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About The Arlington

The Arlington is a full service restaurant and bar located in Ship Bottom on LBI. With a seasonal American menu focused on fresh and local ingredients and a beverage program focused on craft beer and cocktails, The Arlington is poised to be a premiere dining establishment on LBI open for lunch and dinner year-round.

1302 Long Beach Blvd
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 12:00 - 3:45pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Late Night Menu till Midnight

Cross Street:
13th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 494-8848

Website:
http://www.arlingtonlbi.com/

Catering:
The Arlington is available for private functions in your home or site of your choice.

Private Party Facilities:
The Arlington is available for private parties up to 100 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Brian Sabarese: (609) 494-8848

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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The Arlington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Great Beer (17)
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Kid-friendly (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Seasonal (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Enjoyed our meal. Food was very good. Service was professional and friendly. Would not hesitate to go back.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the seafood and handcrafted cocktails. Pricey but nice atmosphere and decent food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fresh Swordfish from Viking Village was great! Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Moist. Tender. FRESH. Delicious accompaniments. I asked to substitute potatoes for purple sticky rice. They were great as were the mushrooms. Quite noisy when we arrived about 8:30 Sat PM but quieted down shortly thereafter. Would like to try their brunch.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and enjoyed our meal choices. The service was good. But the decor was sparse and uninspiring.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We visit the Arlington every time we stay on LBI in October, and they have never failed to impress. Food was wonderful, the drinks great, and the service impeccable. We ate there this past Sunday, and have already made reservation for this Wednesday. Got to get there at least twice during our visit.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Slow service, very noisy. Ordered a simple burger, which was overcooked and the French fries ice cold. We were overcharged on the bill so glad that we checked it and they did revise it.

Not a good experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The veal chop my husband had was fabulous. I had the Lobster roll, it was good but not great like all my previous meals at The Arlington.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent craft beer choices. Food was excellent, too. Pricey, but it is the shore. We'll go again, but not often due to price.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Slow Service and steak that was ordered medium and came out well-done.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was horrible and it wasn't even crowded. We sat for 20 minutes before anyone even approached our table.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice place for casual dining. Food was average. Server was very nice but service was average. Dining room was very nice, not too noisy.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was a bit slow but great attitude. Venue was noisy. Food was wonderful. Winelist was a bit limited. Beer list looked great.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

My beer flight was not correct and got mixed up with someone else's. It'd be nice to have more options than IPA/Fruity beer. For the price I just felt like there could be more to the establishment. Pretty good service and the rib appetizer was amazing.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Had the soft shell crab appetizer for dinner-so very good and was two soft shell crabs. Others had the kale and Brussels sprouts Caesar salad which they raved about. Scallops were very good. Great craft beers!

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

Excellent service. Food was yummy and a good value for the quality. Plus they have bourbon on tap.... I said BOURBON ON TAP!! And its good bourbon. First time there was Sunday night; 2 brothers played music in the bar. Very talented. The bar tender and staff, professional to say the least, very attentive. Couldn't ask for a better way to end the summer of 2017. Been to the Arlington's sister, Daymark in Barnegat Light several times... these sisters aren't twins but man they are both great additions to the LBI food scene and night life. I'll be visiting both during the off season.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good good, service, ambience.
Somewhat overpriced.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great meal! Loved the fried chicken skins, lamb ribs and duck breast. Wife had soup and a salad. Wine was good too. I would definitely go back there as the menu had a lot to offer.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The Arlington is always good! It was a chilly night so I had French onion soup and the appetizer portion of rigatoni - both were good. My husband had the tomato salad and crab cakes. He was very pleased. The complimentary bread is so delicious that it's hard not to fill up on bread and resist the offer from our waitress for more!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

What a disappointment! We have eaten in the bar numerous times and really enjoyed both the service and the beer but this was our first time in the dining room and we will never go back. The service was awful. After bringing our entrées out before we even had a minute to eat our appetizers, the server knocked over a glass of beer and never came back to clean it up. When we got our entrées back they had clearly been in the kitchen waiting to be brought back out and were cold. The server was disinterested and inattentive. We never got offered a replacement for the beer she spilled and no one even picked up our wet napkins we had to use to clean up the spill. Overall the food was mediocre, the room was incredibly loud and the service was horrible. Don't go unless you eat in the bar

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Good beer list. Wine list is outrageously priced. For a "raw bar", the clams on the half shell were average. Crab Cakes were good but the small side dish of raw onions and carrots was salty. My wife's swordfish was average. Noise level was deafening, but it was in season (August). Many better restaurants on LBI.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Nice place - seafood options and plenty for the land-lubber.
Very creative (home-made) drink menu!

