due to location and views. Good service and good selections in menu. Gnocchi dish was a bit bland and doughy, my only issue. A reliable place to go in the midst of the pandemic when most places are taking short cuts in service and food quality. Id definitely go back again. 4 out of 5

McLoone's Boathouse
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the feedback, we are sorry for falling just short of expectations and are looking into your critiques to improve. We hope to haver you back again soon and perfect that dining experience!

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vipTomB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good Calamari and Faroe Island Salmon. Very good service provided by Dianna.

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great. Great food . Beautoful dining room with a fire place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I am a foody and didn’t find their food to be anything special. I have had that experience at all of their restaurants. Too bad!

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FeliciaB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I came here several years ago in the evening and the food was better.

I wasn’t happy with the buffet nor my guest.
However, noon came and we were able to order from the menu with minimum choices.
I think I will only come during the evening for the dinner menu. Hopefully, it will be better!

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vipDfrom07023
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for Christmas Eve dinner and had the worst meal, unless you like cold food. We waited 2 hour for our food after we were told the “specials” were sold out. No one offered us a drink, the hostess kept opening the door to outside which made us freeze because we were seated next to the kitchen door. Our server was non existent. Worst dinner ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We will try it again, but Christmas Eve was our first experience dining there and the evening had its “challenges”. Our reservation was at 6:45 and they were already sold out of my first two choices on the menu. It took forever to get our food, but once it came it was tasty. My daughters’s steak from the kid’s menu was the same size as the adult one we ordered. The only difference was the adult portíon came with a small salad and was $22 more. We finally finished at 10pm, having been there for 3 hours. Our server was very nice, though I think they were understaffed so she couldn’t be as attentive. We will give it another shot on a non-holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve. It could have felt a little more like the holidays, but the food and service were great.

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JoannL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to enjoy Christmas Eve dinner with my family. The food was delicious, the service was exceptional and environment was lively and full of holiday cheer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Average service at best, was charged for a child's milk that should've been included in her meal according to the menu (even after asking about it), average food quality, and poor adult drinks.

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SharonH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed the experience!

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susanc
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seated by the kitchen door which was not ideal. Food was placed on a tray next to our table but never served to us. We needed to serve ourselves. Drinks ere good and food was fair.

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vipAlison
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience3

Very disappointed in the entire experience ! From walking in to the three girls on their cellphone , then running out of ginger beer at the bar to awful restaurant service ! The food was excellent, but the walk in ruined it ! Our server Tim was very friendly .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Santa brunch

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GraciaM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food amazing service by all staff!!! we ordered the crab cake and the ahi tuna nachos and wow! amazing! the view, the ambiance with the music was also nice to be in!

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vipGreatDinner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was impeccable. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food left something to be desired. The shrimp, lobster and cocktail sauce were still frozen when served.

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Dinner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was less than stellar. And you could hear the same complaints from other nearby tables. Food was average and drinks were not very tasty. This was nothing to brag about, unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Nice lunch by the fireplace. Good service and good food.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Amazing atmosphere, beautiful venue. Small portions for the expense. Music way too loud for conversation. Service was terrible, our waiter didnt' come back to check on us and the food until after the kitchen was closed and therefore we couldn't address my issues with the food. he also tried to take my plates from under my face when there was still food on it and rarely checked on us. Next time I'll probably look at better value places for date night.

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food at McLoone's is excellent if it can be served hot and in a reasonable amount of time. It's difficult to understand how a kitchen can be slow and serve lukewarm steaks at the same time. The coffee wasn't hot either.

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RayB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

$35 Sunday Buffet was not worth it - scrambled eggs were dry and tasteless, rest of food on the buffet was mediocre and not much better than diner food, it was a boring, not very tasty, unimaginative and tired buffet.

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Jenna
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

My husband and I went for a date night. The food was outstanding and they were very accommodating of my food allergies. However, it was incredibly noisy. Since it's such a large space, I wish they kept one of the dining areas for smaller parties and one for larger parties with families/kids and group gatherings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining and food and service were amazing!! Will be returning soon

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Maryann
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely atmosphere for a business lunch. Food was good but not great.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend & loved our meals & our server was DELIGHTFUL!!! Didn't catch her name since I arrived late but she was awesome!

FAQs

McLoone's Boathouse does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. McLoone's Boathouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 252-7108.

McLoone's Boathouse is rated 3.9 stars by 3087 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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