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About McLoone's Boat House

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.

Please know that reservations will only guarantee inside seating in our main dining room and does not include outside dining.

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

9 Cherry Lane
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm;

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Northfield Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(862) 252-7108

Website:
http://www.mcloonesboathouse.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment every Thursday through Saturday night at 9pm.

Catering:
We cater to business meeting, showers, birthdays, and wedding celebrations. With three different size private spaces and a variety of different menus, we can accommodate a wide variety of functions!

Parking Details:
Self Parking
Valet Parking-On the Weekends-No Charge

Public Transit:
NJ Transit 73

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef- Robert DiBlasi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

McLoone's Boat House Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (38)
Waterfront (32)
Special Occasion (26)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Casual (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Romantic (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Live Music (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I am a vegetarian. There were very limited options

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year celebration

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent restaurant to go to before after a show at Papermill Playhoyse!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A great, cozy location on a bitter cold winter day - fires blazing while enjoying the view of the icy lake.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was terrible. Table was not cleaned. They were out of several menu items. We never got our food. We walked out after 90 minutes of no service and no food. Terrible. Will never go back.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Nice water view and food is great. Special menu on major holidays and the three course meal on Christmas was very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a great time. The food was great and the service was a ++. They accommodated us Earlier than our scheduled reservations Christmas Eve. I give them two thumbs up .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. Christmas Eve dinner with friends was perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner by the roaring fireplace. Wonderful!

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This restaurant is a favorite for the ambiance and scenic views. Food was average but there was not one Vegan offering! On a previous visit they had burger options which were available as veggie or black bean options but on this Christmas Eve there was nothing... my son had to settle for onion rings and asparagus. How hard could it be to offer a fine veggie primavera pasta or a mushroom ravioli dish! It was very disappointing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service, food, everything!

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Beautiful location and delicious food. I had the swordfish which was phenomenal. Service was slow so the waiter gave us free drinks and a free dessert. Definitely worth a visit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful food, great ambiance and attentive service

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I always have a great meal at McLoone's Boat House and this time was no different. It was extra special since I was with a friend who had never been there. She was so pleased and will look for a McLoone's closer to her home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great atmosphere with scenic views; warm and cozy fireplaces add to the ambiance in the winter, pleasant outdoor dining during warmer months. Food is fresh and well prepared, service is usually great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We have often diner at McCloon’s Long Branch, but had not tried the West Orange location prior to our December 12th outing. What a wonderful evening! Roaring fires were ablaze in several dining areas. The restaurant is beautiful, yet casual. We were promptly seated at a table that had a lovely waterfront view. Our server was so friendly and was very knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was brought to the table at a perfect pace-we were not rushed, nor did we have an opportunity to become too hungry. There was always someone at the ready to refill our drinks.
The food was delicious. Each of the members of our party was greatly satisfied with their choice. I highly recommend this restaurant. Our family plans to return during the holiday season. I’m so glad it’s close enough to our home to be frequented regularly. What a great find!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I did NOT enjoy my first and last experience here. It was my 30th birthday. There was 12 people in my party, everyone arrived by 830 and our orders were placed shortly after, however, we did not receive our food until 935. It is unacceptable that we had to wait that long, no one came and explained what was going on with our orders or offered us additional bread or water while we waited. We requested a manager who was very rude and not accommodating at all. Also, my food was packaged to go and I left it on the table to take pictures because it was my birthday. My food was thrown away, no member of staff bothered to confirm if someone had left their food accidentally before throwing it away. I will NEVER come back or recommend this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

What a terrible dining experience. Had a 5:30PM dinner reservation for 8. Arrive on time and told table is not ready - another party will not get up. Another large party comes in after us - a walk in - and gets seated in a side area of the bar. We inquire why we were not offered that and they had no explanation. They proceed to sit us next to this other larger party in that area. However, they delay our food because we were the second party sat and it was just a comedy of bad service. An hour and a half later we get our food. Very little apology and terrible addressing of the issue by management. A small token discount on what should have been a comped meal. We will not return and do not recommend you go either. Save your money.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

