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The Rum Runner, Sea Bright, NJ

The Rum Runner

4.5
4.5
2101 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 69 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 842-2894

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Kane

  • Catering

    Off Site Catering Orders are accepted. Please check out our website for additional information.

  • Private party facilities

    The Rum Runner has two private event spaces with varying availability and minimums.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Kulat: (732) 842-2894

  • Neighborhood

    Sea Bright

  • Parking details

    Click here to schedule your Uber today.https://www.uber.com/ride/Parking in our lot is limited. Sea Bright does offer public lots as well. Please plan accordingly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

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

Popular dishes

What 2,101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - Central

    Scenic View

  • New Jersey - Central

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as usual!
  2. JK

    JaniceK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. The service and the wsit staff were wonderful
  3. SD

    StaceyD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect night. Great food and perfect location.
  4. H

    Happy60

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and the view is spectacular! Enjoyable dining.
  5. AO

    AaronO

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fun meal with family. Good food and beautiful views.
  6. BE

    BeachEsq

    New York Area

    253 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    253 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dining outside, along the river. Friendly, attentive service. Enjoyed the Island Style Calamari and the Lobster Cobb Salad.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Very fast service. Outside seating was phenomenal with very pleasant breeze.
  8. DM

    DennisM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Was a party of 4. We all agreed the food and atmosphere was very good. Our waitress was a little slow in servicing us.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A bit pricey but the food, service and ambiance was overall good.
  10. N

    Njmom

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    We were disappointed with our dinner. One of the four of us couldn’t even eat the mahi mahi bc it was so over cooked. While exiting, another person in our party who Al so ordered the same fish dish said his was so over cooked he didn’t enjoy it. I’m disappointed that after spending a few hundred for dinner and drinks, two of the four meals were terrible. Very disappointing!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to go and lovely views
  12. CP

    ChrisP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Servers were understaffed. Server was great but overworked and couldn't keep up with all her tables. Asked for an inside table to stay cool on a hot day and air conditioning inside was terrible. Very noisy in dining room.
  13. MW

    MikeW31

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Sean was excellent and very attentive but they were understaffed and he was spread extremely thin. Great atmosphere, food and drinks.
  14. BS

    BobS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel you typically pay a premium to dine at any beach restaurant for the view. This place was very reasonable and the service, drinks and food were great! They had live music inside that was at the perfect sound level for the upper open dining area that we were at. Also, they have plenty of parking (all valet), so there is no frustration there at all.
  15. FR

    FREDM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a birthday dinner with my family and turned out perfect! We’ve visited other Mcloones locations and they’re all very good, but I really enjoyed the ambiance of our table overlooking the river/bay and attentive service made the Rum Runner my favorite to date
  16. M

    Markomjs

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to the Rum Runner since it was rebuilt. The food experience and ambiance was even better than the old Rum Runner and my family and I truly enjoyed the evening out.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very Small portions especially considering the prices and What you Can get Elsewhere / slow service and it wasn’t even busy
  18. RR

    ReesaR

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    View and food was amazing but the service was not so amazing. We were there for brunch and were never given a brunch menu nor did anyone come by with water or anything until I spoke up. It was not busy out on the deck either. Once we were finally served the service improved. This was our 1st experience there as well since we are from out of state.
  19. c

    cath

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice experience Parking a nightmare on sat night
  20. RE

    RoyE

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic experience for my birthday dinner. From the drinks through to dessert everything was fantastic. Our server Lara never made us feel rushed and always checked in at the right moment. We sat outside (as we requested) and got to witness the most beautiful sunset from the deck. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough! We will be back for sure
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host, Nick, was such a great kid!
  23. CD

    CorinaD

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    We came for my daughters birthday. I reserved an outdoor table but they moved us indoor. The salmon was undercooked.
  24. L

    Larry

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with the best views.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing and the ambiance is perfect.
  26. JC

    JessicaC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service started out very good but towards the end it wasn't there
  27. MS

    MonicaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice view of the river but food was average and quite pricey.
  28. JC

    JeCo

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner on the water during sunset!
  29. VK

    VictoriaK

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Watermelon salad was amazing! Tuna tacos not so much but my husband really loved his pork chop. Drinks were good and the service was great!
  30. N

    Nice

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It is a nice restaurant but very overpriced and the quality of the food was just ok. There was no background music at all so was kind of uncomfortable to hear the conversations from the table around. I would still recommend the restaurant but mostly for the view.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my husbands 30th birthday and the view when sitting outside is just incredible! The food was also delicious! 10/10
  32. FP

    FrankP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, phenomenal view. I pretend my home is right across the river, then I wake up.😆
  33. MD

    MicheleD

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food.
  34. LS

    LouS

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The room felt a bit crowded and was warm. Food was excellent. View was beautiful.
  35. AB

    AlyssaB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely views. Friendly wait staff. Unique food options!
  36. IP

    IvanP

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Terrible food
  37. HK

    HaileyK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Slayed the house down boots. Absolute vibes. Immaculate. Gave what it needed to give when it needed to give it.
  38. ER

    EllenR

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lobster was good. Ryan was attentive and pleasant. Mashed potatoes were dried out. Sweet potato fries were good, but would have preferred a green vegetable to substitute for the green beans I could not eat. Cake was okay. Wanted cappuccino, but was told only had decaf. LOL, no point in decaf cappuccino or coffee in my opinion.
  39. MS

    MartinaS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with spectacular views!
  40. F

    Friends

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely - Jonathan our waiter was great and the food was very good and ambiance couldn’t be better

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

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

The Rum Runner is rated 4.5 stars by 2101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 69 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Rum Runner

816 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sea Bright

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Click here to schedule your Uber today.https://www.uber.com/ride/Parking in our lot is limited. Sea Bright does offer public lots as well. Please plan accordingly.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Kane

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 842-2894

  • Catering

    Off Site Catering Orders are accepted. Please check out our website for additional information.

  • Private party facilities

    The Rum Runner has two private event spaces with varying availability and minimums.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Kulat: (732) 842-2894

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