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We've visited The Arlington for brunch and dinner and we're happy with both food and service. We will definitely return!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Margerie was awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Appetizer and entree served too closely together. More versatile nonfish options need to be added.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our server Pam was excellent!! She elevated our dining experience to a perfect 10!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Food was ok nothing worth coming back for small overpriced portions

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good food, great service and reasonably priced! This is a good local place to eat. The parking lot is a bit tight but at least it's off street if you plan on staying a while. Good drink selections and the chef will alter a dish to suit your needs!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent food. Noise level higher than expected. Would recommend some wall decor to absorb sound. Nice experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always a go to favorite spot. Food always delivers not a bad meal yet.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This was a new addition to our dining out list on our yearly trip to LBI. We liked it. The food was good, and included several vegetarian options and several non-seafood options in case you're really tired of fish. There was an unusual craft beer list, and the wine list was reasonably priced. Service was casual and efficient. I would recommend it to friends and would go back next year.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This was our second visit & we enjoyed. Nice atmosphere, good food & service. Will definitely recommend & go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The place is very loud with children everywhere. We were expecting good fun at a pretty beachy restaurant where we could have some drinks and share good conversation. Not this place. However, food was awesome and is perfect for families who want extremely casual. Just wasn't for me on this particular night.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a lot of ups and downs at the Arlington. We had a drink at the bar before our reservation. Our bartender was abrupt and unfriendly. The pear sage prosecco cocktail was inspired, though. When we sat at our table we were greeted by a waitress who never told us her name. She was nice enough but didn't seem to have time for us. After she got us our drinks she came to take our order. I had to ask her if there were any specials and after that she offered them.

The French onion soup is salty and without depth of flavor.
The rock point oysters were so good that we ordered more.
The lamb rib appetizer was too sweet and you couldn't taste the meat.
My husband liked the short ribs. I did not.
The scallops were divine but it was a weird combination of food-scallops, mussels, fingerling potatoes in a saffron sauce. The sauce left something to be desired.
The bacon mac and cheese was mediocre. You could make it better at home.

There are a lot of craft beers and cocktails here. My husband and I recommend the bar for atmosphere and eating oysters on the half shell. But that's it.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

My boyfriend and I love coming here when were visiting LBI. He absolutely loves the burger while I like to sample their apps. Clams and spicy rigatoni were amazing this past visit. Service is always great too. Entrees are just a little too experimental for my taste. Had the free bird chicken once before and it was terribly dry. Other than that one fluke, our dinners here have been great. Love their homemade bread!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were seated right next to the bar, the noise level made it difficult to hold a conversation but not impossible. We thought it may make more sense to let the groups with reservations sit further from the bar, but that wasn't the case.

That being said, the staff was extremely attentive and helpful. The food was good, but not amazing. Price was on par for what we expected, and the beer selection was nice. Overall, we would go back but probably not right away.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Kudos to the current chef on this past Sunday night! Everything was cooked to perfection. Best meal I've had there since they opened which is many moons ago. The half of chicken was crispy and out of this world. My guest agreed about the salmon. Everyone thought food was exceptional!

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food, great drink selections. Menu might not fit some people's tastes, but fantastic for me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

This was our 3rd time here and probably our last.

Let me start with the positives:
-Our waitress was very sweet despite having a lot of tables.
-we remembered the short ribs from previous visits and it didn't disappoint

Negatives:
-the dining area smelled very strongly like an old bathroom mop was used with dirty water
-the rigatoni appetizer was served cold and plated very sloppily but the sauce was good

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Decent restaurant. The service was slow. The bread is delicious. Kid-friendly.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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