My expectations were very high, and I was disappointed beyond belief. Granted, 3pm on a Sunday may not be the best time to visit, but it was as if they stopped trying. After the brunch buffet. The food was subpar. My sons hotdog looked as if it was pulled from an Oscar Meyer package and microwaved. My daughters chicken fingers were burnt. Our meals were appitizer portions. I’ve been to their catered events without complaint. They should either close between brunch and dinner, or step it up.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Was not very impressed. The sangria was such a waste of money, tasted as though it had zero alcohol in it. The food was good, not great. Not in a hurry to go back.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

They got our order wrong, the mash potato's were cold and had to be sent back and the asparagus was also cold and my ribs were luke warm but I keep them because I was tired of waiting. We were seated next to the Servers Station where four waiters/waitresses would gather... you could my waitress coughing and then coming right back out to the floor. Young man was standing there playing in his hair and twisting little dreads or braids and went right out to a table to attend to a family across from us. NIETHER WASHED THEIRS HANDS!!!! For the price I paid for the evening this is unacceptable. The best thin of the evening other than the ambiance was the Sangria.... Pretty Sad

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our server was very attentive and friendly. She made the evening memorable! The food was good and the company was excellent.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a luncheon at McLoone's Boathouse to celebrate our aunt's 93rd birthday. I especially want to thank our server (I don't remember her name; please look it up), because she was so attentive and enthusiastic that she really made the occasion even more special.

Dory Greene

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was not a good experience.....load, dirty, food was horrible and my wife described the toilet experience one of the kind.....the only thing that save our night was our waiter she was great.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was ok , portions were very small, I don’t think I would go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

very loud with a full room. service was very good. prices were high. food was good, but not great. it was dark so water view not a factor. probably will not be back.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went here on Friday to have dinner at the bar with friends. Live music began at 9:00 pm and the band was fantastic. Everyone was up dancing. The Bobby Bandiera band was wonderful. Everyone had a great time and can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great place for groups with amazing atmosphere and helpful staff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service is amazing even with there little hiccup, the manager came over right away and fixed it. The server was amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrible! Went for Thanksgiving and our Anniversary. Was expecting a lovely evening.
Table and floor were filthy.
No set up on table, dirty glasses. Buffet was horrible. Turkey was to the bone, only few slices of less than desirable meat left on the side. Other buffet item co trainers empty or dried up.
Looked more like messy left overs gone bad.
Waiter never came to check on us or clear away plafonner plates or utensils until we asked for pur check.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

1st time going out for thanksgiving made me want to do it every year. A lot of food and varies selection. Great place

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was perfect!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 20, 2017

When I read other reviews of overpriced food and poor service, I was concerned. We went on a Monday night so it wasn't overcrowded. There was a nice wood fire to add a great ambiance to a cold night. The restaurant is very attractive. In the summer, when you can see the water, it would probably be even better. I have to agree with several reviews: The food was only ok and the price was relatively high in NJ for the quantity and quality. E.g., $40 for 2 small crab cakes. The $20 Monday night burger special was a good deal. The service was ok but with some oddities. E.g., the special included beer or wine. We'd first ordered a bottle of wine. The server somehow thought he shouldn't bring the beer or wire included in the meal price. Overall, I'd go again but not on any regular basis. The noise level was good because there was no crowd.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food quality however very noisy. Not suggested for anyone wearing hearing aids. The help was not particularly attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service with great meat and fish options. Steaks were prepared to perfection.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Noisy, poor service, food just ok, not a restaurant I would recommend, go somewhere else!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food. Nice setting. Will go again.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Seated next to 2 different parties of 15-20 people. Had to yell to be heard. Waiter clueless and seemed to spend his time making inefficient trips between tjebar, kitchen, and his tables. Food good but not worth suffering through the rest for.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service; beautiful view! Food VERY salty... couldn’t even finish my meal!! Great cocktails!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We've returned to McLoone's several times because it offers a nice menu and presentation and is close to home. I imagine we would return once in a while if it was further away because the location (next to county park, reservoir, and walking path) There is a fabulous outdoor dining but always crowded so we haven't chosen to wait. Two of us had fish entrees the other night and enjoyed them, and a French chardonnay.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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