The Rum Runner

4.3
1838 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Welcome to the newly rebuilt, redesigned, and re-imagined Rum Runner! Although a lot has changed over the years, we still look to provide you and your family with same great experience you have come to remember and love. As always, we are featuring exquisite cuisine, paired wine, creative drinks. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm and enjoy our a la carte Brunch menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1838 people are saying
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4.1
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4.5
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3.9
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JaclynH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always have a great time when dining at RumRunner. The food was fantastic. The only reason why I gave four stars is because two food dishes that were chosen were not available.

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OBKnight
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious and the place was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The piano player was very, very good. Our waiter Angello was very attentive and personable. Will definitely be back.

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RobertD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, good selection, great service. Waiter very polite and attentive. Leave room for desert.

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MWwww
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender Emma was outstanding and made our night that much better.

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vip1yankeefan
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot , watched a dolphin while eating lunch , quiet , I rushed, great lunch menu !

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KansasResident
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Drinks were a bit high though everything else made up for it.

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Foodie1
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch with friends after Thanksgiving. Great service (Vincent) and friendly atmosphere. Beautiful river views (with dolphin entertainment!). Nice selection of food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff

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LouisS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Its a beautiful place to dine with an awesome view of the inlet. The waitstaff was friendly. Had the Thanksgiving buffet. Great choice of salads. No soup. Side dishes included sweet potatoes and glazed carrots. They were all delicious. Mashed potatoes were dry and unseasoned. Carving station was just for ham. The turkey came out sliced, dry, and overcooked. The breads were chewy and rubbery. Desserts were of the frozen and thawed out variety, like the Chinese Buffet down the road would offer. Cavatelli was also available and it was fine. The price was reasonable but the turkey should have been the star of the show and it was quite disappointing. Bottom line is that I think one would expect a much bigger variety of foods for a buffet. And moist delicious turkey would have been a plus also. I don't regret going, and will try them again when they have their regular offerings. Or better yet will try one of their other locations like the one at Pier Village Or Asbury Boardwalk.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Coconut shrimp appetizer, crispy goat cheese appetizer, and salads were yummy. Service was extremely slow which may be due to low staff numbers like most restaurants. Salmon was overcooked… sent back and exchanged for mahi tacos. Mahi tacos were tasty but the side of black beans and rice was dry and overcooked. Overall it was a fair to good rating.

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KathieO
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kayla, our server was wonderful. Great personality, cared about how we enjoyed the food. Excellent service.

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RosemaryB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location; nice choice on menu...Nice ambiance.

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JoeZ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Very nice place. We've been there before and decided to give it another shot. We're not going back. The noise level is intolerable. I tried to read our guests lips and cup my ears but nothing worked. I mead it's a din.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Server george was fantastic!!!

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MaryannP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We had a great time and enjoyed the piano player.

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AMarie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous…the view, the food and our exceptional server! Can’t wait to return!

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Twinkle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great bay window and enjoyed a delightful lunch. Not too much, just enough to ‘hit the spot’.

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Anonymous
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Our food came out wrong, and then the food that came out right was cold. Also the restaurant was freezing.

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vipGinaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Rum Runner. Great water views and hopefully soon we will be hearing live music again!!

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MeganL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and beautiful location. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We loved our meals- coconut shrimp appetizer, salmon and lobster roll!

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vipLouiseH
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only issue was so many nats! Terrible. They need to install some type of repellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Danielle was great!

Executive Chef Daniel Kane is a culinary genius. Highly recommend his food!

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lynne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the ambience was perfect on the lake watching the dolphins.Drinks were good a little too much ice. 3 course meal was excellent ..very tasty. With surprisingly adequate portions. Waiter was friendly and was always present. Definitely coming back!

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a beautiful warm sunny fall afternoon lunch outside on the deck overlooking the Shrewsbury River. Service and food were good. Restaurant appeared to be short staffed, yet the employees on duty picked up the slack.

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Barb
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Very very loud! Steak had no taste!!! Freezing cold restaurant, everyone sitting with coats on! Wine was the best part of the night! First time at restaurant not great…second and last time even worse!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The two best features include the nice indoor appearance and setting plus the fact the restaurant is on the waterfront with relaxing enjoyable views.

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DouglasR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

With one of the prettiest views in the area, this restaurant could be spectatular but just misses on quality of the food and service. Our server did her best but there was clearly a backlog in the kitchen despite the fact that the restaurant was nearly empty. We noticed a sign advertising for virtually every position from reception to cook. Like most restaurants, this one is suffering from a lack of staff right now. We hope they are able to fill the spots quickly and live up to its potential.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Unfortunately our waitress was also attending to the bar so she would disappear for long periods of time. We had to ask another server to get her to place our order and to get the bill which was frustrating. Other than that the food was delicious and other employees were very nice. I would definitely give them another try as they were clearly very busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Scenery and view is amazing
Food fair
Service terrible

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WadeJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and our server was very attentive and personable. Thanks for a great dinner and time out with friends

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CarlosAmaral
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food, good service and sat at a great location overlooking the bay.THanks will come back again in the near future.

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MaureenD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The location and view of the Navesink is wonderful. We went on a Saturday ( make reservations on the weekend don't just show up). Just thought I would put that out there. You may have a long wait if you just show up. They had a piano player near the bar on Saturday night - fun. Our server was wonderful and friendly. Having said all that I had the chicken tacos ( average) and my friend had another chicken dish that he loved. So I guess the food, he liked his meal, I did not like mine. Hit or miss but nice location, wine was great. Drinks at the bar wonderful.

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BobF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Way too noisy. Difficult having a conversation. Food was only fair: not worth the price. Server unavailable to get us refills on drinks. Only too glad to pay and leave.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I understand service levels have been diminished all over by lack of help but for a $300 dinner I expected more. Our waitress was non existent during the meal. I had to flag down someone to bring the bread. When they brought out the table appetizers they were about 10 minutes apart so 2 people finished as the next two came out. Had to ask bus boy for drink refills. When they brought out our meals 2 of the sides were missing. So had to ask the server to bring them. Waitress did come by to ask how appetizers were. They hadn’t even brought them out yet. The meals themselves lacked flavor. Have had decent experiences here before so was very disappointed this time. The whole experience was very poor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and easy changes with dinners

Staff was very friendly and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We done here often this was not a good experience. Service was not good several mistakes. Glasses were dirty and napkins too! The waiters shirt was dirty and looked like he had slept in it. Very disappointed. Brought family to lunch that were visiting from out of town and was embarrassed.

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Carbono21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Subpar experience in a beautiful venue. Food was bland and surprisingly unremarkable a sincere disappointment considering how beautiful a restaurant and setting. drinks not good. A limited menu and then only 2 specials offered on a Friday night was suprising. I will probably give them another chance eventually because of it location and decor

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vipdineoutnyc
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The decor and views are just amazing. We loved the bar area, lots of energy. We also loved the music playing all night. The service was excellent and very attentive. The food was delicious. My husband and I shared a flatbread for our appetizer, which was delicious. I had the crab cakes, which were all crab, baked and really fantastic. My husband had the strip steak which he really enjoyed. We will definitely be going back.

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vipKathleenH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful spot for Sunset
Nice bar to hang at

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persont
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is phenomenal! Excellent service! Food was mixed. Fish special was bland and chocolate chip cookie dessert seemed undercooked but the Betty Salad (with steak addition) and drinks were delicious.

FAQs

The Rum Runner offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 842-2894.

The Rum Runner is rated 4.3 stars by 1838 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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